Chilean film “Huacho” to participate in South Korean festival

21/10/2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment


"Haucho" Chilean Feature Film

The movie describes the social conflicts in Chile during the period of its modernization, and will be one of four Latin American films presented at the event.
The Chilean film “Huacho” will be one of the four Latin American movies that will compete at the Jeonju Cinema Festival, one of the most prestigious of South Korea. The event is scheduled to take place between 29 April and 7 May next, revealed the organizers of the event.
Eleven movies will be presented at the festival, among them, “Castro”, by the Argentine Alejo Moguillansky; “Crab Trap” (“El vuelco del cangrejo”), by the Colombian Óscar Ruiz Navia, and “Paraíso”, opera prima of the Peruvian Héctor Gálvez. Including the Chilean “Huacho”, this will mark a strong presence of Latin American cinema in the competition this year.

“This year we have focused on South American directors from Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru. We have discovered that many unknown directors have done noteworthy work in the region”,  said Jeong Soo-wan, one of the people responsible for programming the festival, cited by the Yonhap agency.

The four movies have something in common: they describe the strong social conflicts that took place in their countries during their respective modernization processes.

In addition, for this eleventh edition of the Jeonju Cinema Festival, the organizers have scheduled the airing of more than 209 movies from 29 countries, under the heading “Freedom, Independence and Communication”.

Another Latin American attending the festival is the Mexican Pedro Gómez Rubio, who will be in charge of closing the event with his documentary “Alamar”.

It should be noted that in recent times, Chile’s cinema industry has achieved major development. A prime example is the Chilean film “La Nana”, which has recently been honored with important international awards.

The industry authorities have also sought to promote cinema activity in different areas of the country, such as  Valdivia, a city that is actively and continually involved in projects related to the seventh art.

Source: This is Chile

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