Spanish Language Movie List - From New Mexico University
Language Lab Collection (5/12/2005) - Slightly Updated

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Full Title Production Year Country Dialog Language Synopsis
Abre los ojos 1997 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish An imprisoned man who hides his face behind a mask is telling his story, as a flashback, to a psychiatrist: His name is César, he is an orphan but he had inherited a fortune from his parents and used to live in a luxurious house of his his own. He was also very handsome and a renowned womanizer. His best friend, Pelayo, was jealous of him, because he was not very successful with girls. But one night, Pelayo showed up in one of César's parties with a beautiful woman named Sofía. When César met her and talked to her for a while, he began to feel something he had never felt before: he was falling in love. And, although she was supposed to be Pelayo's girlfriend, he tried to conquer her, spending that night at her home. But Nuria, with whom César had his last affair, was very jealous; he went to pick him up in her car the next morning, and commited suicide by ramming it into a tree. César survived the crash, but his face was hideously disfigured, his beauty gone. The doctors said they couldn't help him. He was very depressed, and still in love with Sofía. One night he went out with her and Pelayo, and he felt that they were very uncomfortable with him. But the morning after, his luck seemed to change completely: Sofía came to him, saying that it was him who she really loved, and the doctors called him and told him that, with a revolutionary new technique, they could rebuild his face, which they did. César was happier than ever; but that's when the really strange and scary things started to happen, and César found out that the real nightmare had only just began for him...
Actas de Marusia 1975 Chile Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish The story of a village that fights against oppression. Nominated for the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film"
Aguila o sol 1938 Mexico Spanish  
Aguilar, Dr. Ricardo 1990   Spanish  
Ahi esta el detalle 1940 Mexico Spanish The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his wife's brother (Leonardo), who had been lost for years. The rich man then remembers that his father in law's testament could only be paid when all brothers get together, so treats Cantinflas, a real bum, as a king.
Albaniles, Los 1976 Mexico Spanish  
Alicia en el Pueblo de Maravillas 1991 Cuba Spanish A satire about the life of the Cuban people. Alicia, a culture instructor, is sent to a small town "Maravillas", which is itself an exaggerated, but very ingenious reflection of the real Cuba. The adventures that she has there are almost as crazy and senseless as the ones lived by the other Alice (in Wonderland), reflecting the indoctrination, coercion, absolutims, and many other everyday problems in Cuban society.
         
Alla lejos y hace tiempo 1974 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish  
Allende, Isabel 1988   Spanish  
Alsino y el condor 1983 Nicaragua-Cuba-Costa Rica Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open a staging area by the boy's hamlet. Alsino tries to be a child, climbing trees with a girl, looking through his grandfather's trunk of mementos and trying to fly; he goes to town to sell a saddle, has his first drink and is taken to a brothel. But the war surrounds him. The US advisor takes Alsino on a chopper flight, but he's unimpressed. The soldiers' cruelties awake rebel sympathies in Alsino, and after an army assault backfires, the lad is fully baptized into the conflict.
Amor a la Vuelta de la Esquina 1985 Mexico Spanish  
Amor es una mujer gorda, El 1988 Argentina Spanish  
Amor libre 1978 Mexico Spanish  
Amores dificiles 1988 Various Spanish A compilation of six feature films based on scripts written by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Includes Cartas del Parque, Un domingo feliz, Fabula de la bella palomera, Milagro en Roma =, El verano de la senora Forbes and Yo soy el que tu buscas.
Amores perros 2000 Mexico Spanish Three stories: Octavio is a young aimless loser who lives in a barrio and has an obsessive crush on his sister-in-law, Susana, who is married to Ramiro, an abusive hoodlum. Meanwhile, Daniel, a succesful editor, has ditched his wife and children to live in a dream apartment with Valeria, a shallow and neurotic supermodel. On the other hand, El Chivo, a bitter ex con turned hitman, haunts the life of a pretty young girl with whom he has a secret relationship and gets a commission to kill a wealthy and philandering businessman. These lives and the fates of two dogs get inextricably entangled in the heart of ever-changing, ever violent Mexico City.
Analfabeto, El 1961 Mexico Spanish  
Anaya, Rudolfo 1992   Spanish  
Apando, El 1976 Mexico Spanish For these men, el apando signifies the prison within the prison and drugs, the only illusion of freedom; all of the filth that one breathes in prison is placed under scrutiny.
Asi es mi tierra 1937 Mexico Spanish  
Atame 1990 Spain Spanish Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina, a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince here to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so he ties her up... Will this approach endear him to her ?
Aventuras de Cantinflas, Las Vol. 4   Mexico Spanish  
Aventuras de Cantinflas, Las Vol.3   Mexico Spanish  
Aventuras de Pito Perez, Las 1957 Mexico Spanish  
Aventurera 1950 Mexico Spanish  
Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes! 1942 Mexico Spanish  
Bandidos 1992 Mexico Spanish Bandits there have always been, but never ones so likeable as these youngsters who, at a tender young age, seek fame through their misdeeds. Pursued by the law and confronted by the most merciless villains, they travel the country in search of adventure. This is the story of how they created a legend.
Barroco 1989 Spain/Cuba Spanish Barroco traces the emergence of comtemporary Latin American and Carribbean culture through historical musical encounters among native Mayan and Aztec populations, Spanish colonialists, and imported African slaves. Inspired by Alejo Carpentier's Concierto Barroco the film's lush images coalesce with the song and dance to create a musical spectacle that trulty does speak louder than words.
Before Night Falls 2000 USA English, French, Russian & Spanish Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, he is in Havana. He meets the wealthy Pepe, an early lover; a love-hate relationship lasts for years. Openly gay behavior is a way to spite the government. His writing and homosexuality get him into trouble: he spends two years in prison, writing letters for other inmates and smuggling out a novel. He befriends Lázaro Gomes Garriles, with whom he lives stateless and in poverty in Manhattan after leaving Cuba in the Mariel boat-lift. When asked why he writes, he replies cheerfully, "Revenge."
Bella del Alhambra, La 1989 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In love with one man who loves her, Rachel aspires to perform in the Alhambra, a theater with fine talent but only for male audiences. She becomes the belle of the Alhambra, with all the glory and tragedy such success can bring. Based loosely on Miguel Barnet's novel Cancion de Rachel, the film brings to life the atmosphere of Havana theater life in the 1920s and 30s
Belle Epoque 1992 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (Rocio, Violeta, Clara and Luz). Fernando likes all of her and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love
Beyond Silence 1996 Germany German w, English subtitles, English, German, Sign Language & Spanish Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature she becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. However her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's musical career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions.
Bolero de Raquel, El 1956 Mexico Spanish The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.
Bread And Roses 2000 UK English, Italian & Spanish Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.
Buena Vista Social Club 1999 Germany English & Spanish A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.
Bulto, El 1993 Mexico Spanish After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the nineties are strangers for a man sleeping since 1971. Lauro will have to deal with the changes brought by the History, and will have to accept that the future is never as we imagined it when we were young.
Burciaga, JosŽ Antonio     Spanish  
Butterfly 1999 Spain Spanish & Eng subtitles For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.
Butterfly 1999 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles, French & Spanish A heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small twon. Monocho is timid and fearful as he starts school for the first time. But with the nurturing guidance of his kind and evoted teacher, Don Gregorio, a world of possibilites begins to open up for young Moncho. As the school year comes to a close, however, civil war begins sweeping across the country, forcing the boy's family and community to choose between the fight for freedom and threat of persecution. An amazing story of family and friendship during the time of extreme conflict.
Caballero a la medida 1953 Mexico Spanish  
Cabeza de Vaca 1990 USA-Spain-Mexico Spanish & Indian dialects w, English subtitles & Spanish An international award winning saga of old Mexico. In 1528, a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida with 600 lives lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead, he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical and mysterious culture, becoming a healer and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past.
Cachorros, Los 1971 Mexico Spanish A young boy is mutilated by a dog. This affliction causes his life to change in a cruel way ecause his virility is limited, He lives desiring a woman, but he knows sadly that it is impossible to culminate this love. Whay happens when the woman discovers his secret? Based on a novel by Mario Vargos Llosa.
Callejon de los milagros, El 1995 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood and the connection between them Don Ru, the owner of the local pub; Eusebia, his wife; Guicho, his son and Abel his friend, who emigrate to USA in search of fortune; Susanita, the single landtender always dreaming to marry a good man; Jimmy, the pub's employee, who extracts the money when Don Ru is not there and finally marries Susanita; Alma, the very good looking girl, the Abel's dream, who becomes a luxury prostitute while he's away, etc. This movie won the Ariel (the Mexican Oscar) as best movie in 1995.
Camila 1984 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. The two later escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children's school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple's identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila's family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege.
Canasta de cuentos mexicanos 1955 Mexico Spanish This old and poor mexican-american tourism advertising film of the awful 50'es is the current record holder of the worst film showed in the shortest period of repetitions on Austrian TV (Feb 2001, Sep 2001). This might reflect the current situation of the austrian government. "Nobody loves me, but look how beautiful I am. Let's hire a foreigner and let's make a wonderful movie of our country." The Austrian counterpart was called "1.April 2000 (1952)" and is by far funnier to watch than Canasta.

Cannibal Man 1971 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A young man, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother's fiancee and his father, who have become suspicious. He gets rid of the bodies by taking them to the butchery...
Canoa 1975 Mexico Spanish I live in in Mexico and this movie was censored long time.It is a great movie and represents the reality of 1968 in mexico.

Cartas del parque 1988 Cuba Spanish Matanzas, Cuba, 1913. Two young people who are in love communicate through letters written by penman. When the young man leaves town, to become a pilot, the girl discovers she is really in love with the one who wrote the letters.
Casas de fuego 1994 Argentina Spanish  
Cascabel 1978 Mexico Spanish  
Castillo de la pureza, El 1972 Mexico Spanish The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife) rat poison.
Cecilia (Parts 1 & 2) 1981 Cuba Spanish & English Wilderness, witchcraft, fire, insurgency, passion, misery, slavery: the Cuban ruling class of the nineteenth century. Leonardo, an aristocrat and inheritor of a slave colony, loves the brown skin of Cecilia. His familiy desperately seels to protect itself from the society which is conspiring against them and their class. Cecilia is the kiss of death who breaks chains, unleashes fate, and provokes desire in a riotous Havana. Loosely based on the XIXth century novel "Cecilia Valdes" by Cirilo Villaverde
Ceniciento, El 1951 Mexico Spanish  
Chiapas Part 1 1994 Mexico Spanish Interviews concerning the 1994 political upheavel in Chipas Mexico.
Chicano Heritage 9 (a) 1994   Spanish  
Chicano Heritage 9 (b) 1994   Spanish  
Chihuahua-Land of Pancho Villa 1990 Mexico Spanish Travel through the greatness of the state of Chihuahua. Great views of the Tarahunara Sierra and the museums of the City of Chihuahua. See the border twon of Juarez and visit the important stone age area of Paquime. Pancho Villa, the famous general of the Division del Norte during the Mexican Revelution, lived and made legend of his name in Chihuahua
Ciudad de ciegos 1992 Mexico Spanish  
Ciudad y los perros, La 1987 Peru Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Colombia - quŽ lindo pa’s 1994 Colombia Spanish  
Como Agua Para Chocolate 1992 Mexico Spanish This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first, and have Tita to stay and take care of her. It shows how marriage was imposed on those times, and how a love between two people can change everything. This picture set a new epoch in Mexican movies all over the world.
Como Agua Para Chocolate 1992 Mexico Spanish This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first, and have Tita to stay and take care of her. It shows how marriage was imposed on those times, and how a love between two people can change everything. This picture set a new epoch in Mexican movies all over the world.
Condenado A La Libertad     Spanish  
Conserje en condominio 1973 Mexico Spanish  
Corazon sobre la tierra, El 1985 Cuba Spanish A cuban farmer lost his son in the Angola war. Since that day, his life has only one purpose: glorify his son's name, working hard in an agricultural cooperative which becomes the best of the country.
Cortazar, Julio 1988   Spanish  
Costo de la vida, El 1988 Mexico Spanish  
Cronica de familia 1986 Mexico Spanish  
Cronos 1992 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles, English & Spanish An aging antique dealer, Jesus Gris, happens upon an elegant mechanized scarab. When opened, it painfully stabs whomever is holding it, but the wound brings youthful vigor and a vampire's need for blood. The device is relentlessly pursued by a dying tycoon, Dieter de la Guardia, whose nephew Angel, reluctant to see his uncle live a moment longer, must still do the old man's bidding. Meanwhile, Gris's desires endanger his own graddaughter, Aurora.
Cuarteles de invierno 1984 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A tango singer arrives in a village for a temporary engagement. Through some rough experiences he comes to notice the brutal repression the people live with under the military rule. Even though he refuses to take a position against it, he is subjected to suffer the consequences.
Cuba III 1995   Spanish  
Cuban Documentaries I   Cuba Spanish  
Cuban Documentaries II   Cuba Spanish  
Cuban Documentaries III   Cuba Spanish  
Cuban Documentaries IV 1999 Cuba Spanish  
Cucaracha, La 1958 Mexico Spanish A historical melodrama from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Two women fall in love with the same officer during the Mexican Revolution
Danzon 1991 Mexico - Cuba Spanish Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday Julia does the danzon with Carmelo (Rergis) in the old "Salon Colonia". They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever.
De cierta manera 1974 Cuba Spanish A fasinationg cinematic mix of documentary and fiction, Gomez (who died just before completing work on the film) looks at the marginal neighborhoods in Havana shortly after the beginning of the rvolution.
Decade Show 1992 USA Spanish  
Despabilate Amor 1996 Argentina Spanish  
Details of a Duel 1988 Colombia Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish The teacher and the butcher of a small town in the tropical Andes, are both in love with the same woman (Miriam). They decide to duel for her. Everyone in town catch the notice, except of course for Miriam. The Mayor then decides to manipulate the event to make it political.
Dia de los Muertos 1985 Mexico Spanish & English Zombies rule the USA, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker....
Diario de la guerra del cerdo 1975 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish  
Dios los cria 1979 Puerto Rico Spanish Film consisting of five stories: "Dios los cría...", dealing with brothers' rivalry for an inheritance; "Negocio redondo", about a lawyer selling a property to the Catholic church with guilty feelings; "Entre 12 y 1", where a couple and a close friend deal with infidelity; "La gran noche", a night in the life of an old prostitute; and "La otra", where a man alternates between two homes and two wives.
Discreto Encanto de la Burguesia, El 1972 France French w, Spanish subtitles, French & Spanish Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment.
Domingo feliz, Un 1988 Venezuela Spanish  
Don Segundo Sombra 1969 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Based the novel of the same name, Don Segundo Sombra narrates the story of Fabio Caceres as he grows into adulthood. Don Segundo Sombra, an old "gaucho", is his mentor and model: he teaches him moral and human values through his behavior, his stories and his example.
Dona Barbara 1943 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In order to take charge of his property in Altarmira, Santos Luzardo, a lawyer, arrives in Carcacas in the solitary lands dominated by the feared Dona Barbara, noted for her witchcraft. Dona Barbara disputes with Santos over a piece of land, yet both she and her daughter fall in love with the lawyer.
Dona Herlinda and her Son 1986 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks modern and open-mind Olga (Lupercio) to become his wife. Ramon is heart-broken, but Dona Herlinda (del Toro) has the final solution to make everybody happy: She asks Ramon to live with her, near by Rodolfo and Olga. Everybody together forever.
Donde estas, amor de mi vida...? 1992 Argentina Spanish  
Echenme al gato 1957 Mexico Spanish  
El Costo De La Vida 1988 Mexico Spanish  
El Sudor De Los Ruisenores 1998 Spain Spanish  
El Sudor De Los Ruiseñores 1998 Spain Spanish Mihai es un joven musico de Rumania, que toca el violonchelo. Tote es un divertido titiritero español, que se gana la vida actuando como vintrilocuo en las calles de Madrid.

Fascinado por su idea de Occidente, Mihai viene a España con la ilusión de trabajar en un gran orquesta y poderse traer pronto a su mujer y a su hija de dos años. Las circumstancias adversas que encuentra y la espontánea amistad que entabla con Tote, modifican el plan prevista: las calles de Madrid serán el escenario en el que ambos actúen juntos, mientras llega la fecha en que el visado de Miahi expire, enel plazo de veinte días.

Lejos de su tierra natal, descubrirá en propia carne la verdad de aquella poesía rumana, que siendo niño, aprendió de labios de su madre:

Fácil...ni siquiera cantar es fácil.
Día y noche nada es fácil en la tierra.
El rocío es el sudor de los ruiseñores
que se cansaron de cantar toda la noche.

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Una aventura, una historia de amistad, un drama romántico y una composición musical. Los personajes reflejan un mosaico de mentalidades y modos de vida: un joven músico enamorado de su familia y su violonchelo (ALEXANDRU AGARICI), un caradura curtido en la vida callejera (CARLOD YSBERT); un amujer sencilla y tierna que enamora a los clientes de una manera modesta pensión (MARIA DE MEDEIROS); campesinos, trabajadores, delincuentes, niños que derrochan ternura y ancianos que conocen lo que realmente importa en la vida.
Emma Zunz 1966 Spain Spanish Beneath the timid personality of 19-year-old Emma Zunz there lurks a thirst for vengeance. In this tale, Emma's father, wrongly accused of a crime, commits suicide, sending her on a search for the real culprit.
En La Puta Vida 2001 Uruguay Spanish Everything sounds to fairy tale: the beginning is promising; there is love, a trip, a tragic nightmare and, finally, a happy end. This is the history of Elisa (27 years), whose dream is to mount a hairdressing salon in Montevideo. Without resources and with two children to whom to take care of, begins to work like companion, and soon it becomes prostituta. When it knows and one falls in love with the Placid proxeneta, all their dreams seem to him attainable. Elisa along with their fiancè and his Loulou friend travel to Europe and they settle in Barcelona like illegal immigrants, hoping to gain "thousands of dollars". But the deceptions do not stop: it must work in the street like prostituta, his fiancè mistreats it, and the fights between prostitutas Uruguayan and travestis Brazilian increase. The death of Loulou in a shooting causes that Elisa must make an important decision between its idealizada Placid loyalty to and the hard reality, which supposes its collaboration with a police of good heart. This decision becomes easier for Elisa when this finds out that their children have been committed in an orphanage, because Placid never sent money to maintain them, so and as promised.
Enamorada 1946 Mexico Spanish In Mexican Revolution times, a guerrilla general (Armendáriz) and his troops take the conservative town of Cholula, near by Mexico City. As the revolutionaries mistreat the town's riches, Armendáriz falls for beautiful and wild Beatriz Peñafiel (María Félix), the daughter of one of the town's richest men.
Entrega inmediata 1963 Mexico Spanish  
Erendira 1983 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles, Portuguese & Spanish While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her into prostitution. Erendira's surreal mystical experiences continue while her grandmother grows rich from exploiting her.
Escuela de rateros 1958 Mexico Spanish  
Espejo de escritores 1960 Mexico Spanish  
Espejo enterrado 1997 Iran Spanish, Arabic & Persian A girl in traditional female clothing, and her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her. She decides to travel home her self though she doesn't know her address and remembers the road only visually.
Espinoza, Dr. Alfredo     Spanish  
Evangelio segœn San Marcos, El 1964 France Spanish & Italian This story captures a ma's journey to the mystical house of a father, son, and daughter, where strange events bring the traveler to a better understanding of the redemptive power of Christ's suffering and death.
Extencionista, El 1991 Mexico Spanish  
Exterminating Angel, The 1962 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals...
Extramuros 1985 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A fascinating, dark story of love and ambition behind a convent's walls in Spain during the time of the Inquisition. When Sister Angela decides to fake stigmata in a bold attempt to save her beloved convent from ruin, her devoted lover Sister Ana reluctantly agrees to help. But Sister Angela's scam brings her unexpevted fame as well as new enemies who could destroy her relationship with her lover. A beautifully strange, serious and passionate work.
Fabula de la bella palomera 1988 Brazil Spanish & Portuguese  
Fando y Lis 1968 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Loosely based on a play by Fernando Arrabal, one of Jodorowsky's performance-art collaborators.
Fresa y chocolate 1994 Cuba Spanish Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinary ideas. First come rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. Fresa y chocolate is the story of a great friendship, that is, a great love between two men, which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.
Fresa y chocolate 1994 Cuba Spanish Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinary ideas. First come rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. Fresa y chocolate is the story of a great friendship, that is, a great love between two men, which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.
Fuckland 2000 Argentina English & Spanish  
Fuentes, Carlos 1988 Israel Spanish & German  
Fuentes, Carlos     Spanish  
         
Funny Dirty Little War 1983 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ranging from the town drunk to young peronists to help hold his post. What follows is a slapstick war with a serious message.
Gabriel, Juan - Natural 1991 Mexico Spanish  
Gallo de oro, El 1964 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish The world of Mexican cockfights, mariachi musicians, and great stars. A fighting gamecock begins to make a fortune for a poor man and the arena owners, but their fortune finally severs their relationship.
Garcia-Moreno, Dr. Victor Carlos 1996   Spanish  
Gatica ""El Mono"" 1993 Argentina Spanish  
Geronima 1986 Argentina Spanish  
Gertrudis Bocanegra 1991 Mexico Spanish  
Giardinelli, Mempo 1988   Spanish  
Goytisolo, Juan 1988   Spanish  
Gran hotel 1944 Mexico Spanish  
Guagua aerea, La 1993 Puerto Rico Spanish  
Guerra del cerdo, Diario de la 1975 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish  
Hablan los escritores 1990   Spanish  
Hacerse El Sueco 2000 Cuba Spanish Masquerading as a Swedish literature professor in Cuba, a thief plots a spectacular jewel heist. He ends up with more than he bargained for when he falls for the daughter of a retired police officer and is practically adopted by her family. Immersed in the colorful sights and sounds of Havana, the seemingly innocent tourist must "play the Swede" and even give an impromptu lecture on Pippi Longstocking before he can commit the near perfect crime. But will his double life cost him the woman he falls in love with? After swiping the treasure, he hurries to the airport to catch a flight out of the country, the former police detective hot on his trail. It's decision time. Which jewel should he choose: the one he's stolen, or the one who's stolen his heart?
Hasta Cierto Punto 1984 Cuba Spanish A theater director and script-writer falls for a female worker from the Havana docks, but his machismo, social and working conflicts, and the Cuban woman's condition interfere with their relationship.
Hijos de S‡nchez, Los   Mexico Spanish Anthony Quinn is Jesus Sanchez: contradicting, overbearing, rough and tender, cruel and masculine. His children are independent and spirited. They each have their faults. This is the story of his children. It reflects the problems of a Mexican family of precarious resources and the social adversities that they have to confront.
Hinojosa, Dr. Rolando     Spanish  
Historia oficial, La 1986 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the "junta militar" that had taken over the government since 1976. She has a husband, Roberto, who is a succesful lawyer and a five-year-old adopted daughter.
Huerta, Efrain     Spanish  
I Am Cuba 1964 Soviet Union Russian, Spanish & English Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution; long, mobile shots tell almost wordless stories. In Havana, Maria faces shame when a man who fancies her discovers how she earns her living. Pedro, an aging peasant, is summarily told that the land he farms has been sold to United Fruit. A university student faces down a crowd of swaggering U.S. sailors and then watches friends shot by police when they try to distribute a pro-Castro leaflet. The war arrives on the doorstep of peasants Mariano, Amelia, and their four children when Batista's forces bomb the hills. Mariano wants peace, so he seeks out the guerrillas to join the fight.
I Am Cuba 1964 Soviet Union/Cuba Russian, Spanish & English Four vignettes in Batista's Cuba dramatize the need for revolution; long, mobile shots tell almost wordless stories. In Havana, Maria faces shame when a man who fancies her discovers how she earns her living. Pedro, an aging peasant, is summarily told that the land he farms has been sold to United Fruit. A university student faces down a crowd of swaggering U.S. sailors and then watches friends shot by police when they try to distribute a pro-Castro leaflet. The war arrives on the doorstep of peasants Mariano, Amelia, and their four children when Batista's forces bomb the hills. Mariano wants peace, so he seeks out the guerrillas to join the fight.
I Don't Want to Talk About It 1994 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might see that would lead her to think she is different (mother burns books such as "Snow White" and destroys lawn statues of gnomes). In short, she doesn't want to talk about it. The mother succeeds in creating a modern-day Rapunzel: Charlotte becomes an accomplished young woman who captures the heart of Ludovico. But then, the circus comes to town.
I, the Worst of All (Yo, la peor de todas) 1990 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers the election of a new abbess, severe and ascetic. The virreina visits Sor Juana often and inspires her to write passionate poetry that the archbishop finds scandalous. The viceroy protects her. After he is replaced and returns to Spain with his wife, Sor Juana faces envy and retribution. A bishop betrays her, her confessor humbles her. Plague, a tribunal, and her confession as "the worst of all" end the great poet's life.
Imagenes latino-americanas 1993 Latin America Spanish Today's Latin america is a world of startling physical contrasts and contradictory social impulses. Videotaped entirely on location, this will help bring those force into focus. Segements include: Folk medicine, the Environment, Art and music
Improper Conduct 1984 USA-France English & Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish An examination of Cuba's "moral purges" that began in 1964 with UMAP camps for those suspected of or found guilty of "improper conduct." Key moments brought outside attention to these policies: the defection of ballet dancers in Paris in 1966, a 48-hour period in 1980 when more than 11,000 Cubans sought asylum in Havana's Peruvian embassy, and the brief detention of writer Virgilio Piñera. Interviews with exiles take up most of the film as they tell their stories and ponder the Castro government's arrest and detention of persons with effeminate mannerisms: what the state calls "extravagant behavior." In essence, the film exposes the Cuban state's homophobic, petit bourgeois nature.
Infamia 1991 Mexico Spanish  
Intrusa, La 1979 Brazil Spanish This is a story of passion involving two brothers, inseparable in work and play, and a woman who comes between them. Soon all three are trapped in their own hell of jealousy and death.
Jamon Jamon 1993 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is determined to break her son's engagement to a girl from a lower-class family, and hires Raul, a potential underwear model and would-be bullfighter to seduce Sylvia.
Juegos Bajo La Luna 2000 Colombia Spanish  
Lado oscuro del corazon, El 1992 Argentina Spanish Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sale his ideas to an advertising agencie to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he met a prostitute, Ana, with whom he fell in love. Back in Buenos Aires, he accept a contract with a publicity agencie to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what his searching for when his ideal of love's pleasure is literaly going in levitation while making love?
Last Call, The 1996 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish For actor Gilberto Cortes, nothing is more important than his young son Mario. But when this model father takes on the role of Valentin Sanchez in the play Bandera Negra, his life takes a turn far more dramatic than any part he has performed on the stage or screen. Gilberto's attachment to the play becomes so strong that it seems to shape his relationship with his son. As Mario grows from a boy to a young man, a tragic turn of events leaves him condemned and his father fighting for his salvation.
Last Supper, The 1976 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish During Holy Week at the end of the eighteenth century, a count visits his Havana sugar mill on a day a slave has run away. The count tells his cruel overseer, Don Manuel, to pick 12 slaves who will be guests at the count's table. Don Manuel objects, but to no avail. The twelfth guest is the recaptured runaway. During the dinner, using religious analogies, the count lectures his guests on the perfect happiness possible in slavery. They in turn tell stories and make requests. He promises no work on Good Friday, but he leaves early that morning and Don Manuel rousts the slaves for a long day cutting cane. They rebel. Which side will the count take?
Lazarillo 1959 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In 1503, Marco Paolitti is the young son of a widowed mother, who agrees to let a wandering blind begger take him along on his travels and teach him the ways of the world while the boy guides him. The blind man ia a hard master, keeping the boy on the brink of starvation. Eventually, he leaves the blind man. He finds another master, then is associated with gypsy players. This film is about a boy who learns to make his way in the world.
Lejania 1985 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A Cuban exile returns to Cuba from Miami with her niece to visit the son she left behind 10 years before.
Ley de Herodes, La 1999 Mexico Spanish After the corrupt former Mayor is killed by the peasants, poor janitor Juan Vargas is appointed new Mayor of a desert town in central Mexico. Although he tries to bring the motto of the ruling party to town (modernity, peace and progress) he realizes soon that there's nothing to do against corruption... except to become corrupt. Step by step, helped by his pistol, Juan Vargas becomes the law and the worst Major in the town's history.
Lezama, Inalcanzable Vuelve 1997 Cuba Spanish  
Like Water For Chocolate 1992 Mexico Spanish This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first, and have Tita to stay and take care of her. It shows how marriage was imposed on those times, and how a love between two people can change everything. This picture set a new epoch in Mexican movies all over the world.
Lo que le pas— a Santiago 1990 Puerto Rico Spanish When Santiago retires from the company where he worked for 40 years, he meets Angelina, a mysterious woman. Puzzled by their strange meetings, he hires a private detective to follow her.
Lola 1989 Mexico Spanish From a city devastated by earthquakes, oppressed and overpopulated, emerges the story of Lola. Lola is a young street vendor who struggles to overcome the pain of loneliness when her rock singer husband leaves her. Through her intense life as a single mother, she discovers that love conquers all.
Los libros tienen la palabra, Vol. VI     Spanish Dramatizations of selected works of:
Jose Revueltas, Amado Nervo, Agustin Yanez, Efrain Huerta
Los libros tienen la palabra, Vol. XII     Spanish Dramatizations of selected works by:
Carlos Monsivais, Carlos Fuentes, Elias Nandino, Jaime Sabines
Lugar sin l’mites, El 1978 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's owned by a man and his daughter: Manuelita is gay, aging, afraid; he cross-dresses and entertains as a flamenco dancer; he wants to sell and leave. His daughter wants to stay. The return of Pancho complicates things: he's a hothead Alejo tries to control and he scared Manuelita the year before. Things come to a head as Pancho breaks Alejo's hold on him, then flirts and dances with Manuelita and finds himself at risk of being called a "maricón."
Macario 1960 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.
Macias, Elva     Spanish  
Mago, El 1948 Mexico Spanish  
Mambo Kings, The 1992 USA English & Spanish Based on Oscar Hijuelos' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", this film relates the brothers' quest for show business fame. Their big break comes when they appear on "I Love Lucy", a charming sequence in which scenes from an actual "Lucy" episode are intercut with new footage of the Castillos.
Manuel Villar Raso 2001   Spanish Famed author discusses the art of the novel.
Manuela Saenz 2000 Venezuela Spanish  
Marcelino pan y vino 1955 Mexico Spanish Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed it takes the bread and eats it. Getting a wish granted for his donation Marcelino wishes to see his mother...
Maria de mi corazon 1983 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A very fantastic story about a robber (Hector) and a magitian (Maria). Once they were lovers, but he left her. One fine day they reenccount and become lovers again. She takes him appart from the 'bad road' and they then work as child party's magitians. One day, while she was away in a bussines trip, her car cracks up in the middle of the highway, during a storm. She is picked up by an mental hospital's bus that takes her there. Now she cannot get out because everyone thinks she is mental sick.
Mariachi, El 1992 Mexico/USA Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case.
Martin Fierro 1993 Argentina Spanish This Argentine national epic by Jose Hernandez celebrates the free-spirited mestizo cowboy of the pampas, a man of few possessions beyond his pride and his guitar. This production provides a stunning rendition of the poem, which is both the narrative of one man and the story of a nation and a culture.
Melo, Juan Vicente     Spanish  
Memorias de revolucion 1992 USA Spanish  
Memorias de un mexicano 1985 Mexico Spanish  
Memories of Underdevelopment 1968 Cuba Spanish Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba from the Castro revolution to the Cuban missile crisis, the effect of living in an underdeveloped country, and his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna.
Mexican Culture 1995 USA Spanish  
Mexico de mis amores 1977 Mexico Spanish  
Mexico-Mexico, Ra-Ra-Ra 1975 Mexico Spanish  
Mi campeon 1951 Mexico Spanish  
Midnight     Spanish  
Mil amores, El 1954 Mexico Spanish  
Milagro en Roma 1988 Columbia Spanish, Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A man's seven-year-old daughter dies and his grief is overwhelming. After twelve years he finds the body perfectly preserved and his neighbors consider it a miracle and support him in his efforts to fight Church bureaucracy, all the way to Rome.
Milagro En Roma 1988 Colombia Spanish A man's seven-year-old daughter dies and his grief is overwhelming. After twelve years he finds the body perfectly preserved and his neighbors consider it a miracle and support him in his efforts to fight Church bureaucracy, all the way to Rome.
Miss Mary 1986 Argentina English & Spanish Between pre-war Buenos Aires and the turbulence of Peron's Argentina are remembrances of things past. This is the story of Miss mary, the cultured English governess whose only crime was compassion, and of the wealthy family that lives and dies by their inflated sense of tradition, and the broad political events and intimate personal dramas that will carve their destinies.
Monasterio de los buitres, El   Mexico Spanish  
Monsivais, Carlos     Spanish  
Morir en el golfo 1989 Mexico Spanish  
Moscona, Miriam     Spanish  
Motivos de Luz, Los 1985 Mexico Spanish Luz is in jail, accused of murdering her own children. Her husband and her mother-in-law say she killed them in cold blood. Dr. Rebollar tries to help the woman, but she refuses to remember anything. Luz thinks of jail as the purgatory: it's only one step to reach the Heaven.
Mouth to Mouth 1995 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish For financial reasons an unemployed aspiring actor works for a phone-sex enterprise. One day he receives a call from the mysterious wife of one of his best clients.
Mujer de Benjamin, La 1991 Mexico Spanish Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town. His only entertainment is getting together with a bunch of old men and spare time playing like children. Benjamin falls inlove with beautiful and young Natividad (Ramirez). First, he writes love letters for her. Then, when this strategy fails, Benjamin and the old men plan to abduct her and wait for her falling inlove.
Mujeres Insumisas 1994 Mexico Spanish Tired of being mistreated by their husbands, Ema (Reyes Spindola), Clotilde (Elizarraras) and Chayo (Orozco) leave their past (children and husbands included) and begin an adventure that will take them to a cavernous cabaret in Guadalajara, a love affair with a hot-blooded young drug dealer and, finally, a popular and well decorated mexican restaurant in downtown L.A. In the middle, the three women will find their respective self-esteem and their true reasons for living.
Nandino, Elias     Spanish  
Narda o el verano 1968 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Two young men agree to share a woman during a summer vacation, but Narda, a mysterious European beauty, has plans of her own. She will not belong to them, but rather they to her.
Nervo, Amado     Spanish  
Nicolas y los demas 1986 Puerto Rico Spanish After many years of absence in San Juan, Paco, a young business man out of work, meets succesful Nicolás, an old friend from a fraternity. Nicolás invites him to his house, where Paco meets a woman from his past, now Nicolás' wife.
No habra mas penas ni olvido 1983 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ranging from the town drunk to young peronists to help hold his post. What follows is a slapstick war with a serious message.
Norte, El 1984 USA Spanish & English Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) and organizing in an effort to improve their lot in life, are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister, teenagers who just barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA). After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling through Mexico, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
Novia para David, Una 1985 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A rare Cuban movie because it focuses on teenagers. A pointed but gentle look at young people, their loves an dfriendships.
Nueba Yol 1995 Dominican Republic Spanish  
Olvidados, Los 1950 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...
Onetti, Juan Carlos 1988   Spanish  
Otro Francisco, El 1974 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Based on the 19th-century nove; "Francisco" by Anseimo Suarez Romero, the movie takes apart the structure of the novel to reveal its racial assumptions. Giral then retells the story in order to make a socio-economic analysis and show the true face of slavery and the class struggle.
Outrage 1996 Italy/Spain Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the troupe. They dance, then spend the night together; he considers following her around Europe and promises he'd follow her to Hell. While he's in Barcelona to cover a concert, three young men assault her. Bruised, humiliated, and bleeding, she picks up her rifle to hunt them down. Marcos follows her trail that, indeed, takes him to Ana's hell.
Patrullero, El 1992 Mexico/USA Spanish w, English subtitles, English & Spanish An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick courtship, his taking of bribes ("la mordida"), and his slow exposure to drug smuggling. Rojas re-forms his idealism as youthful naivete gives way to an adult's complicated choices.
Paz, Octavio 1988   Spanish  
Pedro Paramo 1967 Mexico Spanish  
Peloteros, Los 1951 Puerto Rico Spanish  
Plata dulce 1982 Argentina Spanish  
Por mis pistolas 1968 Mexico Spanish  
Portero, El 1950 Mexico Spanish  
Portrait of Teresa 1979 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Teresa is overwhelmed: with a husband, three young sons, a job as a crew leader in a textile factory, and volunteer commitments as cultural leader of her union. Her husband, Ramón, wants more of her attention; her feelings are mixed, wanting domestic peace, feeling responsibilities to the revolution, and wanting to control her own life beyond doing dirty dishes. They separate; he begins an affair. When he wants a reconciliation, she asks what his response would be if she'd had an affair too. "But men are different," is his reply. He's failed her test, and to hold on to independence and self-respect, she remains uncompromising and hard-edged.
Postino, Il 1995 USA Italian w, English subtitles, Italian & Spanish Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this causes. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he suddenly falls in love and needs Neruda's help and guidance more than ever.
Pre-Columbian Culture II 1992 Mexico Spanish Vol. 1 -- Chichen Itza/La paladra del Chilam; Uxmal/Piedras de Iluvia
Vol. 2 -- Monte Alban/Uno muerte; Palenque/El explorador
Pre-Columbian Culture IV     Spanish From the first Meso-American civilization of the Olmecs, through the ise and decline of the Mayas, Toltecs and Aztecs, the ancient people of Mexico have left an impressive stone record of their accomplishments.
Pre-Columbian Culture VI   Mexico Spanish  
Prida, Dolores 1993   Spanish Cuban New York-based playwright Dolores Prida speakes about her works with NMSU and UTEP graduate students in El Paso.
Primera carga al machete, La 1969 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Using techniques of contemporary cinema---the hand-held camera, direct sound, film interview --- Gomez recreates episodes of the Ten Years' War, 1868-78. Chanan comments that "The net results of these techniques is not so much to transport the viewer of the film into the past as to bring the past into the present...the very opposite of the conventional historicak movie."
Profe, El 1971 Mexico Spanish  
Pubis angelical 1982 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish In her hospital bed, a woman reflects on her life. Dreams and fantasies mix with the political events in Argentina, and little by little we elucidate the importance of men in her life. None of them helped her grow, but rather stifled her efforts to become a whole himan being.
Pueblo de madera 1990 Mexico Spanish In San Miguel de Cruces, a timber town in northern Mexico, friends Jose Luis and Juan Jose finish their primary education at the local school. During the last holidays together, we see life in the town: their parents' work, the old cinema and the parties, the teenagers' love...
Pueblo, canto y esperanza 1956 Mexico Spanish  
Puig, Manuel 1988   Spanish  
Que he hecho yo para merecer esto? 1984 Spain Spanish w, English subtitles, French, German & Spanish A dysfunctional family in Madrid: Gloria is a cleaning lady, hooked on No-Doze, living in a crowded flat with Antonio, her surly husband, a cabby who adores an aging German singer he used to chauffeur; he's also a forger. One teen son sells heroin, the other sleeps with men. Her mother-in-law keeps bottled water and cupcakes under lock and key, selling them to the family. Two alcoholic writers cook up a plot to sell a manuscript as Hitler's memoirs, if Antonio will transcribe it in Hitler's hand. He won't, so they ask the German singer to intercede. Meanwhile, Gloria has given away one son to a sex-crazed dentist, and grandma picks up a pet lizard. Can this chaos be tamed?
Quien diablos es Juliette? 1997 Mexico Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary, which is also a reflection on the process of filmmaking.
Quijote sin mancha, Un 1969 Mexico Spanish  
Rio escondido 1999 Mexico Spanish A young working mother in Buenos Aires, Ana (Paola Krum) reads a note suggesting a relationship kept hidden by her husband, an executive preoccupied by his job. To solve the mystery she travels a long distance to Rio Escondido, an unimportant river town at the foot of the mountains in western Argentina, and the film becomes a journey of discovery as she finds her heart and her passion. Along the way, truths and perceptions intertwine when Ana meets Martin (Juan Palomino) and she learns who and what he is.
Rama, Angel 1988   Spanish  
Ratas, Ratones, Rateros 1999 Ecuador Spanish The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his suffocating family, dragging along his family and friends, in his criminal path. Where will this all lead?
Red Squirrel 1993 Spain Spanish Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the hospital. She has forgotten even what her name is, and he invents her life. He makes up a name for her and tells her and the doctors that they live together as a couple for four years. The lie goes on for a while...
Revueltas, Jos     Spanish  
Rey del barrio, El 1950 Mexico Spanish  
Rio Escondido 1948 Mexico Spanish Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar (Felix) travels to the desertic town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing education to the poorest people. Being there, Salazar has to fight Regino Sandoval (Lopez Moctezuma) the evil landlord of the town. He has transformed the town into his own property, impossing his will and spreading death everywhere.
Rojo Amanecer 1989 Mexico Spanish  
Rojo Amanecer 1989 Mexico Spanish October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. There's only ten days for the Olympic Games and a small student's revolt has turned into a major political turmoil. A meeting will be carry out that day in Tlatelolco (the largest housing complex in the city) and the situation is extremely tense. A typical middle-class mexican family (living in Tlatelolco) will be tragically involved in the events, when the meeting is brutally interrupted by the army and hundreds of people are killed in the square in front of their apartment building.
Rojo amanecer 1989 Mexico Spanish October 2, 1968 in Mexico City. There's only ten days for the Olympic Games and a small student's revolt has turned into a major political turmoil. A meeting will be carry out that day in Tlatelolco (the largest housing complex in the city) and the situation is extremely tense. A typical middle-class mexican family (living in Tlatelolco) will be tragically involved in the events, when the meeting is brutally interrupted by the army and hundreds of people are killed in the square in front of their apartment building.
Rulfo, Juan 1988   Spanish  
Sabines, Jaime     Spanish  
Salon Mexico 1995 Mexico Spanish In this remake of the 40's classic, two lovers murder each other, leading to an investigation and the closing of the Saln Mxico, a famous place where people used to go to dance before WWII. The police investigation leads to several flashbacks about the life and death of a low-life dancer named Mercedes (Maria Rojo) and her lover.
Samperio, Gustavo     Spanish  
Sanchez, Luis Rafael 1988   Spanish  
Sanguivin in Union City 1990 USA Spanish A paly dealing with the life of a Cuban family in exile during a thanksgiving dinner in Union City, New Jersey.
Santa sangre 1990 Mexico - Italy Spanish  
Santitos 1997 Mexico Spanish  
Sarduy, Severo 1988   Spanish  
Segunda hora de Esteban Zayas, La 1984 Cuba Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish Esteban lives a life on the margin of politics. Marked by the frustratins of the revolutionary struggles of the 1930s, he thinks that all effort to transform society is condemmed to failure. At the beginnign of December 1956, he is asked to participate in the revolutionary struggle and the private and public drama of his life is played out.
Segunda Noche, La 2000 Mexico Spanish  
Senda de Gloria 1994 Mexico Spanish  
Seven Madmen, The (Los Siete locos) 1972 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish LOS SIETE LOCOS, an Argentine cinema classic, won the 1973 Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and is arguably the best Argentine film of the decade. It has recently been launched in video (without English subtitles) in a very watchable format. The film does feature Norma Aleandro and Hector Alterio (paired in the 1985 Oscar winner THE OFFICIAL STORY, and still active in acting.) In LOS SIETE LOCOS, they are both in their thirties, and the perspective this film offers of the earlier phase of their careers is interesting, but by no means the main reason to watch this movie. Of course, their legendary names and the award winning pedigree of the movie drew me to it, but Aleandro and Alterio are really supporting actors in this film, and not the main characters, nor do they have scenes together. Their characters are interwoven into the lives of the SEVEN CRAZY PEOPLE as the title suggests. Their names, along with Alfredo Alcon's and Thelma Biral's (who have more screen time) just happen to be the first in alphabetical order. This is a wonderful marketing coincidence for the film as the two went on to become Argentina's most famous veteran film stars. As good as they always are to watch, Aleandro and Alterio are by no means the main reason to watch LOS SIETE LOCOS . This film is an excellent dramatization of Roberto Arlt's novel, a study of the complex socio-political climate of pre-World War II Argentina. After watching it, it is easy to see why the country has consequently suffered under Peronist and military dictatorships, terrorism, anarchy, economic instability, and even today are still on the way back to a stable democracy, and economy. A wonderful film when released (prior to Juan Peron's return in 1974), and even better today for the great perspective on Argentine history it now offers in hindsight.

A Shadow You Soon Will Be 1994 Argentina Italian, Spanish & Latin A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhue. he meets a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner whose performers left him "because the whole country was a circus: and a tarot card reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future.
Shadow You Soon Will Be, A 1994 Argentina Spanish w, English subtitles & Spanish A computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhue. he meets a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner whose performers left him "because the whole country was a circus: and a tarot card reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future.
Shrek 2001 USA Spanish & Eng subtitles In a faraway land called Duloc, a heartless ruler, the midget Lord Farquaad (voiced by John Lithgow) has banished all the fairy tales from the land so it can be as boring as he is. But there are three characters who will stand is his way. The first is a green, smelly ogre with a heart of gold named Shrek (Mike Myers), his faithful steed, a Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who will do anything but shut up, and the beautiful, but tough Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) whom Lord Farquaad wishes to make his wife so he can become king of Duloc. What's to do in a screwy fairy tale like this?
Shrek 2001 USA Spanish In a faraway land called Duloc, a heartless ruler, the midget Lord Farquaad (voiced by John Lithgow) has banished all the fairy tales from the land so it can be as boring as he is. But there are three characters who will stand is his way. The first is a green, smelly ogre with a heart of gold named Shrek (Mike Myers), his faithful steed, a Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who will do anything but shut up, and the beautiful, but tough Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) whom Lord Farquaad wishes to make his wife so he can become king of Duloc. What's to do in a screwy fairy tale like this?
Si me han de matar manana 1947 Mexico Spanish  
Si yo fuera diputado 1951 Mexico Spanish  
Siete machos, El 1950 Mexico Spanish  
Siglo de las Luces, El 1992 Cuba - France - Spain Spanish  
Sol de otono 1996 Argentina Spanish  
Solo con tu pareja 1991 Mexico Spanish Young yuppie and womanizer Tomas (Gimenez Cacho) is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with AIDS by Silvia (Liubomirova), a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting his head into a microwave oven) Tomas falls in love with Clarisa (Ramirez), a beautiful stewardess who also wants to suicide because her lover is having an affair with a blonde stewardess from Continental Airlines.
Soy un profugo 1946 Mexico Spanish  
Spanish Language I 1999 USA Spanish This program traces the linguistic foundation of the Spanish language and the historical influences that have shaped modern Spanish in general and the Castilian culture in particular; The Roman Empire, Catholicism, and Islam. Grammatical constructs, gender, and articles are also discussed.
Spanish Language II 1999 USA Spanish The language and culture of Spain first arrived in the New World with Cortes. Since then, America Spanish has evolved into a hybrid that partakes of Nahuatl and other indigenous languages. This program explores the cultural conquest of Mesoamerica through language, religion, and technology such as the printing press and the influences that the native cultures exerted to give birth to the Spanish of Latin America.
Spanish Language III 1999 USA Spanish As mexico was born through the fusion of two traditions, a unique culture emerged one that embraced liberal philosophies, such as those promulgated by Rousseau and Voltaire. Just as the Catholic Church once targeted the indigenous cultures, so too did it seek to suppress this new tradition. Nonetheless, Mexico during this period gave birth to such great philosopher as Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. This program examines the clash between the emerging culture of the New World and the conquerors from the Old World, who imported the Inquisition.
Spanish Language IV 1999 USA Spanish After Mexico gained independece from Spain, the young nation contiuned to struggle for identity as it sought to define itself geographically, politically, and culturally. As Mexico matured, so too did its literary traditions. This program examines the influences of such writers as Jose Santos Chocano, Enrique Gonzalez Martinez, and Los Contemporaneos, among others.
Spanish Language V 1999 USA Spanish Although Spanish is the dominant language throughout Central and South America, it is a Spanish that has been deeply influenced by the regions indigenious cultures. This program examines the linguistic synthesis of Spanish, English, and the languages of Yucatan, Chiapas, and Oaxaca.
Spanish Language VI 1999 USA Spanish Spanish is the second language of the United States, and for many living in America, it is their first language. This program examines the influence of Mexican culture in the U.S. and the debate in Mexico about the anglicization of Spanish, Mexico's multicultural heritage is explored, along with the pervasiveness of Spanish today.
El Super 1996 Spain Spanish A young woman, an employee at a Supermarket, lives a hazardous battle for power among ambitious people. Spain's first and longest running daily series combining a hugely succesful mix of themes previously absent from broadcasting TV in Spain (sex, drugs, violence...) with a filmic treatment.
Supersabio, El 1948 Mexico Spanish  
Sur, El     Spanish  
Tango feroz 1995 Argentina Spanish  
Tarahumara 1964 Mexico Spanish  
Tarea, La 1992 Mexico Spanish  
Terminal 1999 Colombia Spanish  
Tiburoneros 1962 Mexico Spanish  
Tiempo de morir 1985 Colombia/Cuba Spanish  
Tiempo de revancha 1981 Argentina Spanish  
Tivoli 1974 Mexico Spanish  
Tizoc 1957 Mexico Spanish  
Tlayucan 1961 Mexico Spanish  
Traffic 2000 Germany English & Spanish Intertwining vignettes frame this tale of America's escalating War on Drugs. Ohio Supreme Court judge Robert Wakefield has been appointed the nation's Drug Czar, his new position made more daunting by the discovery that his teenage daughter Caroline is a heroin addict. Meanwhile, DEA agents Montel Gordon and Ray Castro are pursuing Helena Ayala, wife of jailed kingpin Carlos Ayala, as she seeks to the control the business that her husband had kept hidden from her. South of the Border, duplicious local constable Javier Rodriguez is fighting the battle with his own jaded, questionable ethical code.
Tres Garcia, Los 1947 Mexico Spanish Ruled by a tough grandma (Sara García), the Garcías (Infante, Salazar and Mendoza) are three charro cousins who fall in love with young American-born Lupita (Marga López) and fight for her love until grandma quiets them.
Tres mosqueteros, Los 1942 Mexico Spanish  
Ultima siembra, La 1992 Argentina Spanish  
Uvas No 1992 USA Spanish  
Va de nuez 1986 Mexico Spanish  
Valenzuela, Luisa 1988   Spanish  
Vampiros, Los 1999 USA Spanish  
Vargas Llosa, Mario 1988   Spanish  
Verano de la senora Forbes, El 1988 Mexico Spanish Mrs. Forbes, a German governess, is hired for six weeks to take care of two children, while their parents are away. She is authoritarian and repressive, so the children plan to murder her. But when they spy on her during the night, they discover Mrs. Forbes' secret.
Vez en la vida, Una 1949 Argentina Spanish  
Viale Por El Cuerpo 2001 Argentina Spanish In Trip by the body , Pole returns to regodear itself with the exhibition of madness. Their personages are not realistic but models, stereotyped figures: "the artist" (Marcelo Marcilla) is son of a dark mother (Ivonne Fournery, also Co-scriptwriter), who projected for her piston rod a destiny of Renaissance painter. The evocación of In the name of the son, one of first films of the director is obvious. Locked up in a province big rambling house, the man-boy only wishes to overturn in the photography his vocation of voyeur , and the mix-up between mother and son culminates in exile of this one towards the capital. There, it will find a blind person (Guadalupe Leuviah) who will initiate it in the life of adult man.
Vida Conyugal, La 1992 MŽxico Spanish  
Vida Es Silbar, La 1998 Cuba Spanish Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God celibacy if she gets the role of "Giselle"; Social-worker Julia always faints after hearing a certain word; and pot-smoking percussionist Elpidio was abandoned by his mother, coincidentally named Cuba, some time ago and has not yet gotten over the loss.
Vinas, David 1988   Spanish  
Virgen de Guadalupe, El misterio de la     Spanish  
Virreinato, Personajes de     Spanish  
Viuda de Montiel, La 1979 Mexico/Venezuela/Cuba Spanish  
Voces de Sefarad 1992 Spain Spanish  
Vuelo del Aguila, El 1994 Mexico Spanish  
Who The Hell Is Julietter? 1997 Mexico Spanish Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary, which is also a reflection on the process of filmmaking.
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown 1988 Spain Spanish A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover, and everyone's path keeps crossing each other's in a very complicated and confusing manner.
Yanez, Agustin     Spanish  
Yo soy el que tœ buscas 1988 Spain Spanish  
Zarate, Ortiz de   Cuba Spanish  
Zavala, Hern‡n Lara Fall   Spanish