Latino film fest

Here’s a treat for film buffs.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MOVIES -

ONCE again, the Latin Amer­i­can Em­bassies join forces with Golden Screen Cine­mas to pro­mote their movies. The Ninth Latin Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val takes place from Oct 14 till 17.

The film fest will be held at GSC cine­mas in 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor; Mid Val­ley Mega­mall and the Pavil­ion, in Kuala Lumpur. Here’s the list of the award-win­ning movies sched­uled for screen­ing: The Gift ( El Re­galo, Chile): A mov­ing story of three close friends – Fran­cisco, Pacheco and Tito. Fran­cisco, a wid­owed re­tiree, is go­ing through a dif­fi­cult time and, to cheer him up, Tito and Pacheco de­cide to give him a gift – a hol­i­day trip.

How­ever, things don’t go as planned and the trip brings many sur­prises that change their lives.

El Re­galo won the Award of the Pub­lic, Val­divia Fes­ti­val in Chile (2008) and the Best Film award at the Latino Film Fes­ti­val in Tri­este, Italy (2009). The Cam­era Ob­scura (Ar­gentina): It tells the story of a woman who, in the opin­ion of her fam­ily, was born ugly. Years later, a French pho­tog­ra­pher dis­cov­ers an­other side of her.

In 2009, the movie won the Sil­ver Con­dor for Best Cos­tume De­sign in the Ar­gen­tinean Film Crit­ics As­so­ci­a­tion Awards, and the Best Cos­tume De­sign in the Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences of Ar­gentina awards. The Pope’s Toi­let (Uruguay): A group of men in a poor vil­lage com­bine their re­sources to build a proper lava­tory on the oc­ca­sion of the first-ever pa­pal visit to Uruguay, as His Ho­li­ness is ex­pected to pass through Melo where he may be cheered by hordes of Catholic Brazil­ians.

In 2007, the movie won sev­eral awards, in­clud­ing Golden Kik­ito Award for Best Ac­tor, Best Ac­tress and Best Screen­play at the Gra­mado Film Fes­ti­val, and the In­ter­na­tional Jury Award at the Sao Paulo In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Bossa Nova (Brazil): This is a com­edy com­pris­ing sev­eral per­sonal sto­ries, with gen­uine Brazil­ian charm. A widow who has given up on love, Mary Ann is an Amer­i­can who teaches English in Rio de Janeiro. Lawyer Pe­dro is fac­ing a sticky divorce and wants his wife back, but when he sees Mary Ann in the hall­way out­side her lan­guage school, he is in­stantly smitten with her and de­cides to sign up for her classes.

The An­nun­ci­a­tion (Cuba): Amalia sum­mons her chil­dren to read their fa­ther’s will. But be­fore they can do it, the grand­son tears it up and throws the doc­u­ment out of the win­dow. The movie won the grand prize at the In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Low-Bud­get Cin­ema of Gibara, Cuba, in 2009.

My Time Will Come (Ecuador): Re­volves around the city morgue’s brood­ing Dr Ar­turo Fer­nan­dez who is phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally iso­lated from the world around him. In 2006, the lead ac­tor won the Best Ac­tor award at Biar­ritz Fes­ti­val, France, while the movie won the Au­gusto San Miguel Award from Ecuador’s Ed­u­ca­tion and Cul­ture Min­istry.

Nonna’s Trip (Mex­ico): La Nonna, grand­mother of the To­daro fam­ily, has just about for­got­ten ev­ery­thing – ex­cept her wish to go to the vil­lage of To­daro in Italy, the birthplace of her beloved de­ceased hus­band. This film won the Au­di­ence Award at the Latino Film Fes­ti­val in San Fran­cisco in 2008.

The Trial (Peru): About Mi­randa and her jour­ney to find her missing fa­ther, whose blood can save her brother’s life. The Trial re­ceived in­ter­na­tional awards such as Best Film Award Spe­cial Prize of the Jury at Verona Love Screens Film Fes­ti­val in Italy in 2007. Zamora, Free Land And Men (Venezuela): Eze­quiel Zamora, a hero of his time, took it upon him­self to fight for the equal rights of peas­ants and farm­ers af­flicted by the class strug­gle that was caused by wealthy landown­ers.

Award win­ner: TheCam­er­aOb­scura (Ar­gentina) is one of the movies sched­uled for pub­lic screen­ing at the Ninth Latin Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val to be held at GSC cine­mas in the Klang Val­ley this month.

In TheAn­nun­ci­a­tion (Cuba), a fam­ily pre­pares to read the fa­ther’s will.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.