Latin Wave 8 screening: The Cleaner

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Latin Wave 8 screening: The Cleaner
Courtesy of Film Republic

The eighth edition of Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America takes place May 2–5, with a group of new films premiering at the MFAH.

A mysterious epidemic has Lima's citizens dropping like flies. Forensic cleaner Eusebio's (Victor Prada) job is to disinfect the homes of the recently dead. During a routine sterilization of what he believes to be an empty apartment, he is surprised to discover young Joaquin (Adrian Du Bois) hiding in the closet.

When the city's overcrowded orphanages refuse Joaquin, Eusebio decides to look after the boy himself. What ensues is a poignant and moving story of an unexpected friendship, effectively combining science fiction with Latin American Neorealism. Newcomer Adrián Saba's debut creates a metaphorical picture of Latin America, a society of extreme disparity and stark contrasts, yet a place where kindness and generosity reign despite the surrounding death and decay.


Event Details



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Ticket Info

$10 general admission; $8 MFAH members, seniors and students.