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Friday, April 24, 2009 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 9:35 PM

La edición del 2009 de El Festival de Cine de Tribeca estará celebrando el septimo arte hasta el 3 de Mayo. He aqui las selecciones de origen Latino que forman parte del festival este año. Se destacan The Last Son of Havana de Jonathan Hock con el actor Luis Tiant y Rudo y Cursi de Carlos Cuarón con Gael García Bernal y Diego Luna y productores Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy), y Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel).
Entre Nos . Directed by Gloria La Morte, Paola Mendoza. Adoring
Tribeca Film Festival, 2009. Photo courtesy Tribeca Film Festival.
mother Mariana (talented co-director Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage-and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)-to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. (Columbia, USA – 80 minutes)

Fish Child (El niño pez). Directed by Lucía Puenzo.
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled.
(Argentina, Spain, France – 96 minutes)

Garapa. Directed by José Padilha.
Director José Padilha follows up his Golden Bear-winning Elite Squad with this austere, unflinching examination of the realities of chronic hunger for three Brazilian families. At once intimate and universal, Padilha's hauntingly visual film humanizes the enormity of the global hunger crisis. (Brazil – 106 minutes)

The Lost Son of Havana. Directed by Jonathan Hock.


Luis Tiant never anticipated spending a half-century in exile from Cuba. Torn between his career and his homeland, he went on to become one of baseball's top pitchers, heating up the mound for (among others) the Red Sox and Yankees. Director Jonathan Hock follows Tiant on his return to Cuba for the first time, capturing an inspiring and profound portrait of one of game's greatest heroes. (USA – 102 minutes)

Only When I Dance. Directed by Beadie Finzi
Two teenage ballet dancers from the working-class favelas of Rio are determined to dance their way to a better life, but to do so they must grow up against harsh prejudice, doubt, and some of the best dancers in the world. This inspiring doc trails their path to beat the odds and follow their dream of making it in the elite world of professional ballet. (Brazil, U.K. – 78 minutes)

P-Star Rising. Directed by Gabriel Noble.


In the early '80s, Jesse Diaz was a rising star in the hip-hop world. Now a broke single father in Harlem with two children to support, Jesse finds a shot at redemption in his nine-year-old daughter Priscilla Star, a precocious and immensely talented rapper. Director Gabriel Noble follows four years of father-daughter ups and downs as they navigate the grit and the glamour
of the music biz. (USA – 83 minutes)

Rudo y Cursi. Directed by Carlos Cuarón.


Stars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna and producers Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy), and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) present a splendid, riotous film about a pair of thickheaded stepbrothers whose rivalry takes them from their jobs on a small-town banana ranch to star
spots on opposing soccer teams. (USA, Mexico – 102 minutes)

Which Way Home. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa
In this unprecedented, revelatory doc, director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) follows three unaccompanied children on a harrowing odyssey away from their homes in Latin America and through Mexico with one mighty shepherding hope: to reach the United States, where they can either reunite with their own families who made the journey before them, or create new lives
for themselves. (USA, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras – 82 minutes)

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