Ximena is illiterate; Jacqueline reads to her. Everything except a letter hidden under a wooden Buddha that Ximena won’t let her read. To know what it says, Ximena must learn to read. As Ximena learns, their relationship, thorny at first, becomes ever more trusting. What they will learn is more than either of them could have imagined. Fueled by brilliant writing and luminous acting - Paulina Garcia (Gloria - Best Actress, Berlinale 2013) should be declared a national treasure - this richly metaphorical and emotionally subtle miracle from Chile, the new heart of South American cinema, is exactly the kind of film Cinequest was created to discover - a film that will touch you deeply, a film you will not want to forget.
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago.
Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
Have you watched The Illiterate yet? What did you think about it?