The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled today additional titles for its upcoming 44th edition in the Discovery and TIFF Docs sidebars, which will include four Latin American films from Argentina, Chile and Cuba.
TIFF’s Discovery section will host the world premiere of the Cuban film August / Agosto by Armando Capó, the Chilean film Lina from Lima / Lina de Lima by María Paz González, and the Argentine film The Good Intentions / Las buenas intenciones by Ana García Blaya.
Armando Capó’s socially charged debut borrows from the filmmaker’s own upbringing in rural Cuba during the height of the 1994 Balseros crisis, when mass illegal migration to the US compounded economic misery with social chaos.
The issue of migrant labour gets a winningly light touch in Lina from Lina, the musical comedy—and debut fiction film—from documentarian González, about a Peruvian woman working as a domestic helper for a wealthy Chilean family, who prepares for a trip home to visit the son she left behind.
In this subtle and charming drama The Good Intentions, an aging slacker finds his comfortable status quo and family dynamic disrupted when his ex-wife and her current partner decide to move from Argentina to Paraguay and take his children with them.
And TIFF Docs will host the North American premiere of The Cordillera of Dreams / La cordillera de los sueños, in which acclaimed Chilean director Patricio Guzmán finishes his geographic trilogy about his home country with this ode to the Andes, a majestic crossing point for him and many others.
The 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will take place September 5 - 15 in Canada.