El Regreso de Lencho:
In bed with a woman who’s making an anticapitalist dance, the hero of “The Return of Lencho” says, “I love how subtly you guys explore the theme of globalization in Guatemala.” As pillow talk that may make you giggle, but it’s meant to be serious and sexy. It also reflects the film’s ambition: to be a subtle exploration of contemporary problems in Guatemala. Not that there is anything subtle about this movie, written and directed by Mario Rosales, which loosely follows the adventures of Lencho (Mario Lanz) and his pals — D.J.’s, poets, rappers, graffiti artists. They fight the power in a corrupt, still-brutal state while preparing for a festival in an indigenous village and praising one another’s work. The police are the villains here, though the leering specimens offered up would be more at home on an opera stage than in a movie trying to expose social ills. — Rachel Saltz
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