When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron)

When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron) is a documentary from Ecuador about a mountain hamlet where no one is left but some elderly widows. The film is available from the website as a DVD, but I don’t see it available on any streamers yet. It’s worth buying or keeping an eye out for it.

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Yes Day earns a big YES!

Yes Day is a family comedy that should bring a laugh and a smile to viewers of every age. This brightly colored romp is streaming on Netflix.

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Maria (and Everybody Else) brings comedy from Spain

Maria (and Everybody Else) ( María (y los demás)) is an energetic comedy of errors from Spain. The film was directed by Nely Reguera and stars Bárbara Lennie as the Maria everything swirls around. You can see this 2016 release on Prime Video for a small rental.

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Holy Camp (La llamada), musical comedy from Spain

Holy Camp (La llamada) is a comedy set to music in a Catholic summer camp for teens. It was a popular stage production before it was made into a movie. Much of the same cast were in the stage show. This Spanish language musical is streaming on Netflix.

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Hache, season 2, hits new levels of danger

Hache, a crime drama from Spain, puts Hache (or Helena) at the top of the crime and drug scene in Barcelona in the 1960s. Hache (Adriana Ugarte) inherits a nightclub, some houses, a cement factory and more from her lead-filled former lover Malpica. Both seasons are on Netflix.

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So My Grandma’s a Lesbian (Salir del ropero)

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian (Salir del ropero) sounded perfect. Two older women in the lead roles. Written and directed by a woman. A story about how love is love. Easy to find on Netflix.

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Daughter from Another Mother – family melodrama from Mexico

Daughter from Another Mother (Madre Solo hay Dos) stars Paulina Goto as Mariana, a young single mom. Ludwika Paleta stars as Ana, a married mom who just had her third child. Their babies get mixed up at birth. Season 1 of this Mexican series is on Netflix.

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Monarca, season 2, takes a quest for power to new heights

Monarca, the Mexican drama, takes the quest for power using betrayal, murder, and blackmail to new heights in season 2. The rich and powerful Carranza family argue over the leadership of their corporation, Monarca. This family relationship series full of intrigue and danger is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)

The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) is a Spanish language mystery series streaming on Netflix. It’s a well-written series with two exceptional Spanish actresses in the lead roles. Mystery fans will enjoy it.

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Review: Someone Has to Die (Alguien tiene que morir)

Someone has to Die (Alguien tiene que morir) brings a mere 3 episode series from Spain. Set in Franco’s repressive era when homosexuality was a crime, the story looks into the tragedy surrounding a dysfunctional family. The series is on Netflix.

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