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The José Ignacio Festival kicks off with a film with Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez

The José Ignacio Festival kicks off with a film with Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez

This Saturday, January 15, a new edition of the Jose Ignacio International Film Festival, as always with preview films, free admission, open-air performances and sponsored by Clarion.

This 12th edition has six international feature films and four short films, and five of the Uruguayan films and short films will compete for the vote of the public and the jury.

The film that is not in competition is, precisely, official competition, the film by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, which had its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September and will now have its premiere throughout the Americas at José Ignacio.

The Directors, In The Middle Of Filming &Quot;Official Competition&Quot;.  Photo File Clarin

The directors, in the middle of filming “Official Competition”. Photo File Clarin

During this week in the Uruguayan resort, a few kilometers from Punta del Este, and after sunset, the projections will begin, and there will be access to all the functions from a reservation system that is available on the Festival website , www.joseignaciofilmfestival.com.

The 12th edition of JIIFF will take place from Saturday, January 15 to Sunday, January 23. The five films in competition went through the Cannes Film Festival.

The schedule is as follows.

“Official Competition”

Saturday 15 – Descent of the Fishermen

Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz And Oscar Martínez In &Quot;Official Competition&Quot;.  Photo File Clarin

Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz and Oscar Martínez in “Official Competition”. Photo File Clarin

Direction: Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. With Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez. Argentina/Spain, 2021. Dramatic comedy. 114′.

It competed for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. A billionaire businessman wants to leave something transcendent, and decides to produce a movie. To do this, he hires a famous film director (Penélope Cruz), who calls in two well-known actors, perhaps the best, but with a huge ego and who are completely opposite in their approach to acting: Hollywood actor Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and the acting teacher, a man of the theater, Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). The filmmaker will expose them to eccentric tests during the rehearsal period.

“To Chiara”

Sunday 16 Descent of the Fishermen

&Quot;A Chiara&Quot;, By Jonas Carpignano, Who Grew Up Between New York And Rome.  Photo Jiiff

“A Chiara”, by Jonas Carpignano, who grew up between New York and Rome. Photo JIIFF

Direction: Jonas Carpignano. With Swamy Rotolo, Greece Rotolo. Italy, 2021. Drama. 121′.

It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. A celebration is held for the 18th birthday of Claudio and Carmela’s eldest daughter. There is an obvious rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara. The family seems united, but everything will change the next day when the father disappears from Calabria. And Chiara starts an investigation.


Tuesday 18 Garzón Town

Noomi Rapace Is The Protagonist Of &Quot;Lamb&Quot;.  Photo Jiiff

Noomi Rapace is the protagonist of “Lamb”. Photo JIIFF

Direction: Vladimir Jòhannsson. With Noomi RapaceHilmir Snaer Guonason. Iceland, 2021. Drama/Horror. 106′.

A childless couple in rural Iceland make a startling discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature. It is the debut feature by the director, who also had his debut at the Cannes Film Festival.


Wednesday 19 VIK Stay

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“Titane”, the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2021. Photo JIIFF

Direction: Julia Ducourneau. With Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon. France, 2021. Drama/Horror. 108′.

After a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with his son, who had been missing for 10 years. The film was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. There will be a double function, which can only be accessed by car, since it will be like a drive-in movie, during matinee and late-night hours.

Drive My Car

Friday 21 Chacra La Mallorquina

Hidetoshi Nishijima And Toko Miura In &Quot;Drive My Car&Quot;, A Probable Candidate For Several Oscars.  Photo Jiiff

Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura in “Drive My Car”, a probable candidate for several Oscars. Photo JIIFF

Direction: Ryūsiki Hamaguchi. With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura. Japan, 2021. Drama. 179′.

Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, is happily married to a screenwriter. She suddenly dies after leaving a secret. Two years later, Kafuku, still devastated, is offered to direct a play at a festival and heads to Hiroshima, meeting a woman, who is assigned to be her driver. It won the award for best screenplay and the FIPRESCI award at Cannes.

Red Rocket

Saturday 22 Descent of the Fishermen

Simon Rex In &Quot;Red Rocket&Quot; By Sean Baker.  All The Films By The Director Of &Quot;Florida Project&Quot; Went Through José Ignacio.  Photo Jiiff

Simon Rex in “Red Rocket” by Sean Baker. All the films by the director of “Florida Project” went through José Ignacio. Photo JIIFF

Direction: Sean Baker. With Simon Rex, Bree Elrod. United States, 2021. Dramatic comedy. 130′.

Mikey Sarber returns to his hometown of Texas after years of career as a porn star in Los Angeles. Without money, he is forced to live in the house of his ex-wife and his mother-in-law. But an encounter will give him the hope to start from scratch. Competed in Cannes.

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