Latin Beat: AFTERSHOCK In Chile, John Ford In Mexico, Brazil's BOY AND THE WORLD Trailer

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In the latest edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat column, we take a look at upcoming releases in Chile, and also share a peek at documentary festival FIDOCS. We have two reports from Mexico, one on the film festival Distrital's awards, and the other about a John Ford retrospective. We also have the trailer for Brazil's fantastic animated Boy and the World (aka O Menino e o Mundo), along with news of a distribution deal in North America.

Jaime Grijalba Gomez and Eric Ortiz Garcia contributed to this story.

Upcoming Releases Come Home

written by Peter Martin; reporting by Jaime Grijalba Gomez in Chile

Aftershock, from director Nicolás López, debuted in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012, and is finally making its way home to Chile. Eli Roth, Ariel Levy and Nicolás Martínez star as clubgoers who survive a disastrous earthquake, and then find themselves fighting to stay alive.

Our reviewer, Jason Gorber, concluded that the film "manages to shake free from expectations of banality, creating an extremely effective, unsettling experience." Audiences in Chile can decide for themselves when Aftershock opens on June 12.

The Dance of Reality is the latest film by Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was born in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert. The project was shot on location there, and the filmmaker drew from his own life for inspiration, creating a richly imaginative fantasy with roots in reality.

In his review, Twitch's Brian Clark observed: "Even when Jodorowsky veers towards accessibility, he's still plumbing greater emotional and intellectual depths than even the most purposefully-bizarre surrealists." The film is set for release in Chile on June 19.

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