‘La Isla Rota’ brings celebs to Latin Film Fest

"La Isla Rota"

“La Isla Rota”

“Captain Marvel’s”
Algenis Pérez
to appear with
his film about
youth, revenge, love,
and a tragic era
of Haitian history

Algenis Pérez, who plays the character Att-lass in Captain Marvel, will attend the North American Premiere of his new film, La Isla Rota (Broken Island), at the Chicago Latino Film Festival on Saturday, March 30 at 4:15 p.m.

Algenis Pérez
Algenis Pérez

Directed by Felix Germán, La Isla Rota tells the story of Guy, a boy who grows up working in the sugar cane fields after witnessing the murder of his parents and getting adopted by a Haitian couple.

Guy wants to seek revenge on Abes, the man who murdered his parents, but Rafael Trujillo’s 1937 military massacre of more than 30,000 Haitians forces him to escape to Haiti in search of a new life with his newfound love, Meuda.



The 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) opens this Thursday, March 28, and runs through April 11 at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. It will screen over 100 feature-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States.

Events, celebrations, filmmaker appearances, and industry speakers will complement the films, which will be shown in their original language with English subtitles where appropriate.

Spanish filmmaker Icían Bollaín’s new film Yuli, will light up the screen on opening night, followed by the CLFF Opening Night Gala / Noche Cubana event. To view the full film schedule, click here. For learn more about the events, click here.

About Félix Germán
Félix Germán was born on November 14, 1957 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is an actor and director, known for The Curse of Father Cardona (2005), La isla rota (2018) and La Bella Alma de Don Damián (2009).