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Thursday, July 17, 2008

61st Locarno International Film Festival News


This year the Open Doors section will focus on Latin America and there will be screenings of 29 films.

ANDARILHO by Cao Guimarães – Brazil – 2007 – 80’
BAIXIO DAS BESTAS by Cláudio Assis – Brazil – 2006 – 82’
BLANCA by Alejo Crisóstomo – Guatemala – 2006 – 11’
COCHOCHI by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán – Mexico – 2007 – 87’
CUANDO ME TOQUE A MI by Víctor Arregui – Ecuador – 2008 – 90’
DESDE LEJOS by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras – Chile – 2006 – 18’
ELLAS SE AMAN by Laura Astorga – Costa Rica – 2008 – 17’ (World Premiere)
EL AMARILLO by Sergio Martín Mazza – Argentina – 2006 – 87’
EL ÁRBOL by Gustavo Fontán – Argentina – 2007 – 65’
EL CAMINO by Ishtar Yasin – Costa Rica – 2008 – 91’
EL CIELO, LA TIERRA Y LA LLUVIA by José Luis Torres Leiva – Chile – 2008 – 110’
EL CUARTO DEL FONDO by Leticia Jorge and Ana Guevara – Uruguay – 2007 – 12’
EN LA CAMA by Matías Bize – Chile – 2005 – 85’
FAMILIA TORTUGA by Rubén Imaz Castro – Mexico – 2006 – 139’
GASOLINA by Julio Hernández Cordón – Guatemala – 2008 – 80’ (world première)
I LOVE PINOCHET by Marcela Said Cares – Spain – 2001 – 53’
INTERIOR BAJO IZQUIERDA by Daniel and Diego Vega Vidal – Peru – 2008 – 10’
JOGO DE CENA by Eduardo Coutinho – Brazil – 2008 – 104’
LA SOMBRA DEL CAMINANTE by Ciro Guerra – Colombia – 2005 – 90’
LO QUE TRAE LA LLUVIA by Alejandro Fernandez Almendras – Chile – 2007 – 13’
LO MÁS BONITO Y MIS MEJORES AÑOS by Martín Boulocq – Bolivia – 2005 – 97’
MADEINUSA by Claudia Llosa – Peru – 2006 – 104’
POSTALES DE LENINGRADO by Mariana Rondón – Venezuela – 2007 – 90’
QAK’ASLEMAL by Alejo Crisóstomo – Guatemala – 2007 – 26’
SANTIAGO by João Salles – Brazil – 2006 – 80’
STRANDED. VENGO DE UN AVIÓN QUE CAYÓ EN LAS MONTAÑAS… by Gonzalo Arijón – France – 2007 – 127’
TEMPORAL by Paz Fábrega – Costa Rica – 2006 – 22’
WADLEY by Matías Meyer – Mexico – 2008 – 60’

Directors and producers from Latin America have been invited to the Open Doors Factory, the co-production workshop, from 10 – 12 August 2008, to enable them to find co-production partners to complete their projects. 12 projects out of 332 submissions have been selected for this year’s Open Doors Factory.

Concordia, Celina Murga, Argentina
Corazón de Piedra, Miguel Barreda Delgado, Peru
El Verano de los Peces Voladores, Marcela Said, Chile
El Vuelco del Cangrejo, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Colombia
Fe, Alejo Crisóstomo, Guatemala
Grietas 1 – El Chico que Miente, Marite Ugas, Venezuela
Jean Gentil, Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, Dominican Republic and Mexico
La Vida de los Peces, Matías Bize, Chile
Los Ultimos Cristeros, Matías Meyer, Mexico
O Homen Das Multidöes, Marcelo Gomes and Cao Guimarães, Brazil
Sentados Frente al Fuego, Alejandro Fernández, Chile
Tanta Agua, Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay

Also the Locarno International Film Festival invites every year the five directors selected by Cinéfondation for the Residence in Paris where they develop during 4 months and a half their first or second feature film. Here are the films in this section.

El Lugar del Hijo, Manuel Nieto Zas, Uruguay
Din Dragoste Cu Cele Mai Bune Intentii (For Love With Best Intentions), Adrian Sitaru, Romania
Aquí No Pasa Nada (Nothing’s Happening Here), Francisco Vargas Quevedo, Mexico
Stellvertreterkrieg, Nikias Chryssos, Germany
The Other Side of Sleep, Rebecca Daly, Ireland

To check the fest site go here.

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