Marie Louise Alemann, who died in February 2015, was an experimental filmmaker based in Buenos Aires. She worked on Super8 and developed a bold yet enigmatic style, frequently performing in her own films, and emphasising physical sensations and the primacy of the body. In the words of curator Federico Windhausen, her Umbrales ‘deserves to be seen as a major work of Latin American queer cinema’.
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment.
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical despot.