Latin America to Present 11 Films in San Sebastian Festival
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 06 / 2010
Latin American films will have an important presence in the next international film festival of San Sebastian, with Argentina taking the lead in the "Latin Horizons" section.
The organizers have chosen to inaugurate this competitive section with "Abel" by Mexico's Diego Luna, produced by his countryman Gael García Granados.
Luna's film was internationally premiered in the Premieres section of Sundance Film Festival founded by Robert Redford, and then was screened in a special section of Cannes 2010.
The "Latin Horizons" section includes works from Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Peru, all directed by Latin Americans.
Argentina presents five films, three a joint production with France, Spain and Uruguay, respectively: "The invisible gaze" (La mirada invisible) by Diego Lerman, "Norberto, a little late" (Norberto, apenas tarde) by Daniel Bender, and "Puzzle" (Rompecabezas) by Natalia Smirnoff.
The other two are "What I love most" (Lo que más quiero) by Delfina Castagnino and "Your fault" (Por tu culpa) by Anahi Bernal, who participated in San Sebastian 2007 with "Incarnation" (Encarnacion).
Mexico will also present "A stone's throw" (A tiro de piedra) by Sebastian Hiriart, Costa Rica will take part with "Cold sea water " (Agua fría de mar) by Paz Fabrega, a joint production with France.
Peru will present "October", the debut of Daniel and Diego Vega, which won an award in the "A Certain Look" sector of Cannes 2010.
Chile will compete with "Post mortem" by Pablo Larraín, sponsored by France and Germany, and "Nostalgia of the light" by Patricio Guzman, a joint Mexico-Germany production, both related to the military coup against Salvador Allende.