SPANISH LANGUAGE - 3 PACK
Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl.
- Nominated Jury Prize World Cinema Sundance FIlm Festival
- WInner Fipresci Prize Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam
In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malï¿½ is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother a poor socialist proud of her family's social standing, places similar restrictions on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malï¿½ and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malï¿½'s mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malï¿½'s father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.
- Cuba's Academy Awardï¿½ Submission for Best Foreign Language Film
- Winner Junior Prize Cannes Film Festival
Carol, a Spanish-American twelve year old girl brought up in New York, travels with her mother to Spain for the first time in the turbulent spring of 1938, to meet her mother's family. Separated from her father, a pilot in the International Brigades involved in the Spanish Civil War, whom she adores, her arrival in her mother's native village transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocent and rebellious nature drives her to oppose a conventional world new to her. Her friendship with Maruja, the village's teacher, together with the lessons in life learnt from her grandfather and her love for local boy Tomiche will take her on an unforgettable and bittersweet journey into the world of adulthood.
- Official Selection Berlin Int'l FIlm Festival
- Nominated Best New Actress Goya Awards (Spanish Oscarsï¿½)