The amazing Latin discoveries at Brooklyn Film Festival 2019

The amazing Latin discoveries at Brooklyn Film Festival 2019
31 maio 16:20 2019 Imprimir

By Roger Costa

Running thru June 9th, the 22nd Brooklyn Film Festival showcases the talented work of emerging American filmmakers, but it also opens up an important platform for Latin-Americans newcomers. Here are some exquisite works worth checking out.


An African-American woman goes back to Mexico in search of a lover from the past she never forgot. There she experiences the locals’ traditions and culture, as well as an unexpected opportunity to change her destiny. Writer-Director Jennifer Sharp crafts a gentle, feel-good romantic comedy about finding love in modern days, punctuated by the struggles of a new filmmaker trying to produce her film. Cinematographer Carlos Diazmunos captures the amazing seaside landscapes with sensual shots, giving the film an elegant aesthetic. Extremely funny and smart, it’s filled with eccentric characters, including 50 local Mexicans, and a unique comedic style. (Screens June 7, 8.)


A taut and atmospheric dark comedy focusing on the mentally freak behavior of a young woman determined to become a murderess. After watching every single crime TV show on air, she trains herself and finally catches a prey: a man she meets in a parking lot while seeking help for her car. Spanish director  Lucía Forner’s impressive short demonstrates an euphoric, cynical and smart humor, as the aspiring killer becomes fond of her victim, engaged in their hilarious explanations. (Screens June 4, 8.)


At the age of 20, Brazilian director Leonardo Pirondi has been a prolific filmmaker working with videos, shorts and experimental. This latest inclusion into the magical effects of cinema, blends many forms and aesthetics to create a mesmerizing collection of images reflecting the dark side of human desires. A fascinating, bizarre and provocative arts-in-movement accomplished work. (Screens June 5, 9.)


Beautifully conceived with skillful techniques, this animation short tells the true story of a paralytic boy trying to integrate in his community and being accepted by the other children. Very touching, inspiring and visually enchanting, Argentinian director Abel Goldfarb fills the screen with fascinating colors while addressing the troubles disabled children have to go through. (Screens June 5, 9.)

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