Posts Tagged ‘Cine Las Americas 21’

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: KAYAK TO KLEMTU

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The closing night film of the festival was an inspiring and beautiful, family friendly film that not only honors Native American traditions, but also offers some heartfelt environmental messages.  Written and directed by Zoe Hopkins, Kayak to Klemtu tells the story of 14 year-old Ella (Ta’kaiya Blaney), […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: ARÁBIA (ARABY)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) I know it sounds cliché to say that youths often take things for granted when they don’t have to struggle to survive.  However, one cannot deny the truth in that statement.  Not only is this a situation that occurs in the United States, but one that […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: POLVO DE ESTRELLAS (STARDUST)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (4 Out of 4 Stars) Because parents often have to be realistic and practical, and usually have their children’s best interests in mind, they are not always supportive of their children’s dreams and aspirations.  Such is the case with Hilario and his son Adan.  Everyday, Adan works along side his […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: COCOTE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Though not my highest rated film of the festival, Cocote is probably the most exciting and artistically bold film of this year’s Cine Las Americas.  Director Nelson Carlo De Santos Arias takes a basic story of vengeance and presents it in some truly exciting and creative […]

Cine Las Americas 2018 Review: ABRAZOS IMBORRABLES (UNFORGETTABLE HUGS)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The second documentary I viewed at the festival is a fun and exciting film about the very intimate dance known as the tango and its current world-wide resurgence.  Argentinian director Pablo Hadis offers an entertaining and insightful film that features some of the artists and enthusiasts […]