San Diego Latino Film Festival 2018


The San Diego Latino Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Let’s take a look at some of the must-see films screening at this important Latino event.

Since 1993 the San Diego Latino Film Festival has been an extraordinary showcase for Latino films and filmmakers. This year the SD Latino Film Festival will be held from March 15th to the 25th and during these 10 days the festival will be screening over 160 films.

Alongside new releases, the festival will also be holding special anniversary screenings of iconic films from the festival’s rich history, such as Y tu mamá también (2001), Mosquita y Mari (2012), Bajo la misma luna (2007) and Cronos (1993).

Below we give you a brief summary of some of the most important films that will be screening during this year’s festival.

Camino a Marte by Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz

Country: Mexico

Two friends begin the road trip of a life time, where a new acquaintance puts their friendship and beliefs to the ultimate test.


La Cordillera by Santiago Mitre

Country: Argentina, Spain and France

The president of Argentina, Hernán Blanco, is facing a very important decision. He is participating in a meeting between different state leaders, which takes place in La Cordillera. From there, in the middle of the Summit of Latin American presidents, he will have to be able to solve a very complicated personal matter that can affect both his private and public life.


Las Hijas de Abril by Michel Franco

Country: Mexico

Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half-sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call their mother. April arrives, willing to her daughters, but we soon understand why Valeria had wanted her to stay away.


Zama by Lucrecia Martel

Country: Argentina, Netherlands, Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and United States

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.


Matar a Jesús by Laura Mora Ortega

Country: Colombia

Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police, Lita and her family start to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and violent Medellin the quest for truth and revenge starts.



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