Berlinale Spotlights Spanish & Latin American Movies

**Spanish and Latin American Films to Participate in 73rd Edition of Berlinale**

Boldy in the spotlight, Spanish and Latin American cinema will have its place at the 73rd edition of the Berlinale which is set to begin on February 16, 2023. The competition for the coveted Golden Bear will include a total of 17 titles, among which is “Tótem” by Mexican director Lila Avilés.

In the Encounters section created to promote the many narrative and documentary forms seen in the Festival, the names of three countries stand out: Spain, Argentina and Mexico. The Spanish film “Samsara” by Lois Patiño, the Argentine “Adentro mío estoy bailando”, by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann, and “El eco” by Mexican Tatiana Huezo, as well as the debut of Spanish philosopher Paul B. Preciado with “Orlando, ma biographie politique”, a film produced in France will all be competing.

Besides these films, there are many more titles that will be seen at different sections of the Berlinale: Official Competition, Berlinale Shorts, Panorama, Forum and Retrospective. Among these films, Spanish and Latin American movies will be presented in films such as “20,000 species of bees” by Estíbaliz Urresola Solaguren, “The Luminous Wound” by Christian Avilés and “El castillo” by Martín Benchimol.

The selection for this edition of the Berlinale reflects a wide variety of cinematic stories coming from Spain and Latin America that will be seen by audiences from all over the world.

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