Foreign Indie Movies According to Christian Lovera

We are used to Hollywood movies, those big productions with incredible visual effects, and more. However, once in a while, we need to relax and watch different movies, those low-budget films that are not necessarily bad, but different. In fact, some indie movies are even greater that Hollywood movies.

In this article, we talk about foreign independent movies! Keep scrolling to know what we found!

From Venezuela

Regarding Venezuelan movies, the film industry is increasing in the Latin American country, producing awesome movies of different genres. One of its popular films of this year was the movie Libertador (The Liberator); this film focuses on the life of Venezuelan liberator and one of the most notable men in South America, Simón BolívarLibertador is definitely a movie that you must watch, starring famous Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Erich Wildpret
  • María Valverde
  • Iwan Rheon
  • Gary Lewis

Another awesome Venezuelan movie is Pelo Malo (Bad Hair), it follows the life of a nine-year-old boy named Junior, who lives with his hard-working mother and his baby brother. Junior has curly hair but he has an obsession with straightened his hair while her mother is scared of Junior becoming a homosexual in the future. This movie presents aspects of the Venezuelan culture; especially it presents the working poor people and their lifestyle. The cast includes:

  • Samantha Castillo
  • Beto Benites
  • Nelly Ramos
  • María Emilia Sulbarán

From Argentina

Argentinean movies have had a lot success at Cannes Film Festival and other events. As matter of fact, they have been acclaimed as some of the best movies regarding the Latin American film industry. One of the movies that you must watch is Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales). This movie comprises six short films about love, deception, tragedy,drama, and violence, everything contained in just 120 minutes. Relatos Salvajes presents different stories, but the structure of the movie is very organized; therefore, there are no reasons to get lost in the plot. In addition, the movie has a particular dark humor. This Argentinean film is 100% recommended. The cast includes:

  • Ricardo Darín
  • Oscar Martínez
  • Leonardo Sbaraglia
  • Erica Rivas
  • Rita Cortese

El Ardor is another Argentinean movie that you must watch. The film follows the story of Kaí, interpreted by Gael García Bernal, a man that came out from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped the daughter of a poor famer who was murdered by people that took his farm. The story has love, drama, and more. In addition, Brazilian actress Alice Braga plays Vania, the kidnapped daughter. In addition, the rest of the cast includes:

  • Claudio Tolcachir
  • Jorge Sesán
  • Iván Steinhardt

From Brazil

The Brazilian film industry is one of the most advanced industries in Latin America. The country produces a considerable amount of movies per year. However, one of the greatest Brazilian films of 2014 is O lobo atrás da Porta (A Wolf at the Door). The movie is about the feelings of people involved in a love triangle. This movie is about love, lust, and revenge. Although this is the first movie of director Fernando Coimbra, it is absolutely awesome. The cast includes:

  • Thalita Carauta
  • Juliano Cazarré
  • Milhem Cortaz
  • Leandra Leal