The 7 Best Latin American Movies from The Last 20 Years| 07 November, 2018
Watching good movies can indeed help us in hanging our perspectives towards life thus making you focus on what truly matters. It also shapes us in being strong-willed, courageous and open-minded. So here is a list of the 7 best Latin American movies which are a must-watch.
The Secret in their Eyes
The Secret in their Eyes is one of those rare movies which have a blend of humour, mystery, action, cruelty and tenderness. The movie begins with Benjamín Espósito struggling to write a novel about Liliana Coloto’s murder, an intriguing case that he tried to solve 25 years before while working as a judiciary employee. As Benjamín tries to come to terms with his past, he realizes that his story, and the consequences of Liliana’s murder, are not yet over.
Released in the year 2001, The Swamp tells the story of a rich Argentinian family having a tense vacation in the rainy northwest. The movie depicts realistic events which are sure to touch your heart as it covers boredom, adultery and classism among characters that you will love as they feel too real.
The Maid is an insightful comedy-drama film about family, class and discovery. It is a mix of psychological thriller and a poignant human drama portraying Saavedra, the protagonist who is scary yet subtle. Saavedra has indeed played her role exceptionally well. Undoubtedly, a must-watch!
Embrace of the Serpent
Written and directed by Ciro Guerra, Embrace of the Serpent narrates the journey taken by an Amazonian shaman and two foreign scientists who wish to find a sacred plant with healing properties. Since its release in the year 2015, it has been widely acclaimed for its originality and the exploration of colonialism and mysticism in-depth.
Released in the year 2014, Mala Mala is a documentary which depicts the power of transformation. It focuses on nine trans individuals in Puerto Rico. The movie is beautifully shot as it shows the pain and hardships of being different in a standardised society.
The Milk of Sorrow
The original title of the movie is The Frightened Teat, directed by Claudia Llosa. This movie captures the problems of mass rape among Peruvian women. Llosa in the movie cleverly shows the ways to tackle the problems pertaining to sexual violence amongst Peru’s female population.
The Headless Woman
The Headless Woman is a psychological thriller directed by Lucrecia Martel, and is certainly one of Latin America’s must-watch films. The movie narrates the story of Vero, the protagonist who finds herself disoriented and experiencing difficulty in acting normally after she is involved in a car accident.
Watching the above discussed movies can help you change your outlook towards life thus welcoming positivity, happiness and change.
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