First round of Latin American Films selected at @sansebastianfes via @LatamFilm

26/07/2013 at 3:27 pm 1 comment


61 festival san sebastian latinoNew Directors:

EL ÁRBOL MAGNÉTICO (THE MAGNETIC TREE)
ISABEL AYGUAVIVES (SPAIN – CHILE)
Spain-Chile co-production and first feature from the director Isabel Ayguavives about a young boy’s return to the country of his birth, Chile, after a long absence. The house in the country where he lived with his family is up for sale and they all gather to bid the place farewell. Their visit to the “magnetic tree”, a local curiosity with strange properties, will awaken almost forgotten feelings and affections in the boy.
LAS HORAS MUERTAS (THE EMPTY HOURS)
AARÓN FERNÁNDEZ (MEXICO – FRANCE – SPAIN)
The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle’s motel single-handed, renting rooms by the hour. That’s how he meets Miranda, a regular customer who goes there to wait for a lover who often arrives late, sparking a fleeting game of seduction between the two.
Horizontes Latinos:

LA JAULA DE ORO
DIEGO QUEMADA (MEXICO – SPAIN)
A Spain-Mexico co-production directed by Diego Quemada and premiered in the “Un certain regard” section at the last Festival de Cannes. Juan, Sara and Samuel, a group of 15 year olds, flee Guatemala in an attempt to make it to the USA. The youngsters hope to find a better world beyond the Mexican border, but they soon have to face up to a very different reality.
PENSÉ QUE IBA A HABER FIESTA (I THOUGHT IT WAS A PARTY)
VICTORIA GALARDI (ARGENTINA – SPAIN)
The Argentinian filmmaker Victoria Galardi presents her new work, presented in the Co-production Forum at the 60th edition of the Festival. This Spain-Argentina co-production tells the tale of Ana, a woman who has a love affair with her best friend’s ex-husband. A film about the search for love, friendship, loneliness, fear, guilt, the world of women…
WAKOLDA (WAKOLDA)
LUCÍA PUENZO (ARGENTINA – FRANCE – SPAIN)
Premiered in the “Un certain regard” of the last Festival de Cannes, the latest film from Lucía Puenzo, a co-production between Argentina, France and Spain is the true story of an Argentinian family who lived with one of the biggest criminals in history without realising his true identity.

Pearls:

GLORIA
SEBASTIÁN LELIO (CHILE – SPAIN)
Winner of the Films in Progress Award at San Sebastian last year and of the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the last Berlin Festival, this Spain-Chile co-production directed by Sebastián Lelio paints the portrait of the spirited and attractive 58 year old Gloria as she sets about tackling a new stage in her life.

Zabaltegi:

SIGO SIENDO (KACHKANIRAQMI) (I´M STILL (KACHKANIRAQMI))
JAVIER CORCUERA (PERU – SPAIN)
In his new documentary, Javier Corcuera shows us characters who are part of a country. Although the film talks about music and musicians, it is not strictly musical but rather a reflection on personal stories apparently very far apart, stories that look for one another in a country also immersed in the struggle to find itself and create its own identity: Peru.

Source: Latam Film

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Carte Blanche 2013: 7 Chilean films in post-production at Locarno @FilmFestLocarno via @LatamFilm tahnsk to @cinemachile San Sebastian @sansebastianfes unveils Films in Progress: 6 films from Argentina, Chile and Colombia

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