Rio de Janeiro Film Fest Unveils Latin Slate

6:00 PM PST 09/18/2013 by Agustin Mango
"Algunas chicas"

Top recent films from the region will run for the Fipresci Best Latin American Film award.

BUENOS AIRES – The Rio de Janeiro Film Festival on Wednesday unveiled more of its 350-film program, including its Latin Premiere sidebar. The selection will spool 21 features, five of which will have their first screenings on the continent. Films in this section will be eligible for the Fipresci Best Latin American Film award.

Rio’s announcement also included its Environment section and last-minute international picks, which include recent Venice fest winners Sacro Gra – the Golden Lion winner for best film, directed by Gianfranco Rosi – and Our Sunhi, by best director winner Hong Sang-soo. New entries also bring recent festival highlights from auteurs Steven Soderbergh, Kim Ki-duk, Greg Mottola and Catherine Breillat, among others.

The 15th edition of the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 10, will screen more than 350 films from more than 60 countries, in more than 30 venues across the city. The festival will also play host to workshops, lectures and seminars in the parallel Rio Market.

Latin Premiere full list:

-- Il Futuro by Alicia Scherson (Chile)
-- Halley by Sebastian Hofmann (Mexico)
-- La Paz by Santiago Loza (Argentina)
-- De Martes a Martes by Gustavo Fernández Triviño (Argentina)
-- Workers by José Luis Valle (Mexico)
-- La Piscina by Carlos Machado Quintela (Cuba)
-- Carne de Perro by Fernando Guzzoni (Chile)
-- Las Lágrimas by Pablo Delgado Sánchez (Mexico)
-- Mercedes Sosa, la Voz de Latinoamérica by Rodrigo H. Vila (Argentina)
-- La Eterna Noche de las Doce Lunas by Priscila Padilla (Colombia)
-- El Loro y el Cisne by Alejo Moguillansky (Argentina)
-- Heli by Amat Escalante (Mexico)
-- Los Dueños by Agustín Toscano, Ezequiel Radusky (Argentina)
-- Los Quiero a Todos by Luciano Quilici (Argentina)
-- Las Búsquedas by José Luis Valle (Mexico)
-- Algunas chicas by Santiago Palavecino (Argentina)
-- Paraiso by Mariana Chenillo (Mexico)
-- Crónica del Fin del Mundo by Mauricio Cuervo (Colombia)
-- 7 Cajas by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori (Paraguay)
-- El Alcalde by Emiliano Altuna, Carlos F. Rossini, Diego Osorno (Mexico)
-- La Vida Después by David Pablos (Mexico)

Environment section:

-- Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (United States)
-- A Place at the Table by Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush (United States)
-- The Human Scale by Andreas M. Dalsgaard (Denmark)
-- Fall and Winter by Matt Anderson (United States)
-- The Last Ocean by Peter Young (New Zealand)
-- Climate Refugees by Michael P. Nash (United States)
-- The Carbon Rush by Amy Miller (Canada)
-- Good Garbage by Ada Ushpiz, Shosh Shlam (Israel)
-- Die Akte Aluminium by Bert Ehgartner  (Germany)
-- Plastic Oceans by Craig Leeson, Jo Ruxton (U.K.)

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