Costa Rica Film Festival to Honor 'Certain Women' Director Kelly Reichardt

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Announced on Tuesday, the full lineup of the fifth edition includes a retrospective of her films and a Central American cinema competition.

The Costa Rica Film Festival announced on Tuesday its fifth edition's full lineup, which will feature a retrospective of American director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women), who will attend the festival held in the city of San Jose from Dec. 8-17.

The retrospective program will screen Reichardt's latest film, Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Michelle Williams, which took the best film award at the London Film Festival in October. Reichard was also nominated for best director for this film in the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards.

The program also features Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Old Joy (2006) and River of Grass (1994)

The festival will screen 72 films spread in a program that also includes a Central American films competition, aimed to "feel the pulse of local and regional film production, offering a detailed landscape of our current film situation in order to contribute to its visibility on both local and international levels," according to a statement issued by the festival.  

"Our identity and our program are built around a free, coherent and risky cinema, with films that avoid common places and bring us closer to different voices and visions of the world," said the fest's artistic director Marcelo Quesada.

“The CRFIC continues to be focused on consolidating itself as a top platform for Costa Rican and Central American cinema," he added

Central American Competition

Abrazame como antes – Jurgen Urena – Costa Rica


El sonido de las cosas – Ariel Escalante – Costa Rica


Los ofendidos – Marcela Zamora – El Salvador – Mexico


La felicidad del sonido – Ana Endara – Panama

Es hora de enamorarse – Guido Bilbao – Panama


La sombra del naranjo – Patricia Velasquez and Oscar Herrera – Costa Rica

 

International Competition

Alba – Ana Cristina Barragan – Ecuador


The Blind Christ – Christopher Murray – Chile


The Future Perfect – Nele Wohlatz – Argentina


Tarde para la iraRaul Arevalo – Spain


The Girl Without HandsSebastian Laudenbach – France

Clash – Mohamed Diab – Egypt/France


Radio DreamsBabak Jalali - Iran/USA

My Entire High School Sinking into the SeaDash Shaw – USA

La tempestadTatiana Huezo – Mexico


The Land of the Enlightened  – Pieter-Jan De Pue – Belgium/Netherlands/Ireland


Memories of a Penitent Heart – Cecilia Aldarondo – Puerto Rico/USA


All These Sleepless Nights – Michal Marczak – Poland

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