Latin Beat: PERLA And Pablo Larraín's EL CLUB, Watch Trailers For Upcoming Chilean Releases

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Two local films will be opening in theaters in Chile over the next couple of weeks, according to Jaime Grijalba Gomez, our Santiago-based correspondent. Are they worthy of your time and attention? Let's take a closer look. 

Jaime Grijalba Gomez contributed to this story.

La Perla
Directed by Sergio M. Castilla

"It's not everyday that a Chilean mutt reaches the silver screen."

The idea of a dog movie may cause an instant reaction -- "Next!" -- but watch the trailer and a different idea quickly emerges. Director Sergio M. Castilla (Gringuito) calls this his most personal film.

He made his career in the United States for some 20 years before returning to Santiago, Chile in 2008, and, according to a recent interview one of the big things that caught his attention were the large number of abandoned dogs he saw in the city. He decided he wanted to make a movie about humans who were similarly abandoned, and drew upon his own experiences in making the movie.

More information is available at the official site. It opens in Chilean theaters on Thursday, May 21. You can watch the trailer below.

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