28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund - his brother, widow, and younger mistress - so he can get authorization to write the biography.
El Pepe, una vida suprema is a documentary on the life of Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter José Mujica.
Andres and Elias get together one evening for their last summer joint. On his way home, Elias finds a hidden case containing 5 different types of drugs. The next morning, Elias calls Andres to catch up on his discovery. He tells him he wants to gather round with some friends to perform an experiment: each should take a different drug and see what happens. The experiment takes a sudden turn when Andres girlfriend calls him to say her grandma has died.
Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train.
A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo. Three teenage guys try to figure out what they're supposed to be doing with their lives in this drama from Uruguay that puts the emphasis on character over narrative.
Two young people learn about love as politics turn their world upside down in this drama from director Ana Diez. After a long and successful career as a soccer player, Xavi retires from the game and moves to Spain, where one day to his surprise he happens upon Rosana, a friend from his childhood in Uruguay. As Xavi and Rosana catch up on what has happened to them over the past thirty years, they flash back to 1973, when young Xavi and his father Manuel, a shoemaker, lived down the street from Rosana.
How the Uruguayan-Spanish actor, writer, producer and director Narciso “Chicho” Ibáñez Serrador (1935-2019) changed forever the way of producing programs for Spanish television.
In 1983 a group of 154 children aged 3 and 17 years old traveled alone from Europe to Montevideo. They were children of political exiles from Uruguay, who were unable to come back to their own country; they sent their kids to know their relatives and home country. That human sign, charged with a political message, took part in children’s identity development. Nowadays, six of them still remember that day, when a crowd received them singing all together “your parents will come back”.
Affected by the disappearance of her best friend, Clara has withdrawn from the outside world. At a party she meets Mateo, he seems to know her more than she thinks.
A documentary about the experiences of female political prisoners of their incarcelation during the uruguayan military dictatorship (1973 - 1985).
ONLY NOISE is a documentary that tries to rescue from oblivion a tale with Les Renards as protagonists, one of the many bands from the 60s that was a key witness and pioneer in the first big explosion of Uruguayan Rock. It might look like a tale from an ordinary band, but in 1968 this band managed to break a world record.
In the near future where civil war is the order of the day and strange diseases are devastating, a boy lives alone in the house that his parents left him. Away from the surrounding chaos, he survives day by day from what the countryside gives him, until one day a strange girl interrupts her nighttime sleep, altering her daily life.
Ten years after winning a world title in bodybuilding in Russia and becoming a star of said discipline in Mexico, Antonio Osta (43) leads a life of austerity in the Uruguayan rural town where he grew up. He resides there with his son Juanjo (17), a sensitive teenager who keeps him company and confronts him openly. Suffering from acute kidney disease which keeps him from competing professionally, Antonio is stuck in limbo, halfway between his glorious past and the impossibility of being who he once was. However, he is unwilling to give up his lifestyle, even if it kills him. In an attempt to reinvent himself, and seeking a better future for his son, Antonio plans a comeback to the Mexico bodybuilding scene, where he may relive his glory days.
A day in the life of a lighthouse keeper on a remote cape off the Uruguayan coastline.
In 1986, the Uruguayan Parliament passed a law granting amnesty for all crimes and human rights violations committed by the military and police during the dictatorship (1973-85). This law of impunity prevented the clarification demanded by the relatives of those who had disappeared and been murdered by the former regime. A public initiative arose calling for a referendum in which the law be subject to the vote of the people. Unas preguntas uses U-matic footage, mostly of interviews recorded on the streets of Uruguay between 1987 and 1989, to present a time capsule of the period.