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The Argentine Iván Fund won the Lima Film Festival with “Piedra Noche”

The movie Night Stonefrom the Argentinian Iván Fund, was chosen as the Best Film of the twenty-sixth edition of the Lima Film Festival, there was also an Honorable Mention for the Argentine Agustina Pérez Rial, for Danube.

Premiered in 2021, Night Stone took home the $5,000 prize granted by the BBVA Foundation, at the closing ceremony of the contest, which from August 4 to 12 screened more than a hundred films and short films in the Peruvian capital.

Piedra noche, the film by Iván Fund, available at Cinear Play.

Piedra noche, the film by Iván Fund, available at Cinear Play.

The plot

From a fantastic dimension, Fund’s film tells a story of pain in a couple who mysteriously lose their only child at sea.

As the parents, Greta and Bruno, grieve, their friend Sina travels to the coast to help them sell the beach house and, as they prepare for the move, the man confirms the rumors of the locals by testifying to having seen a strange figure from the sea

Previously, the director Iván Fund took his work to the Venice and San Sebastián festivals, where it competed in the prestigious Horizontes Latinos section. It also premiered at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in its 36th edition.

With Night Stonethe Argentine director deepened his turn towards fantastic cinema, which began in 2018 with soft rains will come. His first films, like those celebrated Laughter (2009) or The lips (2010, co-directed with Santiago Loza), on the other hand, bordered on the documentary.

Most awarded

The announcement on networks of the winners of the festival, where Piedra Noche by the Argentine Iván Fund won.

The announcement on networks of the winners of the festival, where Piedra Noche by the Argentine Iván Fund won.

In addition, the Fiction Jury, chaired by Argentine filmmaker Clarisa Navas, recognized filmmaker Kiro Russo as best director for the big movea drama that had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September last year.

Among the most outstanding films was the Colombian A maleby Fabián Hernández, which not only won the jury’s special prize, but also the recognition of the international critics’ jury, that of Best Actor for its protagonist, Dylan Felipe Ramírez, and that of the jury for Best Photography.

For her part, Chilean Aline Kuppenheim, star of 1976received the award for Best Actress and its director, Manuela Martelli, the award for Best First Film.

The Piedra Noche poster, by Iván Fund.

The Piedra Noche poster, by Iván Fund.

The Best Screenplay went to Martín Boulocq and Rodrigo Hasbún for the Bolivian film The visitorwhile “Willaq Pirqa, the cinema of my people” was chosen as the Best Peruvian Film, by César Galindo.

In the documentary competition, the jury chaired by the Brazilian filmmaker Coraci Ruiz chose the Peruvian filmmaker as the best exponent in this category. Pakuchaa film by Tito Catacora that recounts the Andean rituals surrounding the raising of alpacas.

In the honorable mentions stood out Danubeby Argentina’s Agustina Pérez Rial, and hostilitiesby the Mexican Sebastian Molina.

Under the slogan “Cinema brings us together,” the festival organized by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) ended this Friday after nine days in which more than 60 meetings with filmmakers were also held.

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