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AFM 2022 LINE-UP

“1982” is based on the real childhood memories of writer-director Oualid Mouaness who perfectly frames an escalating armed conflict with a prepubescent romance between a boy and a girl from the opposite sides of a threatened city. Divided across religious lines at the time, with Muslims on the west and Christians on the east, the entire city eventually came under fire.

The film is set on the last day of classes in an elementary school, integrating customary childhood behavior with the ever-growing apprehensions of teachers and administrators as the rumble of war planes makes it impossible to protect the kids from the worsening situation. As the story develops the escalating erosion of the city is paralleled by the erosion of innocence of its people but one in which childlike imagination finds a way to triumph in the end.

With extraordinary performances (including a spellbinding performance teeming with restrained anxiety by Oscar nominated Nadine Labaki) we are not only given the opportunity to walk back in time but also to walk in other’s shoes in a world where the future of tomorrow is truly unknown. Couldn’t be more timely for all of us!

“1982” is able to treat a heavy story of war and conflict with delicacy and charm to make it spell-bindingly entertaining on every level.

War / Coming Of Age / Family /

100 Min /

English and Arabic /

4K

JLO’s Shall We Dance meets award winning Encendies

Tango has one of the starring roles in this film, leading us through the story which, like the tango itself, is thrilling, passionate, and deeply moving.
We begin with brother and sister Davie and Diana returning to the country of their birth, Argentina, for the first time in their adult lives. Against the backdrop of the sexy tango clubs of Buenos Aires, they uncover dark family secrets.
On the flight to Buenos Aires, Diana drops the bombshell reason for their return, she believes her brother was adopted. She hopes that helping him discover the truth about his origins might ease his constant emotional suffering and depression. Powerful questions about his identity arise once in Argentina and, while they are both mesmerized by the sumptuous nocturnal world of tango clubs, a storm is brewing which may destroy their family as they know it.
ARIEL draws us into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of thousands of citizens during political upheavals in the 1970’s and 80’s and the grief still felt for the 500 stolen babies of the missing mothers.
ARIEL is full of thrilling twists and turns taking us on an incredible journey of both indescribable pain and joy accompanied by the deeply passionate sounds and steps of tango.

Gerardo Romano – The Father
TV shows
Maradona, sueño bendito (2021 Amazon Prime Video)
El marginal (2016-2022 Netflix Latam)
El jardín de bronce (2017 HBO)
Movies
La Cordillera (Nominated in Cannes 2017)

Cristina Banegas – The mom
TV shows
El marginal (2016-2022 Netflix Latam)
Movies
The two popes (Nominated to Golden Globes 2019)

Thriller / Tango /

98 Min /

English and Spanish /

6k

How to play the dating game and win!

Missing the love lives of London’s Bridgertons? Look no further than GHOSTED – the modern day take on the London dating scene.

In the vein of SEX AND THE CITY and BRIDGET JONES, GHOSTED is a fresh and fun movie delving into the complicated game of dating and finding love in the age of apps.

Following yet another break-up, budding actress MERCY just wants a quick rebound to help her move on. After being turned down for a one-night stand with Mr. nice guy Michael, she turns to dating apps to speed up the rebound process…that is until she meets American Architect BLAKE who is literally the man of her dreams. The question is does he want her too?

This highly entertaining new take on the Cinderella story will sweep you off your feet just like the best royal charmers do.

The question remains: will you play the game or let the game play you?

Rom-com /

104 Min /

English /

4K

It’s Complicated…
Loved “Euphoria” and “Fleabag”: you will love “The Party”

A raw, unfiltered look at the challenges of teenage life, examining friendship, dating, racism, sex, loss, and parents who truly don’t get it, this high intensity coming of age thriller is equal measures racy, awkward, suspenseful, heartbreaking and full on.
It’s the night before Christmas and everyone is headed to the same destination – THE PARTY.
But for eleven different people the motives are bit more complicated–to be noticed, to hook up, to make friends, to numb the pain, to get over an ex, to say goodbye.
Attention-seeker Morrigan has just dumped Josh for not sleeping with her and is determined to find someone else; Josh’s friends want to get his mind off the breakup. Morrigan’s best friend, Ashley, plans to supervise her, but is distracted by the distant behavior of an old friend, Beckett, who desperately wants someone to notice her. Max is secretly in love with Beckett, and Azize is a Turkish immigrant taking the opportunity to meet new people. The characters are perfectly portrayed by the outstanding performances of the film’s multi-racial cast.
The Party is based on a novel by the same title by award winning writer Tom Leveen: the dialogue is hyper realistic, the voices and personalities are brilliantly defined by speaking directly to the audience using the ‘fourth wall breaks’ we saw in ‘Fleabag.’
The Party invites us in to join in the pleasure and the pain of the biggest teenage event of the year. Everyone’s invited. See you there!

Teen / Coming - of - Age / Thriller /

98 Min /

English /

HD

Based on a true story
A Paramount production and release in Latin America

An inspirational and thrilling story based on the incredible and controversial Zé Arigó, one of the most famous people in Brazilian history. Born into a modest and God-fearing, farm family Arigo grew up suffering from headaches and visions that tormented him throughout his life.
In the 1950’s, under the inspiration of one of these visions, Arigó discovers that he has been gifted miraculous healing skills and he begins to perform surgeries and treat the desperately ill around him. He and his family soon discover that his incredible abilities come at a dangerous cost. A skeptical Catholic Church and the local government torment him, eventually sending him to jail. But the power of his followers and his faith in performing the extraordinary give him the courage to fight back to continue his mission. Whether you believe in faith, miracles or only in science, this powerful film will move your heart and make you reconsider the power of hope.

  • Arigó saved thousands of lives including the daughter of Brazilian president Kubitcheck.
  • He was studied by NASA scientists who failed to provide a conclusive theory about their observations.
  • Beautifully filmed on location in the Brazilian towns where the actual events took place.

Drama / Thriller /

108 Min /

Brazil / Portuguese /

4K

If you loved “White Lotus”, “9 Perfect Strangers” or “Eat Pray Love” you will love Unpacking!

Getting slapped with reality is never easy and the change that follows is sure to be a bit messy.
Six women, sold on the promise of radical transformation, travel to Bali and into the hands of a self-appointed Instagram guru for a ‘soul reset’ retreat.
As the women are led through a series of unconventional workshops in an attempt to get them to unpack and own what’s holding them back, amusing and hilarious moments alternate with the revealing and the intimate.
Secrets surface and accusations fly, a gigolo is hired, and the leader crumbles under her own lack of self-care. When she abandons the retreat, her Indonesian assistant steps into leadership and the women are forced to take ownership over maintaining the community they need to feel whole and to find healing.
High production values and the exceptional score perfectly complement the great performances and the stunning visuals of the exotic island.

Inspirational / Motivational / Self-Discovery /

81 Min /

English /

4K

If you liked “Happy Together”, “Before Sunrise” or
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, You will love this movie

“Finding Love in Bogota” is the perfect date movie. Adventure, soul-searching, and romance set in the vibrant and lush backdrop of Colombia. Beyond revealing the complexity of friendships and romantic relationships, we are gifted with a trip into the beauty and magic of Colombia, a gorgeous country that has so much life and love to offer. FINDING LOVE IN BOGOTA takes us to a friendly, multi-cultural city with open-minded, welcoming people who share their music, dance, food and traditions with visitors of their land. The story centers around Neel, a Millenial who feels lost and is desperately seeking his purpose in life. Even if he finds it, he doesn’t have that special someone to share life’s beautiful moments with. He hopes that a trip to Bogota provides the spark he needs. Meanwhile, Violet who studied in Bogota, brings her two best friends on a pre-wedding trip to recreate the fun she had while living there. Their worlds collide when they bump into each other, opening up the possibility for the soul level change that each is looking for.

The movie has just been launched on the festival circuit and has already won the Audience Award at the Marina del Rey Film Festival

Date-movie / Discovery / Adventure / Travel / /

93 Min /

English and Spanish /

4K

Your Body May Be Chrome but the Heart Still Beats

Welcome to the world of Cyborgs, Chromers, High Riders, Fixers, Joy Boys and Girls brain dancing with
their toys of black ice, bio-monitors and body banks.
A psychedelic cyberpunk world unfolds in this visually stunning movie, reminiscent of the magnificent style of Dario Argento.

In the near future, a company called NOVA wants to embed a sophisticated mind control systems behind its video games. To do so they must rely on Silver02, their best programmer who will in turn be intercepted by rebel Hackers who want to thwart NOVA’s plan. Already compromised by the use of hallucinogenic drugs, Silver02’s mind will begin to waver between real and virtual.

CYBERPUNKS is a nod to Japanese movies like TETSUO from director Tsukamoto.

Science-Fiction /

70 Min /

Italian with English Subtitles /

HD

Reminiscent of the “PANIC ROOM”, “THE OTHERS” and “WOMAN IN BLACK”

This is the perfect fit for lovers of cat and mouse suspense, twisted story lines and the paranormal.

Jenny, a young single mother and her son Harry are fleeing domestic abuse from her violent ex. She desperately needs to rent a safe place where her ex can’t find her. Morton the real estate agent has ulterior motives however and a curious and inexplicable insistence that Jenny and her son take this particular mysterious house. Jenny’s friend Elizabeth warns Jenny that her ex is out for blood and she’s in danger of losing more than just a roof over her head. As the story unfolds the dangers mount and a number of disturbing events occur culminating in the revelation of a terrifying dark secret about the house and its past inhabitants. As it becomes more and more obvious that Jenny and her son are in great mortal peril we are left with the question: will they ever escape this haunted dwelling?

Paranormal Horror /

97.5 Min /

English /

4K