Viva Cuba

In this sweet family film from Cuba, the friendship of two children is threatened by their feuding parents—one family supports Castro, the other Christ and capitalism. When Malú’s mother decides to leave for the United States, Jorgita, her secret best friend, and Malú embark on an adventure across Cuba to reach Malú’s father before he gives permission to take his daughter out of Cuba.

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Valentín

Valentín is an 8-year old boy who lives with his grandmother but dreams of having a real family of his own. When he doesn’t seem to be making progress reuniting with his mother, he turns his attention to his father’s girlfriends in hopes of making a match that will allow him to become part of a family of his own. Valentín befriends the attractive Leticia, but it is truly Valentín that is irresistible.

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La Misma luna

La Misma luna tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for her son Carlitos back in Mexico. Both Rosario and Carlitos embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again. This heartwarming family story deals with the issue of illegal immigration.

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La Historia oficial

La Historia oficial details the collapse of an affluent Argentinian family. Alicia, the wife of a successful businessman, faces the ultimate challenge when she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been stolen from a family of “los desaparecidos” (the disappeared ones). Determined to find out the truth, Alicia risks eveything–even at the cost of her own family.

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El Espinazo del diablo

Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student. This film lends itself to discussions about bullying.

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