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10 Latin films compete in Spain

10 Latin films compete in Spain

Two Mexicans take part in a Spanish competition

SAN SEBASTIÁN (EFE) .— Ten Latin American movies will compete for the Horizontes Award within the 69th. San Sebastián Movie Pageant, in Spain, together with three debut operas, along with the brand new works by Paz Fábrega, Alonso Ruizpalacios and Lorenzo Vigas, who’re returning to the San Sebastian competitors.

Filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela are these chosen for the Zinemaldia’s Latin Horizons part, which additionally contains 5 movies from WIP Latam 2020.

The newest winner of the Business Award for this Latin American “work in progress”, “Piedra de noche”, by the Argentine Iván Fund, might be one of many titles in competitors, after passing via the Giornate degli Autori part of the Venice Movie Pageant.

Fund, awarded on the Cannes, Bafici and Mar del Plata competitions for his earlier movies, tells in his new movie a narrative concerning the duel of a married couple, explains Zinemaldia in an announcement.

The part might be opened by one other WIP Latam title, “Jesús López”, by Argentine Maximiliano Schonfeld which can have its world premiere in San Sebastián and which narrates Abel’s transformation after his cousin Jesús dies in a site visitors accident .

“The employee and the employer”, winner of the Egeda Platino Business Award for the most effective WIP Latam in 2020, will shut the number of Horizons. Its director, the Uruguayan Manuel Nieto Zas, awarded in Rotterdam and Havana, premiered his third movie, starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, on the final Cannes Administrators’ Fortnight.

The primary function movie by Brazilian director Madiano Marchetieras, “Madalena”, additionally competed in Rotterdam, which tells the story of three characters linked by the disappearance of a girl and which can now be screened on the San Sebastian competitors.

With “Aurora”, the Costa Rican Paz Fábrega attends Horizontes Latinos for the second time, after the number of her first function movie, “Cold water of the sea”, in 2010. Her new movie, a narrative of surrogacy and minimal tales, was a part of the number of Movies in Progress in addition to “Madalena”, though beneath the title of “Desasosiego”.


Lorenzo Vigas additionally returns to this part to current his second movie, “La caja”, with which he’ll attempt to acquire the Golden Lion of Venice that he already obtained in 2015 with “From there”, his function movie debut. The Venezuelan filmmaker thus closes his trilogy about fatherhood, which started in 2004 with the quick “Elephants never forget.”

Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios, who gained the Horizontes Award in 2014 along with his debut movie, “Güeros”, returns with “A police film”, which competed for the Golden Bear on the final Berlinale and gained the Silver Bear at a Extraordinary creative contribution for the montage by Yibran Asuad.

Additionally from the Berlin Pageant comes, on this case from the Encounters part, “Azor”, a mission that was chosen within the fifth version of the Zinemaldia Europe-Latin America Co-Manufacturing Discussion board and which is the primary function movie by the Swiss Andreas Fontana, who locations two bankers within the context of the Argentine dictatorship and its disappearances.

“Fire night”

Mexican director Tatiana Huezo will current “Noche de fuego”, her first fiction movie, which acquired a particular point out in Un Sure Regard on the Cannes Movie Pageant.

“Amparo,” Simón Mesa Soto’s function movie debut that was a part of the Cannes Critics’ Week choice, follows a girl whose son has been recruited by the Military. The Colombian director gained the Palme d’Or for finest quick movie in 2014 along with his commencement quick, “Leidi”.

All the chosen function movies, unpublished in Spain, had been completely or partially produced in Latin America, directed by filmmakers of Latin origin or whose model or theme is Latino communities, are eligible for a prize of 35,000 euros, destined for the director and the distributor in Spain .