The UCLA Latin American Institute is a proud community and cultural supporter of this year’s AFI Film Festival presented by Audi from November 1 - 8. This year, the LAI is the official host of the film "After Lucia" (Despues de Lucia).
AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi brings the best of world cinema to the movie capital of the world from November 1 - 8, in the heart of downtown Hollywood. As a supporter of Latin American films, the LAI is the official community and cultural host of the Mexican film, After Lucia (Despues de Lucia). Please see below for a full list of Latin American films.
AFTER LUCIA (DESPUÉS DE LUCIA)
Roberto and his daughter, Alejandra, travel to Mexico City to begin a new life after the death of his wife, Lucia. Unable to cope with their grief and the pace of the unfamiliar city, the two proceed with their new lives at work and school, communicating less and turning inward. When Alejandra becomes the center of repulsive taunting and bullying, she remains silent to protect her father from further pain. This sparks continuous cruel abuse and humiliation from her classmates. Roberto is pushed to his limit when Alejandra disappears and the truth of her mistreatment is revealed. Probing the causes of malice and violence, Michel France’s second feature brilliantly juxtaposes a steady reflexive camera with his protagonist’s passiveness to brutal torture. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Category at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, this exquisitely original story details the pain and distress that ultimately leads a heartbroken father to the edge.
November 3, 1:00 p.m.
November 4, 4:00 p.m.
COME OUT AND PLAY
A young couple on vacation takes a small boat to a picturesque island where something horrible has happened and survival depends upon committing unthinkable atrocities.
11/03/12, 11:59 PM
11/04/12, 1:15 PM
HERE COMES THE DEVIL (AHI VA EL DIABLO)
The pre-teen children of a couple go missing on a hike in Tijuana. When they return, their odd behavior reveals that something very sinister has taken place.
11/04/12, 11:59 PM
11/07/12, 2:00 PM
HERE AND THERE (AQUÍ Y ALLÁ)
After many years in New York, Pedro returns home to Guerrero, Mexico - to an overwhelmed wife, daughters he barely knows and, before long, an unplanned pregnancy.
11/02/12, 7:00 PM
11/07/12, 4:15 PM
GREATEST HITS (LOS MEJORES TEMAS)
Gabino sells “Greatest Hits” CDs in the subway to help his mother make ends meet when his long-absent father mysteriously surfaces.
11/03/12, 6:15 PM
11/04/12, 10:15 PM
The explosive tale of two priests, one young and one old, who confront gangs and help the poor inside the teeming slums of Buenos Aires.
11/03/12, 12:30 PM
11/04/12, 3:00 PM
THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING
When a commissioned filmmaker arrives in Argentina in search of a film subject, he finds the camera turning toward his own aimlessness and discontent.
11/02/12, 4:00 PM
11/04/12, 9:45 PM
POST TENEBRAS LUX
A wealthy couple live with their children in Mexico. When a trusted employee betrays the husband, chaos ensues, juxtaposing innocence with animal brutality.
11/02/12, 7:15 PM
11/05/12, 4:30 PM
EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMEBODY... NOT ME (TODO EL MUNDO TIENE A ALGUIEN MENOS YO)
A troubled intellectual woman has a love affair with an inquisitive teenaged girl. When her attentions grow suffocating, the girl must make a choice.
11/02/12, 10:00 PM
11/06/12, 4:45 PM
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