Gael García Bernal starred in Pablo Larraín’s Academy Award–nominated ‘No’ (2012), the story of an ad executive who comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum.
As we continue to celebrate and recognize the amazingly rich and diverse contributions to art and culture from Latinx artists, Institute staff and alumni sat down and put together a list of some of our favorite films by Latinx filmmakers.
Films that speak about the complexity of localized social dynamics, documentaries that take us deep into the inner chambers of a president in turmoil, adapted screenplays of celebrated literature—these are only a few of our favorites that we hope you discover or revisit soon. They are eternally influential and inspirational pieces of work.
The Girl from Mexico, directed by Leslie Goodwins (1939)
In this 1939 comedy, “spitfire” actress Lupe Vélez stars as a hot-headed Mexican singer chasing fame in New York.