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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These Upcoming Films

Selin Kilic February 23, 2016 February 23rd, 2017

As you may have seen (via Google Doodles) it’s time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage! To explore the depth of the Latino culture, we want to shine a light on some Latin American films that will likely be Oscar contenders. Here are some upcoming movies by Latinos or starring Latinos that should be on everyone’s watch list:

Deepwater Horizon – September 30, 2016

The based-on-true-events film follows the worst oil spill in U.S history. The story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig, Deepwater Horizon. The 2010 man-made disaster flick is starring Latino actress Gina Rodriguez, who will be appearing in her first feature film since 2013.

Watch the Trailer here:

Julieta – December 21, 2016

The internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is back, but not with his usual troupe of actors. After a relatively unsuccessful film in 2013, it will be interesting to see if Almodóvar will get back to the form of one of the most revered filmmakers in Spain. His latest film centers around middle-aged Julieta, whose life implodes when she confronts the pain of her past, and of the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.

Watch the Trailer here:

A Monster Calls – January 6, 2017

This touching fantasy film is about a boy who seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his mothers terminal illness. The visually spectacular drama is coming from acclaimed Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona. This is the first feature film he’s directed since 2012s ‘The Impossible’. Returning the the screens with an all-star cast and possible Oscar contender isn’t a bad way to start your 2017.

Watch the Trailer here:

The film will have a limited release date of December 23, 2016 to qualify as an awards contender before opening wide on January 6, 2017.

Sources: Latin Post, IMDB

For more movies that celebrate Hispanic Heritage, check out YUYU’s selection of Spanish Films.

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