Take off to Brazil, Spain and Argentina and experience many warm nuances of realism.
Everyday realism is replaced by the frightening, in the Brazilian film, 'Hard Labor', when a re-opened grocery turns out to contain some hair-raising surprises. Last year's San Sebastian festival winner, 'The Double Steps', presents its realism in parallel with an entertaining and unconventional meta-story.
The tender and empathic story in the Uruguayan film, 'The Delay', directed by Rodrigo Plá, who had his breakthrough with 'La zone' (1997), is inspired by an authentic story, and deals with a woman, who leaves her aging father in the street, because she can no longer cope with taking care of him.
Latin Beats byder på to argentinske debutfilm, som begge er rolige fortællinger om helt almindelige mennesker, med en spændende historie. I festival-vinderen 'Back to Stay' er tre forældreløse søstre ladt alene tilbage i et stort hus, hvor de forsøger at komme videre eller i gang med livet. Tonen i filmen er ikke langt fra Sofia Coppolas 'Virgin Suicides'. I 'Las Acacias', som vandt Caméra d'Or-prisen i Cannes, får en langturschauffør følgeskab af en kvinde og en baby, og turen bliver for første gang i mange år ikke, som den plejer.
Latin Beats also offers two debut films from Argentina, both quiet narratives about completely ordinary people with interesting stories. In the festival winner, 'Back to Stay', three orphaned sisters are left to themselves in a large house, where they attempt to move on and engage with their lives. The tone of the film is not dissimilar to that of Sofia Coppola's 'Virgin Suicides'. In 'Las acacias', which won the Camera d'Or prize in Cannes, a long-distance driver is accompanied by a woman and a baby, and the trip turns into something completely different, for the first time in many years.