Latin American Cinema at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

21/01/2011 at 11:17 am Leave a comment


With a high and dignified presence of Latin American cinema, whose countries include Mexico, Cuba and Colombia, begins the 2011 edition of International Film Festival Sundance. However, independent film hard times, suffering the impact of the U.S. film industry, which experiences a terrible recession, the party at Sundance remains latent.  On the first day, the festival is adorned with the presence of notable stars like Al Pacino, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Spacey, Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore, among others.

During about 11 days attending the event will witness 120 films and 81 shorts from 50 countries that make up the program with a notable film Latino presence.

Other productions that have led to the expectation is “All your dead” by Colombian Carlos Moreno, a dramatic story of a farmer who will be the surprise of his life to discover that the plot is dead scattered everywhere.  Special mention deserves the Cuban film “Ticket to Paradise” by Gerardo Chijona, who decided to screen the true story about a group of dissidents who agreed to become infected with HIV.

In the field of short films are “Blokes” (Chile), “Storm” (Brazil), “Tornado” (Mexico) and “Cinderella” (Brazil), films that many surprises in store for the audience.  Stresses in this 2011 edition incorporating a clause to become a showcase for the movie focuses on a new generation of Native American and indigenous filmmakers.

The program includes “REC”, the second feature documentary by Billy Luther, and a collection of seven shorts.

As stated, N. Runningwater Ave, associate director of the Native American Sundance Institute and the Indigenous, there are over 100 years of films made about their culture and their presence in the country, but without their input.

Source: Coffe Today

Entry filed under: FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM, SHORTFILMS, SUNDANCE. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

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