Screenings

 

DE JUEVES A DOMINGO (THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY) > Wednesday March 28th 9h00 pm

Dominga Sotomayor
Chile / 2012 / 1h36
with Santi Ahumada, Emiliano Freifeld and Paola Giannini

Two children travel with their parents from Santiago, Chile to the north of Chile for a family holiday. The landscape's loneliness and the car's confinement help bring out the couple's troubles and the children learn that this might turn out to be their father's farewell and their last family vacation.

Dominga Sotomayor is a Chilean director, born in 1985. She graduated in audio-visual direction and communications at the Catholic University of Chile. She began her audio-visual career in 2005 shooting two experimental videos and the documentary Cessna. She directed seven shorts, Noviembre, Debajo (2007), La montaña (2008) and Videojuego (2009). She was chosen by La Cinefondation at Cannes Festival 2010, that gave her the opportunity to write the script of her first feature film, "De jueves a domingo". It was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. 

Sales Agent: Figa Films
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Awards and Festivals:
Tiger Award Winner - 41st International Film Festival of Rotterdam
Bal Award (Work in Progress) - BAFICI 2011
NCP Holland Award - BAFICI 2011

 

LOS HEREDEROS (THE INHERITORS) > Saturday 1st April 6h30 pm

Eugenio Polgovsky 
Mexico / 2008 / 1h18
Documentaire

The most highly praised and awarded Mexican Documentary in many years, THE INHERITORS by Eugenio Polgovsky immerses us in the daily lives of children who, with their families, survive only by their unrelenting labor. 
The film takes us into the agricultural fields, where children barely bigger than the buckets they carry, work long hours, in often hazardous conditions, picking tomatoes, peppers, or beans, for which they are paid by weight. Infants in baskets are left alone in the hot sun, or are breast-fed by mother while they pick crops.
 

Eugenio Polgovsky was born in Mexico City in 1977. In 1994, he won the world photography contest "Living together", organized by UNESCO. He studied directing and cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City, graduated cum laude. His work as a director comprises short films and documentaries. He has also worked as cinematographer in documentaries and fiction films. Trópico Cáncer/ Tropic of Cancer, his first documentary, won several prizes around the world. Trópico de Cáncer also had a special screening at Canne's Critic's Week and was part of Frontier selection at Sundance. In 2004, Polgovsky received Mexico's National Youth Prize. His last documentary, Los herederos, produced with support of the Hubert Bals Fund and Visions Sud Est had its world premier at the 65th Venice Film Festival.

Awards and festivals:
Award of Merit in Film - 2010 Latin American Studies Association
Grand Prize - 2008 Festival of New Latin American Cinema
Best Documentary - 2009 Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences
Feisal Prize - 2009 Guadalajara Film Festival
Best Documentary - 2009 Festival de la Memoria

 

VIOLETA SE FUE A LOS CIELOS (VIOLETA WENTS TO HEAVEN) > Thursday 29th March 6h30 pm

Andrés Wood
Chile / 2011 / 1h50
with Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand and Christian Quevedo

Like a Chilean Edith Piaf or Bob Dylan, Violeta Parra was a folksinger and pop culture icon whose songs, like "Gracias a la vida", expressed the soul of her nation and protested social injustice. Violeta went to heaven tells Parr's extraordinary story, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation to Chile's national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions. 

Andrés Wood Montt is a Chilean film director born in 1965. He was educated at St George's College, a Catholic in Santiago. He graduated as an economist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 1988. In 1991 he studied at New York University Film School. He is most famous for the films Historias de Fútbol / Soccer Stories (1997), La Fiebre del Loco / Loco Fever (2002), his most well known film Machuca (2004) and his most recent La Buena Vida / The Good Life (2008).

Sales Agent: Latido Films
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Awards and festivals:
Winner World Cinema Dramatic Competition - Sundance Film Festival 2012
Mejor Dirección y mejor actriz - Festival de cine Iberoamericano de Huelva 2011