Browsing Netflix’s vast catalog is like opening a box of cinematic surprises, filled with engaging stories and breathtaking productions. This week, we dive into the depths of streaming to bring you the shiniest gems that promise to win the hearts of moviegoers and series enthusiasts.
Get ready for a journey through engaging plots, extraordinary performances and narratives that will transcend the boundaries of the screen. Amid the ocean of options, we highlight the five best premieres that deserve a prominent place on your “must-watch” list. Prepare the popcorn, sink into the sofa and embark on this cinematic journey with us without leaving home.
Highlights include “Elena Sabe”, from 2023, by Anahí Berneri; “Leo”, from 2023, by Robert Marianetti, Robert Smigel and David Wachtenheim; and “Nobody Needs to Believe in Me”, from 2023, by Fernando Frías de la Parra. The titles are organized according to the year of release and do not follow classification criteria.
Elena Sabe (2023), Anahí Berneri
After the tragic passing of her daughter, a heartbroken mother, facing her own battle with Parkinson’s, clings to the search for answers as a way to find some peace. Elena, determined to uncover the truth, leaves her suburban comfort, embarking on a physical and emotional journey toward the capital, where she hopes an old acquaintance of her daughter’s can shed light on the dark events. On this pilgrimage, each season brings deep memories to the surface, mixing with the present in a whirlwind of emotions, and leading to a revelation as surprising as the waves of pain and love that pass through it.
Leo (2023), Robert Marianetti, Robert Smigel and David Wachtenheim
On the eve of his 75th birthday, Leo, a former pet lizard, faces a midlife crisis that leads him to abandon his longtime cage. In making this decision, he finds himself immersed in a new journey as a therapist, offering support and advice to the quirky fifth graders in his classroom. In this surprising turn of events, Leo discovers an unexpected vocation, providing moments of reflection and fun as he himself searches for meaning and purpose in his final stage of life.
Nobody Needs to Believe in Me (2023), Fernando Frías de la Parra
Juan Pablo, about to start a PhD in Literature in Barcelona, leaves Mexico with his girlfriend, Valentina. Before leaving, however, he finds himself unwittingly involved in a criminal network, becoming the source of inspiration for his dream book. As he seeks to fulfill his literary passion, Juan Pablo inadvertently triggers a series of absurd and sinister twists in his life. Now, he is faced not only with the academic challenge in Barcelona, but also with the unexpected consequences of his association with the dark world of crime, transforming his academic journey into a journey full of suspense and surprises.
Last Call to Istanbul (2023), Gonenc Uyanik
Serin and Mehmet cross paths by chance when disembarking a flight from Istanbul to New York. In the United States, they share a night full of emotion, desire and temptation, experiencing the best moments of their lives together. However, a dilemma arises: they are both married. As the story unfolds, they face the complexity of their choices, questioning whether fate offers them a second chance or whether they are destined to deal with the consequences of a forbidden passion. This intense narrative explores the limits of love and loyalty in the midst of a city that, as a backdrop, witnesses the internal conflicts of its protagonists.
Stable Union (2023), Silvio Guindane
Eva, a strong-willed and pragmatic executive, finds true love in Alex, a brilliant dreamer with aspirations to create games. On the eve of the wedding, Alex’s life turns into a succession of confusion, putting the imminent ceremony at risk. To get to the altar, the couple faces unusual challenges, testing not only their determination, but also the compatibility of their opposite personalities. On this tumultuous journey, Eva and Alex will be forced to overcome obstacles, question their choices and discover if destiny really destined them for each other. Amidst laughter, tears and twists and turns, this unique love story explores the complexity of uniting two very different souls in a lifelong commitment.