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

Independent Film in Venezuela

South America actually has lots of movies to share in this complicated, but amazing market of movies. However, when it is about the independent film industry, it becomes harder to find a movie that really catches the attention of the spectator, so it is all about looking deep inside of each country in order to find a truely good film that also got some prizes internationally speaking. Among those independent films considered as a good one, there is the Venezuelan Movie called as Brecha en el silencio and that was released back in 2013.

Christian Lovera Brecha en el silencio

Brecha en el silencio

Brecha en el silencio was directed by two Venezuelan brothers that wanted to tale a true story of what can be considered as a current family, but that actually has lots of difficulties and problems. This made the main character of this movie, more than being the common happy character we are used to see, a very unhappy and complicated deaf woman that is a victim of her own family. The name of those two brothers are Andrés and Luis Rodríguez.

Vanessa Di Quattro is the name of the main character of the movie. She is a Venezuelan actress that before doing this movie, worked intelevision as an actress of some TV series. Even when she never got the chance to work as the protagonist of any of those television productions, Vanessa could get the chance to be the protagonist of this movie that really got the attention of people from all over the world. An example of this is the prize this film got in Egypt… It is considered such a good movie that it went from Venezuela to Egypt and got a recognition! Cairo’s Cinema Fest got two prizes to the movie:

  • Best first appearance
  • Best Actress

Venezuela has a big list of movies, indeed. However, it is not a much known market, not even in the country itself. Movies like this Brecha en el silencio are trying to give to the Venezuelan and international spectators something different that make people got interested in what they do. Some other films are also important and interesting, some of those are:

  • Manuela Sáenz The Liberator of the Liberator
  • Hermano
  • Azul y no tan rosa
  • El manzano azul
  • Patas Arriba
  • Reverón
  • Pelo Malo
  • El pez que fuma

Movies about history and family, comedy movies and movies with a very social topic are all made in Venezuela . Recently, the Venezuelan movie market is trying to reclaim itself and give more movies that talks about topics that can be really different from what Venezuelan people is used to see and their cinemas. So, it may have more prizes in an international level just like Brecha en el silencio and Azul y no tan rosa did.

Christian Lovera Azul y no tan rosa

Azul y no tan rosa