Latin America's attendance at the Venice International Film Art Show, the oldest in the world, is becoming more important every year. During the last edition, the Latin representation was present in the categories of films in competition, a tangible demonstration of Europe's attention to the cinematographic art of the countries that go from the Rio Grande to Patagonia, with an essential and necessary presence.

Argentina was present with the director Lucrecia Martel, president of the jury, considered by the show's director, Alberto Barbera, "the most important director in Latin America and one of the best in the world".

Another great protagonist was Chile, with Pablo Larraín. The director was awarded by the jury of young film critics Arca Cinema Giovani, who presents one of the most coveted collateral prizes in the show.

Cuba was represented by the film Wasp Network, by the French director Olivier Assayas, who decided to investigate contemporary history through a humanistic lens, interested in the conflicts of the Cold War that defined his own generation and delineated the contour of the present.