Tag Archives: Latin American film

Cidade de Deus / City of God (2002)

Set in the ‘favelas’ or slums of Rio de Janiero, where drug gangs claim childhoods. Pubescent boys live their lives in the fast lane,  wielding guns and knives. We get to know and love each gang member before they meet their bloody end. Not one you’re likely to forget in a hurry.

 

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Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de Motocicleta (2004)

Based on the journals of a young Che Guevara, who as a medical student embarked on a road trip across South America with his friend Alberto Granado in order to discover the continent and its people. What starts off as a raucous, hedonistic journey becomes far more sobering as the men encounter the extreme poverty, hunger and disease facing their countrymen.

 

Y Tu Mamá También / And Your Mother Too (2001)

 

Two teenage boys, Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Tenoch meet older woman Luisa and both set about trying to seduce her.  The threesome embark on a road trip across rural Mexico to its unspoiled beaches, practicing free love along the way. This coming of age tale will have you in stitches at times and in need of a cold shower at others!