We love films from all over the world and have always loved bringing films made in Latin America and Spain to East London. We have put together a list of our favourite ones and where to find them online… Enjoy them this weekend!!

The Latin Boys: Volume 1 (2019) directors Andres Madrigal Alvarado, Henrique Arruda, Rodrigo Bellott, Qurntin Lazzarotto, Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau and Erick Salas Kirchhausen.

This collection of shorts will take you to 6 South American countries to tell you 6 different gay experiences.  

Where to watch it: Vimeo rent

 

The Boys of Rio (2018) directed by Tommy Rio. Brazil

Enjoy Copacabana beach with its sculptural and diverse bodies from your comfy living room while drinking a (M&S) Mojito.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

Bad Education (2004) Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Spain

First love, cinema talking about cinema, Spain in the 70s and 80s, Gael Garcia Bernal, drag queens…what else do you need to watch this film?

Where to watch it: BFI Player and MUBI

 

The Blond One (2019) directed by Marco Berger. Argentina

Two very hot guys share an apartment in Buenos Aires, one is shy the other one not at all…

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

XXY (2017) Directed by Lucia Puenzo. Argentina, Spain and France

Alex is 15 years old with ambiguous sexual organs and falls in love with a young guy. This film talks about finding your own identity and how to cope with it while being teenager in Uruguay.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

Silence is a falling body (2017) Directed by Agustina Comedi. 

‘When I was born a part of Jaime passed away’. Filmmaker Agustina Comedi embarks on the reconstruction of her father’s life using his large collection of home videos, more than 100 hours of videotapes and interviews of his friends and her family. Piecing together Jaime’s gay life before the marriage to her mother, Comedi’s poetic documentary takes us on a journey through her father’s youth filled with political activism and joyful friendships at the time of Argentina’s repressive dictatorship in the 1980s and the dawn of the HIV epidemic.

Where to watch it: MUBI

 

A Year without love (2005) Directed by Anahi Berneri. Argentina

Pablo is a young writer who is dying because of complications with Aids. He shares the apartment with his aunt and goes out looking for love or compassion, finding bondage the way to turn his pain into pleasure.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime



A Fantastic Woman (2017) Directed by Sebastian Lelio. 

Marina’s life falls apart when her partner dies. While mourning his loss she has to face the unfair Chilean society with transgender people.

Where to watch it: BFI Player

 

Elisa & Marcela (2019) Directed by Isabel Coixet. 

Elisa and Marcela were the first two Spanish women who got married in the XIX century. They decided to live their love breaking all the society conventions. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

 

From Afar (2015) Directed by Lorenzo Vigas. Venezuela and Mexico

Armando, a 50 years old man pays for young companion in Caracas. One day he meets Elder, a 17 year old guy who will change their lives.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

Fresa y Chocolate (1995) Directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio. Cuba, Mexico, Spain and USA

Don’t miss to re-watch this Cuban classic love story between artist Diego and his straight and communist friend David.

Where to watch it: MUBI

 

Temblores -Tremors (2019) Directed by Jayro Bustamante. Guatemala, France and Luxemburg.

What will it happen if an evangelical father let his family know that he is gay?

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

Room in Rome (2010) Directed by Julio Medem. Spain.

Two women meet in Rome on holidays and share their dreadful past stories during a torrid night.

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

 

Hidden Away (2014) Directed by Mikel Rueda. Spain.

Ibrahim and Rafa met in a nightclub. This encounter will change their lives forever. 

Where to watch it: BFI Player



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