List of Paraguayan films

A list of films produced in Paraguay. Paraguay produced more than a hundred feature films, including fiction and documentaries, including several important co-productions.

1950s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
Codicia[1]Catrano CatraniSara Antúnez, Ernesto Baez, Guillermo BattagliaDramaA western in co-production with Argentina, filmed in the city of San Antonio (Paraguay)
1956
El trueno entre las hojas[2]Armando BoArmando Bo, Isabel SarliDramaBased on the novel of the same name by Augusto Roa Bastos
1957
1958
1959
La sangre y la semilla[3]Alberto DuboisCésar Alvarez Blanco, Ernesto Baez, Raul Valentino BenítezDramaCo-production with Argentina, about Paraguayan War
En la vía[4]Alberto DuboisOlga Zubarry, Ernesto Báez, Carlos GómezDramaProduction with Argentina, never released

1960s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
1961
1962
La Burrerita de YpacaraíArmando BoIsabel Sarli, Luis Alberto del Paraná, Ernesto BaezCrime, Drama, MusicalCo-production with Argentina. Contains music and an appearance from Paraguayan singer Luis Alberto del Paraná.
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1970s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
Cerro CoraGuillermo VeraRoberto De Felice, Rosa Ros, Pedro Ignacio AcevalWarThe first fully Paraguayan production feature film. Funded by the government of Alfredo Stroessner.
O Amante de Minha MulherAlberto PieralisiDavid Cardoso, Ira von Fürstenberg, Milton MoraesComedyCo-procution with Brasil
1979
O Último Cão de GuerraTony VieiraHitagibe Carneiro, Renée Casemart, Heitor GaiottiCrimeCo-procution with Brasil

1980s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1980
1981
A Cafetina de Meninas VirgensAgenor Alves, Guillermo VeraJuan Ramon Benitez, Cinira Camargo, Renée CasemartCrimeCo-production with Brasil
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
El Secreto de la SeñoraHugo GamarraBlás Alcaraz, Edda de los Rios, Techi PereiraDramaAdapted as the first telefilm

1990s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
Miss AmeriguáLuis R. VeraRaquel Baeza, Jesús Pérez, Ayesa FrutosComedyScreened at the Gramado Film Festival
1995
1996
De paso por la vidaCarlos BenegasDrama
1997
1998
El portón de los sueñosHugo GamarraJustina Aguero, Rosa Elena Blanco, Juanita EspinolaDocumentaryAbout the life and work of the writer Augusto Roa Bastos
O Toque do OboéCláudio MacDowellPaulo Betti, Mario Lozano, Arturo FleitasDrama, FantasyCo-production with Brasil
1999

2000s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
2001
2002
María EscobarGalia GiménezRuth Ferreira, José Carlos Aguayo, Miguel Maria AguayoComedy
Réquiem Por Un SoldadoGalia GiménezManuel Cuenca, Manuel Rodríguez, Clara BenítezDrama, War
2003
MiramenometokeiEnrique CollarClaudia Bogarín, Katherine Catolino, Ramon Del RioDrama
2004
Rechts-Links (Derecha-Izquierda)Augusto Netto y Rafael KohanDocumentaryAbout the survivors of the Holocaust, who migrated to Paraguay
Estudio para una siesta paraguayaEugenia Blanc, Lía Dansker, Alejandro NakanoDramaCo-production with Argentina
2005
AcopleAugusto Netto, Rafael KohanDrama
O Amigo DunorJosé Eduardo AlcázarAlmudena Alcazar, Lyonel Combeçau, Dilma LóesDrama
Cándido López - Los campos de batallaJosé Luis GarcíaOdina LeguizamónDocumentary
CenizasVirginia Ferreira, Eduardo MoraDocumentary
La Tierra ArdíaManuel CuencaSilvino Alegre, Manuel Cuenca, Manuel RodríguezHistory, War
2006
Hamaca ParaguayaPaz EncinaRamon Del Rio, Georgina Genes, Jorge LópezDramaScreened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
CarimeaRay ArmeleDrama
Tierra rojaRamiro GómezDocumentaryPortrait of the life of peasant families
2007
El Invierno de GunterGalia GiménezEmilio Barreto, Victor Bohbout Chávez, Manuel CuencaDrama
Profesión cineroHugo GamarraDocumentaryHistory about the golden age of mobile cinema and neighborhood cinemas
Casos de MisterioRamón Ramoa SalcedoMisteryFilmed in the city of Pilar
2008
El reflejoGustavo DelgadoDramaSet in the successive financial crises since 1996
Acosta ÑuRamón Ramoa SalcedoDramaAbout the battle of the War of Paraguay, in which 3,500 child soldiers died
El regalo de SofíaLeticia Coronel y Hugo Cataldo BarudiDrama
Error de imprentaNilfe Vera y AragónHorror
Detrás del sol: Más cieloGastón GularteDramaCo-production with Argentina
FrankfurtRamiro GómezDocumentaryPresents a group of soccer players of the rural league.
Paraguay fue noticiaRicardo ÁlvarezDocumentaryAbout the fire at the Ycuá Bolaños supermarket, where almost 400 people died in 2004
2009
Circo peMiguel AgüeroDocumentaryPortrait of one of the last itinerant circuses in the country
Relatos de CurupaytyRamón Ramoa SalcedoMisteryFilmed in the city of Pilar

2010s

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2010
Felipe CanastoDario Cardona HerrerosBeto Ayala, Ramon Del Rio, Liber FernandezDrama
Universo ServilletaLuis AguirreEsteban Aguirre, María José Cacavelos, José CarvalloDrama
Semana CapitalHugo CataldoLuis Aguirre, Natalia Alvarenga, Paola AmainiComedy, Drama
Cuchillo de paloRenate CostaMiguel Auad Petunia, Nancy Baruja, Renate CostaDocumentary
NovenaEnrique CollarJuan de Dios Collar, Teodora Gonzalez, Bernardino OjedaDramaScreened at the Mar del Plata Film Festival
18 cigarrillos y medioMarcelo TolcesDramaCo-production with España and México
La tierra sin malAnna Recalde MirandaDocumentaryCoproduction with Francia and Italia
2011
Che pykasumiErmes Medina ValienteJosé Fleitas, Alicia ArceHistory, Drama, RomanceHistory about the poet Cecilio Valiente and the inspiration of his most famous poem
1811, Jirones de GloriaRamón Ramoa SalcedoHistoryFilmed in the city of Pilar
Tren ParaguayMauricio Rial BantiDocumentary
Santo de la Guitarra: La historia fantástica de Agustín Barrios MangoréCarlos Salcedo CenturiónDocumentary
2012
7 BoxesJuan Carlos Maneglia, Tana SchemboriCelso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali GonzalezThrillerNominated at the 27th Goya Awards for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film.

Screened at many film festivals, including San Sebastián, Mar del Plata, Toronto, Guadalajara, India, Miami and Palm Springs.

LibertadGustavo DelgadoRafael Alfaro, Fiorella Migliore, Jorge RamosHistory
VínculosJosé María DávalosRomance
Migraña/La enamoradaMartín CrespoDramaBased on texts by the Spanish writer Rafael Barret
Un Revolber en la ChacaLuis A. AguirreRevolberDocumentary, Music
2013
Costa DulceEnrique CollarJuan de Dios Collar, Christian Riveros, Eladia VelazquezDrama, MysteryScreened at the Mar del Plata Film Festival
Fin de la líneaGustavo DelgadoLucía Valdez, Sergio GonzálezAction
Lectura Según JustinoArnaldo AndréJulieta Cardinali, Mike Amigorena, Diego GonzalezDrama
El azúcar del naranjoGalia GiménezDrama
Eliza Lynch: Queen of ParaguayAlan GilsenanHistory, DocumentaryProduction of Ireland on the lover of Marshal Francisco Solano López
EsperanzaEnrique Carballido, Sylvie MoreauxDocumentaryCo-production with France, with the testimony of 35 artists about the dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner
2014
Latas VacíasHérib GodoyFátima Aquino, Sergio Cardozo, Blas FilártigaMysteryFirst feature film of the city of Coronel Oviedo
Luna de cigarrasJorge Diaz de BedoyaLali Gonzalez, Nathan Christopher Haase, Andrea QuattrocchiDramaScreened at the Madrid International Film Festival
El tiempo nubladoArami UllonMirna Villalba, Arami Ullón, Luis UllónDocumentary, Drama, FamilyParaguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards
Poder e impotencia, un drama en 3 actosAnna Recalde MirandaDocumentaryCo-production with Francia and Italia, about the government and the dismissal of President Fernando Lugo
2015
BoquerónTonchy AntezanaHistoryProduction of Bolivia on one of the main battles of the Chaco War
Sin Salida/No Way OutHéctor EchavarríaAction
Landfill HarmonicBrad Allgood, Graham Townsley, Juliana Penaranda-LoftusAda Ríos, María de Jesús Ríos, Tania Vera, Noelia Ríos, Nicolás GómezDocumentaryScreened at many film festivals, including Vancouver, SXSW, Maui, Long Beach, Leeds and Cleveland
Chicas nuevas 24 horasMabel LozanoDocumentaryCo-production of Paraguay, Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Peru, nominated for the Goya and Platinum awards
Mangoré, por amor al arteLuis R. VeraDamián Alcázar, Rafael Alfaro, Clotilde Cabral, Manuel CuencaBiographyThe most expensive Paraguayan film, with 1,500,000 dollars
La ChiperitaHugo CataldoRafael Alfaro, Bruno Sosa Bofinger, Hebe Duarte, Patty ParedesRomance, comedy
Felices los que lloranMarcelo TorcidaHarry Stanley, Carlos Cabra, Carlos EchevarríaDramaWon two prizes of "Oscar for religious cinema", at the Vatican film festival
Ore ruArmando AquinoDocumentary, ReligiousAbout the first visit of Pope Francis
RúaDaniela CandiaDocumentaryPortrays the festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo, in the city of Altos
2016
GuaraníLuis ZorraquinHebe Duarte, Emilio Barreto, Jazmin BogarinDramaCo-production witg Argentina
Gritos del MondayHector XIIX RodriguezClotilde Cabral, Solange Mendez Flores, Ana IvanovaHorrorFirst Paraguayan horror feature film.
El secuestroHugo Javier CardozoDrama, ActionFirst production of the city of Encarnación.
La última tierraPablo LamarRamón del Río, Vera ValdezDramaCoproducción with Holanda, Chile and Qatar
Un suelo lejanoGabriel MuroDocumentaryArgentine production about Nueva Germania, the truncated German colony of the sister of Friedrich Nietzsche
Hoy partido a las tresClarisa NavasComedy, SportProduction of Corrientes, Argentina, with minority Paraguayan participation
Paraguay, droga y bananaJuan Manuel SalinasDocumentaryThe history of drug trafficking in Paraguay and the figure of General Andrés Rodríguez
2017
TruenosMario GoiaRobert Grange, Juanse Buzó, Rubén Zapattini, Ariel Margatti, Ricardo QuintanaAction, Comedy
Santificar lo profanoAgustín NúñezHector Lozzca, Lety MancuelloDrama
Saber CrecerPedro Noah Espínola, Walter Hermosa Jr.Gonzalo Martinez, Constanza Coscia, Pedro Noah EspínolaDrama, YoungThe entire team was under 21 years of age
Los BuscadoresJuan Carlos Maneglia, Tana SchemboriTomás Arredondo, María Cecilia Torres, Mario Toñánez, Christian FerreiraAdventure, ComedyParaguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards
2018
La Redención Hérib GodoyJuan Carlos Notari, Lali González, Emilio Barreto, Ramón del Río, José Barrios, Sergio Cardozo, Mauro Acosta, Blas Filartiga, Aníbal OrtizDrama, History, Road Movie
The HeiressesMarcelo MartinessiAna Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez, María Martins, Alicia GuerraDramaWon two Silver Berlin Bears (Best Actress and Alfred Bauer Prize) at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
Leal, solo hay una forma de vivirRodrigo Salomón, Pietro ScappiniLuis Aguirre, Fini Bocchino, Bruno Sosa, Fabio Chamorro, Dani Da Rosa, José Fretes, Andrea Frigerio, David Gerber, Ana Maria Imizcoz, Mauricio A. Jortack, Felix Medina, Alcides Oviedo Cáceres, Andrea Quattrocchi, Sergio Quiñonez, Silvio RodasAction, Crime, Drama

List of Paraguayan short films

  • Alma Paraguaya (1925)
  • Asunción a Cuatro Tiempos (1997)
  • Cachorros de León, la Batalla de Boqueron (1997)
  • La Cajita Feliz (2004)
  • Campaña Electoral Con la Presencia de Eligio Ayala (1927)
  • Candida (2003)
  • Cariñoso (1986)
  • La Catástrofe de Encarnación (1926)
  • Caños (1987)
  • De Amor y de Guerra (1997)
  • Desde el Tejado (1986)
  • Desfile Militar (1926)
  • El Que se Aburra Aquí es Porque No Sabe Distraerse (1926)
  • Emboscada, campo de concentración (1997)
  • En el Infierno del Chaco (1932)
  • Estigarribia: Militar y Presidente (1998)
  • Estudio Para Una Siesta Paraguaya (2004)
  • La Fiesta (1988)
  • Las Gaviotas no Hablan Inglés (1996)
  • La Guerra del Chaco (1933)
  • Horno Ardiente (2002)
  • Independencia (1997)
  • Manifestación Frente al Congreso (1928)
  • Paraguay, Tierra de Promisión (1937)
  • Proceso de Cambio (1988)
  • El Pueblo (1971)
  • Revista Militar en Campo Grande (1926)
  • Rutina (1987)
  • La Selva Debe Vivir: Los Ache del Ñacunday (1997)
  • El Señor Ministro del Interior (1927)
  • Sepelio de Eligio Ayala (1930)
  • El Siglo Que Se Va (2000)
  • Una y Media (2001)
  • Vistas del Paraguay (1929)
  • Los Yshyr de Karchavalut (1997)

References

  1. "Codicia". Retrieved 30 March 2018 via www.imdb.com.
  2. "El trueno entre las hojas". 2 October 1958. Retrieved 30 March 2018 via www.imdb.com.
  3. "La sangre y la semilla". 12 November 1959. Retrieved 30 March 2018 via www.imdb.com.
  4. "En la vía". Retrieved 30 March 2018 via www.imdb.com.
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