August 13, 2018

American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival Celebrates Ibero-American Cultural Connections

This is the 29th year for the American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival. This long-running event showcases Latin American cinema, including films from Spain and Portugal during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Highlights from this year's slate of early announcements include Sundance Film Festival award winners The Queen of Fear (Argentina) and Time Share (Mexico); acclaimed genre-bending Brazilian werewolf movie Good Manners; Colombian graphic novel adaptation Virus Tropical, winner of this year's SXSW Audience Award; Peruvian drama Retablo, winner of the Crystal Bear and Teddy Jury Award for Best First Feature Film at the 2018 Berlinale; and the U.S. premieres of Puerto Rican drama Silence of the Wind and historical epic Morazán, the first official Academy Awards submission for Honduras.

The complete schedule of approximately 45 films is expected to be announced in late August. More information on the festival and the schedule can be found here.