Latin American entries win at Berlin film festival
Gael Garcia Bernal's latest movie "Mammoth" might have received a frosty reception at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month, but the same cannot be said for some of the other Latin American entries.
The film, about a young woman who was born as a result of her mother’s rape, was directed by Claudia Llosa and stars Magaly Solier.
Meanwhile, the Uruguayan-Argentine effort "Gigante" took three awards, including the Jury Grand Prix.
"Gigante" takes place in Montevideo and is about a guard at a supermarket who is in love with one of the employees whom he spies on through his many security cameras.
See trailers for both films in the embedded videos.
-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City