BRIEF TOUR OF THE LATIN AMERICAN PANORAMA
Eight films were selected from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Colombia.
Mar del Plata November 21, 2017. The 32nd Mar de Plata International Film Festival presents in its Latin American Panorama the eight shortlisted films that reflect the regional identity expressed in the stories they tell and their particular aesthetics.
In some of them we can appreciate the concern to tell the past and recent history, such as the resistance to Pinochet dictatorship in "Cabros de mierda", by Gonzalo Justiniano (Chile, 2017/124 '). The frames that mark off the fiction of the documentary are diffuse and the Chilean director uses his own filmic records of Pinochet dictatorship to illustrate the horror of a de facto government in his fiction. The director Gonzalo Justiniano is present at the festival.
The effects of violence in Mexico can be seen in two films "El Vigilante" by Diego Ros (Mexico, 2017 / 75') that tells the story of Salvador. While everyone is sleeping, he looks after a construction site. One afternoon, meters from the cobblestones that he protects with his insomnia, the police discover a van that hides a corpse. Prisoner of a space the main character clashes between telling what he had seen or burying the memory under concrete.
The projection of the six films that complete the Latin American Outlook will continue along the following days. "Strange but true", by Michel Lipkes (Mexico, 2017/90'), is the second Mexican film that portrays violence in the streets of that country.
El silencio de los fusiles, by Natalia Orozco (Colombia / France, 2017/118 ') deepens the view of the pacifying process in Colombia. "Real - O plano por trás da História", by Rodrigo Bittencourt (Brazil, 2017/90 ') reflects the socio-economic and political crisis in the 90s in the neighboring country, whose producer Marco Audra is present at the Festival.
Also the culture of the region sounds in the rhythms of the international musician from Rio de la Cruz, Hugo Fattoruso, with "Fattoruso", by Santiago Bednarik (Uruguay / Brasil / Argentina, 2017, 82 '), who is in the city together with the musician to participate in the festival. There will be the presentation of first film entirely spoken in the Aymara language "Wiñaypacha", by Oscar Catacora (Peru - Peru, 2017/86 ') with an aesthetic consistent with the geography of the puna where it was filmed entirely.
Finally, "Violeta al fin" by Hilda Hidalgo (Costa Rica / Mexico, 2017/85 '), calmly introduces the life of a woman who tries to get rid of macho violence.