2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) presents a selection of more than 250 new films representing some 100 cultures and countries.

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and the largest annual film event in the region. The 38th edition of Festival brings new works by emerging and veteran filmmakers to the Twin Cities this year, presenting more than 250 films, including 7 films from Spain.

Yuli

  • On Thursday, April 4 at 7 and 7:30 pm. MSPIFF opening night presentation. Special guests will be in attendance.
  • Directed by Icíar Bollaín, Spain / Cuba / Germany / UK, 2018, 115 minutes.
  • In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Yuli is the story of Cuban ballet sensation Carlos Acosta, known as Yuli, and his captivating rise from a life on the streets of Havana to ballet legend as lead dancer with London’s Royal Ballet.

El Reino (The Realm)

  • On Sunday, April 7 at 6:40 pm.
  • On Wednesday, April 10 at 9:20 pm.
  • On Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm. At Marcus Rochester Cinema, 4340 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904.
  • Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain / France, 2018, 131 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional vice-secretary who had everything in his favor to take the leap into national politics, becomes trapped in a struggle for survival after a leak involves him in a corruption scandal. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?

El Silencio de Otros (The Silence of Others)

  • On Wednesday, April 10 at 5 pm.
  • On Sunday, April 14 at 9:14 am.
  • Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, USA / Spain, 2018, 96 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Since the death of Spain’s General Franco in 1975, the victims of his 40-year dictatorship have been awaiting justice for the crimes committed against them and their families. The 1976 “Pact of Forgetting,” an amnesty law meant to erase the county’s troubled history, did little to bridge the divide between victims and perpetrators, as it absolved both political prisoners and fascist henchmen of any wrongdoing.

Looking for the Wild

  • On Saturday, April 6 at 10 am.
  • On Sunday, April 14 at 10 am.
  • Directed by Andoni Canela, Spain, 2016, 70 minutes.
  • In English and Spanish with Engish subtitles. Watch trailer.

For over a year, 10-year-old Unai and his family take an extraordinary trip around the planet to photograph an endangered species on each continent. Unai shares his observations from jungles, deserts, and glaciers, as his family learns, plays, and looks for wildlife.

Belmonte

  • On Saturday, April 6 at 4:45 pm.
  • On Friday, April 19 at 2:45 pm.
  • On Saturday, April 20 at 9:45 pm.
  • Directed by Federico Veiroj, Uruguay / Mexico / Spain, 2018, 75 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

A humorous exploration of fatherhood, Belmonte is the story of a revered painter and his beloved daughter, Celeste. As Javier Belmonte prepares for his latest exhibition, he notices an unwelcome distance growing between himself and Celeste.

The Golden Harvest

  • On Saturday, April 13 at 9:45 pm.
  • On Monday, April 15 at 4:50 pm.
  • Directed by Alia Yunis, Palestine / Greece / Italy / Spain / Israel, 2019, 85 minutes.
  • In English, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Italian with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

In this illuminating and artistic documentary from Alia Yunis, we follow the history and relationship between olive trees and the Mediterranean people that have overseen its cultivation and well-being for thousands of years.

Los Tiburones (The Sharks)

  • On Saturday, April 6 at 9:40 pm.
  • On Thursday, April 18 at 9:30 pm.
  • On Saturday, April 20 at 9:40 pm.
  • Directed by Lucía Garibaldi, Uruguay / Argentina / Spain, 2019, 83 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles.

14-year-old Rosina lives in a beach resort rumored to be plagued by sharks. Upon meeting the older Joselo, she feels a desire to bridge the distance between their bodies and begins to circle him, as if inspired by the mysterious predators.

  • Film
  • Minneapolis
  • Thu, April 04 —
    Sat, April 20, 2019

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St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Credits

Presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and supported by The Star Tribune, Cedarwoods Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Minnesota State Arts Board Legacy Amendment Funding, National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, US Bank, The Minneapolis Foundation , Knock, Inc., Indeed Brewing Company, Fox Rothschild, Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, and Masters and Auteurs Member Circle. Image: Yuli, by Icíar Bollaín.

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