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El cine nos abre un mundo, nos lleva a conocer nuevos Cinema opens a world for us, leads us to discover new
paisajes y realidades a travs de la narracin de una histo- landscapes and realities through the narration of a story,
ria, de sus imgenes, de los actores y de la mirada de los its images, its actors and the eyes of filmmakers. Films
directores. Con las pelculas disfrutamos, nos entretenemos, provide us with enjoyment, entertainment, reflection and
reflexionamos y nos emocionamos. El cine es una experien- emotional experience. Cinema enriches us and makes us
cia que nos nutre y nos hace crecer. grow.
El Bafici trae todo lo que est pasando en Amrica, Europa, Bafici showcasesall that is happening in America, Europe,
Asia, Oceana y frica. Nos trae a los directores de todo el Asia, Oceania and Africa. It brings directors from around
mundo, las formas innovadoras y tradicionales de contar the world, innovative and traditional forms of storytelling,
historias, y hace del cine una experiencia colectiva: las salas and makes cinema-going a collective experience: movie
colmadas de gente expectante por ver todo el cine en un theatresarefilledwith people looking forward to see a wide
festival de una calidad inmejorable. range of films in a Festival of the highest quality.
En el mes de abril, todos agendamos en nuestro calendario In April, we have scheduled anappointment with Bafici at a
esta cita que tenemos con el Bafici en muchsimas salas y number of cinemas and cultural centres in Buenos Aires.
centros culturales de Buenos Aires. Al preparar cada edicin, When preparing each edition, we strive to bring the festi-
lo hacemos pensando en que cada vez sean ms los que val film-going experience to a wider public, and carrying
vivan la experiencia de ver una pelcula en un festival, y out this activity in all City neighbourhoods is our biggest
que esta actividad se lleve a cabo en todos los barrios de la challenge.
Ciudad es nuestro mayor desafo. Film production, distribution and exhibition are sources of
La produccin, distribucin y exhibicin cinematogrficas son drive, creativity and work, and Bafici is a fundamental part
generadoras de estmulo, creatividad y trabajo, y el Bafici es of this initiative. That is just one of the many reasons why
parte fundamental de este impulso. Ese es otro de los tantos the Festival is so welcomed and attractive to thousands
motivos por los cuales este festival es tan bien recibido y es of neighbors. The outdoor programs are another incen-
un atractivo para miles de vecinos. Las propuestas al aire tive for the public to approach and realize our desire: to
libre son un incentivo ms para que el pblico se acerque y spread the best cinema in the world.
se concrete nuestro deseo: difundir el mejor cine del mundo.

Horacio Rodrguez Larreta


Jefe de Gobierno / Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires
Chief of Government / Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
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La palabra apertura se relaciona con un buen augurio, con The word opening is associated with a good omen,
aquello de lo que se espera lo mejor; estas son las expecta- with something we expect to be the best; these are the
tivas que tenemos en la apertura de este [19] Bafici. Durante expectations we have at the opening of the [19] Bafici.
ms de diez das, los amantes del cine nos adentramos en For more than ten days, we film lovers get caught up in the
esta vorgine entusiasta de consulta de programa, eleccin de excitement of checking out the program, choosing what films
propuestas, compra de entradas, hasta llegar por fin a estar to see, purchasing tickets, and taking a seat before the big
ubicados en nuestra butaca. screen.
El cine permite experimentar en primera persona lo que est Cinema provides us with a first-hand experience of what is
pasando en la pantalla; nos conmueve, nos da miedo, nos going on on-screen; it moves us, scares us, and leads us to
provoca risas o lgrimas. Nos hace cantar, aplaudir, silbar, laughter and tears. Cinema makes us sing, clap, hiss, and
hasta por qu no sentirnos enamorados. fall in love.
El Bafici es una oportunidad magnfica de tener a nuestro Bafici is an excellent opportunity to access world premieres and
alcance primicias mundiales, obras de cinco continentes works from the five continents, including debut films; and like
entre ellas, peras primas y, como todos los aos, sentir every year, we get to see our own identity reflected in Argentine
nuestra identidad reflejada en el cine nacional. films. The essence of Bafici includes all this and more, and
Todo esto y ms significa el Bafici, que en los barrios de la will be celebrated in the Citys neighborhoods in twenty seven
Ciudad se vive este ao en veintisiete sedes con ms de venues, with more than four hundred films to discover, from
cuatrocientas pelculas para descubrir, de cineastas nuevos emerging directors to well-established filmmakers. The festival
y consagrados. El gran clsico es el festival en s, que ao has become an absolute classic, and consolidates its position
tras ao se consolida con obras que se vern en las salas en year after year, with films that will be available in commercial
los prximos meses. theatres in the following months, or maybe years.
Nuestro Festival Internacional de Cine da la bienvenida a los Every year, our International Film Festival welcomes young
jvenes, a los nios y al pblico experimentado. Para los ms people, children and expert audiences. As always, Baficito
chicos, como siempre, el Baficito posibilitar un feliz acerca- will be a happy introduction to this art form for the youngest.
miento a este arte. In the 19th edition, we offer more free and outdoor scree-
Para esta 19a edicin contamos con ms propuestas gratis y nings because we want to expand the festival to all neighbors
al aire libre, porque queremos que llegue a todos los vecinos and get everyone to be a part of this wonderful event. Welco-
y todos se sientan parte de este maravilloso evento. Bienve- me, the film is about to start!
nidos, la funcin est por comenzar!

ngel Mahler
Ministro de Cultura / Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires
Minister of Culture / Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
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El ao pasado se produjo un rcord en la historia del Bafici. calma un poco mi ansiedad. Y Bogdanovich sigue hablando.
No hablamos de cantidad de pelculas, sedes o espectado- Pero nadie del pblico se impacienta. Bogdanovich cuenta
res, de cantidad de das de lluvia o de porcentaje de pblico sobre la preparacin de la pelcula, sobre John Ford, Orson
sin necesidad de pochoclo. Fue otra cosa, de otra naturaleza, Welles, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, el Oscar y una suce-
y ocurri el primer da completo de programacin, es decir, sin de ancdotas fascinantes. Me doy cuenta de que es
el da despus de la apertura. Era casi el principio, pero la un momento nico, de esos que son el alma de un festival
funcin era de La ltima pelcula (The Last Picture Show), a de cine que intenta propiciar justamente estos encuentros,
las 21.45 del jueves 14 de abril. El film que haba consagra- estas situaciones para atesorar. Son cuarenta minutos, un
do a Peter Bogdanovich: blanco y negro, cinfilo y fordiano. nuevo rcord, en los que Bogdanovich encanta con artes
Y, adems, un xito. En 1990 hara la secuela: Texasville, narrativas a un par de cientos de personas, que nos harn
otra obra maestra, pero result un fracaso que ni siquiera recordar siempre que estuvimos ah.
se estren en cines en la Argentina. Bogdanovich ya no era Ojal esta edicin nos brinde momentos tan especiales
el director que la industria veneraba como en esos primeros como ese, y no solamente en las funciones de los hroes
aos 70, y nunca lo volvera a ser. independientes ms reconocidos y venerados. Para el Bafici
Pero volvamos al Bafici, al ao pasado, camino hacia la sala 2017 el men est dispuesto: una combinacin de grandes
10 del Village Recoleta, con la ansiedad de llegar a horario nombres y pelculas mticas o que lo sern a partir de este
para presentar la pelcula con el propio Peter Bogdanovich. abril, con una intensificacin de las novedades y el riesgo
Y Peter pide ir antes al bao, ese que no est precisamen- de los bordes, muchos estrenos mundiales y peras primas
te al lado de las salas sino abajo. Ms ansiedad, y la idea (ms del 60 % de la competencia internacional son primeras
insolente pero si en cinco minutos presenta la pelcula y pelculas).
se va. Llega Peter a la sala. Lo presento. A diferencia de lo Agradezco a todo el gran equipo que trabaja y se apasiona
que suele ocurrir en el Bafici y en casi cualquier otro festival para hacer especial este festival, y a los jurados y los invi-
de cine del mundo, no estamos de pie sino sentados bajo la tados que vienen a presentar las pelculas. Y al pblico que
pantalla: Peter, la crucial traductora Ana Schmukler y yo. Digo nos exige ser sorprendido con novedades y que a la vez nos
algunas cosas sobre la importancia y el orgullo de tener a pide los ttulos de los directores que no pueden faltar. Y que
Peter ah para presentar semejante pelcula, restaurada, etc. nos controla el tiempo de las presentaciones, para que no se
Peter comienza a hablar, y cuando va ms de cinco minutos atrasen, salvo cuando se trata de una demora de cuarenta
y no se apura, me empiezo a poner nervioso. El Bafici es de minutos inolvidables.
los festivales ms puntuales y el pblico exige muchsimo
en ese sentido. Si sigue hablando la funcin se va a atrasar.
No hay nada programado ms tarde en esa sala, y por el
horario y la duracin de la pelcula es casi imposible que
los que estn aqu tengan alguna proyeccin posterior. Eso

Javier Porta Fouz


Director Artstico [19] Bafici / Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires

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Last year, Bafici broke a record in its history. We arent talking its almost impossible for anyone to have another screening
about the amount of films, venues or spectators, the amou- later. That eases my anxiety a little. And Bogdanovich keeps
nt of rainy days or the percentage of the audience without talking. But no one in the audience becomes impatient.
the need for popcorn. It was something else, of a different Bogdanovich tells about the preparations for the film, about
nature, and it took place the first full day of programming, John Ford, Orson Welles, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson,
that is, after the opening. It was almost the beginning, but the Oscar and a series of fascinating anecdotes. I realize
it was at the screening of The Last Picture Show, at 9.45 that this is a unique moment, of those that are the soul of
pm on Thursday, April 14. The film that had Peter Bogda- a film festival that tries to favor those encounters, those
novich established: black and white, cinephile and Fordian. situations to cherish. The introduction lasts forty minutes, a
And also, a success. In 1990, he would make the sequel: new record, in which Bogdanovich charms a few hundred
Texasville, another masterpiece, but it was such a bomb that people with narrative arts that will always make us remem-
it didnt even open in theaters in Argentina. Bogdanovich was ber we were there.
no longer the director revered by the industry he used to be I hope this current edition provides us with moments as
in that first half of the 70s, and would never be that again. special as that one, and not only during the screenings of
But lets go back to Bafici, to last year on our way to screen films by the most acknowledged and revered independent
10 of Village Recoleta, with the anxiety for arriving in time to heroes. For Bafici 2017, the menu is set: a combination
present the films with Peter Bogdanovich himself. And Peter of big names and mythical films or films that will be
asks to go to the restroom first, that which isnt precisely mythical from April on, with an intensification of novelty
beside the screens, but on the lower floor. More anxiety, and and risk of the borders, many world premieres and debuts
the insolent idea of but its only going to be five minutes of (more than 60% of the international competition is made
him presenting the film and then hes gone. Peter arrives at up of first features).
the theater I present him. Unlike what tends to happen at I thank the great team that works on and is passionate about
Bafici and at almost any other film festival in the world, we turning this festival into something special, and the members
arent standing up but sitting down on some chairs under of the jury and the guests who come to present the films. And
the screen: Peter, the crucial interpreter Ana Schmukler and the audience that demands we surprise them with novelties
me. I say some things about the importance and the pride of and that, at the same time, asks us for the titles from the
having Peter here with us to present such a film, restored, obligatory directors. And controls the time the presentations
et cetera. Peter starts talking, and when five minutes have last, in order for shows not to be delayed, unless theres an
gone by and he doesnt rush, I start getting nervous. Bafici is unforgettable forty-minute delay.
one of the most punctual festivals, and the audience is very
demanding in that respect. If he goes on talking, the show
will be delayed. Theres nothing programmed in that screen
for later, and because of the hour and the films running-time,

Javier Porta Fouz


Artistic Director [19] Bafici / Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

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Gobierno de la Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires
Jefe de Gobierno
Horacio Rodrguez Larreta
Vicejefe de Gobierno
Diego Santilli
Ministro de Cultura
ngel Mahler
Subsecretaria de Gestin Cultural
Vivi Cantoni

DIRECCIN FESTIVALES GERENCIA OPERATIVA Lourdes Pingeon Web


DE BUENOS AIRES DE PRODUCCIN Lila Raspo Beln Passarelli
Silvia Tissembaum FESTIVALES DE Sol Snchez Constanza Zarnitzer
BUENOS AIRES Dana Taicher Redes
DIRECCIN ARTSTICA Paula Niklison Marina Weinschelbaum Mariana Copland
BAFICI Interpretacin en Diseo Editorial
Javier Porta Fouz PRODUCCIN Presentaciones Vernica Roca
Coordinacin Coordinacin Equipo
Julia Marcovich Ana Schmukler Cecilia Loidi
PRODUCCIN GENERAL
Equipo Equipo Julin Villagra
Ailn Bressan
Milena Barrn Rodrigo Bedoya Diseo Web y Programacin
Martn Frosio Julio Fermepin Alejandro Duarte - Kood Studio
PRODUCCIN EJECUTIVA
Xavier Mercado Maria Joo Machado Traduccin al Ingls
Luciana Saffores Ianina Trigo Luis Martelli Cecilia Zabaleta
Josefina Martinen Realizacin de Videos
PROGRAMACIN GERENCIA OPERATIVA Clara Massot Gabriel Starna - Borde Chino
Magdalena Arau DE LOGSTICA Isabelle Siegrist Fotografa
Violeta Bava Romina Marson Fernando Dvoskin
Juan Manuel Domnguez Coordinacin
RELACIONES
Fran Gayo Florencia Blanca
INSTITUCIONALES PRENSA
Agustn Masaedo Claudia Felicetti Coordinacin
Paz Canessa
David Obarrio Andrs Martnez
Manuel Balut
Equipo
IMAGEN Y COMUNICACIN Equipo
COLABORACIN EN Ariel Cceres
Coordinacin General Luca Pechersky
PROGRAMACIN Paula Contrera
Juan Ricci Soledad Velasco
Jaime Pena Daniel Couturier
Adrin Dragonetti Coordinacin Audiovisual
Valeria Heavy EDICIN DE CATLOGO Y
PROGRAMADOR INVITADO Nicols Lobos
Equipo GUA DE PROGRAMACIN
Joan Moreno
lvaro Arroba Romeo Wong Henderson Micaela Berguer
Alejandro Moretti
Leonardo Prez Diseo Grfico Javier Diz
PRODUCCIN ARTSTICA Martn DAlessandro Equipo
Milagros Staiman
Coordinacin Laura Mac Grath Maia Debowicz
Paloma Dema Gastn Olmos Sol Santoro DStefano
OFICINA DE INVITADOS
Equipo Carlus Rodrguez Correccin
Coordinacin
Mnica Prez Denise Menache Coordinacin de Contenidos Paola Calabretta
Claudia Salcedo Asistencia Leda Olano Traduccin
Marina Moreira Equipo Agustn Mango
CINE ARGENTINO Laila Sapollnik Guillermo Pintos Juan Pablo Martnez
Coordinacin Atencin al Invitado Ivana Thome
Nicols Carnavale Mateo Bendesky Coordinacin de Produccin LIBROS [19] BAFICI
Asistencia Camila Godoy Julia Tiscornia Edicin
Natalia Trzcina Matas Gowland Equipo Juan Manuel Domnguez
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PRODUCCIN COMERCIAL Roco de la Mano DISEO DE ESPACIO SALAS
Federico Juri Daniela Medina A77 Coordinacin
Franco Oron Conrado Negrin Barcellos Gustavo Dieguez Julia Snchez
Cayetano Vicentini Federico Orlando Lucas Giraldi Asistencia
Chequeo de Flmico Ramiro De La Vega
ACREDITACIONES Victoria Deluca BUENOS AIRES LAB (BAL) Coordinacin de Piso
Coordinacin Sarita Fernndez Direccin Agustina Villafae
Malena Laio Chequeo de DCP Agustina Costa Varsi Marcela Saladino
Asistencia Constanza Curia Produccin Artstica
Camila Levy Daniel Tcnicos de Sala
Vera Czemerinski PREMIO DEL PBLICO
Coordinacin
Asistencia Coordinacin
PROGRAMACIN EN SALAS Romina Beraldi
Micaela Gonzlez Masetto Facundo Lema Mariana Rubel
Agustn Masaedo
Equipo Comit de Seleccin
Magdalena Arau
Ezequiel Azambuya Work In Progress (WIP) Arte en Barrios
Miranda Barrn
Martn Ezequiel Benjamin Gustavo Beck Coordinacin
REA DE PROYECCIN Valeria Biglieri Agustina Costa Varsi Mara Hopff
Coordinacin General Malena Gerez Cecilia Salim Equipo
Lucas Iaccarino Szvalb Celeste Giribaldi Laboratorio de Produccin Karen Byk
Coordinacin de Formatos Manuela Jaureguialzo (LAP) Gonzalo Rubio
Digitales Francisco Machado Laura Citarella Marina Viara
Lautaro Panelo Agustina Mrquez Agustina Costa Varsi Francisco Videla
Coordinacin de Sonido Albertina Molares Lukas V. Rinner
Arin Frank Camila Navas
Julieta Neumarkt Fernndez GERENCIA OPERATIVA
Produccin Tcnica REA PROFESIONAL
Beln Povia GESTIN DE OPERACIONES
Julin Tagle Coordinacin
Asistencia Grilla Patricia Latorre
Michelle Jacques-Toriglia
Dolores Montes Mercedes Arias Equipo
Equipo
Subtitulado Adriana Alonso
TRNSITO INTERNACIONAL Yadira Dez
Nicols Mikey Maximiliano Betti
DE COPIAS Gua del rea Profesional
Trnsito Interno Ricardo Cebeiro
Coordinacin Edicin
Pablo Compagno Matas Coto
Mirna Correa Michelle Jacques-Toriglia
Asistencia Deborah Rapoport
Asistencia Correccin
Toms David Perelsztein Jorge Ribezuk
Agustina Gurevich Gabriela Beraj
Postproduccin
Traduccin Paola Romann
Natalia Bianchi SUBTITULADO
Juan Pablo Martnez Luca Rosa
Proyectoristas Gloria Diez Carina Stanzione
Julieta Alsina
Lucio Arana VIDEOTECA INFORMES
Brian Bendersky Leonora Wirth Coordinacin RECEPCIN
Laura Castro Mara Fernanda Moreira Claudia Klappenbach
Agustn Demichelli ACTIVIDADES ESPECIALES Asistencia
Brenda Greco Michelle Jacques-Toriglia Noelia Cao SISTEMAS
Federico Guzzetti Ariana Spenza Victoria Oleaga Eduardo Desanze 7

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el [19] buenos aires
festival internacional de cine independiente
agradece el apoyo de las siguientes instituciones

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Agradecimientos / Thanks to

Adrin Iaies Ellis Driessen Juan Pablo Zaramella Milagros Amondaray


Agustina Arbetman Elosa Solaas Juan Ramn Rodrguez Mohammad Atebbai (Iranian
Alain Maudet Emiliano Andrs Cappiello Karl-Heinz Klopf Independents)
Alberto Fuguet Eugenio Monjeau Kiko Amat Mnica Delgado
Aldo Garay Ezequiel Boetti Kiko Goifman Mora Snchez Viamonte
Aldo Montao Fabiana Ferraz Nahuel Ugazio
Kiyoshi Tanahashi
Alex Escaleira Felix Monti Nathalie Mierop
Lala Toutonian
Alfredo Soderguit Fellipe Barbosa Nazareno Brega
Leandro Listorti
Amanda Reis Fernando Arca Pablo Schanton
Amarna Miller Leonardo M. DEspsito
Fernando Juan Lima Pablo Conde
Ana Guevara Fiorella Valente Leonardo Sabbatella Pablo Fraguela
Ana Julia Cury de Brito Cabral Francisco Regueiro Leticia Jorge Pablo Stoll
Anala G. Alonso Franco Torchia Lewis Bennett Pablo Strozza
Anala Snchez Gabriel Pressello Lucas Garfalo Paula Flix-Didier
Andrs Habegger Gabriela Rubinovich Luciana Calcagno Pedro Gonzlez-Rubio
Andrs Levinson Graciela De Luca Luciano Mariconda Pepe Inoino
Annamaria Cocchioni Griselda Soriano Luciano Monteagudo Pilar Ruiz Carnicero
Bebe Kamin Gustavo Noriega Luis Lpez Carrasco Pino Solanas
Carolina Baitman Helvecio Marins Jr. Manolo Nieto Quintn
Cecilia Bianchini Hernn Panessi Mar Medir Rafael Cabrera (ICAA)
Cecilia Chiappano Hernn Schell Ramn Rubio (Filmoteca Espaola)
Marc Hurtado
Cecilia Fanti Homer Etminani Rebecca De Pas
Marcel Mller
Che Sandoval Ilse Hughan Rodrigo Closa
Marcela Gamberini
Clara Mastronardi Inge Stache Rodrigo Contreras
Cristian Campana Ion de Sosa Marcos Rodrguez Roger Koza
Curtis Woloschuk Javier Sebastin Quintana Marcos Zurita Rosa Vita Pelegrin
Dani Umpi Javier Sisti Ripoll Mara Cristina Rayol Rosana Berlingeri
Daniel Prez (Filmoteca Espaola) Jean Pierre Rehm Mara Ins Lpez Vicente Rosario Blfari
Daniele Morganti Jenny Lee Craig Mara Marta Antin Santiago Barrionuevo
Dany Delvoie Jim Stark Mara Mazza Santiago Calori
Dbora Nakache Jonathan Perel Marialy Rivas Santos Zunzunegui
Diego Batlle Jonathan Relayze Mariano Cohn Sebastin De Caro
Diego Brodersen Jos Oliver Mariano Martn Kairuz Sebastin Yabln
Diego Lerer Jos Julian Bakedano (Museo Marina Cane Solanas Serdar Vardar
Diego Marambio Bellas Artes de Bilbao) Sergio Rotman
Marina Locatelli
Diego Mat Jos Luis Rebordinos Stella Luzza
Marisa Capa (ICAA)
Diego Rojas Jos Luis Torrelavega Susana Millet Gmez
Marisol Rivas
Dolores Meijomn Jos Luis Torres Leiva Teresa Usandivaras
Dora Pentimalli Josefina Garca Pulls Mark Peranson Uwe Mohr
Edmundo Bejarano Josu Mndez Martn Boulocq Valeria Keller
Eduardo Machuca Jotafrisco Martina Pagnotta Valeria Zamparolo
Eduardo Russo Juan Carlos Rulfo Massimo Saidel Vernica Bergna
Elena DAquila Juan Pablo lvarez Mathilde Caillol Walter Lezcano
Elie Chapuis Juan Pablo Bava Max Karli Yann Lorvo
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ndice / Index

13 FUNCIN DE APERTURA - Casting


OPENING NIGHT
15 FUNCIN DE CLAUSURA - LOpra de Paris
CLOSING NIGHT
17 JURADOS / JURIES
27 COMPETENCIA OFICIAL INTERNACIONAL
INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL COMPETITION
51 COMPETENCIA OFICIAL ARGENTINA
ARGENTINE OFFICIAL COMPETITION
69 COMPETENCIA VANGUARDIA Y GNERO
AVANT-GARDE & GENRE COMPETITION
97 COMPETENCIA LATINOAMERICANA
LATIN AMERICAN COMPETITION
107 COMPETENCIA OFICIAL DERECHOS HUMANOS
HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL COMPETITION
123 COMPETENCIA ARGENTINA DE CORTOS
ARGENTINE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
133 MUESTRA ARGENTINA DE CORTOS
ARGENTINE SHORT FILMS EXHIBITION
147 NOCHES ESPECIALES
SPECIAL NIGHTS
157 BAFICITO / LITTLE BAFICI
159 BAFICITO / LITTLE BAFICI - Makoto Shinkai
175 TRAYECTORIAS / CAREERS
210 TRAYECTORIAS / CAREERS - Heinz Emigholz
213 TRAYECTORIAS / CAREERS - Stphane Briz
215 PERAS PRIMAS / FIRST FILMS
229 ARTES / ARTS
239 CINEFILIAS / CINEPHILIAS
255 COMEDIA / COMEDY
267 FAMILIAS / FAMILIES
277 HACERSE GRANDE / COMING OF AGE
287 MSICA / MUSIC
307 PASIONES / PASSIONS
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317 COMER Y BEBER / EAT & DRINK
323 NOCTURNA / LATE NIGHT
343 CORTOS / SHORT FILMS
351 FOCOS Y HOMENAJES / FOCUS & HOMAGES
352 NANNI MORETTI
370 FRANCISCO REGUEIRO
375 BRITANNIA LADO B: 40 AOS DE PUNK
BRITANNIA B-SIDE: 40 YEARS OF PUNK
386 ANTNIO REIS
392 ALEX ROSS PERRY
398 SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ
402 JOHANNES NYHOLM
406 GABRIEL ABRANTES
412 MARC HURTADO
418 CARTA BLANCA / CARTE BLANCHE - DENIS CT
422 FERNANDO BIRRI
424 ABBAS KIAROSTAMI
428 VIOLETA PARRA
430 STOR PIAZZOLLA
433 RESCATES / RESCUES
443 BAL
470 TALENTS
472 NDICE POR PELCULA / INDEX BY FILM
473 NDICE POR PAS / INDEX BY COUNTRY
475 NDICE POR DIRECTOR / INDEX BY DIRECTOR

ABREVIATURAS / ABBREVIATIONS

D: Direccin / Director S: Sonido / Sound CP: Compaa prodcutora


G: Guion / Scriptwriter M: Msica / Music Production Company
F: Fotografa / Cinematography P: Produccin / Producer I: Intrpretes / Cast
E: Edicin / Editing PE: Produccin ejecutiva DCP: Paquete de Cine Digital
DA: Direccin de arte Executive Production Digital Cinema Package
Production Design DM: Archivo Digital / Digital Media
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funcin de apertura / opening night
Casting
Premiere americana / american premiere

Para su primer telefilm, una remake de Las lgrimas amargas de For her first TV movie, a remake of Fassbinders The Bitter
Petra von Kant de Fassbinder, Vera, la directora, quiere el elenco Tears of Petra von Kant, Vera, the director, wants the perfect
perfecto. Pero en las numerosas sesiones de casting est lejos cast. But in the numerous casting sessions, they are far from
de encontrar a la actriz perfecta para el rol protagnico. finding the perfect actress for the starring role.
Una remake de Fassbinder es lo que est en el horizonte, como A remake of a Fassbinder film is whats in the horizon, as a bad
mar de fondo, como reverencia y como peso. Hay que buscar undercurrent, as reverence and as burden. The actors and ac-
y peor an: definir a los actores y las actrices para tamao tresses for such a challenge have to be found and even worse:
desafo. El casting como juego de vanidades, de inseguridades, defined. The casting as a game of vanities, of insecurities, of poi-
de venenos. La toma de decisiones como momento estresante sons. Decision-making as a stressful moment everyone wants
que se quiere posponer todo lo posible hasta generar incluso to postpone as much as possible until generating even more
ms estrs, ms presiones, ms errores. La lcida pelcula de stress, more pressure, more mistakes. Wackerbarths lucid film
Wackerbarth es una comedia amarga, cida y corrosiva, como is a bitter, acid, corrosive comedy, as great comedies tend to be.
suelen serlo las grandes comedias. Y, por supuesto, es un cam- And, of course, its a battlefield confined both temporally and
po de batalla concentrado temporal y espacialmente en un estu- spatially in a studio from where no one can or wants to come
dio del que no se puede o no se quiere salir sin lograr un rol out of without getting a role or, at least, some praise. And pre-
o, al menos, un elogio. Justamente, los actores y las actrices de cisely, the actors and actresses in Casting form an especially
Casting arman un motor neurtico especialmente eficaz. Javier effective neurotic motor. JPF
Porta Fouz

Alemania - Germany, 2017 / 91 / DCP / Color Nicolas Wackerbarth


Alemn - German
Naci en Mnich en 1973. Es guionista, actor y cineasta. Dirigi
D: Nicolas Wackerbarth G: Hannes Held, Nicolas Wackerbarth
varios cortometrajes y los largometrajes Unten Mitte Kinn (2011)
F: Jrgen Carle E: Saskia Metten S: Jurgen Kramlofsky, Tom Doepaen
DA: Klaus-Peter Platten P: Franziska Specht I: Andreas Lust, y Halbschatten (2013).
Judith Enael, Ursina Lardi, Corina Kirchhoff He was born in 1973. A scriptwriter, actor, and filmmaker, he
Contacto / Contact directed several short films and the feature-length films Unten
SWR - Sdwestrundfunk. Franziska Specht Mitte Kinn (2011) and Halbschatten (2013).
T +49 7221 9292 3741
E franziska.specht@swr.de

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FUNCIN DE CLAUSURA / CLOSING NIGHT
LOpra de Paris
The Paris Opera
La pera de Pars
Premiere latinoamericana / latam premiere

Documental que muestra el detrs de escena del prestigioso A documentary that shows the behind-the-scenes of the presti-
teatro, siguiendo al personal msicos, actores, tcnicos, or- gious theater, following the personnel musicians, actors, tech-
denanzas que trabaja sin descanso para ofrecer, noche tras nicians, assistants, which works tirelessly in order to offer, night
noche, un espectculo que deje al pblico sin aliento. after night, a spectacle that will leave the audience breathless.
Cmo funciona la pera de Pars? Difcilmente haya una res- How does the Paris Opera work? Surely theres no better answer
puesta mejor que este documental de Jean-Stphane Bron, than this Jean-Stphane Bron documentary that spends and
quien vive y nos hace vivir, en dos horas una temporada en makes us spend, in two hours a season in that cultural in-
esa institucin cultural. Bron tiene acceso a ensayos y al proto- stitution. Bron has access to rehearsals and to the protocol, to
colo, a negociaciones, a la seleccin de nuevos talentos y mucho negotiations, to the selection of new talents and more. Far from
ms. Con ese material, lejos de exponer una seleccin de obser- exposing a selection of distant observations, he generates with
vaciones distantes, genera una narrativa mltiple que siempre this material a multiple narrative that is always cohesive. A pos-
mantiene la cohesin. Una posible nueva estrella de la lrica, los sible new lyric star, the details around the presidential box, the
detalles alrededor del palco presidencial, las dificultades de la difficulties of the cultural management, the choirs complaints:
gestin cultural, las quejas del coro: cada situacin es una opor- each situation is a chance to delve deeper on a high-level
tunidad para profundizar una exploracin de alto nivel, mientras exploration while the protagonists recoat themselves with the
los protagonistas se recubren de los rasgos ms fascinantes de most fascinating features of fictional characters in a portrait it
los personajes de ficcin, insertos en un retrato al que no es wouldnt be exaggerated to label as a cinematic prowess. JPF
exagerado calificar de proeza flmica. JPF

Francia / Suiza - France / Switzerland, 2017 Jean-Stphane Bron


110 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
Naci en Suiza en 1969. Es guionista, productor y cineas-
D: Jean-Stphane Bron F: Blaise Harrison E: Julie Lena
ta. Estudi en la cole Cantonale dArt de Lausanne (ECAL).
S: Etienne Curchod, Jerome Cuendet P: Philippe Martin,
David Thion CP: Les Films Pelleas, Bande Parte Films Muchos de sus documentales, como LExprience Blocher, se
exhibieron en la retrospectiva que le dedic el Bafici 14.
Contacto / Contact
Les Films du Losange. Lise Zipci He was born in Switzerland in 1969. He is a screenwriter,
T +33 675 130 575 producer and director. He studied at the cole Cantonale
E zipci@filmsdulosange.fr dArt de Lausanne (ECAL). Many of his documentaries, such
W filmsdulosange.fr as The Blocher Experience, were included in his retrospective
at Bafici 14.
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jurados
juries
Jurado Competencia Oficial Internacional
International Official Competition Jury

Amy Nicholson
Naci en Michigan y estudi cine y antropologa en la Universidad de Oklahoma. Trabaj como
crtica y editora para medios como LA Weekly, IE Weekly, Boxoffice Magazine y MTV News.
Conduce el podcast Skillset de MTV y coconduce el podcast The Canon de Earwolf. Su primer
libro, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor fue publicado recientemente por Cahiers du Cinema.
She was born in Michigan and studied film and anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.
She worked as a film critic and editor for media outlets like LA Weekly, IE Weekly, Boxoffice
Magazine, and MTV News. She is the co-host of The Canon podcast at Earwolf and host of the
MTV podcast Skillset. Her first book Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor was recently published by
Cahiers du Cinema.

Andrea Testa
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1987. Estudi en la ENERC y dirigi el documental Pibe chorro (2016).
Junto a Francisco Mrquez realiz la pelcula La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis, ganadora
de la Competencia Internacional del Bafici 16 y seleccionada para Un Certain Regard del 69
Festival de Cannes. Socia fundadora de Pensar con las Manos, en la actualidad se encuentra
desarrollando un nuevo documental sobre el embarazo adolescente.
She was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. She studied at ENERC and directed the documentary
Pibe chorro (2016). Together with Francisco Mrquez, she directed The Long Night of Francisco
Sanctis, winner of the International Competition at Bafici 16 and selected for Un Certain Regard
at the 69th Cannes Film festival. A founding member of Pensar con las Manos, she is currently
developing a new documentary on teen pregnancy.

Denis Ct
Naci en Canad en 1973 y estudi cine en el Collge Ahuntsic de Montreal. Se desempe
como periodista y realiz los largometrajes Les tats nordiques (2005, Bafici 06), Nos vies
prives (Bafici 08), Elle veut le chaos (Bafici 09), Carcasses (Bafici 10), Curling (Bafici 11),
Bestiaire (Bafici 12) y Boris sans Batrice (Bafici 16), entre otros.
He was born in Canada in 1973 and studied film at the Collge Ahuntsic in Montreal. He worked
as a journalist and directed the films Drifting States (2005, Bafici 06), Our Private Lives (Bafici
08), All That She Wants (Bafici 09), Carcasses (Bafici 10), Curling (Bafici 11), Bestiaire (Bafici
12) and Boris Without Batrice (Bafici 16), among others.

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Jurado Competencia Oficial Internacional
International Official Competition Jury

Nicolas Wackerbarth
Naci en Mnich en 1973. Se form como actor en la Academia Teatral Bvara de Mnich e
ingres al Stdtische Bhnen de Colonia como miembro permanente. Estudi direccin en la
Academia de Cine y TV de Berln. Es coeditor de la revista de cine independiente Revolver. Dirigi
el cortometraje Half Hours y el largometraje Everyday Objects. Su segundo largometraje, Casting,
se presenta en esta edicin del Festival como Funcin de Apertura.
He was born in Munich in 1973. He trained as an actor at the Bavarian Theatre Academy in
Munich and joined the Stdtische Bhnen in Cologne as a permanent member. He studied
Directing at the German Film and TV Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He is co-editor of the German
independent film magazine Revolver. He directed the short film Half Hours and the feature-length
film Everyday Objects. His second film Casting is the Opening Film of this edition of the Festival.

Julio Hernndez Cordn


Naci en Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos, hijo de padre mexicano y madre guatemalteca.
Estudi direccin en el Centro de Capacitacin Cinematogrfica de Mxico. Desde 2012 perte-
nece al Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. Dirigi Gasolina (premiado en Bafici 09), Las
marimbas del infierno (Bafici 11) y Hasta el sol tiene manchas (Bafici 13), entre otros. Su ltimo
largometraje, Atrs hay relmpagos, se presenta en esta edicin del festival.
He was born in North Carolina, USA, the son of a Mexican father and a Guatemalan mother. He
studied filmmaking at the Film Training Center in Mexico. He is a member of the National Art
Creators System since 2012. He directed Gasolina (awarded at Bafici 09), Marimbas from Hell
(Bafici 11) and Hasta el sol tiene manchas (Bafici 13), among others. His latest feature-length
film Theres Lightning Behind participates in this edition of the festival.

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Jurado Competencia Oficial Argentina
Argentine Official Competition Jury

Jim Kolmar
Trabaja como programador para el Festival de Cine South by Southwest (SXSW), as como tam-
bin para el programa de narracin interactiva Experiential Storytelling. Trabaj en el Festival
Internacional de Cine Las Amricas y la Austin Film Society (AFS), donde program un ciclo de
cine gals. Ha participado en jurados, paneles y comits en CPH:DOX, IDFA, Nordisk Panorama,
Ventana Sur, Ambulante, Cinema Eye Honors, Snar+D y DocsDF, entre otros.
He is a programmer for the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), as well as for the Expe-
riential Storytelling program for interactive storytelling. He has worked with Cine Las Americas
International Film Festival, and Austin Film Society (AFS), where he programmed a series of
Welsh films. He has served on several juries, panels and committees, including CPH:DOX, IDFA,
Nordisk Panorama, Ventana Sur, Ambulante, Cinema Eye Honors, Snar+D, and DocsDF.

Johannes Klein
Naci en Transilvania, Rumania, en 1969. Estudi en Berln y Pars, donde se gradu en Lings-
tica Informtica en la Universidad de Pars VII. Obtuvo una maestra en Gestin de la Msica en
Barcelona, donde vive actualmente. Desde 2007 es director de programacin en el Festival de
Cine Documental de In-Edit. Desde 2012 trabaja en The Festival Agency.
Born in 1969 in Transylvania (Romania), Johannes currently lives in Barcelona. He studied in
Berlin and Paris where he graduated in Computational Linguistic from Universit Paris VII. He
obtained a Masters Degree in Music Management in Barcelona. He joined In-Edit Music Docu-
mentary Film Festival in 2007 where he is the Head of Programming. Since 2012, he also works
at The Festival Agency.

Mara Aparicio
Naci en Crdoba, Argentina, en 1992. Estudi cine y televisin en la Universidad Nacional de
Crdoba. Desde 2011 integra la productora Vientosur Cine, establecida en la ciudad de Crdoba, y
trabaja en diversos proyectos en el rea de cmara y montaje. Su primer largometraje, Las calles,
particip en la Competencia Latinoamericana del Bafici 16 y por este recibi el premio a mejor
directora. Actualmente, se encuentra desarrollando su segundo largometraje, Sobre las nubes.
She was born in Crdoba, Argentina, in 1992. She studied film and TV at the National University
of Cordoba. She is part of the Vientosur Cine production company, based in the city of Crdoba,
and works in several editing and camera projects. Her first feature film Las calles participated in
the Latin American competition of Bafici 16 and won the best director award. She is currently
developing her second feature-length film Sobre las nubes.

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Jurado Competencia Oficial Argentina
Argentine Official Competition Jury

Rita Azevedo Gomes


Naci en Lisboa, Portugal, en 1952. Estudi Bellas Artes y desarroll proyectos relacionados al
teatro y a las artes visuales. El Bafici 14 le dedic una retrospectiva en la que se proyectaron O
som da terra a tremer, Altar, A conquista de Faro y A vingana de uma mulher, entre otros ttulos.
Su film Correspondncias participa en la Competencia Vanguardia y Gnero en esta edicin del
festival. Actualmente, se desempea como programadora en la Cinemateca Portuguesa.
She was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1952. She studied Fine Arts and developed theater and
visual arts projects. Bafici 14 held a retrospective of her work with the screening of such titles
as O som da terra a tremer, Altar, A conquista de Faro and A vingana de uma mulher, among
others. Her film Correspondences participates in the Avant-Garde Genre Competition in this
edition of the festival. She is currently a programmer for the Portuguese Cinematheque.

Tommaso Bertani
Naci en Roma, Italia, en 1981. Se crio en Turn pero en la actualidad desarrolla su trabajo en
su ciudad natal. En 2010 fund la productora Ring Film y produjo films como Arianna (estrenado
en el Festival de Venecia en 2015), Il Solengo (que particip en Bafici 16) y Frammento 53
(estrenado en CPH:DOX).
He was born in Rome, Italy, in 1981. He grew up in Turin but currently works in his home city. In
2010 he founded the production company Ring Film and produced films like Arianna (premiered
at the 2015 Venice Film Festival), Il Solengo (which screened at Bafici 16) and Frammento 53
(premiered at CPH:DOX).

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Jurado Competencia Oficial Vanguardia y Gnero
Avant-Garde & Genre Official Competition Jury

Kimi Takesue
Naci en Estados Unidos en 1968. Como realizadora, gan varios premios y la Beca Guggenheim
de Cine. Es profesora de cine en la Universidad Rutgers en Newark. Sus pelculas se vieron en fes-
tivales y museos internacionales; entre ellos, Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, Doclisboa y el Museo
de Arte Moderno de Nueva York, y se transmitieron en PBS, IFC y el Sundance Channel. Dirigi 95
and 6 to Go, en Competencia Internacional en esta edicin de Bafici.
She was born in the US in 1968. As a filmmaker, she won many awards and the Fellowship in
Film from Guggenheim. She teaches film at Newarks Rutgers University. Takesues works were
seen at many international festivals, such as Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam, Doclisboa and
the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and were broadcasted on PBS, IFC and the Sundance
Channel. She directed 95 and 6 to Go, part of this years Bafici International Competition.

Marcelo Quesada
Naci en Costa Rica. Es fundador y codirector de Pacfica Grey, proyecto dedicado a la produc-
cin, promocin y distribucin de cine independiente de calidad en Centroamrica. Ha combi-
nado este trabajo con la gestin cultural y la produccin creativa, colaborando con reconocidos
directores centroamericanos y asesorando el desarrollo de espacios de formacin e industria
pioneros en la regin para el Fondo Cinergia. Desde 2015 es el director artstico del Costa Rica
Festival Internacional de Cine.
He was born in Costa Rica. He is founder and co-director of Pacfica Grey, a project devoted to
the production, promotion and distribution of quality independent film in Central America. He
has combined this work with cultural management and creative production, collaborating with
acknowledged Latin American directors and being an advisor for the development of pioneering
training and industry spaces for Cinergia Fund. Since 2015, he is the artistic director of the Costa
Rica International Film Festival.

Mara Negroni
Naci en Rosario en 1951. Es poeta, ensayista, novelista y traductora. Public, entre otros libros,
Exilium, El arte del error, Elega Joseph Cornell, Pequeo mundo ilustrado y Cartas extraordina-
rias. Obtuvo las becas Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Octavio Paz, New York Foundation for the Arts y
Civitella Ranieri. Actualmente dirige la Maestra en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad Nacional
Tres de Febrero en Buenos Aires.
She was born in Rosario in 1951. She is a poet, essayist, novelist and translator. She published,
among other books, Exilium, El arte del error, Elega Joseph Cornell, Pequeo mundo ilustrado
and Cartas extraordinarias. She received the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Octavio Paz, New York
Foundation of the arts and Civitella Ranieri scholarships. She currently directs the Masters in
Creative Writing of the Tres de Febrero National University in Buenos Aires.

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Jurado Competencia Oficial Latinoamericana
Latin-American Official Competition Jury

Maite Alberdi
Naci en Santiago de Chile en 1983. Es guionista, productora, editora y cineasta. Es licenciada
en Esttica, licenciada en Comunicacin Social y directora audiovisual de la Universidad Catlica
de Chile. Dirigi los documentales El salvavidas (2011), La once (2014), nominada al Goya 2016
como Mejor Pelcula Iberoamericana, Yo no soy de aqu (2016) y Los nios (exhibida en esta
edicin del festival). Sus pelculas han obtenido numerosos premios internacionales.
She was born in Santiago de Chile in 1983. She is a screenwriter, producer, editor and director.
She has a bachelors degree in Aesthetics and Social Communication and audiovisual director at
Chiles Catholic University. She directed the documentaries El salvavidas (2011), La once (2014),
nominated for the 2016 Goya for Best Latin American Feature, Yo no soy de aqu (2016) and
The Grown-Ups (screened at this edition of the festival). Her films won many international awards.

Mariano Llins
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1975. Se licenci en la Universidad de Cine, donde trabaja como
docente. Es productor, guionista y cineasta. Dirigi los largometrajes Balnearios (2001), Historias
extraordinarias (2008) y La flor (2016). Con su productora El Pampero Cine, fundada en 2002,
produjo numerosas pelculas; entre otras, El amor (primera parte) (2004), Castro (2009), Osten-
de (2011), El escarabajo de oro (2014) y La mujer de los perros (2015), todas ellas exhibidas
en el Bafici.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He has a bachelors degree from the Universidad del Cine,
where he teaches. He is a producer, screenwriter and director. He made the features Balnearios
(2001), Extraordinary Stories (2008) and La flor (2016). With his production company El Pampero
Cine, founded in 2002, he produced a number of films, including El amor (primera parte) (2004),
Castro (2009), Ostende (2011), El escarabajo de oro (2014) and La mujer de los perros (2015).

Pablo Paniagua
Naci en Bolivia en 1985. Es editor, productor, director de fotografa y cineasta. Estudi en la
Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. En 2010 cofund Socavn Cine, productora boliviana con
la que ha producido y fotografiado diez cortometrajes, y la pelcula Viejo calavera, que participa
en la Competencia Internacional de este Bafici. Dirigi los cortometrajes Uno y Despedida (Men-
cin del Jurado en Bafici 17).
He was born in Bolivia in 1985. He is an editor, producer, cinematographer and director. He
studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. In 2010, he co-founded Socavn Cine, a
Bolivian production company with which he has produced and photographed ten shorts and the
film Dark Skull, which participates in this years International Competition. He directed the shorts
Uno and Despedida (Jury Mention at Bafici 17).

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Jurado Competencia Derechos Humanos
Human Rights Competition Jury

Jonathan Perel
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1976. Curs la licenciatura en Artes de la Facultad de Filosofa y
Letras (UBA). Dirigi los largometrajes Toponimia (2015), Tabula rasa (2013), 17 monumentos
(2012) y El predio (2010), todos ellos estrenados en el Bafici. Fue dos veces ganador del Fondo
Metropolitano de las Artes. Sus pelculas han sido seleccionadas y premiadas en diversos fes-
tivales internacionales.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He attended the Arts program at the School of Philosophy
and Literature (UBA). He directed the feature films Toponimia (2015), Tabula rasa (2013), 17
monumentos (2012) and El predio (2010), all of them premiered at Bafici. Two times awarded
with the Metropolitan Fund for the Arts, his films have been screened and awarded in various
international film festivals.

Sofia Bohdanowicz
Cineasta experimental nacida en Toronto. Los cortometrajes que le dedic a su abuela, la poetisa
Zofia Bohdanowiczowa, fueron exhibidos en el Museo de Moving Image de Nueva York. Estos
trabajos, as como sus dos largometrajes Never Eat Alone y Maison du bonheur, se exhiben
en esta edicin del Festival en un foco dedicado a su filmografa. Actualmente, se encuentra
preproduciendo su tercer largometraje, llamado Veslemys Song.
An experimental filmmaker born in Toronto, her short films about her great-grandmother, poet
Zofia Bohdanowiczowa, were screened at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. These
works and her two feature films Never Eat Alone and Maison du bonheur are screened at this
years Bafici in a focus on her filmography. She is currently in pre-production for her third feature
film, entitled Veslemys Song.

Jonatan Relayze Chiang


Naci en Lima en 1981. Ha realizado una docena de cortometrajes en 16mm y en video. Trabaj
en distintas reas en varios largometrajes peruanos y como editor de televisin para Discovery
Channel. Su pera prima, Rosa Chumbe, particip de la Competencia Internacional de Bafici 16,
donde recibi una mencin especial del jurado y el premio a la mejor actriz para Liliana Trujillo.
He was born in Lima in 1981. He directed a series of 16mm and video short films. He worked
in different areas for several Peruvian films and as a TV editor for Discovery Channel. His first
feature-length film Rosa Chumbe participated in the International Competition at Bafici 16, whe-
re it won a jury special mention and a best actress award for Liliana Trujillo.

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Jurado Cortos Argentinos
Argentine Short Films Jury

Ailn Salas
Naci en Brasil en 1993. Como actriz, trabaj en ms de veinte pelculas, entre las que se
destacan XXY (2007) y El nio pez (2009) de Luca Puenzo, La sangre brota (2008) de Pablo
Fendrik, Drommanos (2012) y Lul (2014) de Luis Ortega, Abrir puertas y ventanas (2012) de
Milagros Mumenthaler, La vida de alguien (2014) de Ezequiel Acua, Eva no duerme (2015)
de Pablo Agero y La helada negra (2016) de Maximiliano Schonfeld, entre otras.
She was born in Brazil in 1993. As an actress, she has worked in more than twenty films, inclu-
ding Luca Puenzos XXY (2007) and El nio pez (2009), Pablo Fendriks La sangre brota (2008),
Luis Ortegas Drommanos (2012) and Lul (2014), Milagros Mumenthalers Abrir puertas y
ventanas (2012), Ezequiel Acuas La vida de alguien (2014), Pablo Ageros Eva no duerme
(2015), and Maximiliano Schonfelds La helada negra (2016), among others.

Gabriel Abrantes
Naci en Estados Unidos en 1984. Es artista, productor y cineasta. Estudi en la Escuela Nacio-
nal Superior de Bellas Artes, en Le Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains, en Francia,
y cine y artes visuales en Cooper Union, en Nueva York. Dirigi el largometraje Palcios de pena
(2011) y varios cortometrajes, entre los que se destacan A History of Mutual Respect (2010),
Freud und Friends (2015) y The Hunchback (2016), todos ellos exhibidos en la retrospectiva que
le dedica este Bafici. Vive y trabaja en Lisboa.
He was born in the US in 1984. He is an artist, producer and director. He studied at the Fine Arts
School of Le Fresnoy- Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France, and film and visual arts
at New Yorks Cooper Union. He directed the feature Palcios de pena (2011) and many shorts,
including A History of Mutual Respect (2010), Freud und Friends (2015) and The Hunchback
(2016), all of them part of the retrospective on his work held by this years Bafici. He lives and
works in Lisbon.

Konstantina Kotzamani
Naci en Grecia en 1983. Es guionista y cineasta. Estudi cine en el Departamento de Cine de la
Universidad de Bellas Artes de Tesalnica. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Pigs (2011),
Arundel (2012), Morning Prayers (2013), Washingtonia (2014) y Limbo (2016), exhibidos en el
foco que le dedica este Bafici. Sus pelculas han participado de festivales internaciones como
Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno y Karlovy Vary, y han recibido numerosos premios.
She was born in Greece in 1983. She is a screenwriter and director. She studied film at the
Film Department of the Thessaloniki University of Fine Arts. She directed many shorts, including
Pigs (2011), Arundel (2012), Morning Prayers (2013), Washingtonia (2014) and Limbo (2016),
screened at the focus on her work held by this years Bafici. Her films have been part of interna-
tional festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno and Karlovy Vary, and have received many awards.

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Jurados No Oficiales
Non Official Juries

ACCA (Asociacin de Cronistas FEISAL (Federacin de Escuelas de SAE / EDA (Sociedad Argentina de
Cinematogrficos de la Argentina / Imagen y Sonido de Latinoamrica / Editores Audiovisuales + Asociacin
Argentine Film Reviewers Association) Image and Sound Schools Federation of Argentina de Editores Audiovisuales /
Maximiliano Legnani Latin America) Argentine Society of Audiovisual Editors
Rolando Gallego Marcelo Gonzlez Magnasco + Argentine Association of Audiovisual
Gabriel Fresta Mora Subiela Editors)
Marcelo Trotta Alejandra Almirn
ADF (Asociacin Argentina de Autores de Alejo Hoijman
Fotografa Cinematogrfica / Argentine FIPRESCI FIPRESCI (Federacin Lorena Moriconi
Association of Cinematographers) Internacional de la Prensa Cinematogrfica
Alejandro Pereyra / International Federation of Film Critics)
Leonardo Val Isaac Len Fras
Soledad Rodrguez Rodolfo Santullo
Ezequiel Boetti
ASA (Asociacion Argentina de Sonidistas
Audivisuales / Argentine Association of SIGNIS (Asociacin Catlica Mundial
Audiovisual Sound Designers) para la Comunicacin / World Catholic
Guido Berenblum Association for Communication)
Lena Esquenazi Guillermo lamo
Alejandro Seba Blanca Mara Monzn
Clara Panelles

Gifs Institucionales

Homer Etminani Manuel Nieto Che Sandoval Alberto Fuguet Alfredo Soderguit
Inmortal La perrera Te cres la ms linda Invierno AninA
Competencia Competencia pero ers la ms puta Seleccin Oficial Fuera de Baficito - Bafici 15
Latinoamericana - Internacional - Bafici 8 Competencia Cine del Competencia - Bafici 17
Bafici 18 Futuro - Bafici 12 Josu Mndez
Jonatan Relayze Chiang Martn Boulocq Das de Santiago
Kiko Goifman Rosa Chumbe Pablo Stoll Lo ms bonito Competencia
Filmefobia Competencia 25 watts y mis mejores aos Internacional - Bafici 6
Competencia Cine del Internacional - Bafici 18 Competencia Competencia
Futuro - Bafici 11 Internacional - Bafici 3 Internacional - Bafici 8 Jos Luis Torres Leiva
Pedro Gonzlez Rubio Verano
Edmundo Bejarano Alamar Juan Carlos Rulfo Fellipe Barbosa Panorama - Bafici 14
La ltima navidad Competencia En el hoyo Casa grande
de Julius Internacional - Bafici 12 Competencia Panorama - Bafici 16
Competencia Internacional - Bafici 8
Latinoamericana - Ana Guevara y Aldo Garay
Bafici 18 Leticia Jorge Marialy Rivas El casamiento
Tanta agua Joven y alocada Panorama - Bafici 13
Competencia Competencia Vanguardia
Internacional - Bafici 15 y Gnero - Bafici 15

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COMPETENCIA oficial internacional
international official COMPETITION
international official competition

2557
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Robos, clubes nocturnos y tringulos amorosos definen la vida Robberies, nightclubs and love triangles define the turbulent
turbulenta de Salisa, una chica tailandesa de veinte aos que life of Salisa, a twenty-year-old Thai girl who must run toward
debe huir hacia las planicies polvorientas de Isaan a causa de Isaans dusty plains following a coup dtat.
un golpe de Estado.
La idea de Bangkok como puerto de llegada y depsito para The notion of Bangkok as a port of arrival and storage for
occidentales en plena deriva ha sido apuntalada desde hace Westerners adrift was established many years ago by stories,
dcadas por relatos y leyendas urbanas, y tambin por la imagi- urban legends, and also the imagination of all kinds of creators.
nacin de creadores de todo tipo. La pera prima del alemn Ro- German Roderick Warichs first film takes this stereotype and
derick Warich toma este estereotipo y su fuerte bagaje esttico its heavy aesthetic load as a starting point, only to demolish it
como punto de partida, para luego demolerlo minuciosamente: thoroughly instead, we get a formally overwhelming film that
nos deja a cambio un film formalmente arrollador que comienza begins as a sort of Jules & Jim camouflaged by the reflection of
como una suerte de Jules & Jim maquillado por el reflejo de mil a thousand neon lights, and finally transforms into a thriller with
neones, y finalmente se transforma en un thriller de atmsfera a heavy atmosphere where two inexpressive German Golems
pesada en el que dos inexpresivos Golem germanos se estrellan mutely clash against the local mafia. In the background, the city
en sordina contra la mafia local. De fondo, la ciudad poblada de is inhabited by luminous alleys where quoting Vzquez Mon-
callejones luminosos a los que, citando a Vzquez Montalbn, talbn the tourists go like flies attracted by groin honey. FG
los turistas van atrados como moscas en busca de miel de
ingle. Fran Gayo

Alemania - Germany, 2017 / 111 / DCP / Color Roderick Warich


Tailands / Alemn / Ingls - Thai / German / English
Naci en 1983 y trabaj tanto en cine como en televisin. Escri-
D: Roderick Warich G: Roderick Warich, Dominik Rockenmaier
bi el largometraje The Council of Birds, de Timm Kroeger, y diri-
F: Roland Stuprich, Timm Krger E: Stephan Bechinger,
Denys Darahan, Roderick Warich S: Dominik Leube, Oscar Stiebitz gi los cortos ## (2009) y Marie (2011). 2557 es su pera prima.
P: Dominik Rockenmaier PE: Dominik Rockenmaier, Roderick Warich, He was born in 1983 and worked in both film and television. He
Leonel Dietsche CP: 2557-Films, Filmakademie B-W I: Salisa wrote Timm Kroegers feature The Council of Birds and directed
Thammabut, Wason Dokkathum, Leonel Dietsche, Jan Silberberg,
Awita Rueangchang
the shorts ## (2009) and Marie (2011). 2557 is his first feature.

Contacto / Contact
2557-Films. Dominik Rockenmaier
T +49 17 678 245 713
E dominik.rockenmaier@web.de W 2557-films.de
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competencia oficial internacional
Una aventura simple
A Simple Adventure

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Edgar y David encuentran una escultura en una excavacin ar- Edgar and David find a sculpture at an archeological excava-
queolgica. Obsesionado con el hallazgo, Edgar inicia un viaje tion. Obsessed with the find, Edgar embarks on a journey and
y desaparece sin dejar rastros. Aos despus, Mara, su hija, disappears without a trace. Years later, Mara, his daughter, de-
decide ir a buscarlo a la selva. cides to go and look for him in the jungle.
Aventura, en el cine, significa muchas cosas. Cineastas tan In cinema, Adventure means many things. Filmmakers as
distintos como Steven Spielberg y Apichatpong Weerasethakul different as Steven Spielberg and Apichatpong Weerasethakul
hacen pelculas de aventuras; picas o ntimas, divertidas o make adventure films; epic or intimate, fun or dangerous, phan-
peligrosas, fantasmagricas o terrenales. A todas las une la in- tasmagorical or earthly. What all of them have in common is un-
certidumbre y, a veces, el camino a recorrer. Pocos directores certainty, and sometimes, the path to travel. Few first-time direc-
debutantes tienen la confianza y el control del medio necesarios tors have the confidence and control of the medium necessary to
para abrazar esa incertidumbre: Ignacio Ceroi es uno de ellos. embrace that uncertainty: Ignacio Ceroi is one of them. His film
Su pelcula de ttulo irnicamente adjetivado despliega, con sigi- with an ironic title unfolds, stealthily but with no trickery, a very
lo pero sin ardides, un sentido de la aventura (de las aventuras: uncommon sense of adventure (of adventures: archeological,
arqueolgicas, criminales, selvticas, amorosas) nada comn. criminal, of the jungle, of love). The mystery and the beauty of
El misterio y la belleza de Una aventura simple crecen nos ro- A Simple Adventure grow surround us, corner us with furtive
dean, nos acorralan con movimientos furtivos y mirada alerta: movements and an alert gaze: like those nocturnal animals that
como esos animales nocturnos que nos acechan aunque no los haunt us even if we dont see them. AM
veamos. Agustn Masaedo

Argentina, 2017 / 65 / DCP / Color - B&N / Espaol - Spanish Ignacio Ceroi


D, G: Ignacio Ceroi F: Sofa Rodrigo E: Ignacio Ceroi, Martn Shanly, Naci en Comodoro Rivadavia en 1986. Es guionista y director
Jernimo Quevedo S: Lucas Larriera, Marcos Canosa P, PE: Cecilia
de cine. Estudi direccin en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi los
Pisano CP: Esquimal Cine I: Ramiro Bailiarini, Camila Rabinovich,
Fernando Contigiani Garca, Marcelo Mario, Lalo Rotavera cortometrajes El amor cambia (Mejor Cortometraje Bafici 14),
Tarapoto Yurimaguas Lagunas (2013) y Tornado (Bafici 16).
Contacto / Contact
Esquimal Cine. Cecilia Pisano He was born in Comodoro Rivadavia in 1986. He is a screenwriter
T +54 11 5600 7112 and film director. He studied filmmaking at Universidad del Cine.
E cecilia.pisano9@gmail.com He directed the shorts El amor cambia (Best Short Bafici 14),
Tarapoto Yurimaguas Lagunas (2013) and Tornado (Bafici 16).

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international official competition

Hoy partido a las 3


Today Match at 3

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Las Indomables aguardan con ansiedad el comienzo de un tor- The Untamable anxiously await the start of a neighborhood
neo de ftbol femenino barrial, mientras enfrentan todo tipo de female soccer tournament, while they face all kinds of obsta-
obstculos que amenazan con opacar su pasin: jugar al ftbol cles that threaten to overshadow their passion: to play soccer,
cueste lo que cueste. whatever it takes.
A diferencia del boxeo, el ftbol no ha tenido una relacin muy Unlike boxing, soccer never had a very fruitful relationship with
fructfera con el cine. Se ha probado difcil de filmar y de rendir film. It has proven to be hard to film and worthy of a film narra-
como narrativa cinematogrfica, ms all de diversas historias tive, aside from diverse biographical stories of individual rise or
biogrficas de ascenso individual o de la apuesta fuerte de un the strong wager of a match against the Nazis (as John Huston
partido contra los nazis (como hizo John Huston). Clarisa Navas did). Clarisa Navas decides to make her lovable characters orbit
decide hacer orbitar a sus entraables personajes alrededor del around the sport, and what we have the most of in Today Match
juego, y lo que ms tenemos en Hoy partido a las 3 es ese tiempo at 3 is that waiting time (although far from any kind of tedium):
de la espera (aunque alejado de cualquier tedio): el de las char- that of talks, the anxiety for entering the field before it starts to
las, la ansiedad por entrar a la cancha antes de que llueva, los rain, the ball passes from one team to the other, and also the
pases de un equipo a otro, y tambin los romances, las pasiones romances, the passions and the fighting. While the girls wait, a
y las peleas. Mientras las chicas esperan, una campaa poltica provincial political campaign draws a context as inescapable as
de provincia dibuja un contexto tan ineludible como el paisaje. Y, the landscape. And, when theyre playing, soccer is shot with
cuando juegan, el ftbol est filmado con inusitada claridad. JPF unusual clarity. JPF

Argentina / Paraguay, 2017 Clarisa Navas


90 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Corrientes en 1989. Estudi la Licenciatura en Artes
D, G: Clarisa Navas F: Armin Marchesini Weihmller E: Sofa Viglioglia,
Audiovisuales en la Universidad Nacional de las Artes. Dirigi los
Sebastin Frota DA: Claudio Ojeda, Matas Carmagnola, Maia Navas,
Natalia Lezcano Sticchi M: Fran Villalba P: Clarisa Navas, Ana Carolina documentales Retratos de otro pas y Los guarangos, y las series
Garca, Luca Lamboley PE: Mara Laura Buslemen, Alejandra Muoz Mujeres entre fronteras y Ro atrevido.
CP: Yagu Pir Cine I: Ana Carolina Garca, Silvana Dorrego, Heidi She was born in Corrientes in 1989. She studied audiovisual arts
Pomis, Angie Snchez, Horacio Fernndez
at the National University of Arts. She directed the documenta-
Contacto / Contact ries Retratos de otro pas and Los guarangos, and the series
Yagu Pir Cine. Clarisa Navas Mujeres entre fronteras and Ro atrevido.
T +54 11 6965 1869
E clarisa.navas@gmail.com
W yaguapirucine.com - hoypartidoalastres.com.ar
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competencia oficial internacional
Killing Ground
Terreno de asesinatos

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Ian y Samantha viajan a un parque nacional con la esperanza Ian and Samantha travel to a national park with the hope of
de disfrutar juntos de la tranquilidad del lugar. Al llegar descu- enjoying the quietness of the place together. Upon arrival,
bren que el parque est desierto y que un nio est perdido; a they discover that the park is deserted and a boy is lost; thats
partir de all, la cadena de eventos terrorficos comienza. where the chain of horrific events begins.
Qu pasa cuando la vieja frmula del terror al aire libre la de What happens when the old outdoors horror formula the re-
la cacera realista sin sentido ni justificacin, en la que somos alistic, senseless, unjustified hunt in which we are more Bambi
Bambi antes que lobo feroz decide quitarse los clichs acu- than bad wolf decides to get rid of the clichs amassed during
mulados durante dcadas? Killing Ground es la respuesta. La decades? Killing Ground is the ferocious answer. Writer/director
pera prima del director y guionista Damien Power es el reverso Damien Powers first feature is the flipside of The Cabin in the
de The Cabin in the Woods: ah donde aquella se pona cool Woods: where that film became cool and bragged about pointing
y canchera al no dejar lugar comn del gnero sin sealar y out and reconfiguring every genre commonplace, Killing Ground
reconfigurar, Killing Ground decide limpiar su matriz de la mis- decides to clean its matrix the same way a dog chews on a bone.
ma forma que un perro roe un hueso. Al quitar carne (con sus By taking away flesh (with its teeth) and adding muscle, brutality,
dientes) y sumar msculo, brutalidad, pulsiones de clase B tan B-movie impulses as wise as they are shark, and with a not-at-
sabias como secas a partir de una inteligencia nada pomposa, all pompous intelligence, Power builds a new way of tautening
Power genera una nueva forma de tensar el peor de los miedos. the worst of fears. JMD
Juan Manuel Domnguez

Australia, 2017 / 89 / DCP / Color Damien Power


Ingls - English
Naci en Tasmania. Es guionista y cineasta, y estudi arte y leyes
D, G: Damien Power F: Simon Chapman E: Katie Flaxman
en Hobart. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Peekaboo
DA: Claire Granville S: Serge Lacroix, Cate Cahill M: Leah Curtis
P: Joe Weatherstone, Lisa Shaunessy PE: Michael Gudinski, John (2011) y Boot (2012).
Molloy CP: Hypergiant Film, Superpower Film Production, Arcadia He was born in Tasmania. He is a screenwriter and director. He
I: Aaron Pedersen, Ian Meadows, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane studied art and law at Hobart. He directed many shorts, including
Contacto / Contact Peekaboo (2011) and Boot (2012).
Films Distribution. Joris Boyer
T +33 153 103 399
E joris@filmdistribution.com
W filmsdistribution.com

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international official competition

Viejo calavera
Dark Skull

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

El padre de Elder ha muerto y parece como si no le importara. Elders father just died and he doesnt seem to care. He keeps
Sigue bebiendo en las calles y metindose en problemas. Ya drinking on the street and getting into trouble. Nobody wants to
nadie quiere hacerse cargo de l. Lo nico que le queda es la help him. The only thing he has left is his grandmothers house
casa de su abuela en las afueras del pueblo minero de Huanuni. in the outskirts of the mining town of Huanuni.
Viejo calavera visita un mundo preexistente, el de las minas y Dark Skull visits a pre-existing world the mines and the mine
sus trabajadores, para all construir el propio, en una oscuridad workers and then builds its own one, amidst a darkness that
que no reconoce profundidad ni superficie. El pasaje se desva- doesnt acknowledge any depth nor surface. The passage fades
nece, la lnea de horizonte emerge a cielo abierto y se pierde away, the horizon emerges in the open sky and gets lost going
adentrndose en la tierra, como si se tratara de la prolongacin into the ground, as if it was the extension of a single trait. The
de un mismo trazo. Un espacio que se diluye, fondo borroso cuya space is diluted, blurry background where people provide the
escala la dan las personas. All, Elder, a contramano del mundo, scale. There, Elder goes against the world, barely standing, going
sostenido en pie a duras penas, va de un lado a otro girando en from one end to the other, as if spinning lose. A wayward hero
falso. Hroe dscolo que oscila entre bailar y ser peso muerto, who swings between dancing and being dead weight, he leads
nos gua por ese paisaje a puro error, como puede, en un contex- us through that landscape by way of mistakes, and anyway he
to en el que el error se aproxima demasiado a la muerte. Zombie can, in a context where errors are too close to death. A zombie
en la noche subterrnea, tnel sin fin ni principio, como en una in the subtearranean night, a tunnel with no end or beginning,
borrachera interminable. Magdalena Arau like an endless drunkenness. MA

Bolivia / Qatar, 2016 / 80 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Kiro Russo


D: Kiro Russo G: Kiro Russo, Gilmar Gonzales F: Pablo Paniagua Naci en La Paz, Bolivia. Es productor, guionista y cineasta.
Baptista E: Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua DA: Carlos Pieiro S: Kiro
Estudi direccin en la Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires.
Russo, Pepo Razzari P: Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua, Gilmar Gonzales
PE: Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua CP: Socavn Cine I: Julio Csar Realiz los cortometrajes Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2011) y
Ticona, Narciso Choquecallata, Anastasia Daza Lopez, Rolando Patzi Nueva vida (2015).
Contacto / Contact He was born in La Paz, Bolivia. He is a producer, scriptwriter
Socavn Cine. Pablo Paniagua and filmmaker. He studied Filmmaking at Universidad del Cine
T +591 6717 1720 in Buenos Aires. He directed the short films Enterprisse (2010),
E socavoncine@gmail.com Juku (2011) and Nueva vida (2015).
W socavoncine.com

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competencia oficial internacional
Arbia
Araby
Arabia
Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Andre es un joven que vive en un barrio industrial en Ouro Pre- Andre is a young man living in an industrial neighborhood in
to, Brasil, cerca de una vieja fbrica de aluminio. Su vida cam- Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. His life chang-
bia cuando encuentra el diario de uno de los obreros. es when he finds the diary of one of the workers.
Un adolescente rescata el diario de un hombre fallecido. Em- A teenager recovers the journal of a dead man. He starts to read.
pieza a leer. As comienza Arbia, un film en el que la palabra And so begins Araby, a film where the spoken word becomes
hablada se constituye en la columna vertebral de cuanto ve- the backbone of everything we see, thus shaping the film like a
mos, haciendo que la pelcula tome la forma de una recitation long and twilight recitation song. Arabys country filiation is not
song extensa y crepuscular. La filiacin country de Arbia no es a whim: you cant prevent the effect you experience with those
caprichosa: resulta imposible escapar del efecto que dejan en first minutes where Townes Van Zandt sounds while a young
nosotros los primeros minutos en los que suena Townes Van man bikes down a road. The influx of that sequence transforms
Zandt mientras un joven desciende en bicicleta por una carre- the film into a personal contribution to the narrative universe
tera. El influjo de esa secuencia transforma el film en un aporte of ramblin men. The road, the nomad life, the love affairs and
personal al universo narrativo de los ramblin men. La carretera, friendships that come and go: everything forms a universe of tiny
la vida nmade, los amores y las amistades que van y vienen: everyday myths that, as such, make us participants of the lives
todo forma un universo de pequeos mitos cotidianos que, como we have been denied of. FG
tales, nos hacen copartcipes de las vidas que nos han sido ne-
gadas. FG

Brasil - Brazil, 2017 / 96 / DCP / Color Affonso Ucha & Joo Dumans
Portugus - Portuguese
Affonso naci en Contagem, Brasil. Es guionista y cineasta. Diri-
D, G: Affonso Ucha, Joo Dumans F: Leonardo Feliciano E: Luiz Pretti,
gi el largometraje A vizinhana do tigre (2016). Joo naci en
Rodrigo Lima DA: Priscila Amoni S: Pedro Dures M: Francisco Cesar
P: Vitor Graize, Joo Dumans, Affonso Ucha PE: Vitor Graize, Thiago Belo Horizonte, Brasil. Es guionista, productor, editor y cineasta.
Macdo Correia, Marcella Jacques, Laura Godoy CP: Katsia Filmes, Dirigi el mediometraje Everybody Has Its Own Way (2014).
Vasto Mundo I: Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Renata Cabral, Affonso was born in Contagem, Brazil. He is a screenwriter and
Glaucia Vandeveld, Renato Novaes
filmmaker. He directed the feature A vizinhana do tigre (2016).
Contacto / Contact Joo was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a screenwriter,
Katsia Filmes. Vitor Graize producer, editor and filmmaker. He directed the mid-length
T +55 27 992 938 085
Everybody Has Its Own Way (2014).
E vitorgraize@gmail.com / katasiafilmes@gmail.com
W katasiafilmes.wordpress.com
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international official competition
Gaumont Path Archives

No intenso agora
In the Intense Now
En el intenso ahora
Fuera de Competencia / Out of Competition - Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Filmada luego del descubrimiento de material flmico registra- Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China
do en China en 1966 durante las primeras etapas de la Re- in 1966 during the first stages of the Cultural Revolution, This
volucin Cultural, esta pelcula habla de la naturaleza efmera film speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great inten-
propia de los momentos ms intensos. Las escenas rodadas sity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the
en ese pas se combinan con imgenes de archivo sobre los events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia and Brazil.
eventos de 1968 en Francia, Checoslovaquia y Brasil.
Hacer cine poltico para reflexionar sobre los aos 60. O reflexio- Making political cinema in order to reflect on the 60s. Or reflect-
nar sobre los aos 60 para terminar indefectiblemente hablando ing on the 60s in order to inevitably end up talking about politics.
de poltica. Y partir de pelculas familiares. Todo eso es verdad, And starting off from home movies. All of this is true, but it pro-
pero describe de manera muy incompleta este extraordinario vides a very incomplete description of this extraordinary essay
ensayo flmico de Joo Moreira Salles, quien regresa al cine film by Joo Moreira Salles, in his return to film ten years after
a diez aos de su magistral Santiago. Las ideas que pone en the masterful Santiago. The ideas the director brings into play,
juego el director van y vienen entonces desde la poltica, las then, come and go from politics, social upheaval, and the history
convulsiones sociales y la historia de Francia, Checoslovaquia, of France, Czechoslovakia, China and Brazil, but above all, they
China y Brasil, pero sobre todo parten de apreciaciones acerca come from appraisals on the image, on everything that is said
de la imagen, de todo lo que dicen esas imgenes de archivo, by these archive images, rescued and enriched, made the most
rescatadas y enriquecidas, aprovechadas con un poder de ob- of by means of remarkable lucidity and power of observation. In
servacin y una lucidez notables. No intenso agora nos lleva a the Intense Now takes us through unusual emotions, achieved
emociones inusuales, conseguidas mediante una nobleza arts- through an artistic nobleness of extreme singularity. JPF
tica de extrema singularidad. JPF

Brasil - Brazil, 2017 / 127 / DCP / Color - B&N Joo Moreira Salles
Portugus - Portuguese
Naci en Ro de Janeiro en 1962. Es productor y cineasta. Dirigi
D, G: Joo Moreira Salles E: Eduardo Escorel, Las Lifschitz
varios largometrajes documentales; entre ellos, Blues (1990),
S: Denilson Campos PE: Maria Carlota Bruno
CP: Videofilmes Produes Artisticas Nelson Freire (2003), Entreatos (2004) y Santiago (Bafici 07).

Contacto / Contact He was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1962. A producer and film-
Videofilmes Produes Artisticas. Maria Carlota Bruno maker, he directed several documentary features, including
T +55 21 3094 0810 Blues (1990), Nelson Freire (2003), Entreatos (2004) and
E fernanda@videofilmes.com.br Santiago (Bafici 07).

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competencia oficial internacional
Reinos
Kingdoms

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Alejandro, un estudiante de primer ao, y Sofa, quien est ha- Alejandro, a freshman, and Sofia, whos doing her thesis, meet
ciendo su tesis, se conocen en la universidad. All construyen in college. They build an asymmetrical relationship: hes in love
una relacin asimtrica: l est enamorado mientras que ella while she just wants to see her sexual desires fulfilled.
solo quiere ver satisfechos sus deseos sexuales.
Una pelcula sobre la juventud, el amor, la atraccin, el sexo, la A film about childhood, love, attraction, sex, relationships and
pareja y la imposibilidad de todo eso. O, mejor dicho, sobre su the impossibility of all that. Or, better yet, about instability and
inestabilidad y su dificultad, y tambin sobre las ilusiones fuga- difficulty, and also about fleeting illusions and those moments
ces y esos momentos en que todo parece funcionar, fluir, y nos when everything seems to work, flow, and we become other,
convertimos en otro, o en otros. Nada nuevo: el cine viene con- or others. Nothing new: cinema has been telling love stories for
tando historias de amor desde hace ms de cien aos. La clave more than a hundred years. The key is how to do it with accurate
est en cmo hacerlo con las armas cinematogrficas certeras, cinematic devices, how to be contemporary without striking a
cmo ser contemporneo sin jugar a las poses de moda, cmo trendy pose, how to be genuine without being erratic. That is to
ser genuino sin ser errtico. Es decir, saber plantearse el pro- say: knowing how to raise the question of how to write, shoot,
blema de cmo escribir, cmo filmar, cmo poner en escena; en stage; in short, the initial questions when someones about to
definitiva, las preguntas iniciales a la hora de crear. Reinos es no create. Kingdoms is a first film that not only has some extraordi-
solamente una pera prima de extraordinaria potencia emocio- nary emotional potency, but also knows how to show conscious
nal, sino adems una de esas que saben mostrar consciente of its devices how the characters look at each other. JPF
de sus armas cmo se miran los personajes. JPF

Chile, 2017 / 79 / DCP / Color Pelayo Lira


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Santiago de Chile en 1988. Es guionista, asistente de
D: Pelayo Lira G: Romina Reyes, Pelayo Lira F: Patricio Alfaro
direccin y cineasta. Estudi cine y televisin en la Universidad
E: Martn Santapau DA: Ignacio Ruiz S: Carlos Prez P: Diego Pino
Anguita PE: Diego Pino Anguita, Yeniffer Fasciani CP: CangrejoFilms, de Chile. Dirigi los cortometrajes Pasto seco (2009) y La visita
Niebla Producciones I: Diego Boggioni, Daniela Castillo, Mauro Vaca, del cangrejo (2012).
Alex Quevedo, Sol Rodrguez He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1988. He is a screenwriter,
Contacto / Contact assistant director and filmmaker. He studied film and television
CangrejoFilms. Diego Pino Anguita at the University of Chile. He directed the shorts Pasto seco
T +56 9 7946 4437 (2009) and La visita del cangrejo (2012).
E diego.pino.a@gmail.com
W reinoslapelicula.com

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Medea
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Mara Jos, una chica de veinticinco aos, juega al rugby y Mara Jos, a twenty-five-year-old girl, plays rugby and lives
vive con sus padres. Sin prejuicios, explora su vida sexual con with her parents. Without prejudice, she explores her sex life
mxima libertad. Un da conoce a Javier, con quien intenta te- with the utmost freedom. One day she meets Javier, with whom
ner una relacin. Pero un acontecimiento repentino genera un she tries to have a relationship. But a sudden event radically
cambio radical en su comportamiento. changes her behavior.
Hay instantes, miles pero secretos, en los que el espejo nos de- There are instants, thousands but secret, where the mirror re-
vuelve la certeza de no entender bien qu es eso de vivir dentro flects the certainty of not fully understanding what it means to
de un cuerpo, en los que perdemos la capacidad de comprender live inside a body, where we lose the capability of understanding
qu implica existir dentro y fuera de este, dueo de reglas b- what entails to exist inside and outside of it, the owner of basic
sicas las biolgicas y tambin sociales. En Medea, su pera rules the biological ones and also social ones. In Medea, her
prima, la costarricense Alexandra Latishev observa con crudeza first feature, Costa Rican director Alexandra Latishev crudely ob-
y vive con nervio uno de esos instantes. Particularmente, uno de serves and lives one of those instances with nerve. Especially
Mara Jos, una joven de rostro angular que busca escapar de one by Mara Jos, a young woman of angular face who seeks
su cuerpo poderoso (por algo es rugbier) y, como dira The Velvet to escape her powerful body (shes a rugby player) and, as The
Underground en Candy Says, de todo lo que requiere en este Velvet Underground says in Candy Says, of all that it requires
mundo. Latishev deja que su Medea se esconda en fiestas, in this world. Latishev lets her Medea hide in parties, casual sex
sexo casual y baos donde sigue sin entenderse, para as cap- and restrooms where she continues not understanding herself to
turar el reflejo de la guerra contra uno mismo. JMD be able to capture the reflection of the war against oneself. JMD

Costa Rica / Chile / Argentina, 2017 / 73 / DCP / Color Alexandra Latishev Salazar
Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Costa Rica. Es guionista, editora y cineasta. Estudi en
D, G: Alexandra Latishev Salazar F: lvaro Torres, Oscar Medina
la Escuela de Cine y Televisin de la Universidad Vritas y en la
E: Soledad Salfate, Alexandra Latishev DA: Carolina Lett S: Christian
Crosgrove M: Susan Campos Fonseca P: Paz Fbrega Ravents, Universidad de Costa Rica. Dirigi los cortometrajes LEnfant fatale
Alexandra Latishev Salazar PE: Cynthia Garca Calvo, Marcela Esquivel (2011) e Irene (2014).
CP: La Linterna Films, Temporal Film, Grita Medios, Cyan Prods She was born in Costa Rica. She is a screenwriter, editor and
I: Liliana Biamonte, Javier Montenegro, Eric Caldern, Marianella Protti,
Arnoldo Ramos
director. She studied at the School of Film and Television of the
Vritas University and at the University of Costa Rica. She direct-
Contacto / Contact ed the shorts LEnfant fatale (2011) and Irene (2014).
Cyan Prods. Cynthia Garca Calvo
T +56 956 104 475
E cynthia@cyanprods.com W cyanprods.com
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Atrs hay relmpagos
Theres Lightning Behind

Fuera de Competencia / Out of Competition - Premiere americana / American premiere

Sole y Ana recorren la ciudad en sus bicicletas, a veces solas y Sole and Ana ride their bikes around the city, sometimes alone
a veces junto a otros amantes del BMX. En un auto estacionado and sometimes with other BMX lovers. In a car parked in the
en el jardn de la abuela de Sole, las chicas encuentran algo lawn at Soles grandmothers place, the girls find something
que preferiran olvidar lo ms rpidamente posible. they would rather forget as soon as possible.
Estn pasando cosas en el cine centroamericano, cosas nuevas Things are happening in Latin American cinema, new and good
y buenas. Pueden advertirlo en estas pginas y van a compro- things. Youll be able to notice it in these pages and youll be able
barlo en las pantallas de este Bafici. Claro que el sorprendente to prove it in the screens of this Bafici. Of course Latin Americans
cine nuevo de Centroamrica tiene una historia previa, y en esa remarkable new cinema has history, and in that history there are
historia hay pioneros. Y entre esos pioneros est, a pesar de su pioneers. And among those pioneers there is, in spite of his young
juventud, Julio Hernndez Cordn. Aunque quiz sea precisa- age, Julio Hernndez Cordn. Although perhaps its precisely
mente gracias a su juventud, porque si hay una proeza que JHC thanks to his youth, because if theres a prowess JHC achieves
consigue con rara perfeccin es la de zambullirse en los torbelli- with rare perfection is that of diving into the whirlwinds of ado-
nos de la adolescencia y volver con las manos cargadas de cine. lescence and returning with his hands filled with cinema. Theres
Atrs hay relmpagos puede verse como la culminacin de ese Lightning Behind can be seen as the culmination of that kaleido-
caleidoscpico retrato generacional que el director arm entre scope, a generational portrait that the director has built up be-
Mxico y Guatemala, y que ahora encuentra en Costa Rica de tween Mexico and Guatemala, and which now finds in Costa Rica
la mano de dos protagonistas magnticas nuevos caminos que with the help of two magnetic female protagonists new paths to
recorrer e iluminar para quienes quieran seguirlo. AM travel through and light for those who want to follow behind. AM

Costa Rica / Mxico - Costa Rica / Mexico, 2017 Julio Hernndez Cordn
86 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Carolina del Norte en 1975. Es guionista, productor y
D, G: Julio Hernndez Cordn F: Nicols Wong Daz E: Lenz Claure
cineasta. Estudi en el Centro de Capacitacin Cinematogrfi-
DA: Carolina Lett S: Jos Rommel Tun P: Amaya Izquierdo
PE: Adriana lvarez, Natalia Arias, Julio Hernndez Cordn ca de la Ciudad de Mxico. Dirigi los largometrajes Gasolina
CP: De Raz Producciones, Rey Poeta Cine I: Adriana lvarez, (2008), Las marimbas del infierno (2010) y Te prometo anar-
Natalia Arias, Francisco Matamoros, Lou Uba, Francisco Ortz qua (2015).
Contacto / Contact He was born in North Carolina in 1975. He is a screenwriter,
Rey Poeta Cine. Julio Hernndez Cordn producer and filmmaker. He studied at Mexico Citys Centro
T +52 155 1187 3937 de Capacitacin Cinematogrfica. He directed the features
E melindrosafilms@yahoo.com.mx
Gasolina (2008), Marimbas from Hell (2010) and I Promise
FB atrashayrelampagos
You Anarchy (2015).
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Estiu 1993
Summer 1993
Verano 1993
Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Frida, una nia de seis aos, afronta el primer verano con su fa- Frida, a six-year-old girl, faces the first summer with her fos-
milia adoptiva tras la muerte de su madre. Un coming of age so- ter family after the death of her mother. A coming-of-age story
bre la infancia y cmo aprender a encajar en un nuevo mundo. about childhood and learning to fit in a new world.
Cmo manejar el modo en que la muerte puede llegar a insta- How do we handle the way in which death can invade the life,
larse en la vida, las ideas y los sentimientos de una persona de the ideas and the feelings of a six-year-old? This enigma, unac-
seis aos? Este enigma, inadmisible y pavoroso para los adultos, ceptable and terrifying for adults, lies at the center of Summer
reside en el centro de Estiu 1993, un film sembrado de sonrisas, 1993, a film filled with smiles, light, games and family celebra-
luz, juegos y celebraciones familiares, y que a pesar de todos tions, and that in spite of all these ingredients never ceases to be
estos ingredientes no pierde en ningn momento su condicin a silent mourning whispered when the children arent present.
de luto silencioso, de duelo hablado en susurros cuando los ni- Free from melodramatic pyrotechnics and sharply restrained,
os no estn presentes. Ajena a pirotecnias melodramticas y Carla Simns first feature is essentially a film about exile and
de una contencin afilada, la pera prima de Carla Simn es de estrangement, about how to learn to coexist with both and with
modo esencial un film sobre el exilio y el desarraigo, sobre cmo that feeling Cesare Pavese described in his Notturno: But you
aprender a convivir con ambos y con ese sentimiento que Cesare live somewhere else. / Your tender blood was shaped some-
Pavese supo llevar a la esencia en su Nocturno: Pero vives en where else. FG
otra parte. / Tu sangre tierna se forj en otra parte. FG

Espaa - Spain, 2017 / 98 / DCP / Color Carla Simn


Cataln - Catalan
Naci en Espaa en 1983. Estudi comunicacin audiovisual en
D, G: Carla Simn F: Santiago Racaj E: Didac Palou, Ana Pfaff
la Universidad Autnoma de Barcelona. Escribi y dirigi progra-
DA: Mireia Graell S: Roger Blasco M: Ernest Pipo P: Valrie Delpierre
PE: Valrie Delpierre, Mara Zamora CP: Inicia Films, Avalon P.C. mas televisivos. Estiu 1993 es su pera prima.
I: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cus, David Verdaguer, She was born in Spain in 1983. She studied audiovisual commu-
Fermi Reixacha nication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She wrote
Contacto / Contact and directed TV shows. Summer 1993 is her fist film.
New Europe Film Sales. Ewa Bojanowska
T +48 698 903 038
E ewa@neweuropefilmsales.com
W neweuropefilmsales.com

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Niato
Premiere americana / AmERICAN premiere

Sin trabajo ni perspectivas de tenerlo, Niato vive en casa de Without a job or any perspective of having one, Niato lives
sus padres y se dedica al hip-hop. Lleva la vida de un chico with his parents and devotes his life to hip-hop. He lives the
de barrio en la Madrid de la crisis crnica, pero tiene 34 aos live of a neighborhood kid in the Madrid of the chronic crisis,
y tres nios que educar. Uno de ellos ser el responsable de but is 34 and has three children to raise. One of them will be
enfrentar a Niato a sus conflictos personales. responsible of confronting Niato with his personal conflicts.
En 1962 se estrenaba en Espaa La gran familia, drama celeb- 1962 marked the opening of La gran familia in Spain. Its a
rrimo al que es inevitable volver para hablar del llamado desa- celebrated drama anyone must refer to when talking about the
rrollismo franquista. No es difcil ver en Niato una actualizacin so-called Francoist developmentalism. Its not hard to see in
desencantada del film de los 60. La pera prima de Adrin Orr Niato a disenchanted version of the 60s film. Adrin Orrs
comienza donde se detena su cortometraje de 2013, Buenos first feature picks up where his 2013 short film Buenos das
das resistencia, en el que segua de cerca el, precisamente, resistencia left off. In it, he closely followed the everyday good
buenos das cotidiano de la familia formada por el padre, Da- morning of the family made up of David, father, and the little
vid, y los pequeos Mimi, Oro y Luna. En Niato el seguimiento Mimi, Oro and Luna. In Niato, the characters are followed
se mantiene por tres aos ms y se introducen nuevos persona- for three more years, and new characters and circumstances
jes y circunstancias, logrando desde la distancia exacta un emo- are introduced, achieving, from an exact distance, a touching
cionante retrato familiar, generacional y social que renombra el family, generational and social portrait that rebrands the area
mbito de la paternidad como espacio para la resistencia frente of paternity as a space of resistance against the reality of a
a la realidad de un pas eternamente a la deriva. FG country thats always adrift. FG

Espaa - Spain, 2017 / 72 / DCP / Color Adrin Orr


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Madrid en 1981. Es director de fotografa, cineasta y
D, G, F: Adrin Orr E: Ana Pfaff S: Eduardo Castro
licenciado en Comunicacin Audiovisual por la UCM. Estudi en
PE: Hugo Herrera, Adrin Orr CP: New Folder
I: David Ransanz, Oro Ransanz, Mia Ransanz, Luna Ransanz la Escuela de Cine de Lisboa (ESTC). Dirigi varios cortometra-
jes; entre ellos, De caballeros (2011) y Buenos das resistencia
Contacto / Contact
(Bafici 13).
New Folder. Adrin Orr
T +34 669 901 662 He was born in Madrid in 1981. He is a cinematographer, a film-
E orr.serrano@gmail.com maker and has a bachelors degree in Audiovisual Communica-
W newfolder.es tion from the UCM. He studied at the Lisbon Theater and Film
School (ESTC). He directed many shorts including De caballeros
(2011) and Buenos das resistencia (Bafici 13).
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95 and 6 to Go
95 y faltan 6

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Tom Takesue es un cartero jubilado que descubre sus habilida- Tom Takesue is a retired mailman who discovers his skills as
des como guionista cuando comienza a corregir el guion de una a screenwriter when he starts correcting the script of a love
historia de amor, escrito por su nieta. Sus comentarios sobre story written by his granddaughter. His comments on the text
el texto revelarn su historia pasada, sus amores y prdidas. will reveal his past story, his loves and losses.
Todo lo cercano se aleja. Y tambin, en un mismo movimiento, All that is near moves away. And also, in a single movement,
lo que aparenta estar distante se vuelve prximo. Esta pelcu- what appears to be distant becomes close. This film, shot
la, filmada a lo largo de los aos, nace en el proceso de otra through the course of many years, is born accidentally in the
de modo accidental, y en sus recurrencias parece remitir una process of another one, and in its recurrences it seems to al-
y otra vez a las distancias. Una directora viaja al encuentro con lude again and again to distances. A director travels to meet her
su abuelo y dos generaciones se acercan, a la vez que en el grandfather and two generations get close to each other and at
aire vibra una inminente despedida. Estn atravesando un due- the same time, an imminent farewell vibrates in the air. Move-
lo; tiempo y espacio se atraen y se repelen. Movimientos de ments of approach and loss, bonds that are born while others
aproximacin y de prdida, vnculos que nacen mientras otros fade, distance between the camera and the subject portrayed,
se disuelven, distancia entre la cmara y quien es retratado, between what is familiar to ourselves but reveals itself to be
entre lo que nos es familiar y se revela extrao. Y, tambin, entre foreign. And also, distance between the film thats projected and
la pelcula que se proyecta y la que, finalmente, acontece. MA the one that, finally, takes place. MA

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 85 / DCP / Color - B&N Kimi Takesue


Ingls - English
Naci en Denver. Es guionista, editora, productora y cineasta.
D, F, E: Kimi Takesue S: Tom Efinger M: Paul Brill
Recibi la Beca Guggenheim. Dirigi el largometraje Where Are
P: Kimi Takesue, Richard Beenen CP: Kimikat Productions
You Taking Me (2010) y el cortometraje Looking for Adventure
Contacto / Contact (2013), entre otros.
Kimikat Productions. Kimi Takesue
T +1 64 6327 7323 She was born in Denver. She is a screenwriter, editor, producer
E kimitakesue@gmail.com and director. She was granted the Guggenheim Scholarship. She
W 95and6togo.com directed the feature film Where Are You Taking Me (2010) and
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My Entire High School Sinking
into the Sea
Toda mi escuela hundindose en el mar
Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

Repleto de accin, este largometraje animado retrata con una Filled with action, this animated feature is a very personal view
mirada muy personal cmo los amigos superan sus diferencias on how friends overcome their differences and support each
y se apoyan los unos a los otros en tiempos de crisis. other in times of crisis.
Lo que aqu se hunde lo que se dinamita, a pesar del agua The high-school subgenre with its typologies, problems, and
es el subgnero de high school, con sus tipologas, sus taras, even its happiest examples is hereby sunk and exploded. Dash
incluso sus ejemplos felices. Dash Shaw lo conoce, lo imagina, Shaw knows all about it, he imagines it, deforms it, draws it,
lo deforma, lo dibuja, lo mira y, como resultado, obtiene un film observes it, and as a result, obtains a bizarre, wild, edgy film.
esperpntico, salvaje, de un filo especial. Visualmente, estamos Visually, we have before our eyes an animation that is both con-
ante una animacin tan consistente como estremecedora, inclu- sistent and shocking, even disturbing. This is visual punk in full
so perturbadora. Punk visual en colores, con un humor que pue- color, with a biting humor that allows itself to go beyond: My
de morder y que se permite ir ms all: My Entire High School Entire High School is one of those films that can define a
es una de esas pelculas que pueden definir la experiencia de viewers whole experience in a film festival. It is, as a matter
un espectador en un festival. Es, de hecho, la pelcula soada of fact, the dream film for festivals that wish to escape from
por los festivales que quieren huir de los formatos ya probados the already-tested formats of festival films. And yet Dash Shaw
de pelculas para festivales. Pero Dash Shaw no piensa en estas doesnt consider these minutiae: he draws and corrodes. And
minucias: dibuja y corroe. Y no se preocupa por el trazo suave: lo he doesnt care about the soft brush: his way is the indomitable
suyo es el temblor indmito del satirista. JPF tremor of the satirist. JPF

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 Dash Shaw


72 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Estados Unidos. Es historietista, animador y cineasta.
D, G: Dash Shaw E: Lance Edmands S: Ryan Price M: Rani Sharone
Entre sus trabajos de animacin se destacan la serie web The
P: Kyle Martin, Craig Zobel, Dash Shaw PE: Matthew Johnson,
Tyler Davidson, Kevin Flanigan, Joshua Blum CP: Electric Chinoland, Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. (2009) y el cortometraje
Low Spark Films, Washington Square Films I: Jason Schwartzman, Seraph (2012).
Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon He was born in the United States. He is a cartoonist, animator
Contacto / Contact and filmmaker. His animated works include the web series The
Electric Chinoland. Kyle Martin Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. (2009) and the short
T +1 678 469 3951 Seraph (2012).
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Dark Night
Noche oscura

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

En el curso de un da, seis extraos, uno de ellos francotirador, During the course of one day, six strangers, one of them a
provocan una masacre en un multicine. As, la nueva pesadilla sniper, cause a massacre at a Cineplex. Another episode of the
americana se cobra otro episodio. new American nightmare.
A esta altura, buena parte del repertorio de gestos del cine indie At this point, a great part of the indie film gesture repertoire
debera tomarse con la misma clase de consideracin que se should be taken into consideration the same way as with classic
tiene con los del cine clsico: formas con un aire de familia que film: as forms with a family resemblance that return with equal
vuelven con igual carga de emocin y contundencia, como si amounts of emotion and strength, as though we were seeing
las estuviramos viendo por primera vez. Suton dispone vietas, them for the first time. Suton arranges vignettes, fragments,
fragmentos, partes sueltas. El continuo de escenas neutras que spare parts. The continuum of neutral scenes that constitute the
constituye el espritu general de la pelcula se interrumpe con general spirit of the film is interrupted with the melancholy glim-
los destellos melanclicos surgidos de la conciencia anticipa- mers that come from the anticipated consciousness of a tragic
da de un final trgico. El director no construye personajes, solo end. The director does not build characters; he just observes
observa a los actores moverse por los planos con una mirada the actors as they move around the frame with an estranged
extraada. La delicada vibracin musical de Dark Night no hace look. The delicate musical vibration of Dark Night reinforces the
sino reforzar la sensacin de angustia ante la proximidad de un sensation of distress at the proximity of a horror whose name
horror cuyo nombre no acierta a pronunciarse. David Obarrio never gets to be pronounced. DO

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 85 / DCP / Color Tim Sutton


Ingls - English
Es guionista y cineasta. Dirigi los largometrajes Pavilion (2012)
D, G: Tim Sutton F: Hlne Louvart E: Jeanne Applegate DA: Bart
y Memphis (2013).
Mangrum M: Maica Armata P: Alexandra Byer PE: John Baker, Andre
Des Rochers, Jonathan Gray, Bruce Meyerson I: Robert Jumper, Eddie He is a screenwriter and director. He directed Pavilion (2012)
Cacciola, Aaron Purvis, Anna Rose Hopkins, Karina Macias and Memphis (2013).
Contacto / Contact
Cercamon. Sebastien Chesneau
T +971 566 063 824
E sebastien@cercamon.biz
W cercamon.biz

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Liberami
Libera Nos
Lbranos
Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

Cada ao, en Italia, un nmero creciente de personas afirman Every year, in Italy, an increasing number of people say they
estar posedas por Satn. La Iglesia catlica responde a esta are possessed by Satan. The Catholic Church responds to this
emergencia entrenando ms y ms sacerdotes exorcistas. El emergency by training more and more exorcist priests. Father
Padre Cataldo es uno de ellos. Cataldo is one of them.
Liberami pertenece a la especie de las criaturas raras: felices en Libera Nos belongs to the species of strange creatures: happy
su insularidad, orgullosamente desfasadas y libres. El caso de in their insular nature, proudly unhinged and free. The case of a
un cura experto en exorcismos sirve como base para un desfile priest who is an expert in exorcisms is the base for a parade of
de seres abandonados, perdidos: almas que pretenden salvarse abandoned, lost beings: souls that pretend to save themselves
y cuerpos que esperan ser liberados. Los improbables demonios and bodies awaiting liberation. The films unlikely demons in-
de la pelcula habitan esos cuerpos, pero la afliccin circundante habit those bodies, but in the surrounding affliction there is al-
presenta siempre un ms all, un horizonte de tristeza e incer- ways something beyond, a horizon of sadness and uncertainty
tidumbre al que la iglesia y sus ministros extienden un brazo to which the church and ministers extend a doubtful hand laid
dubitativo, que llega sin conviccin o que no alcanza su objetivo, with no conviction and unable to reach its goal that is limited
limitado a los rasgos burocrticos de su funcin. Liberami en- to the bureaucratic features of its function. Libera Nos finds its
cuentra su punto en la singularidad del mundo: la idea de que point in the uniqueness of the world: the notion that ordinary
a las existencias ordinarias las corona un halo de perplejidad existences are crowned by a halo of inaccessible perplexity. DO
inaccesible. DO

Italia / Francia - Italy / France, 2016 Federica Di Giacomo


90 / DCP / Color / Italiano - Italian
Naci en La Spezia, Italia. Es guionista, productora y cineasta.
D: Federica Di Giacomo G: Federica Di Giacomo, Andrea Sanguigni
Estudi en la Universidad de Antropologa de Florencia. Dirigi
F: Regine De Lazzaris, Carlo Sisalli E: Aline Herv, Edoardo Morabito
S: Mariano Blanco, Mirko Cangiamila, Danilo Romancino varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Close Up (2001) y The Perfect
P: Francesco Virga, Paolo Santoni CP: Mir Cinematografica, Suicide (2003).
Opra Films She was born in La Spezia, Italy. She is a screenwriter, producer
Contacto / Contact and director. She studied at the Anthropology University of Flor-
True Colours. Gaetano Maiorino ence. She directed several shorts, including Close Up (2001) and
T +39 06 3735 2334 The Perfect Suicide (2003).
E gaetano@truecolours.it
W truecolours.it

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Newton
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

India encara una nueva eleccin general, con 9 millones de India is facing a new general election, with 9 million ballot box-
urnas y ms de 800 millones de votantes. Newton, un emplea- es and over 800 million voters. A rookie government worker,
do estatal novato, es asignado a una tarea que suena sencilla: Newton is assigned to a seemingly easy job: managing the
conducir la eleccin en un pueblo remoto de la jungla. election in a remote jungle town.
La stira poltica es un subgnero al que uno se acerca con Political satire is a subgenre one approaches with special mis-
especial desconfianza. No faltan las pelculas hechas con el trust. Many films are made with yesterdays newspaper, and oth-
diario de ayer, y otras con un nivel de trabajo que apenas al- ers show a level of work thats barely enough for basic mockery.
canza para la burla bsica. En ese contexto, Newton sorprende In this context, Newton surprises you on many levels. First, the
en una gran cantidad de niveles. En primer lugar, el hroe est hero is constructed with such clarity and loyalty that it would
construido con tal claridad y lealtad que funcionara con casi work with almost any conflict surrounding him: hes the obsti-
cualquier conflicto alrededor: es el hombre obstinado que no se nate man whos not going to go against himself. There is also a
va a traicionar. Adems, hay un ritmo narrativo y una efectividad narrative pace and a comical effectiveness that few times are as
cmica que pocas veces se logran como aqu, sin forzarlos con accomplished as they are here, without forcing them with phony
situaciones o conflictos falsos. Y, por ltimo, el director y guio- situations or conflicts. And lastly, writer-director Amit Masurkar
nista Amit Masurkar est convencido de que el mejor discurso is convinced that the best political discourse consists in expos-
sobre la poltica consiste en exponer el juego de diferentes in- ing the game of different interests and knowledges, that violence
tereses y saberes, que la violencia y el dilogo de sordos se and blind confrontation feed from each other, and that many
retroalimentan, y que la democracia se construye muchas veces times, democracy is built by sowing in the sand. JPF
sembrando en la arena. JPF

India, 2017 / 104 / DCP / Color Amit V. Masurkar


Indio - Indian
Vive en Mumbai y fue guionista de sketches televisivos de
D: Amit V. Masurkar G: Mayank Tewari, Amit V. Masurkar F: Swapnil S.
comedia y pelculas de Bollywood. Su opera prima, la comedia
Sonawane E: Shweta Venkat Mathew DA: Angelica Monica Bhowmick
S: Niraj Gera M: Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor P: Manish de bajsimo presupuesto Sulemani Keeda, fue un un xito ines-
Mundra PE: Raghav Gupta CP: Drishyam Films I: Rajkummar Rao perado dentro del circuito del cine independiente. Newton es su
segunda pelcula.
Contacto / Contact
Pascale Ramonda He is based in Mumbai and has written for sketch comedy shows
T +33 662 013 241 and Bollywood films. His directorial debut, the uber low-budget
E pascale@pascaleramonda.com comedy Sulemani Keeda, was an indie sleeper hit. Newton is his
W pascaleramonda.com
second film.
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competencia oficial internacional
Out There
All afuera

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Haruo, un director de cine japons, interrumpe un rodaje en Haruo, a Japanese film director, interrupts a shoot in Taiwan.
Taiwn. Planea retomar la filmacin cuando, durante un nuevo He plans to resume filming but, during a new audition, he
casting, conoce a Ma. Pero Ma est confundido, y la extraeza meets Ma. But Ma is confused, and the strangeness of being in
de estar en Taiwn lo hace vagar de lugar en lugar. Taiwan makes him wander from place to place.
Ma, el probable protagonista de Out There, necesita actuar en Ma, the likely star of Out There, needs to be cast in a film so he
un film para as descubrir si existe alguna diferencia entre vivir can find out if there is any difference between living a life and
una vida e interpretarla frente a la cmara. Esta incgnita su- acting it in front of a camera. This question implies just one more
pone apenas un tramo ms en el laberinto identitario que es la tranche in the identity maze this young man from Taiwan calls
vida de este joven nacido en Taiwn, que busca en las calles de a life, as he goes through the streets of Japan searching for a
Japn la percepcin de hogar que en su pas de origen nunca home feeling he never felt in his native country. These are the
sinti. Sus dudas son, tambin, las de Haruo, el cineasta que same doubts of Haruo, the filmmaker who believes the aspiring
descubre en este aspirante a actor la nica va para rescatar a actor is the only thing that can rescue his film from the blockade
su pelcula del bloqueo en el que se encuentra perdida. Ambos where he lost it. They both set out on a journey whose conclu-
se embarcan en un viaje cuyas conclusiones pueden ocultarse sions may be hidden within the walk two people take by the
en el paseo de dos enamorados por la orilla del mar, o bien en seashore, or the powerful images of an abandoned film theater
las poderosas imgenes de un cine abandonado, espacio ma- a majestic, overwhelming place, like a temple in ruins. FG
jestuoso y sobrecogedor como un templo en ruinas. FG

Japn / Taiwn - Japan / Taiwan, 2016 Takehiro Ito


142 / DCP / Color - B&N
Japons / Chino / Ingls - Japanese / Chinese / English Naci en Japn en 1984. Estudi en la Universidad Nacional de
Yokohama y en la Universidad de Artes de Tokio. Tambin dirigi
D, E, PE: Takehiro Ito G, P: Takehiro Ito, Ma Chun Chih
F: Yasuyuki Sasaki DA: Norihiro Iimori S: Ryota Fujiguchi More (2011).
M: Alexandra Barkovskaya CP: Eyes Films I: Ma Chun Chih, He was born in Japan in 1984. He studied at the Yokohama
Haruo Kobayashi, Ayu Kitaura, Ryuzaburo Hattori, Natsumi Seto National University and Tokyos University of the Arts. He also
Contacto / Contact directed More (2011).
Eyes Films. Takehiro Ito
T +81 90 8258 8204
E take.ito@eyesfilms.com
TW take__it
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international official competition

The Wedding Ring


Zinnaariy!
El anillo de bodas
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Tiyaa, que estudia en Pars y pertenece a una familia aristo- Tiyaa, a student in Paris and a member of an aristocrat family,
crtica, vuelve a su casa en Nigeria para las vacaciones. Como flies back home to Nigeria for the holidays. As planned, she
haba planeado, espera el encuentro con Batsch, un joven que expects to reunite with Batsch, a young man she met in France,
conoci en Francia, para proponerle formalmente matrimonio. to formally propose to him.
La promesa de esta pelcula de llevarnos a otro continente, a This film promises to take us to another continent, another way
otro modo de vida, podra ser interpretada como mero exotis- of life, something that could be regarded as pure exoticism. But
mo. Pero para negar ese prejuicio est, justamente, la pelcula. what brings down that prejudice is, precisely, the film itself. The
The Wedding Ring impone una claridad formal deslumbrante: Wedding Ring stands with a dazzling formal clarity: a defini-
son definitorias la plenitud de los colores, y la cmara emptica tive plenitude of colors, and a camera that empathizes with the
frente a los personajes pero lejana a cualquier abuso de segui- characters without falling into the abuse of nervous following
miento nervioso (que se ha convertido en plaga). La mirada de (something that has become a plague). Rahmatou Keta under-
Rahmatou Keta entiende la espera, el tiempo de las charlas, stands waiting, the timing of talk, the rituals of conversation as
los rituales como momentos privilegiados de comunicacin, y privileged moments, and he makes us regard them as essential
nos hace pensarlos como parte fundamental de la narrativa. El parts of storytelling. The films clear framings lead us into inhab-
encuadre lmpido nos lleva a habitar los espacios embriagantes iting intoxicating spaces (or vice versa), and convince us we can
(o viceversa), y nos convence de que podemos conocer a Tiyaa actually meet Tiyaa (Magaajyia Silberfeld), who takes photogenic
(Magaajyia Silberfeld), que lleva la fotogenia a nuevos niveles quality to new levels of charm. JPF
de encanto. JPF

Nger / Burkina Faso / Francia - Rahmatou Keta


Niger / Burkina Faso / France, 2016 / 96 / DCP / Color
Songhoy / Zarma / Hawsa / Fulaani / Bambana Naci en Nger en 1957. Es guionista y directora de cine. Estudi
filosofa y lingstica en Pars, y comenz una carrera de perio-
D, G, DA: Rahmatou Keta F: Philippe Radoux Bazzini E: Camille
Cotte S: Laurent Malan P, PE: Maryam Keta CP: Sonrhay Empire dista de televisin en Francia. Dirigi Allssi (2005).
Productions I: Magaajyia Silberfeld, Salamatou Kimba Farinwata, She was born in Niger in 1957. She is a scriptwriter and film-
Harouna Amoud, Yazi Dogo, Achatou Moussa maker. She studied philosophy and linguistics in Paris, and
Contacto / Contact started a career as a TV journalist in France. She directed
Sonrhay Empire Productions. Maryam Keta Allssi (2005).
T +33 660 662 936
E sonrhay.empire@club-internet.fr
W sonrhayempire.org

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competencia oficial internacional
Porto
Oporto

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Jake y Mati son dos forasteros de la ciudad portuguesa de Jake and Mati are two out-of-towners in the Portuguese city
Oporto que una noche tuvieron un breve encuentro. El misterio of Oporto who had a brief encounter one night. The mystery
en torno a los momentos que compartieron permanece; a tra- around that surrounds the moments they shared remains and,
vs de sus recuerdos, reviven sus detalles. through their memories, their details come back.
El juego con la improbabilidad, el riesgo de que todo se convierta A game of improbability, and the risk of everything turning into
en un fiasco: Oporto es deseo que se hace pelcula. No solo el a fiasco: Oporto is desire made into a film. Not just the desire
deseo que pone en escena la pareja integrada por Anton Yelchin showed by the couple formed by Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas,
y Lucie Lucas, sino el del cine como tierra a la que queremos but also a desire for cinema as a place we want to return to. The
regresar. La ciudad europea de belleza singular (la de Manoel de particularly beautiful European city (Manoel de Oliveiras city),
Oliveira), la chica francesa, el chico americano y el caf y el the French girl, the American guy... And a coffee and a cigarette
cigarrillo en un bar filmado con aires de Una mujer es una mujer in a bar filmed with a scent of A Woman Is a Woman and Band of
y Bande part. Mati toma caf y fuma como en los sesenta, pero Outsiders. Mati drinks coffee and smokes like back in the Sixties,
su sonrisa es atemporal; Franoise Lebrun figura en los crditos but her smile is timeless; Franoise Lebrun is credited as Moth-
como Madre, en una referencia a la obra maestra de Eustache. er, in a reference to Eustaches masterpiece. The quotes and
Las citas y las texturas de Porto no caen en el vaco. Y no porque textures featured in Porto dont just fall into a void. Not because
no haya poses ni disfraces, sino porque los hay: el disfraz como there arent poses or disguises, but actually because there are: a
modo esttico de hacer, como manera de seducir. Porto es una disguise as an aesthetic way of performing, as a form of seduc-
de las pelculas ms seductoras en mucho tiempo. JPF tion. Porto is one of the most seductive films in a long time. JPF

Portugal / Estados Unidos / Francia / Polonia - Portugal / USA / Gabe Klinger


France / Poland, 2016 / 77 / DCP / Color
Ingls / Francs / Portugus - English / French / Portuguese Naci en Brasil en 1982. Es ensayista, guionista, productor,
montajista y cineasta. Dirigi el largometraje Double Play: James
D: Gabe Klinger G: Larry Gross, Gabe Klinger F: Wyatt Garfield
E: Gabe Klinger, Graldine Mangenot DA: Ricardo Preto Benning and Richard Linklater (Bafici 16).
S: Pedro Ribeiro P: Rodrigo Areias, Sonia Buchman, Gabe Klinger, He was born in Brazil in 1982. He is an essayist, screenwriter,
Nicolas R. de la Mothe, Todd Remis, Julie R. Snyder PE: Jim Jarmusch, producer, editor and filmmaker. He directed Double Play: James
Stephen T. Skoly I: Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, Franoise Lebrun,
Paulo Calatr
Benning and Richard Linklater (Bafici 16).

Contacto / Contact
New Europe Film Sales. Ewa Bojanowska
T +48 698 903 038
E ewa@neweuropefilmsales.com W neweuropefilmsales.com
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international official competition

Wind
Vetar
Viento
Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Mina est pasando el verano en la playa con su padre. Nada Mina is spending the summer at the beach with her father.
parece suceder hasta que se enamora de Saa, que est com- Nothing seems to happen until she falls for Saa, whos en-
prometido. Un tringulo amoroso sin consecuencias evidentes, gaged. A love triangle with no apparent consequences that will
que dejar una profunda marca en el universo de la adolescente. leave a deep mark in the teenage girls universe.
Verano, playa, amores de juventud. Levedad, indolencia, melan- Summer, beach, young love. Levity, indolence, melancholy. If we
cola. Si no se aclarase en esta misma pgina, muchos de us- werent clarifying the issue on this page, many of you would
tedes podran sospechar que este film est hablado en francs. think this film is spoken in French. But the origin of Wind is
Pero ni el origen de Wind es su mayor sorpresa, ni su originali- not its biggest surprise, and its originality or Rohmer-esque feel
dad o rohmerianismo importan demasiado: s aqu estn uno por are meaningless. Yes, the film features all of those elements
uno esos elementos y sentimientos tpicos del cine del verano and feelings, typical from summer movies as well as a main
adems de una protagonista capaz de condensar en un gesto character who is capable of condensing the eternal whirlpool of
el torbellino entero de la adolescencia pero dispuestos de una adolescence in a single gesture but they are all set out so thor-
manera tan precisa, con tanta delicadeza y sencillez, que des- oughly, delicately, and simply, that they dazzle you with fresh new
lumbran con una luz nueva. Pocas pelculas consiguen el pro- light. Few films achieve the wonder of being absolute present, of
digio de ser pleno presente, de capturar el tiempo todava pal- capturing time as it is throbbing, and irradiate a utopic here and
pitante e irradiar un quimrico aqu y ahora: son las que, como now: those are the kind that leave the deepest marks, like the
el viento sobre la roca, dejan las huellas ms profundas. AM wind does on a rock. AM

Serbia, 2016 / 70 / DCP / Color / Serbio - Serbian


Tamara Drakuli
D: Tamara Drakuli G: Ana Rodi F: Igor orevi E: Jelena
Maksimovi DA: Dragana Dobri S: Jakov Muniaba M: Maja uri Naci en Serbia en 1974. Es guionista, productora y cineasta.
P, PE: Jelena Angelovski CP: Monkey Production I: Tamara Staji, Eroll Estudi en la Academy of Arts de Belgrado. Dirigi los largome-
Bilibani, Darko Kastratovi, Tamara Pjevi trajes The Swing (2012) y Ocean (2014).
Contacto / Contact She was born in Serbia in 1974. She is a screenwriter, producer
Monkey Production. Jelena Angelovski and filmmaker. She studied at Belgrades Academy of Arts, and
T +381 641 901 977 directed The Swing (2012) and Ocean (2014).
E lenka.angelovski@gmail.com
FB vetarvetarvetar

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competencia oficial internacional
El candidato
The Candidate

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Martn Marchand se lanza a la contienda poltica. Sus asesores, Martn Marchand begins his political career. His advisors, gath-
reunidos en su casa de campo, disean su perfil para la cam- ered at a country house, design a profile for the campaign. But
paa. Pero algunos han llegado hasta all para dinamitar las some are there to shatter the candidates fantasies.
fantasas del candidato.
El segundo largometraje de Daniel Hendler como director es Daniel Hendlers second feature as a director is one of the most
uno de los ms anmalos que hayan salido de Latinoamrica anomalous Latin American films in a long time: a comedy that
en mucho tiempo: comedia alrededor de un candidato, o de la revolves around a candidate, or the building of a candidate, of
construccin de un candidato, o de los usos y costumbres en the customs regarding a way of doing politics that no longer ex-
torno a una poltica que ya no es, o de las ideas sobre la polti- ists, or the ideas on politics when its hard to find a recognizable
ca cuando es difcil encontrar un ncleo reconocible. Comedia core. A Martian comedy? It is a reaction we might have before a
marciana? Es una reaccin que podemos tener ante un film que film thats not as Uruguayan as it is Hendlerian, where a personal
ms que uruguayo es hendleriano, en el que se imprime una mi- view on film, dialogue, acting and comedic distance is imprinted.
rada particular sobre el cine, los dilogos, la actuacin y la dis- Hendler makes us say that this dazzling film is Martian because
tancia cmica. Hendler nos hace decir que esta resplandeciente it doesnt look like any other, because its impossible to classify,
pelcula es marciana porque no se parece a otras cosas, porque while he offers a confidence in tone and pace that show he has a
nos impide encasillarla, mientras nos ofrece una seguridad para way of looking at the world through the form of film. JPF
el tono y el ritmo que demuestran que tiene una forma de ver el
mundo mediante la forma del cine. JPF

Uruguay / Argentina, 2017 / 83 / DCP / Color Daniel Hendler


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Montevideo en 1976. Es actor, guionista y director de
D, G: Daniel Hendler F: Lucio Bonelli E: Andrs Tambornino
cine y teatro. Dirigi las miniseries Gua 19172 y La divisin, y el
DA: Mariana Pereira S: Daniel Yafalin M: Matas Singer
P: Micaela Sol, Daniel Hendler, Pablo Udenio, Hernn Guerschuny, largometraje Norberto apenas tarde (2010, Bafici 11).
Daniel Burman CP: Cordn Films, HC Films, Oficina Burman He was born in Montevideo in 1976. He is an actor, screen-
I: Diego De Paula, Matas Singer, Ana Katz, Alan Sabbagh, Vernica Llins writer and film and theater director. He directed the miniseries
Contacto / Contact Gua 19172 and La divisin, as well as the feature film Norberto
HC Films. Pablo Udenio apenas tarde (2010, Bafici 11).
T +54 11 4775 9072
E pablou@haciendocine.com.ar
W hcfilms.com.ar

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COMPETENCIA oficial argentina
argentine official COMPETITION
argentine official competition

Casa Coraggio
The Coraggios

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Sofa viaja a su pueblo natal para ayudar a su padre en los Sofa travels to her hometown in order to help her father in his
trabajos funerarios de su empresa. En medio de una atmsfera funeral home. An atmosphere of life and death, she has to choose
de vida y muerte, se debate entre seguir la tradicin familiar o between following the family tradition and taking a new path.
elegir un nuevo camino.
Contar una familia a lo largo del tiempo. Una familia que se de- The story of a family throughout time; a family that works in a
dica a un negocio particular. Una empresa familiar en un pueblo singular business; a family company in a town in the Buenos
de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Los documentales que intentan Aires province. There are many documentaries that try to find a
encontrar un tema que se imponga, que resalte, proliferan; tam- main theme that rules over all, and stands out. There are also
bin los que siguen de un lado a otro a personas, que muchas those that follow people around, and usually end up with false
veces terminan en notas falsas o en narrativas yermas. Baltazar notes or barren narratives. Baltazar Tokman sorts out the risks
Tokman sortea los riesgos de la correcta irrelevancia y tambin of being correct and thus irrelevant, as well as the nearby visual
los del barullo visual cercano. Y lo hace mediante una receta noise. And he does so through a stainless recipe: human rela-
inoxidable: las relaciones humanas pueden ser un material cine- tions can become passionate, moving film material. Also, he is
matogrfico apasionante, conmovedor. Adems, est convenci- convinced that you can be clear without being obvious. Hence,
do de que se puede ser claro sin ser obvio. As, Casa Coraggio The Coraggios is a coming of age, a story of initiation featur-
es un coming of age, el relato de la relacin entre padre e hija y ing a father-daughter relationship, and a portrait of provincial
un retrato de la vida de provincia, entre otras cosas bien hechas life, among other well-crafted themes or better said, sensible
o, mejor dicho, retratadas con la sensibilidad y la distancia justas depictions from a fair and necessary distance. JPF
y necesarias. JPF

Argentina, 2017 / 88 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Baltazar Tokman


D: Baltazar Tokman G: Baltazar Tokman, Valeria Groisman Naci en Buenos Aires en 1971. Es montajista, productor y
F: Connie Martin E: Eliane D. Katz DA: Paula Repetto
cineasta. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido en la UBA. Dirigi
S: Mariana Delgado M: Alejo Vintrob P: Diego Dubcovsky
PE: Diego Dubcovsky, Luca Chvarri CP: Varsovia Films varios largometrajes; entre ellos, La sombra de las luces (2001),
I: Sofa Urosevich, Cristian Vega, Marcela Bea, Miel Bargman Tiempo muerto (2010), Planetario (2011) y I Am Mad (2013).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. He is a screenwriter,
Varsovia Films. Luca Chvarri producer and director. He studied image and sound design at
T +54 11 3006 6645 the UBA. He directed several films, including La sombra de las
E lucia@varsoviafilms.com luces (2001), Tiempo muerto (2010), Planetario (2011) and I
W varsoviafilms.com
Am Mad (2013).
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competencia oficial argentina
Cetceos
Cetaceans

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Clara y Alejandro se mudan a una casa nueva. Pocos das Clara and Alejandro move into a new house. A few days later, he
despus, l viaja por trabajo y ella se queda sola, rodeada de goes on a work trip and she is left alone, surrounded by moving
cajas cerradas. Ese desorden la impulsa a aceptar una serie boxes. That chaos makes her accept a series of random invita-
de invitaciones azarosas que la alejarn del mundo hermtico tions that will take her away from the hermetic world she lives in.
en el que vive.
Ahora que nos olvidamos de ciertas venerables promesas in- Now that we have set aside certain venerable and unfulfilled
cumplidas del Nuevo Cine Argentino, podemos apreciar en promises of New Argentine Cinema, we can appreciate in Ce-
Cetceos el intento de recuperar una parte especialmente frtil taceans the attempt at recovering a particularly fertile portion
de aquel vocabulario lejano: la deriva consciente, el estado de of that distant vocabulary: the conscious drifting, the state of
perplejidad como traccin esencial de la narracin, el sonam- perplexity as a basic narrative traction, sleepwalking as an ad-
bulismo como aventura, la comicidad como revestimiento del venture, comedy as a coating against pain, disappointment as
dolor, el desengao como una de las formas ms obstinadas de one of the most stubborn ways to inhabit everyday life. The faded
habitar la cotidianeidad. En la vida sin brillo de la protagonista se life of the main character hides a secret lyricism: Cetaceans is
esconde un lirismo secreto: Cetceos es la demostracin cabal the thorough demonstration that mystery is an essential part of
de que el misterio nos constituye. Menos como una frmula que us. Not so much a formula as a catalogue of ideas, gestures,
como un catlogo de ideas, gestos e imgenes, la pelcula des- and images, this film shows its cards as if it wasnt expecting
pliega sus cartas como si no esperara nada, pero aguardando, anything, while it is, actually, waiting for its ideal spectator. DO
en realidad, a su espectador ideal. DO

Argentina / Italia - Argentina / Italy, 2017 Florencia Percia


75 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1984, y estudi direccin en la Univer-
D, G: Florencia Percia F: Lucio Bonelli E: Andrs Quaranta
sidad del Cine. Escribi y dirigi los cortometrajes Minimerca-
DA: Ana Cambre S: Adriano Salgado M: Matteo Carbone
P: Mercedes Crdova, Valeria Forster, Florencia Percia, Alfredo Federico do Champion (2010), El poblado (2014) y El mes del amigo
PE: Mercedes Crdova, Valeria Forster CP: Brava Cine, 39 Fims (premiado en Bafici 16), entre otros. Cetceos es su primer
I: Elisa Carricajo, Rafael Spregelburd, Susana Pampn, largometraje.
Esteban Bigliardi, Carla Crespo
She was born in Buenos Aires in 1984, and studied filmmaking
Contacto / Contact at Universidad del Cine. She wrote and directed several short
Brava Cine. Valeria Forster films, including Minimercado Champion (2010), El poblado
T +54 9 11 5635 1300 / +54 9 11 562 2932
(2014) and El mes del amigo (awarded at Bafici 16). Cetaceans
E valeria.forster@gmail.com - perciaflorencia@gmail.com
W bravacine.com is her first feature-length film.
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argentine official competition

Ccero impune
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Ccero es un violador serial que droga y abusa de las mujeres Ccero is a serial rapist who drugs and abuses the women who
que recurren a l en busca de apoyo espiritual o sanacin f- come to him seeking spiritual support or physical healing. His
sica. Sus contactos con policas y polticos locales intimidan a contacts with the police and local politicians intimidate the
las parejas de sus vctimas. Pero no a todos. spouses of his victims. But not all of them.
El mundo implacable de Campusano se traslada a Brasil, pero Campusanos relentless universe moves to Brazil, but that
eso no quiere decir que se trate de una pelcula ms del director doesnt mean that this is just another film by the Argentine film-
argentino. Exhibiendo una fluidez notable, con un gran aprove- maker. With a remarkable fluid storytelling, and making the most
chamiento del espacio para retratar las formas menos hospitala- of the space in order to depict lifes less hospitable ways, which
rias de la vida que surgen cuando la idea de comunidad estalla emerge when the notion of community is shattered, the film
en pedazos, la pelcula transita un asunto policial en el que no hay moves through a police case in which there are no institutions;
instituciones sino hombres y mujeres solos, amalgamados por la- only men and women alone, amalgamated by connections whose
zos cuya eficacia se pone a prueba en cada escena. Campusano effectiveness is tried in every scene. Campusano has never beat
nunca se anduvo con vueltas, y Ccero impune podra constituir around the bush, and Ccero impune may be a ferocious rebuttal
una refutacin feroz del programa emancipador de progreso of the emancipating program of progress on which our societies
sobre el cual se asientan nuestras sociedades: en esta pelcula are based: not even a fulfilled desire for vengeance can bring any
desencantada, de rostros sin esperanzas, ni siquiera el deseo comfort in this disenchanted film featuring hopeless faces. DO
saciado de venganza es capaz de traer consuelo alguno. DO

Argentina / Brasil - Argentina / Brazil, 2017 Jos Celestino Campusano


60 / DCP / Color / Portugus / Portuguese
Naci en Quilmes en 1964. Es guionista de cine y TV, productor
D, G: Jos Celestino Campusano F: Italo Rocha E: Horacio Florentin,
y cineasta. Estudi realizacin cinematogrfica en el Instituto
Rodrigo Oliveira DA: Priscila Cristina, Daniel Scarcelo, Marcelino
Pinheiro S: Nahuel Horacio Reyes Sosa, Asiz Alcaraz Baxter de Cine de Avellaneda. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos,
P, PE: Rodrigo Oliveira CP: Cinebruto I: Quilrio Faras, Sarah Jainy, Yuri Vikingo (2009), Fantasmas de la ruta (Bafici 16) y Placer y marti-
Montezuma, Leonardo Lessin, Ketila Araujo rio (Bafici 17).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Quilmes in 1964. He is a TV and film scriptwriter,
Cinebruto. Jos Celestino Campusano producer and director. He studied filmmaking at the Avellaneda
T +54 11 6527 5208 Film Institute. He directed several feature-length films, including
E josecampusano65@gmail.com
Vikingo (2009), Fantasmas de la ruta (Bafici 16) and Placer y
W cinebruto.com
martirio (Bafici 17).
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El espanto
The Dread

Premiere mundial / World premiere

En un recndito pueblo de la Argentina, los remedios caseros In a lost Argentinian town, home remedies replace traditional
reemplazan a la medicina tradicional. Toda dolencia es tratada medicine. Every illlness is treated by neigbhors, except for the
por los vecinos excepto el espanto, una rara enfermedad que dread, a strange condition that can only be cured by an old
solo es curada por un anciano, a quien nadie se anima a visitar. man no one dares to visit.
Una ambulancia se abre paso en la tierra e ingresa a El Dora- An ambulance makes its way through the dirt and enters El
do. Con ella entra la cmara a este pueblo que parece estar Dorado. With it, the camera enters this town that seems to be
dominado por las afecciones ms diversas pero que, a la vez, dominated by the most diverse affections, but that, at the same
maneja sus propias curas. Prcticas de todo tipo en manos de time, handles its own cures. Practices of all kinds in the hands
especialistas de la palabra, los movimientos y las invocaciones. of specialists of the word, the movements and the invocations.
En ese contexto, tanto quien los retrata como los mdicos revis- In that context, both those who portray them and the doctors are
ten igual grado de extranjera. Personajes misteriosos, enigmas equally alien. Mysterious characters, unfathomable enigmas, ev-
insondables, todo prximo al disparate pero sin hacer de eso erything close to being outrageous but without turning it into a
una parodia sino un retrato equidistante, que nos muestra la parody. Instead, its an equidistant depiction of the life of a town
vida de un pueblo encerrado en s mismo, constructor de sus locked inside itself, which builds its own maladies and antidotes,
propios males y sus antdotos, de su mitologa y sus personajes. its own mythology and characters. And that allows first-person hu-
Y que se permite el humor en primera persona, entre testimo- mor, among testimonies, apparitions and various esotericisms. MA
nios, aparecidos y esoterismos varios. MA

Argentina, 2017 / 65 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Martn Benchimol & Pablo Aparo
D: Martn Benchimol, Pablo Aparo G: Pablo Aparo, Martn Benchimol Martn naci en 1985 y Pablo en 1986, ambos en Buenos Aires.
F: Martn Benchimol, Fernando Lorenzale E: Anita Remn S: Manuel
Estudiaron diseo de imagen y sonido en la Universidad de
de Andrs P: Mayra Bottero, Gema Jurez Allen PE: Mayra Bottero
CP: Machita, Bunda, Gema Films I: Susana Dottori, Sergio Avedao, Buenos Aires. Su primer largometraje en conjunto, La gente del
Cristin Catena ro (Bafici 13), fue exhibido y premiado en numerosos festivales
internacionales.
Contacto / Contact
Machita / Bunda / Gema Films. Mayra Bottero Martn was born in 1985 and Pablo in 1986, both in Buenos
T +54 9 11 6336 3257 / +54 11 4982 5832 Aires. They studied image and sound design at the University
E mayra.bottero@gmail.com of Buenos Aires. Their first feature-length film The River People
W gemafilms.com
(Bafici 13), was screened and awarded at several international
festivals.
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El pampero
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Acorralado por una enfermedad terminal, un hombre encara un Cornered by a terminal illness, a man sets out on a trip in his
viaje en su antiguo velero. Una chica que huye de un crimen old sailboat. A girl running away from a crime of which she
que dice no haber cometido lo har cambiar el rumbo. claims to be innocent will make him change course.
En sus protagnicos cinematogrficos del siglo XXI, Julio Chvez In his leading roles in films from the 21st century, Julio Chvez
ha trazado una lnea que puede seguirse de pelcula a pelcula: has traced a line that can be followed from film to film: the lonely
el personaje solitario, o solo, o taciturno, o aislado. En El visitan- character, or the alone character, or the silent one, or the isolated
te, en Un oso rojo, en Extrao, en El custodio, en El otro, y ahora one. In El visitante, in A Red Bear, in Extrao, in El custodio, in
en El pampero. La incomunicacin o la dificultad para entablar The Other, and now in El pampero. Incommunication or the dif-
un vnculo como marca de actor, ms all de otras notorias vir- ficulty of establishing a bond as an actors mark, beyond other
tudes interpretativas. Chvez maneja la sequedad y la economa noticeable acting virtues. Chvez handles dryness and gestural
gestual como pocos otros actores en el cine argentino. El direc- economy like few other actors in Argentine cinema. Director
tor Matas Lucchesi lo entiende con claridad y lo aprovecha para Matas Lucchesi clearly understands that and uses it for a story
una historia de soledades, incomodidad ante la compaa y ne- of solitudes, awkwardness in front of company and the need for
cesidad de contacto. Pero no genera un film anmico en absolu- contact. But he doesnt generate an anemic film at all: this river
to: esta river movie cree en la tensin, en el enfrentamiento, en movie believes in tension, in confrontation, in the undetermined
el indeterminado peligro del otro como motor del suspenso. JPF danger of the other in order to put the suspense into motion. JPF

Argentina / Uruguay / Francia - Argentina / Uruguay / France, Matas Lucchesi


2017 / 77 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Crdoba en 1980. Curs distintos estudios de teatro y
D: Matas Lucchesi G: Matas Lucchesi, Gonzalo Salaya
dramaturgia. Dirigi el cortometraje Distancias (2010) y el largo-
F: Guillermo Nieto E: Delfina Castagnino DA: Adrin Surez
S: Martn Litmanovich M: Sebastin Escofet P, PE: Juan Pablo Miller metraje Ciencias naturales (Bafici 14), ganadora en Generation
CP: Tarea Fina I: Julio Chvez, Pilar Gamboa, Csar Troncoso de la Berlinale 2014 como mejor pelcula.
Contacto / Contact He was born in Crdoba in 1980. He studied theater and play-
Tarea Fina. Juan Pablo Miller writing. He directed the short film Distancias (2010) and the
T +54 9 11 3891 3036 feature-length film Natural Sciences (Bafici 14), a winner of the
E jpmiller@tareafina.com best film award at the Generation program of the 2014 Berlinale.
W tareafina.com

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Fin de semana
Weekend

Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

Carla llega para acompaar a Martina despus de aos de au- Carla arrives to keep Martina company, after being away for
sencia. La relacin entre ellas es distante, hay algo que no se years. Their relationship is distant, something remains unsaid.
dicen. Martina tiene encuentros furtivos con Diego y ambos Marina has secret encounters with Diego where they both play
se someten a un juego sexual fuera de control. Cuando Carla a sex game that is out of control. When Carla finds out about
descubre esta relacin se enfrenta a l. this relationship, she faces him.
La llegada es borrosa: hay que identificar al personaje arquet- A blurred arrival: its not easy to identify the archetypical char-
pico que vuelve a sus pagos en un momento de duelo. Detrs acter that returns home at a time of grief. Carla (Mara Ucedo)
de anteojos oscuros y una expresin dura, est Carla (Mara stands behind a pair of dark glasses and a hard expression on
Ucedo). Las distancias gestuales y la incomodidad corporal del her face. The reunion is distant in its gestures and uncomfort-
reencuentro imponen una lejana: no sabemos todava cul es able bodies, and establishes a remote feel: we still dont know
la relacin entre estos personajes, aunque entendemos que what is the relation that connects these characters, although we
hay heridas y asuntos pendientes. Fin de semana no incurre en can understand there are some wounds and unfinished busi-
pausas explicativas extemporneas, y dispone sus armas con la ness. Weekend doesnt use extemporaneous explanatory paus-
solvencia de quien sabe qu y cmo est contando. Sostenida es, and sets out its weapons with the effectiveness of those who
por la eficacia y la sobriedad narrativas y de encuadres nada know the actual content of a story and the way to tell it. Moroco
azarosos como material de base, la pelcula de Moroco Colman Colmans film seats on its narrative effectiveness, sobriety, and
logra brillar al poner en escena como pocas pelculas argen- precise framings, and it excels in staging family feuds, alcohol
tinas peleas familiares, alcohol y sexo, y as se vuelve un film and sex like very few other Argentine films do, thus becoming
catrtico singular, incluso noble. JPF a unique, cathartic, and even noble film. JPF

Argentina, 2016 / 74 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Moroco Colman


D: Moroco Colman G: Moroco Colman, Andrea Gigena, Sofa Castells Naci en Crdoba, Argentina. Es arquitecto y realizador. Fin de
F: Gustavo Biazzi, Fernando Lockett, Pablo Gonzlez Galetto
semana es su primer largometraje; su cortometraje homnimo
E: Rosario Surez DA: Adrin Surez S: Jsica Surez M: Juan
Sorrentino P: Sofa Castells, Moroco Colman PE: Sofa Castells fue exhibido en San Sebastin en 2010.
CP: Mas All Productora I: Mara Ucedo, Sofa Lanaro, Lisandro He was born in Crdoba, Argentina. He is an architect and film-
Rodrguez, Jean Pierre Noher, Eva Bianco maker. Weekend is his first feature-length film; his short film of
Contacto / Contact the same title was screened in San Sebastian in 2010.
Mas All Productora. Sofa Castells
T +54 9 351 389 9068
E sofiacastells@gmail.com / moroco.colman@gmail.com
W masallaproductora.com
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Hora - da - mes
By the Hour - Day - Month

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Escrita y narrada por Marcelo Cohen, la pelcula cuenta la his- Written and narrated by Marcelo Cohen, the film tells the
toria de Nardo, un encargado de un garaje que de da se ve story of Nardo, a parking lot manager who is immersed in
inmerso en una rutina tediosa y de noche deja salir a flote sus a tedious routine by day and releases his most grandiose
obsesiones ms grandilocuentes. obsessions at night.
Aunque puede decirse con toda justicia que Marcelo Cohen es While you could fairly argue that Marcelo Cohen is one of the
una de las voces ms singulares de la literatura argentina, la most unique voices in Argentine literature, this is just figutatively.
figura carece de la mnima literalidad: cuntos de nosotros lo How many of us ever heard him talk, or have any idea what does
escuchamos hablar, o sabemos siquiera cmo suena su voz? his voice sound like? Thanks to Diego Bliffelds film which turns
Gracias a la pelcula de Diego Bliffeld, que convierte la voz de Cohens voice into an essential gear of his well-oiled audiovisual
Cohen en el engranaje central de su aceitada maquinaria au- machinery it will now be hard to read the creator of the Delta
diovisual, ser difcil releer al creador del Delta Panormico sin Panormico without listening to his voices tone and cadence.
ponerle a la prosa su tono y su cadencia. Hora - da - mes no By the Hour - Day - Month doesnt take place in that invented
transcurre en ese pas inventado sino en uno bien reconocible, country, but rather in a much recognizable one, in a somewhat
de forma ms o menos triangular. No hace falta decir que las triangular form. Needless to say, the enigmatic habits of the na-
enigmticas costumbres de sus nativos (o al menos las de Nar- tives (at least the ones shown by Nardo, a car enthusiast without
do, fierrero sin auto propio) son el objeto de estudio ideal para a ride) are the ideal object of study for Cohens fantastic sociol-
la sociologa fantstica de Cohen y la mirada, tan perpleja como ogy and Bliffelds perplex and sensitive eye. AM
sensible, de Bliffeld. AM

Argentina, 2017 / 77 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Diego Bliffeld


D, E, M: Diego Bliffeld F: Alejo Maglio DA: Mara Laura Bernasconi, Naci en Buenos Aires en 1980. Estudi produccin integral
Nina Horowitz S: Juan Molteni P: Mariano Cohn, Gastn Duprat
de medios audiovisuales en el instituto ORT. Realiz varios
PE: Carolina Krasansky CP: Televisin Abierta I: Manuel Vicente
Textos: Marcelo Cohen proyectos documentales y de ficcin, como la comedia Jostel.
Codirigi el largometraje Lnea de cuatro (2015) junto con
Contacto / Contact
Nicols Diodovich.
Televisin Abierta. Daniela Savalli
T +54 11 4543 0913 / +54 911 6509 1038 He was born in Buenos Aires in 1980. He studied Compre-
E daniela@televisionabierta.com - carolina@televisionabierta.com hensive Audiovisual Media Production at the ORT Institute. He
W televisionabierta.com directed several documentary and fiction projects, including the
comedy Jostel. He co-directed the feature-length film Lnea de
cuatro (2015) with Nicols Diodovich.
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competencia oficial argentina
La vendedora de fsforos
The Little Match Girl

Premiere mundial / World premiere

La vendedora de fsforos de Andersen, el burro de Bresson, la Andersens little match girl, Bressons donkey, the relation-
relacin entre un guerrillero alemn y una pianista argentina, ship between a German guerrilla and an Argentine pianist, and
y Helmut Lachenmann tratando de montar una pera con la Helmut Lachenmann trying to stage an opera with the orches-
orquesta del Teatro Coln en huelga. En medio de todo eso, tra of the Teatro Coln on strike. In the middle of all that, Marie
Marie y Walter tratan de sobrevivir junto a su hija. and Walter try to survive with their daughter.
La vendedora de fsforos constituye un paso ms en la historia The Little Match Girl constitutes one more step in the history of
de las pelculas elegantes, secretamente emotivas, capaces de elegant, secretly touching films, capable of harboring many di-
albergar una variedad enorme de ideas con la mayor seguridad verse ideas in the most confident and discreet way within recent
y discrecin posibles del cine argentino reciente. Claro que no Argentine cinema. Of course, this species is quite scarce, and
hay muchos ejemplares de esa especie, y algunos de ellos le some of them belong with absolute justice to Moguillansky. The
pertenecen con toda justicia a Moguillansky. El director inventa director invents for the characters a continuous journey through
para los personajes un recorrido continuo por la ciudad, postula the city, postulates the almost musical way the actors move
el desplazamiento casi musical de los actores por el plano como through the frame as one of the efficient ways of making that
una de las formas eficaces de hacer surgir eso que llamamos which we call film surface and reflects on the elusive nature of
cine y reflexiona acerca de la naturaleza esquiva del arte. La art. The Little Match Girl deploys layers of meaning with aston-
vendedora de fsforos despliega capas de sentido con una lige- ishing lightness, but also with that joy the obvious mastery of the
reza pasmosa, pero tambin con esa felicidad que la evidente director is incapable of turning into routine. DO
maestra del director es incapaz de convertir en rutina. DO

Argentina, 2017 / 71 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Alejo Moguillansky


D, G: Alejo Moguillansky F: Ins Duacastella E: Alejo Moguillansky, Naci en Buenos Aires en 1978. Es montajista, productor y cineas-
Walter Jakob S: Marcos Canosa M: Helmut Lachenmann
ta. Estudi en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi varios largometrajes;
P, PE: Eugenia Campos Guevara CP: El Pampero Cine I: Mara Villar,
Walter Jakob, Helmut Lachenmann, Margarita Fernndez, entre ellos, Castro (ganadora de la Competencia Argentina en el
Cleo Moguillansky Bafici 11), y codirigi El escarabajo de oro (ganadora de la Compe-
tencia Argentina en el Bafici 16) junto con Fia-Stina Sandlund.
Contacto / Contact
El Pampero Cine. Eugenia Campos Guevara He was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. He is an editor, producer
T +54 9 11 6003 0320 and director. He studied at Universidad del Cine. He directed
E e.camposguevara@gmail.com several films, including Castro (Argentine Competition winner
W elpamperocine.com.ar
at Bafici 11) and co-directed El escarabajo de oro (Argentine
Competition winner at Bafici 16) with Fia-Stina Sandlund.
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Las cinphilas
The Cinephiles

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Las cinfilas del ttulo son mujeres jubiladas de Argentina, Es- The cinephiles of the title are retired women from Argentina,
paa y Uruguay, que van al cine todas las tardes. Como una Spain, and Uruguay, who go to the movies every afternoon. Fic-
gotera, la ficcin se va colando en sus vidas y deja huellas en tion leaks through their lives and leaves traces in their memories.
la memoria.
Yo empezara con imgenes mudas de las cinphilas, despus I would start with silent footage of the cinephiles, then the
viene el ttulo y aparecs vos explicando: a dnde van estas se- opening title, and then you explaining: where are these ladies
oras? Las seguimos?, le sugiere a lvarez una de sus entre- going? Should we follow them?, suggests Alvarez to one of
vistadas. Luego aclara que sera un plagio a conciencia de Y la the women he interviews. Then, he clarifies that this would be
nave va, pero necesario para generar una especie de intriga; si stealing from And the Ship Sails On, but a necessary theft in
no, qu es esto? Mujeres que van al cine? Eso qu es?. Eso order to create a sort of intrigue; because otherwise, what is
es Las cinphilas: un documental sobre mujeres que van al cine, this? Women who go to the movies? What is that?. That is The
pero que no necesita suspenso ni plagios para ser ms grande Cinephiles: a documentary about women who go to the movies,
que la vida. En vez de artimaas, aqu hay rigor cinematogrfico, and it doesnt need suspense or plagiarism in order to be larger
serenidad y seguridad; hay una paciencia que rinde frutos jugo- than life. Instead of trickery, here we have films rigor, serenity,
sos y hay, sobre todo, emociones que viajan entre pantallas y and security. There is a patience that brings good results, and
personas, del cine a la vida, ida y vuelta. Aunque la directora no lots of emotions travelling between screens and people, from
les haya hecho caso del todo, las cinphilas, tan amables pero cinema to life and back. Despite the fact that the director didnt
tan exigentes, deben estar muy orgullosas de su pelcula. AM really listen to them, the cinephiles, as kind as they are de-
manding, should be very proud of their film. AM

Argentina, 2017 / 70 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Mara lvarez


D, G, E: Mara lvarez F: Tirso Daz, Jares Rueda P: Tirso Daz, Realizadora argentina egresada de la ENERC. Entre sus traba-
Jares Rueda, Mara lvarez, Daniel Rosenfeld CP: lvarez-Daz,
jos como escritora y guionista se encuentran el cortometraje El
Daniel Rosenfeld Films I: Paloma Diez-Picasso, Chelo Domnguez,
Estela Clavera, Norma Brbaro, Luca Aguirre mar (2012) y la obra de teatro Qumese antes de leerse. Las
cinphilas es su primer largometraje.
Contacto / Contact
Mara lvarez She is an Argentine filmmaker graduated from ENERC. Her
T +54 11 4078 3403 works as a writer and scriptwriter include the short film El mar
E alvarez.amaria@gmail.com - ampatirso@gmail.com (2012) and the play Qumese antes de leerse. The Cinephiles is
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Los territorios
The Territories

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

A partir del ataque a Charlie Hebdo, el hijo de un destacado pe- After the attack on Charlie Hebdo, the son of a renowned jour-
riodista argentino persigue sucesos geopolticos alrededor del nalist chases geopolitical events around the world. Meanwhile,
mundo. Al mismo tiempo, busca el lmite entre su vida y el viaje he searches for the limit between his life and the egomaniac
eglatra que lo gua, su padre y los conflictos del mundo actual. journey that guides him, his father, and todays world conflicts.
Ivn Granovsky es un personaje, el que esta pelcula conjuga Ivn Granovsky is a character conjugated in the first person
en primera persona del singular y cuyos viajes por el mundo, singular by this film that narrates his many travels around the
neurosis y fracasos varios se ocupa de relatar. En la distancia world, neuroses and failures. In the variable distance The Ter-
variable que Los territorios establece entre ese personaje in- ritories establishes between that changing, egotistical, manipu-
constante, acomplejado, egocntrico, manipulador y la perso- lative and troubled character, and the person who plays him a
na que lo interpreta un productor y director de cine llamado film producer and director also named Ivn Granovsky lies a
tambin Ivn Granovsky radica buena parte de su gracia, su good part of its hilarity, its intelligence and its audaciousness.
inteligencia y su audacia. Puede que el Granovsky-personaje no The Granovsky character may not exactly know where hes go-
sepa del todo adnde va ni por qu, o que hilvane derrota tras ing or why, and gets constantly defeated, by thats the triumph of
derrota, pero ese es el triunfo del Granovsky-director: iluminar Granovsky the director: illuminating the paths, which are eventful
los caminos, casi siempre azarosos, que nos llevan y traen del most of the time and take us back and forth from play to work,
juego al trabajo, del Pocho Lavezzi a Lula da Silva, de la diletan- from Pocho Lavezzi to Lula da Silva, from dilettance to respon-
cia a la responsabilidad, de los personajes que inventamos a las sibility, from the characters we make up to the lives we live. AM
vidas que vivimos. AM

Argentina / Brasil / Palestina - Argentina / Brazil / Palestina, Ivn Granovsky


2017 / 93 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1986. Es productor y cineasta, y estu-
D: Ivn Granovsky G: Ivn Granovsky, Ezequiel Pierri, Ana Godoy,
di en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi el cortometraje Toque de
Felipe Galvez, Michael Wahrmann F: Tebbe Schningh E: Ana Godoy
DA: Marina Raggio S, M: Edson Secco P: Ivn Granovsky, Ezequiel queda (Bafici 13).
Pierri, Tebbe Schningh PE: Ezequiel Pierri, Julia Alves CP: Autocroma, He was born in Buenos Aires in 1986. He is a producer and film-
Punta Colorada, Un Puma I: Ivn Granovsky, Alberto Ajaka, maker. He studied at Universidad del Cine, and directed the short
Rafael Spregelburd, Valeria Lois, Sofa Brito
film Toque de queda (Bafici 13).
Contacto / Contact
Autocroma. Ivn Granovsky
T +54 9 11 6676 1619
E ivan@autocroma.com
W autocroma.com
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Orione
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Ale robaba y la polica lo mat en un operativo luego de ser Ale was a thief and the police shot him in a raid after he was
delatado. Un rompecabezas de elementos visuales y testimo- betrayed. A puzzle of visual and testimonial elements takes
niales nos sumerge en esta historia sin solucin. A partir de us deep into this unsolved story. Based on a particular event,
un hecho particular, Orione nos enfrenta con situaciones que Orione faces us with situations we would rather not see.
preferiramos no ver.
Bueno, mam, s, a m me gusta ir a robar. Mam cuenta lo Okay, mom, I do like to rob. Mom tells what Ale said to her, while
que le dijo Ale mientras le cocina una torta a su nieto. El Ale baking a cake for her grandson. The Ale that will later ask her to
que despus le pedir que cuide a su nieto si algo me llega a take care of her grandson if something should happen to me.
pasar. Algo le pas. La historia de los Robles es trgica. Y no Something happened to him. The story of the Robles is a tragic
solo la de Ale. La directora Toia Bonino decide anular discursos one. And not only Ales. Director Toia Bonino decides to cancel any
masticables (sea el segmento de investigacin comprometida kind of chewable discourse (be it the segment of committed re-
con conciencia de clase o el reality de policas) y mostrar esa search with conscience of class or the cop reality show) and show
historia familiar y sus heridas con crudeza, naturalidad y filos that family story and its wounds with practically new rawness,
prcticamente nuevos. La novedad pasa por sus perspectivas: naturalness and edge. The novelty lies in her perspective: domes-
archivo domstico, relatos desde la actualidad, barrio, morgues, tic archive, accounts from present day, neighborhood, morgues,
reconocimientos y, claro, el noticiero. Bonino muestra todo lo line-ups and, of course, the news. Bonino shows all the implica-
que implica y todo lo que duele (aunque se aprenda a vivir con tions and the hurt (even if one learns to live with it) caused by
ello) eso que la TV estandariza para que sea un titular ms. JMD that which TV standardizes to work as just another headline. JMD

Argentina, 2017 / 65 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Toia Bonino


D, G, F: Toia Bonino E: Toia Bonino, Alejo Moguillansky S: Facundo Naci en Buenos Aires en 1975. Es licenciada en Artes Visua-
Nahuel Gmez M: Hernn Hayet P: Marcela Sluka, Toia Bonino,
les (IUNA) y en Psicologa (UBA). Expuso su filmografa en el
Federico Posternak, Gabriel Pastore CP: Boneco Films
MARFICI (2012) y en el ciclo de cine experimental El cine es
Contacto / Contact otra cosa (MAMBA, 2015). Particip en Hors Pistes (Centro
Boneco Films. Federico Posternak Pompidou, 2012).
T +54 11 4551 9535
E federico@bonecofilms.com She was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. She majored in visual
W bonecofilms.com arts (IUNA) an psychology (UBA). Her work as shown in MARFICI
(2012) and the experimental film program Film is something
else (MAMBA, 2015). She participated in Hors Pistes (Pompi-
dou Center, 2012).
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Otra madre
Another Mother

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Recin separada, Mabel regresa a la casa de su madre. All Just separated, Mabel returns to her mothers place. There, she
convive con su hija, su hermana, su mam y su abuela. Todos lives with her daughter, her sister, her mom and her grand-
los das sale a trabajar y vuelve tarde, mientras su nia la es- mother. Every day, she goes to work and returns late, while her
pera. Una pelcula sobre los vnculos familiares desdibujados y daughter waits for her. A film about blurred family bonds and
las injusticias laborales. work injustices.
Otra madre encuentra su punto de incandescencia en los gestos Another Mother finds its point of incandescence in brief gestures
breves y el peso del tiempo en el corazn de las escenas, en and the weight of time in the heart of the scenes, in the words
las palabras cuyos ecos se adelgazan hasta perderse, como un whose echoes are trimmed down until they get lost, like a forced
destino obligado en las aguas en las que bregan los protagonis- destination in the waters where the protagonists struggle: beings
tas: seres resignados a nunca estar del todo en control de sus resigned to never being completely in control of their own lives,
vidas, desconcertados y acaso colricos. Luque ha logrado una befuddled and, perhaps, furious. Luque has achieved a curious
pelcula curiosa, que sigue los trazos de una porcin de la cine- film, which follows the traces of a portion of modern film by
matografa moderna extremando la discrecin, el tono dolorido maximizing discretion, the painful tone of the characters way
del andar de los personajes y la conviccin de que el cine no of walking and the conviction that film can never say, express or
puede nunca decir, expresar o abarcarlo todo. Otra madre rodea encompass everything. Another Mother goes around the disil-
la desilusin de un puado de vidas con una autoridad estreme- lusion of a handful of lives with thrilling authority, capable of
cedora, capaz de arreglrselas para fluir, sin embargo, como si managing to flow, however, as though it were accompanying the
acompaara la perplejidad de los personajes. DO perplexity of the characters. DO

Argentina, 2017 / 77 / DCP / Color Mariano Luque


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Crdoba en 1986. Es licenciado en Cine y TV. Diri-
D, G, E: Mariano Luque F: Eduardo Crespo DA: Adrin Surez
gi los cortometrajes Secundario (2010) y Sociales (2013), y el
S: Guido Deniro M: Juan Ceballos P: Julia Rotondi, Federico Eibuszyc,
Mariano Luque PE: Julia Rotondi, Federico Eibuszyc I: Mara Santucho, largometraje Salsipuedes (Bafici 14).
Eva Bianco, Julieta Niztzschmamn, Ana Tenaglia, Cecilia Antonozzi He was born in Crdoba in 1986. He has a bachelors degree
Contacto / Contact in Film and TV. He directed the shorts Secundario (2010) and
Julia Rotondi Sociales (2013), as well as the feature-length film Salsipuedes
T +54 9 11 6679 8551 (Bafici 14).
E julirotondi@gmail.com
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Una ciudad de provincia


Provincial City

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Un mundo est hecho de diferentes cosas: personas, casas, A world is made of different things: people, houses, dogs,
perros, comercios, vida nocturna, rboles. Como el de esos stores, nightlife, trees. Like those photographers back in the
fotgrafos de comienzos del siglo XX, este viaje a Coln, early 20 th century, this trip to Coln, Entre Ros, documents
Entre Ros, documenta su presente y construye un retrato their present and builds a unique, one-in-a-lifetime portrait.
nico e irrepetible.
No sabemos si existe algo tras el sencillo acto de bajar los bra- We dont know if there is anything after the simple act of letting
zos y relajarse, dejarse llevar, ni tampoco si es justo o importante go and relax and get carried away, and we also dont know if
hablar del tamao de un film, porque como bien sabemos este mentioning the size of a film is important, because as we know
es siempre relativo y la grandilocuencia no implica precisamente very well this is a relative thing, and grandiloquence doesnt
que las imgenes vibren con nervio. Dicho todo esto, no queda mean the images will vibrate with nerve. That said, we can only
ms que pararse y recibir con un aplauso (si no con un abrazo) stand up and welcome Rodrigo Morenos film with an applause
a la nueva pelcula de Rodrigo Moreno, un film del que salimos (or even a hug), since its a film you leave from with a tanned
bronceados, con horas de sueo recuperadas y nuevos rostros skin, hours of rest, and new faces in your catalog of friends and
que incorporar a nuestro catlogo de amistades y conocidos; un acquaintances. This is a film where the camera observes with no
film en el que la cmara observa sin crispacin ni interrogantes tension or highlighted questions, but with calm and the bravado
subrayados, con un reposo y un desenfado propios de las va- you show on vacations; its a film that constantly listens, erases
caciones, que escucha en todo momento, elimina jerarquas y hierarchies, and just lets life explain itself. FG
simplemente deja que la vida se explique a s misma. FG

Argentina, 2017 / 88 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Rodrigo Moreno


D, G: Rodrigo Moreno F: Alejo Maglio E: Martn Mainoli, Naci en Buenos Aires en 1972. Es guionista, productor y
Ignacio Masllorens, Rodrigo Moreno S: Catriel Vildosola
cineasta. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, El custodio
P: Rodrigo Moreno, Agustn Gagliardi PE: Agustn Gagliardi
CP: Compaa Amateur, Capataz Cine (2006), Un mundo misterioso (Bafici 13) y Rimon (Bafici 16).

Contacto / Contact He was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He is a screenwriter,


Compaa Amateur. Rodrigo Moreno producer and director. He directed several films, including El
E companiamateur@gmail.com custodio (2006), Un mundo misterioso (Bafici 13) and Rimon
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competencia oficial argentina
Una hermana
One Sister

Premiere americana / american premiere

Cuando un Peugeot 505 aparece incendiado a la orilla de un ro When a 505 Peugeot is found burnt on the shore of a river in
bonaerense, Alba emprende una bsqueda solitaria para encon- the Buenos Aires province, Alba embarks on a lonely search to
trar a su hermana desaparecida. Ante la falta de rastros, la au- find her missing sister. With no trace to be found, the womans
sencia de la mujer abruma a los habitantes del pueblo ferroviario. absence overwhelms the people of that railroad town.
Una hermana asume un desafo siempre complejo para la One sister accepts a challenge that is always complex in fiction:
ficcin: narrar un suceso propio de la crnica policial asocia- narrating an event worthy of a police report directly associated
do de modo directo al presente y con resonancias inmediatas, with the present and with immediate resonance, building it as
construirlo como parte de un entramado mayor y encontrar la part of a larger scheme and finding the right distance so that
distancia para que el dolor est en el cuerpo pero tambin tia the pain is in the body but also taints the atmosphere, takes over
la atmsfera, domine la imagen, viva en el gesto como en el the image, lives in the gesture as well as the landscape. The
paisaje. La pelcula, asumiendo todo riesgo, avanza sin dar pa- film, assuming every risk, advances without any false moves.
sos en falso. Se disponen las piezas: desamparo institucional, The pieces are arranged: institutional neglect, class tensions,
tensiones de clase, pistas desperdigadas y, ante todo, silencios, scattered clues and, first, silences and tragic omissions. In that
omisiones de signo trgico. En ese lmite delgado, y con una thin line, and with a mise-en-scne of unappealable precision,
puesta en escena de precisin inapelable, las directoras eligen the directors choose a mobile but always close point of view,
un punto de vista mvil pero siempre cercano, que nos permite which allows us to be there in those days when the earth shakes
asistir a esos das en los que la tierra tiembla y todo parece estar and everything seems in turmoil. MA
convulsionando. MA

Argentina, 2016 / 70 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Sofa Brockenshire & Verena Kuri
D, G: Verena Kuri, Sofa Brockenshire F: Andrs Hilarin, Roman Sofa naci en Canad en 1988 y Verena en Alemania en 1979.
Kasseroller, Federico Lo Bianco E: Laura Bierbrauer, Sofa Brockenshire,
Estudiaron direccin en la Universidad del Cine. Realizaron el
Verena Kuri DA: Luca Carnicero S: Nahuel Palenque
M: Hernn Kerlleevich, Mene Savasta Alsina, Santiago Martnez cortometraje Epecun (2011) y formaron parte del programa
P: Verena Kuri, Sofa Brockenshire PE: Florencia Clrico Biennale College.
CP: Nabis Filmgroup I: Sofa Palomino, Adriana Ferrer, Eugenia Alonso, Sofa was born in Canada in 1988 and Verena in Germany in
Sal Simonet, Mateo Gimnez
1979. They studied filmmaking at Universidad del Cine. They
Contacto / Contact directed the short film Epecun (2011) and participated in the
Nabis Filmgroup. Sofa Brockenshire, Verena Kuri Biennale College program.
T +54 11 6154 7684 - 54 11 3567 7314
E sofia@nabisfilm.com - verena@nabisfilm.com W nabisfilm.com

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Vergel
Premiere mundial / World premiere

La muerte del marido interrumpe las vacaciones de una pa- A Brazilian couples vacations get interrupted when the
reja brasilea en Argentina. En medio del duelo, la mujer se husband dies. While in mourning, the woman runs into a
encuentra con una complicada burocracia para repatriar el complicated bureaucracy when trying to repatriate the body
cuerpo y con un departamento lleno de plantas. A todo esto se and an apartment filled with plants. A neighbor offers to
le suma la aparicin de una vecina que se ofrece para regarlas. water them.
Vergel parece abrazar con uncin la idea del outsider, el gesto Vergel seems to embrace and anoint the notion of outsider, the
del que viene de afuera del cine y alcanza nuevas cotas de li- gesture from someone who comes from outside of cinema and
bertad, ya que no tiene que cumplir sus reglas ms que nada, reaches new levels of freedom, someone who doesnt have to
porque no le importan. La pelcula puede ser vista como una obey the rules mostly, because that person doesnt care about
comedia absurda, con elementos inesperados a cada paso. them. The film can be seen as an absurd comedy with unexpect-
Esas personas disfrazadas de monos que saltan en un balcn ed elements spread on each step of the way. People disguised
al fondo del plano, las intermitencias musicales de la banda so- as monkeys jumping from a balcony in the back of the shot,
nora, los separadores chinescos del televisor, el contraste entre the scores musical intermittences, the separators from the TV,
la estupefaccin de la protagonista y el costumbrismo pertinaz the contrast between the main character stupefaction and the
de la vecina: intervenciones delirantes con las que Niklison se neighbors pertinacious realism: these are all delirious interven-
encarga de contaminar su historia seria, su drama alimentado tions Niklison uses to contaminate his serious plot, his drama
con gestos insensatos, de esos que nos sorprenden en los mo- fueled with nonsense gestures, the kind that surprises you in the
mentos decisivos de la tragedia de la vida. DO decisive moments of that tragedy called life. DO

Argentina / Brasil - Argentina / Brazil, 2017 / 86 / DCP / Color Kris Niklison


Espaol / Portugus - Spanish / Portuguese
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1966. En msterdam fund su
D, G, F, DA, P: Kris Niklison E: Kris Niklison, Karen Harley S: Martn
compaa de teatro y trabaj con Peter Greenaway y The Ballet
Grignaschi M: Arrigo Barnab PE: Mi Chan Tchung CP: Basata Films,
Casadasartes Films I: Camila Morgado, Maricel lvarez Academy. Su pera prima, Diletante, fue ganadora en Mar del
Plata y Cartagena.
Contacto / Contact
Basata Films. Mi Chan Tchung She was born in Buenos Aires in 1966. She founded a theater
T +54 9 11 3048 7071 company in Amsterdam and worked with Peter Greenaway and
E info@basatafilms.com The Ballet Academy. Her first film, Diletante, was awarded at Mar
W basatafilms.com del Plata and Cartagena.
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COMPETENCIA oficial vanguardia y gnero
avant-garde & genre official competition
AVANT-GARDE & GENRE OFFICIAL COMPETITION

Ojal vivas
tiempos interesantes
May You Live in Interesting Times
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Marcos fue un exitoso autor de libros infantiles. Hoy intenta Marcos used to be a successful author of childrens books.
escribir una novela seria. Al verlo a punto de abandonar, un Now hes trying to write a serious novel. When hes about to
amigo le plantea que debe vivir una vida intensa y relatarla. give up, a friend of him tells him that he should live an intense
Luego, en un supermercado chino, una anciana le suelta una life and tell it. Later, in a Chinese supermarket, an old lady puts
antiqusima maldicin. a very ancient curse on him.
Un antihroe porteo con aires de Rasklnikov atraviesa antes A Buenos Aires antihero with a Raskolnikov air to him moves
y despus de hora la ciudad y sus personajes para conseguir through the city and its characters, both before and after hours,
los materiales que alimentarn su produccin literaria. Cansado in order to find the materials that will feed his literary work. Tired
de la saga de literatura juvenil que cre y que su editor vende of the youth literature saga he created and is being sold effort-
sin esfuerzo, el joven escritor busca un nuevo rumbo para su lessly by his publisher, this young writer is trying to find a new
escritura. El estancamiento primero y una deriva impredecible orientation for his writing. A block and an unexpected loss of
despus lo convierten en el protagonista de su propio relato, direction will turn him into the protagonist of his own story, just
justo cuando est a punto de renunciar. Flores psicotrpicas de when he was about to quit. Advanced psychotropic flowers, the
avanzada, canciones en los momentos exactos, mscaras, fla- right songs for the right times, masks, flamenco, and fatal or
menco y mujeres fatales o enigmticas: la propia vida entregada enigmatic women: a life delivered to the ritual of writing as an
en el ritual de la escritura como un acto de enajenacin y a la act of both alienation and coupling. And, mostly, other peoples
vez de acoplamiento. Y, sobre todo, la mirada de los otros; esa view: that vigilance that can push you, like Polanskis The Tenant,
vigilancia que empuja, como en El inquilino de Polanski, a lo que into something that becomes inevitable. RB
deviene inevitable. Rosario Blfari

Argentina, 2017 / 110 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Santiago Van Dam
D, G: Santiago Van Dam F: Enrique Silva E: Lourdes Miere Naci en Honduras en 1980. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido
DA: Martn Conti, Mercedes Rey S: Gustavo Pomeranec M: Daniel en la UBA. Gan el concurso Raymundo Gleyzer por los guiones
Soruco P: Roco Gort, Ignacio Rey, Santiago van Dam, Gastn Rothschild de La peli de Batato (Bafici 11) y Encandilan luces (actualmen-
PE: Roco Gort CP: Ro Rojo Contenidos I: Ezequiel Tronconi, te en posproduccin). Ojal vivas tiempos interesantes es su
Julin Calvio, Giselle Motta, Emilia Attias, Julin Kartn
primer largometraje como director.
Contacto / Contact He was born in Honduras in 1980. He studied image and sound
Ro Rojo Contenidos. Roco Gort design at the UBA. He won the Raymundo Gleyzer contest with
T +54 9 11 5833 5055 the scripts for La peli de Batato (Bafici 11) and Encandilan luces
E rociogort@gmail.com (currently in post-production). May You Live in Interesting Times
W sudestadacine.com
is his first feature as a director.
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Toublanc
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Tres historias inspiradas en relatos de Juan Jos Saer. Un po- Three tales inspired in short films by Juan Jos Saer. A po-
lica vuelve a su pueblo para investigar un asesinato; una pro- lice officer returns to his hometown to investigate a murder;
fesora se queja de un caballo que han dejado abandonado. Un a teacher compaints about an abandoned horse; a dead man
da encuentran un hombre muerto y no hay rastros del caballo, is found and there is no trace of the horse, the only witness to
que es el nico testigo del homicidio. the murder.
En Toublanc confluyen dos relatos que, a medida que avanza el Two narratives converge in Toublanc, which, as the film moves
metraje, irn espejndose hasta volverse parte de un todo indivi- on, will mirror themselves more and more until they become part
sible. Por un lado, el hombre del ttulo, un parisino que divide su of an indivisible whole. On the one hand, theres the man of the
tiempo entre el cuidado de su hijo, su trabajo como investigador title, a Parisian who splits his time between taking care of his son,
y largas caminatas por una ciudad nevada y siempre bella. Por working as a researcher and going on long walks around a snow-
el otro, una profesora santafesina de francs atravesada por la covered, always beautiful city. On the other, we have a French
soledad y una creciente obsesin por la suerte de un caballo teacher from Santa Fe that faces loneliness and an increasing
abandonado en la puerta de su casa. Ivn Fund cambia aqu las obsession for the fate of a horse thats been abandoned on her
(hasta ahora) habituales locaciones de la localidad entrerriana doorstep. Here, Ivn Fund changes the (until now) usual locations
de Crespo, pero mantiene inalterable la capacidad para observar in the town of Crespo, Entre Ros, but keeps inalterable his ability
a sus criaturas con sensibilidad, dotndolas de ms y ms capas to observe his creatures with sensitivity, giving them more and
de gramaje emocional. El resultado es un relato tan pequeo en more layers of emotional weight. The result is a story so small in
su factura como profundo en su humanidad. Ezequiel Boetti its execution as it is deep in its humanness. EB

Argentina, 2017 / 100 / DCP / Color Ivn Fund


Espaol / Francs - Spanish - French
Naci en Santa Fe en 1984. Es guionista, productor y cineasta.
D, G: Ivn Fund F: Gustavo Schiaffino E: Lorena Moriconi, Ivn Fund
Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, La risa (Bafici 9), Los
DA: Betania Cappato S: Guido Deniro P, PE: Eduardo Crespo
CP: Ministerio de Innovacin y Cultura de Santa Fe I: Nicols Azalbert, labios (Bafici 10) junto con Santiago Loza, y Hoy no tuve miedo
Maricel lvarez, Diego Vegezzi, Brahim Fritah (Bafici 13).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Santa Fe in 1984. A scriptwriter, producer and
Ministerio de Innovacin y Cultura de Santa Fe. Eduardo Crespo filmmaker, he directed several films, including The Laugh (Bafici
T +54 9 11 5410 1649 9), The Lips (Bafici 10) with Santiago Loza, and Today I Felt No
E ivanfund@yahoo.com.ar - educrespo@gmail.com Fear (Bafici 13).

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Adis entusiasmo
So Long Enthusiasm

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un nio de diez aos, Axel, vive en un departamento en Mon- A 10-year-old boy named Axel lives with her mother and three
serrat con su madre y tres hermanas. A partir de un acuerdo sisters in an apartment in the neighborhood of Monserrat.
secreto entre hermanos y como forma de preservarse, juegan Through a secret agreement between siblings and as a way to
a ser los carceleros de la mujer. preserve themselves, they pretend to be the womans wardens.
Adis entusiasmo es un caso sin medias tintas: influencia So Long Enthusiasm features no half-measures: Cassavettian
cassavetiana, esquirlas de docudrama, filn catrtico, estalli- influences, shraps of docudrama, a cathartic feel, a burst. This
do. Esta pelcula tiene un mundo y establece sus locas coor- film creates a world and establishes its crazy coordinates from
denadas desde el minuto uno (la madre encerrada, la mujer the very first minute (a confined mother, a bossy woman, lost but
sargentona, los hermanos perdidos pero compuestos; la ac- composed siblings; the diverse forms of acting as a way of being
tuacin, en sus variadas formas, como modo de estar en el in the world, or of having the characters make a world out of
mundo o de que los personajes se hagan un mundo de todo). everything). It is also able to sustain that world with plenty of
Tambin es capaz de sostener ese mundo con no poco coraje, courage, and even elegance, against all hopes and probablities.
incluso elegantemente, contra toda esperanza y probabilidad. An always eccentric film, this is certainly one of those creatures
Pelcula siempre excntrica, se trata sin dudas de una de esas that establishes its postulates on the screen with the outspoken
criaturas que imponen sus postulados en la pantalla con el certainty that you cannot win viewers by giving them what they
convencimiento declarado de que no se ganan espectadores expect to find, and instead must kidnap them and make them
dndoles lo que esperan encontrar, sino tomndolos de rehe- part of its logic. DO
nes, hacindolos parte de su lgica. DO

Argentina / Colombia, 2017 / 79 / DCP / Color Vladimir Durn


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Colombia en 1977. Es guionista, director de publicidad
D: Vladimir Durn G: Vladimir Durn, Sacha Amaral F: Julin Ledesma
y cineasta. Estudi antropologa en la Universidad de Montreal y
E: Ana Godoy, Laura Bierbrauer DA: Greta Ure S: Nahuel Palenque
P: Alexis Durn, Joyce Ventura, Jernimo Quevedo PE: Vladimir Durn, direccin de cine en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi el cortome-
Alexis Durn, Joyce Ventura, Jernimo Quevedo CP: Imaginaria Films, traje Soy tan feliz (2011).
Servo Cine, Un Puma I: Camilo Castiglione, Laila Maltz, He was born in Colombia in 1977. He is a screenwriter and an
Mariel Fernndez, Martina Juncadella, Vernica Llins
advertising and film director. He studied anthropology at the
Contacto / Contact University of Montreal and filmmaking at the Universidad del
Un Puma. Jernimo Quevedo Cine. He directed the short Soy tan feliz (2011).
T +54 9 11 5303 8833
E quevedo.jero@gmail.com
W unpumacine.com
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At Your Heels
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Pelcula de construccin artesanal, diario de viaje donde la pro- A handicraft film, a travel journal where the lead character is the
tagonista es quien est detrs de cmara, gatillando a ritmo one behind the camera pulling the trigger regularly and compos-
variable, componiendo el cuadro en su espacio y duracin. Azu- ing the frames area and duration. Azucena Losana decomposes
cena Losana descompone el paisaje en fragmentos mnimos, the landscape into tiny fragments, operates on the figures and
opera sobre las figuras para resignificarlas en sus cualidades their plastic qualities to bring new meaning to them, in a per-
plsticas, en un pasaje permanente entre la pura abstraccin y manent landscape that lies between pure abstraction and its
su retorno, objetos cotidianos vueltos en s. En ese dilogo, en el opposite everyday objects turned on each other. In that dialog,
que el espacio se modela a cada paso, las imgenes se revelan the space models every step of the way, and the images reveal
siempre nuevas y mltiples, en una tensin permanente entre themselves as constantly new and multiple, in a permanent ten-
el registro inmediato y el resultado de una transformacin solo sion between an immediate record and the result of a transfor-
posible cuando la superficie de registro es la emulsin, y no hay mation that can only take place when the surface of the film is
mediacin ms que el trajinar de la cmara y sus posibilidades emulsion, and there is no other mediation than the workings of
rtmicas y pticas. MA the camera and its rhythmic and optic possibilities. MA

Argentina / Repblica Checa - Argentina / Czech Republic, 2017 Azucena Losana


3 / DM / Color
Naci en Mxico en 1977. Curs la Licenciatura de Artes Multi-
D, G, F, E, DA, S, M, P, PE: Azucena Losana CP: aZulosa
mediales en el IUNA. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos,
Contacto / Contact Colibr, Jinetes (2013) y PAB (2014).
Azucena Losana
T +54 9 11 3332 5509
She was born in Mexico in 1977. She studied at the Multime-
E azucena.losana@gmail.com dia Arts program at the IUNA. She directed several short films,
W azulosa.com including Colibr, Jinetes (2013) and PAB (2014).

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Fuddy Duddy
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

La grilla como marco de contencin. Mejor dicho, como una The notion of a grid as a containing frame. Or, better said, as a
forma de contencin ideada para generar un orden por sobre el form of containment conceived to create an order over chaos.
caos. Siegfried A. Fruhauf decide arruinar esa idea, si no es que Siegfried A. Fruhauf decides to spoil that idea, or maybe he really
realmente busca corroerla (o, para usar una imagen no lineal, aims to corrode it (or melt it, to use a non-linear image) He does
derretirla). Lo hace desde una idea simple: la sucesin de la es- so with a simple idea: the succesion of the grid structure that
tructura de la grilla que contiene (o es contenida por) imgenes contains (or is contained by) abstract, black and white images.
abstractas en blanco y negro. Ese contraste pleno va in crescen- That full contrast goes in crescendo, and hides the typical smile
do, y esconde la sonrisa de aquel que busca el caos pleno o el of someone who aims for either absolute chaos or undeniable
orden irrebatible. Es una alteracin-distorsin que entiende su order. Its an alteration-distortion that understands its own sense
propio sentido al pensar en el resplandor del proyector, que fun- when its reflected on the projectors glow, which melts the short
de corto y sala en una misma masa saturada. As deja en claro film and the theater together in one single saturated mass. And
que sabe cmo envolvernos para que seamos simplemente un so, it clearly proves it knows how to wrap us up so we become
flash ms en el gran esquema de las cosas. JMD just another flash in the great scheme of things. JMD

Austria, 2016 / 5 / DCP / B&N Siegfried A. Fruhauf


D, E, S, P: Siegfried A. Fruhauf Naci en Austria en 1976. Es editor, director de fotografa,
Contacto / Contact productor y cineasta. Estudi diseo visual experimental en
sixpackfilm. Brigitta Burger-Utzer la Universidad de Diseo Artstico e Industrial de Linz. Realiz
T +43 1526 0990 varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Sun (2003) y Vintage Print
E office@sixpackfilm.com (Bafici 18).
W sixpackfilm.com
He was born in Austria in 1976. An editor, cinematographer,
producer, and filmmaker, he studied experimental visual design
at the Artistic Design University of Linz. He directed several short
films, including Sun (2003) and Vintage Print (Bafici 18).

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Keep That Dream Burning
Manten ese sueo en llamas

Premiere internacional / International premiere

La imagen inicial construye una ilusin; se presenta como una The first image creates an illusion: its presented as a flat exten-
extensin plana, hecha de miles de partculas en negro y blanco sion, made of thousands of black and white particles that couple
que se acoplan y se repelen. El ruido, esa entidad en apariencia and repel. Noise that distinctive entity that leads us straight to
unvoca que nos lleva de modo directo a la ausencia de seal, the absence of a signal, the disappearance of all records re-
a la desaparicin de todo registro, revela un nmero infinito de veals an infinite number of possible frames. Starting from con-
cuadros posibles. Partiendo de metraje concreto y mediante el crete footage, and through the use of algorithms that pervert
uso de algoritmos que desvirtan su propia naturaleza hasta lle- their own nature to the point of turning them into their minimum
varlos a su expresin ms mnima, la imagen resultante oscila expression, the resulting image oscillates between what we see
entre eso que leemos como puro caos y el rastro de vida que as pure chaos and the traces of life hidden in that surface. A
se esconde tras esa primera superficie. Pantalla mutante, de mutant screen of immediate sensorial impact, the film invites us
impacto sensorial inmediato, la pelcula propone un viaje por las on a journey through the intermediate areas of the image, as it
zonas intermedias de la imagen, mientras esta tiende perma- constantly tends to fade away. MA
nentemente a desvanecerse. MA

Austria / Alemania - Austria / Germany, 2017 / 8 / DCP / B&N Rainer Kohlberger


D, E, S, P: Rainer Kohlberger Naci en Austria en 1982. Es editor, productor y cineasta. Dirigi
Contacto / Contact los cortometrajes Humming, Fast and Slow (2013), Moon Blink
sixpackfilm. Brigitta Burger-Utzer (2015) y Not Even Nothing Can Be Free of Ghosts (2016).
T +43 1526 0990
E office@sixpackfilm.com
He was born in Austria in 1982. An editor, producer and film-
W sixpackfilm.com maker, he directed the short films Humming, Fast and Slow
(2013), Moon Blink (2015) and Not Even Nothing Can Be Free
of Ghosts (2016).

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Liliths Awakening
El despertar de Lilith

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

La historia de Lucy es la de una mujer reprimida atrapada en Lucys story is that of a repressed woman trapped in a love-
un matrimonio sin amor y un trabajo que la tiene estancada less marriage and a dead-end job at her fathers service station
en la estacin de servicio de su padre, en una pequea ciudad in a small Iowa town. One night, an uncontrollable dark force
de Iowa. Una noche, se despierta en Lucy una incontrolable awakens in her.
fuerza oscura.
Segn la tradicin hebrea, Lilith fue la primera mujer de Adn, ex- According to Hebrew tradition, Lilith was Adams first wife, and
pulsada del Paraso y condenada por Dios a ser el primer demonio was banished from Paradise and condemned by God as the first
de la humanidad, encarnacin de lo maligno en la tierra. Este mito demon of humanity, an incarnation of evil on earth. This archaic
arcaico, adems, deline esa figura con el don de una belleza su- myth also drew up that figure with the gift of a superior beauty,
perior, cargada de erotismo y misterio, que se alimentaba de san- charged with eroticism and mystery, that fed on blood. Monica
gre. Monica Demes incorpora este relato en la historia de Lucy, una Demes incorporates this tale in the story of Lucy, a sexually re-
joven sexualmente reprimida que siente sacudir su rutina cuando pressed young woman whos routine is shaken when she day-
suea despierta con una extraa figura femenina que la atormenta. dreams about a strange female figure that haunts her. In expres-
En un expresivo blanco y negro donde las noches ms bellas son sive black and white where the most beautiful nights are the
las ms oscuras, la pelcula construye el limbo personal de Lucy, darkest ones, the film builds Lucys own personal limbo, a space
un espacio de sombras y capas en las que lo onrico pone en jaque of shadows and layers in which the dreamlike poses a threat
a lo real, con el gnero sangrando en bosques y rutas desoladas, on reality, with genre bleeding in forests and desolate highways,
zumbidos penetrantes y colmillos afilados. Javier Diz penetrating buzzes and sharp teeth. JD

Brasil / Estados Unidos - Brazil / USA, 2016 Monica Demes


81 / DCP / Color - B&N / Ingls - English
Naci en Fortaleza, Brasil, en 1973, y estudi Derecho en Ro
D, G, E, P: Monica Demes F: Gregor Kresal DA: Mary Sweeney,
de Janeiro y Madrid. En Espaa realiz su primer film animado,
Andrea Acker S: Amos Blanco, David Feldman M: David Feldman
PE: Roberto Honczar, Mar Outsiders, Antonio Santana, Monica Demes Halloween, con el cual capt la atencin de David Lynch, quien
CP: Ganesha Filmes, Outsiders Arts I: Sophia Woodward, Barbara la acompa en el desarrollo de Liliths Awakening, su primer
Eugenia, Steve Kennevan, Mathew Lloyd Wilcox, Sam Garles largometraje.
Contacto / Contact She was born in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1973, and studied Law
Ganesha Filmes. Monica Demes in Rio de Janeiro and Madrid. She made Halloween, her first
T +55 21 9 8298 9271 animated film, in Spain. With it, she caught the attention of David
E ganeshafilmes@gmail.com
Lynch, who accompanied her in the development of Liliths
W ganeshafilmes.com
Awakening, her first feature.
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Ceux qui font les rvolutions moitie
nont fait que se creuser un tombeau
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves
Quienes hacen las revoluciones a medias no hacen ms que cavar su propia tumba
Premiere sudAMERICANA / south AMERICAN premiere

Cuatro veinteaeros de Quebec rechazan el mundo en el que Four twenty-somethings from Quebec reject the world they live
viven. Tres aos despus del colapso del movimiento de pro- in. Three years after the collapse of the protest movement Ma-
testa Maple Spring, viran a una forma de vandalismo que, ple Spring, they shift to a form of vandalism that will gradually
gradualmente, los acercar ms y ms al terrorismo. bring them closer and closer to terrorism.
En 2012, en Quebec, una masiva protesta estudiantil termin In 2012, in Quebec, a massive student protest ended in vio-
con violentos enfrentamientos entre los manifestantes y la po- lent clashes between the protesters and the police. Ceux qui
lica. Ceux qui font imagina un relato a partir de aquel he- font imagines a story from that event and features a gang of
cho, presentando a una pandilla de cuatro jvenes radicales four radical young men with war names (Tumulto, Klas Batalo,
con nombres de guerra (Tumulto, Klas Batalo, Justicia y Nuevo Giutizia, and Ordine Nuovo) who flirt with terrorism while debat-
Orden) que coquetean con el terrorismo mientras se debaten ing whether to defend their revolutionary ideas or maintain a
entre defender sus ideales revolucionarios y sostener una vida lifestyle opposite to bourgeois comfort. We have nothing to lose
de espaldas a las comodidades burguesas. No tenemos nada and the whole world to gain, says one of the phrases printed as
que perder y tenemos el mundo por ganar, reza una de las part of the background setting in a film that appeals to diverse
tantas frases que aparecen impresas como parte de la puesta tones and formats (impossible not to think about La chinoise)
en escena de un film que apela a diferentes registros y formatos and tries out a cinematographic epic (there is a musical overture
(imposible no pensar en La chinoise), y que ensaya una pica and intermission) with an ambition that is becoming less and
cinematogrfica (hay obertura e intermedio musical) de una am- less frequent in contemporary cinema. JD
bicin cada vez menos frecuente en el cine contemporneo. JD

Canad - Canada, 2016 / 183 / DCP / Color / Francs - French Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie
D, G: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie G: Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie Mathieu naci en Canad en 1977. Estudi en la Universidad de
F: Nicolas Canniccioni E: Mathieu Denis DA: Eric Barbeau
Quebec, en Montreal. Simon naci en Canad en 1979. Estu-
S: Franois Grenon, Patrice Leblanc, Clovis Gouaillier P: Hany Ouichou
CP: Art & Essai I: Charlotte Aubin, Patrice Leblanc, Clovis Gouaillier di en la Universidad de Quebec. Dirigi varios cortometrajes y
mediometrajes; entre ellos, Une Chapelle Blanche (2005).
Contacto / Contact
Stray Dogs. Lison Herv Mathieu was born in Canada in 1977. He studied at the Univer-
T +33 771 883 964 sity of Quebec, in Montreal. Simon was born in Canada in 1979.
E lison@stray-dogs.com He studied at the University of Quebec. He directed many shorts
W stray-dogs.biz and mid-length features, including Une Chapelle Blanche (2005).

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Prank
Broma

Premiere AMERICANA / AMERICAN premiere

Stefie, una adolescente solitaria del montn, es reclutada por Stefie is just another lonely teenager, recruited by Jean S,
Jean S, Martin y Lea para filmar sus cargadas diarias con su Martin, and Lea to film their everyday pranks with her cell
telfono celular. Los cuatro bromistas deciden marcar un r- phone. The four pranksters decide to break a record and reach
cord e ir ms lejos de lo que nadie jams ha llegado. farther than anyone else before.
Ignorando una pelcula alquilada que no convenci a nadie, el Ignoring a rental movie that appealed to no one, young Jean-S
joven Jean-S reflexiona: La vida es tan profunda... Es fucking reflects: Life is so deep... It is fucking deep. Everything you do
profunda. Todo lo que hacs tiene sus consecuencias espe- has consequences especially when its about throwing eggs
cialmente si se trata de arrojar huevazos a un vecino, hacer caca to a neighbor, pooping on the hood of a parked car, or going
sobre el cap de un auto estacionado o transitar la adolescencia through adolescence with a group of older friends who enjoy
entre un grupo de amigos mayores y aficionados a las bromas. pranks. Stefie tries to make his way through all of that while
Stefie intenta abrirse paso a travs de todo eso cargando con wearing his braces, his unenthusiastic interest in the clarinet,
su ortodoncia, su poco emocionante aficin por el clarinete y and his revolutionized hormones. In the first film by Canadian
sus hormonas revolucionadas. Como si McLovin hiciera una filmmaker Vincent Biron, our main character will have to forge
pasanta en la crew de Jackass, en el primer largometraje del his manhood in a jungle where humiliation lures, shyness
canadiense Vincent Biron nuestro protagonista tendr que forjar abounds, and feelings dont help as if McLovin was an intern
su hombra en una selva donde la humillacin acecha, la timidez in the Jackass crew. DY
abunda y los sentimientos no ayudan. Daniel Yancey

Canad - Canada, 2016 / 78 / DCP / Color / Francs - French Vincent Biron


D: Vincent Biron G: Alexandre Auger, Vincent Biron, ric K. Naci en Quebec en 1984. Es guionista, director de fotografa y
Boulianne, Marc-Antoine Rioux F: Vincent Biron E: Alexandre Leblanc
cineasta. Dirigi varios cortos; entre ellos, Les Choses Horribles
DA: Josie-Anne Lemieux S: Jean-Sbastien B. Gagnon M: Peter
Venne P: Jean-Sbastien B. Gagnon, Vincent Biron, ric K. Boulianne, (2012) y Une ide de grandeur (2015).
Hany Ouichou CP: Art & Essai, Romance Polanski, Le Girafon I: tienne He was born in Quebec in 1984. He is a scriptwriter, cinematog-
Galloy, Alexandre Lavigne,Constance Massicotte, Simon Pigeon rapher and filmmaker. He directed several short films, including
Contacto / Contact Les Choses Horribles (2012) and Une ide de grandeur (2015).
Funfilm Distribution
T +1 514 272 4956
E fouellette@funfilm.ca
W funfilm.ca

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The Intestine
Intestino

Premiere internacional / International premiere

Maya, una mujer joven, intenta mejorar su vida la cual incluye A young woman named Maya attempts to better her life
una madre adicta a su cargo y un trabajo poco interesante which includes taken care of an addict mother and an unin-
cuando se apropia de la casa de un hombre rico que conoci teresting job by appropriating the apartment of a rich man
una noche. she met one night.
De un encuentro de una noche entre un hombre y una mujer A one-night stand between a man and a woman can kick off a
pueden desprenderse mil y una historias. En este caso, a Lev million stories. In this case, Lev Lewis (who published his project
Lewis (que public su proyecto en Kickstarter prometiendo re- on Kickstarter promising to revolutionize the concept of upward
volucionar el concepto de upward mobility) le interesa la de ella, mobility) is interested in that of the woman, Maya, which has
Maya, que poco y nada tiene que ver con la de l, Philip, cuyo very little to do with that of the man, Philip, whose path loses
rumbo deja de importar inmediatamente. Tampoco importa de- importance immediately. It doesnt matter what happened be-
masiado qu pas entre ambos, pero s el lugar, la casa en la tween them; what matters is the place, the house where Maya
cual Maya pondr a reposar la pesadez de su existencia. Cam- will put to rest the burden of her existence. Changing ones
biar de espacio, moverse, es para la protagonista la posibilidad space, moving, is the only chance the protagonist has of dis-
de alejarse y dejar atrs la monotona, el trabajo descartable, tancing herself from monotony, her disposable job, her addicted
una madre adicta y los llamados desde el hospital. Maya es aho- mother and calls from the hospital. Maya is now a hostess and,
ra anfitriona y, mientras descubre cmo defender ese nuevo rol, while discovering how to defend that new role, when she talks
cuando habla de s misma se ocupa de imaginar y construir lo about herself she takes care of imagining and building what she
que quiere ser. Sol Santoro wants to be. SS

Canad - Canada, 2016 / 71 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English Lev Lewis


D, G, M: Lev Lewis F: Nikolay Michaylov DA: Michaela Kurimsky Se desempe como compositor en los films Amy George
S: Niall Collins P: Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas CP: Cyril
(2011; exhibido en los festivales de Toronto y Roma) y Sculpting
Contacto / Contact Memory (2015). Coescribi, edit y compuso la msica de The
Cyril. Calvin Thomas Oxbow Cure (2013). The Intestine es su debut como director.
T +1 416 565 7711
E info@cycinema.ca He worked as composer in the film Amy George (2011; shown at
W cycinema.ca the Toronto and Rome festivals) and Sculpting Memory (2015).
He co-wrote, edited and wrote the score for The Oxbow Cure
(2013). The Intestine is his directorial debut.

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Have a Nice Day


Hao ji le
Que tengas un buen da
Premiere AMERICANA / AMERICAN premiere

En un intento desesperado por conseguir dinero para pagar la In a desperate attempt to find money so he can pay her fian-
ciruga plstica de su prometida, Xiao Zhang, un taxista, roba cees plastic surgery, cab driver Xiao Zhang steals a bag that
un bolso que contiene un milln de dlares. La noticia recorre contains one million dollars. The news of the robbery stirs up
la ciudad y, en el curso de esa noche, todos comienzan a bus- the city, and that night everyone starts looking for Xiao.
car a Xiao.
Lo que el instinto castrado del relato coral con mugre nocturna What the castrated instinct of the ensemble narrative with noc-
debajo de las uas (entre otras sustancias) ha convertido en turnal dirt under its nails (among other substances) has turned
casi un genrico del cine, es tomado por la china Have a Nice into almost a generic form of cinema, the Chinese film Have a
Day como si fuera una pcima alucingena de Astrix. Y eso no Nice Day uses it as though it were a hallucinogenic potion from
solo hace referencia a la condicin animada del segundo film Asterix. And not only does it reference the animated condition of
de Liu Jan. Sin anular la realidad (all est Trump en la radio), Liu Jans second film. Without cancelling reality (theres Trump
la canchereada (ese interludio bien lisrgico) o el gnero, esta on the radio), ostentation (that lysergic interlude) or genre, this
pelcula decide alterar esa rutina dormida desde una forma vi- film decides to alter that dormant routine from a visual form
sual que no pierde impacto ms all de su primera trompada y that doesnt lose impact beyond its first blow and in a strange
de un modo extrao de insurreccin. La propaganda maosta, El insurrection-like way. Maoist propaganda, The Godfather, Tol-
padrino, Tolsti, personajes y acciones dignas de Mortal Kombat, stoy, persons and actions worthy of Mortal Kombat, Tarantino,
diatribas la Tarantino: Have a Nice Day es un cctel lascivo de like diatribes: Have a Nice Day is a lascivious cocktail of what it
aquello que ama (y, por qu no, tambin odia). JMD loves (and, why not, what it hates). JMD

China, 2017 / 77 / DCP / Color / Chino - Chinese Liu Jian


D, G: Liu Jian F: Lin Shan E: Minbing Xiaoliu DA: Lai Baoer Naci en China en 1969. Es guionista, animador y cineasta.
S: Li Danfeng P: Yang Cheng, Liu Jian, Lynne Wang PE: Yang Cheng,
Estudi pintura en el Instituto de Arte de Nanjing. Dirigi el largo-
Liu Jian
metraje animado Piercing 1 (2010).
Contacto / Contact
Memento Films International. Sata Cissokho
He was born in China in 1969. A scriptwriter, animation artist,
T +33 153 349 027 and filmmaker, he studied art at the Nanjing Art Institute. He
E sata@memento-films.com directed the animated film Piercing 1 (2010).
W memento-films.com

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Merry Christmas Mr. Mo
Laimingu Kaledu, pone Mo!
Feliz Navidad, Sr. Mo
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Esta es la historia de un hombre que padece una enfermedad This is the story about a man suffering from a terminal illness,
terminal, su hijo, que quiere convertirse en director de cine, y his son, who wants to become a film director, and his girlfriend.
su novia. Los tres viajan juntos filmando una pelcula muda en The three of them travel together while shooting a silent movie
la que parodian a Charlie Chaplin. in which they parody Charlie Chaplin.
Espritu navideo, steel guitar blusera y el blanco y negro elegan- Christmas spirit, blues steel guitar and the elegant black-and-
te al que nos acostumbraron las primeras pelculas de Jarmusch white photography Jarmuschs early films have accustomed
no son precisamente cosas que vengan a la mente cuando se us to are not precisely things that come to mind when thinking
piensa en el cine coreano. La apuesta de Lim Dae-hyung por ubi- about Korean film. Lim Dae-hyungs wager for placing his first
car a su pera prima en esas coordenadas nada idiosincrticas feature in those not-at-all idiosyncratic coordinates is not a merit
no es un mrito en s mismo, claro, pero s lo es haber imaginado in itself, of course, but having imagined that a comedy as hap-
que en ellas poda habitar una comedia tan felizmente luminosa pily luminous as Merry Christmas Mr. Mo could inhabit them is.
como Merry Christmas Mr. Mo. Hay algo del Carl Fredricksen de Theres something of Ups Carl Fredricksen in the grumpy, ob-
Up en el grun, obcecado y graciossimo personaje del ttulo: stinate and very funny title character: even if his way of making
por ms que su forma de amigarse con el pasado no involucre up with his past doesnt involve flying houses or exotic animals,
casas voladoras ni animales exticos, comparte con el veterano he shares with Pixars old man the same capability to transport
de Pixar la misma capacidad para transportarnos, sin otras ar- us, with no other tools than those of film, from the most hilarious
mas que las del cine, desde el slapstick ms desopilante hasta slapstick to the most heartfelt tears. AM
las lgrimas ms sentidas. AM

Corea del Sur - South Korea, 2016 / 101 / DCP / B&N Lim Dae-hyung
Coreano - Korean
Naci en Corea en 1986 y estudi en la Universidad de Hanyang,
D, G: Lim Dae-hyung F: Moon Myung-hwan E: Park Se-young
donde se especializ en teatro y cine. Dirigi los cortometrajes
DA: Sin Woo-jung S: Gong Tae-won M: Ha Hun-jin P: Park Doo-hee
CP: Film Run I: Gi Ju-bong, Oh Jung-hwan, Go Won-hee Lemon Time (2013) y The World of IF (2014). Merry Christmas
Mr. Mo es su primer largometraje.
Contacto / Contact
Indiestory. Choi Hyoju He was born in Korea in 1986 and studied at the Hanyang
T +82 2722 6051 University, majoring in theater and film. He directed the shorts
E indiestory@indiestory.com Lemon Time (2013) and The World of IF (2014). Merry Christmas
W indiestory.com Mr. Mo is his first feature.

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Dhogs
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Esta historia movida por los hilos del azar narra el encuentro ca- In this story triggered by chance a businessman casually meets
sual entre un hombre de negocios y una misteriosa mujer, que a mysterious woman, we are taken through a furtive adventure,
nos conduce a una aventura furtiva, a un desierto y a un crimen. a desert, and a crime. An unpredictable film sitting on the limits
Una pelcula imprevisible situada en los lmites de la ficcin. of fiction.
La deteccin y programacin de anomalas es uno de los manda- Finding and programming anomalies is one of the mandates
tos del Bafici. Anomalas, animalas, animaladas. El ttulo Dhogs of Bafici. Anomalies, animalia, and atrocities. The films title,
surge de mezclar dogs y hogs (perros y cerdos), animales respec- Dhogs, is the result of mixing dogs and hogs, animals that
tivamente obedientes y sumisos / perversos y sucios, segn reza are, respectively, obedient and submissive / perverse and
la web de la pelcula. Pero Dhogs no es zoolgica: puede combi- dirty, acccording to the films website. But Dhogs is not zoo-
nar la comedia y el western, lo absurdo y lo siniestro, el erotismo logical: it can combine comedy and western, the absurd and
en una conversacin entre un hombre y una mujer y tambin la the sinister, the eroticism of a conversation between a man
lealtad entre un hombre que habla y un perro que mira. Es un film and a woman and also the loyalty between a talking man
intrigante, que quiz sea pariente lejano de Mujeres amazonas and a watching dog. This is an intriguing film that may be
en la luna de Dante, Landis y otros, por su narrativa mltiple a distant relative of Amazon Women on the Moon the film
unificada tenuemente. Los cambios de nivel ficcional agregan by Dante, Landis and others for its slightly unfied multiple
capas a esta anomala fascinante, de una inusual contundencia narrative. The changes in different fiction levels add layers to
cinematogrfica. JPF this fascinating anomaly of unusual film strength. JPF

Espaa - Spain, 2017 / 82 / DCP / Color / Gallego - Galician Andrs Goteira


D, G: Andrs Goteira F: Luca C. Pan E: Juan Galianes, Andrs Goteira Naci en Espaa. Es diseador, editor y cineasta. Estudi en la
DA: Noelia Vilaboa S: Javi Pato, David Machado M: Germn Daz
Universidad de Vigo.
P: Suso Lpez PE: Adrin Folgueira, Laura Doval, Suso Lpez, Sara
Horta, Andrs Goteira CP: Gaitafilmes, Pixel Films I: Melania Cruz, He was born in Spain. A designer, editor, and filmmaker, he stud-
Antonio Durn, Miguel de Lira, Ivn Marcos, Carlos Blanco ied at the University of Vigo.
Contacto / Contact
Gaitafilmes. Suso Lpez
T +34 6 34 58 22 64
E susolopez@gaitafilmes.com
W gaitafilmes.com - dhogsfilme.com

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Nuestra amiga la luna
Our Friend the Moon

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Uno puede pensar en Buuel y en Lynch al ver este corto rea- Buuel and Lynch come to mind when you watch this short film
lizado con cmaras Bolex. Y est ese juego surrealista que nos made with Bolex cameras. And theres a surrealist game that
obliga a rompernos la cabeza y armar el ex profeso incon- forces us to use our heads to complete the willingly incongru-
gruente rompecabezas que proponen sus hermosas imgenes ent puzzle suggested by the films beautiful black and white
en blanco y negro. Tambin, en esta aparente historia simtrica images. While the comedy its closer to Tati than to Tex Avery, you
de dos mundos y dos caras (la audaz y afortunada de un ladrn can also smell the rhythm of the first Javier Fesser in this apa-
y su tesoro aparentemente mgico; la tensa y trgica de un pre- rently symmetric story about two worlds and two faces a thiefs
lado y una mujer que pierde la posibilidad del milagro) se huele audacious and lucky one, with his seemingly magic treasure;
aquel ritmillo del primer Javier Fesser, aunque la comicidad sea and the tense and tragic face of a prelate and a woman who
ms a lo Tati que a lo Tex Avery. Y tambin se mira el gusto por loses her chance of a miracle. You can also notice that taste for
construir la fantasa de lo real que inocula Miguel Gomes. Pero lo creating a fantasy out of the real, which Miguel Gomes injects on
interesante es que, entre los huecos que dejan estos nombres- his films. But the interesting thing here is that, filtering through
ingredientes, se cuela la originalidad pura, la invencin, el gusto the cracks that exist between these names-ingredients, there is
por la imagen que se mueve y la niebla del paso del tiempo. pure originalty, invention, and a taste for the kind of image that
Leonardo DEspsito moves, and the fog of time. LDE

Espaa - Spain, 2016 / 15 / DCP / Velasco Broca


B&N / Ingls / Hindi - English / Hindi
Naci en Espaa en 1978. Es actor, guionista, productor y
D: Velasco Broca G: Velasco Broca, Jess Senz de Pipan,
cineasta. Es licenciado en Comunicacin Audiovisual por la
Francisco J. Prez F: Emilio Rebollo, Cormac Regan E: Daniel Garca,
Velasco Broca DA: Rebeca Durn Estrada S: Roberto Fernndez UCM. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Kinky Hoodoo
P: Luis Cerver, Ignacio Martn De la Cruz I: Satish Kumar, Black Baba, Voodoo (2004), Avant ptalos grillados (2006) y Val del Omar
Beatriz Lobo, Julin Genisson fuera de sus casillas (2010).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Spain in 1978. An actor, scriptwriter, producer
Bravo Tango Zulu and filmmaker, he majored in Audiovisual Communication at the
Ignacio Martn de la Cruz UCM. He directed several short films, including Kinky Hoodoo
T +34 6 7099 3347
Voodoo (2004), Avant ptalos grillados (2006) and Val del Omar
E nacho@bravotangozulu.com
W bravotangozulu.com fuera de sus casillas (2010).
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Demonios tus ojos


Sister of Mine

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Oliver, un director de cine, descubre en una web ertica que la Oliver, a film director, discovers on an erotic website that the
protagonista de uno de los videos es su media hermana Au- protagonist of one of the videos is his half-sister Aurora. In the
rora. Mientras intenta averiguar qu est haciendo ah, Oliver process of finding out what she was doing there, Oliver will
comienza a fascinarse con ella. become fascinated by her.
Ah, en ese improbable cruce imaginario entre La ventana indis- There, in that unlikely imaginary cross between Rear Window
creta y PornTube, hay muchos vrtices posibles, y varios de ellos and PornTube there are many possible vertexes, and many of
tienen la forma de ideas cinematogrficas en esta nueva pelcula them have the shape of cinematic ideas in this new film from the
del director de la demoledora La influencia (2007). Lo de voyeur director of the devastating La influencia (2007). The voyeuris-
es lo de menos; la obsesin de Oliver no es tanto espiar a su tic part doesnt matter that much; Olivers obsession is not so
media hermana (Ivana Baquero, la nia de El laberinto del fauno, much to spy on his half-sister (Ivana Baquero, the girl from Pans
hoy adolescente explosiva) sino que su perversin es an ms Labyrinth, now an explosive teenager); his perversion is more
que sexual: exhibe la desesperacin del que quiere capturar los than sexual: it shows the desperation of someone who wants to
fantasmas de una imagen deshumanizada, atrincherado cual capture the ghosts of a dehumanized image, entrenched like
villano manitico en su guarida, con sus cmaras-vampiro a manic villain in his den, with his vampire-cameras as sharp
como armas afiladas, esperando para devorarlo todo (a Ivn Zu- weapons, waiting to devour it all (Ivn Zuleta likes this). This way,
lueta le gusta esto). Y as, de paso, expone que el sexo tambin and while hes at it, he shows that sex can also be a dynamic of
puede ser dinmica de lo impensado. JD the unexpected. JD

Espaa / Colombia - Spain / Colombia, 2017 Pedro Aguilera


94 / DCP / Color / Espaol / Ingls - Spanish / English
Naci en San Sebastin, Espaa, en 1977. Estudi Bellas Artes
D: Pedro Aguilera G: Juan Carlos Sampedro, Pedro Aguilera F: Miquel
en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y debut como direc-
Prohens E: Imanol Ruiz de Lara M: Richard Crdoba P: Pedro Aguilera,
Cristina Gallego, Antonello Novellino CP: Pedro Aguilera, Ciudad Lunar, tor con La influencia (2007, Bafici 08), producida por Carlos
Antonello Novellino, Carmelita Films I: Ivana Baquero, Julio Perillan, Reygadas, Jos Mara Lara y Bac Films.
Luca Guerrero, Nicols Coronado, Elisabet Gelabert He was born in San Sebastin, Spain, in 1977. He studied Fine
Contacto / Contact Arts at Madrids Complutense University and made his directorial
Stray Dogs. Lison Herv debut with the film La influencia (2007, Bafici 08), produced by
T +33 771 883 964 Carlos Reygadas, Jos Mara Lara and Bac Films.
E lison@stray-dogs.com
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Santoalla
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Una misteriosa desaparicin pesa sobre un pueblo espaol A mysterious disappearance looms over a crumbling Spanish
desmoronado, conocido desde hace aos por la hostilidad que village, notorious for years of hostility between its residents.
tienen sus residentes entre s.
Si fuera el punto de partida para una ficcin, ms de uno la If this were the starting point for a fiction, people would leave
mirara de costado, por inverosmil: un pequeo pueblo rural, ha- it aside because it wouldnt be credible: a small rural town in-
bitado solo por dos familias peleadas entre s. Pero la historia habited by two families... who are enemies. But the story is real,
es real, y cobra dimensin, adems, por trgica. La desaparicin and meaningful, because its a tragic one. The disappearance of
de un joven holands en la perdida localidad gallega del ttulo a young Dutch man in the lost town referenced in the films title
fue un misterio que mantuvo en vilo a muchos durante varios was a mystery that kept people on edge for many years. The
aos. La pareja de directores encuentra en l un enigma, un directors find an enigma, a character who lives in a state of sus-
personaje suspendido en la espera (Margo, la esposa del desa- pended waiting (Margo, the mans wife, a moving element) and
parecido, que toma una dimensin conmovedora) y una pelcula a film that transcends the clich of big problems in small towns,
que desborda la idea remanida de pueblo chico, infierno gran- and turns it into a source of suspense and yes a new defini-
de, hasta hacer de ella el motor para el suspenso y por qu tion of horror. Because, in that hidden mountain, documentary
no una nueva definicin del terror. Y es que en esa montaa cinema finds new forms. JD
escondida el cine documental encuentra nuevos caminos. JD

Estados Unidos / Espaa - USA / Spain, 2016 / 83 / DCP / Color Andrew Becker & Daniel Mehrer
Ingls / Gallego / Espaol - English / Galician / Spanish
Ambos directores nacieron en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Santoalla
D, F: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer E, S, M: Andrew Becker
es el primer largometraje que realizan juntos.
P: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer, Cristina de la Torre
PE: Dave OConnor CP: What Delicate Pictures They are directors from Brooklyn, New York. Santoalla is their
Contacto / Contact first film together.
What Delicate Pictures. Andrew Becker
T +1 703 473 9634
E whatdelicatepictures@gmail.com
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Rudzienko
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Filmada a lo largo de tres aos en colaboracin con los re- Shot over the course of three years in collaboration with resi-
sidentes de un centro de socioterapia, esta pelcula mezcla dents from a social-therapy center, the film combines multiple
conversaciones, desde discursos sobre filosofa hasta el da a conversations, from philosophy speeches to the everyday life
da de unas adolescentes, con acciones teatrales y mundanas, of teenagers and their theater and mundane actions, thus prov-
demostrando su profunda humanidad. ing their humanity.
En 2009, Sharon Lockhart fue a d a filmar Podwrka, seis In 2009, Sharon Lockhart went to d to shoot Podwrka: six
paisajes urbanos centrados en los caractersticos patios de la urban scenes focused on the typical yards of that city, which
ciudad, colonizados por los nios y sus juegos. Con Rudzienko, la were colonized by children and their games. With Rudzienko,
directora vuelve a Polonia; en este caso, a los paisajes rurales de the director returns to Poland, now to the rural landscapes of
la poblacin homnima. Sus protagonistas son ahora un grupo de the town the film gets its title from. The main characters are a
adolescentes de un centro socioteraputico. Las nueve escenas group of teenagers from a social-therapeutic center. The nine
filmadas a lo largo de tres aos en el curso de una serie de talle- scenes shot in the course of a series of workshops throughout
res nos presentan los juegos y dilogos de unas chicas con unas three years present to us the games and dialogues of girls with
circunstancias familiares problemticas (a una de ellas su madre troubled family circumstances (one of them is accused by her
la acusa del suicidio de su padre). Lockhart las deja hablar, filma mother of causing her fathers suicide). Lockhart lets them talk,
a distancia y desplaza los subttulos a largos rodillos de texto. Es shoots at a distance and moves the subtitles to long rolls of text.
entonces cuando sus palabras cobran una nueva dimensin que It is then that the words gain a new dimension that transcends
trasciende el bucolismo de los escenarios. Jaime Pena the bucolic element of the scenarios. JP

Estados Unidos / Polonia - USA / Poland, 2017 Sharon Lockhart


53 / DM / Color / Polaco - Polish
Naci en 1964 en Norwood. Es fotgrafa y cineasta. Estudi en el
D: Sharon Lockhart F: Yori Fabian, Colin Trenbeath E: May Rigler
Art Center College of Design y en el Instituto de Arte de San Fran-
S: Zofia Moru, Ola Pniak M: Becky Allen P: Sharon Lockhart, Wojtek
Markowski, Ola Knychalska CP: Muddy Hill Productions I: Julia cisco. Dirigi varios documentales; entre ellos, Teatro Amazonas
Barbarewicz, Weronika Bua, Aleksandra Ciechomska, Katarzyna Drozd, (1999) y Exit (2008), y el largometraje Pine Flat (2005).
Magorzata Jaczyk She was born in 1964 in Norwood. A photographer and film-
Contacto / Contact maker, she studied at the Art Center College of Design and the
Muddy Hill Productions. Wojtek Markowski San Francisco Art Institute. She directed several documentaries,
T +48 504 183 882 including Teatro Amazonas (1999) and Exit (2008), and the
E wojtek@muddyhill.com
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People Power Bombshell:
The Diary of Vietnam Rose
La diosa del poder popular: El diario de Vietnam Rose
Premiere sudAMERICANA / south AMerican premiere

A partir de metraje indito de un film inconcluso y mtico de From unreleased footage of an unfinished, mythical film by
Celso Advento Castillo, este documental narra la historia del Celso Advento Castillo, this documentary tells the story of
elenco y el equipo tcnico, incluyendo los excesos de la sen- the cast and crew, including the excesses of sensual actress
sual actriz Liz Alindogan. Lix Alindogan.
La historia detrs de People Power Bombshell: The Diary of The story behind People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Viet-
Vietnam Rose forma parte de la leyenda. John Torres rescata nam Rose is part of the legend. John Torres rescues the footage
el material de una pelcula inacabada de Celso Advento Castillo from an unfinished film by Celso Advento Castillo (who died in
(fallecido en 2012), cuyas latas haba guardado bajo la cama 2012). Liz Alindogan, the films young protagonist, had kept the
durante ms de treinta aos su joven protagonista, Liz Alindo- cans of this film under her bed for more than thirty years. Torres
gan. Es as como Torres hace suyas aquellas imgenes, transfor- appropriates those images, turning a story of Vietnamese im-
mando una historia de inmigrantes vietnamitas en un episodio migrants into an episode parallel to the People Power Revolution
paralelo a la Revolucin del Poder del Pueblo de 1986, gracias of 1986 by adding complementary shots and a soundtrack with
al aadido de planos complementarios y una banda sonora con commentary by the surviving members of the crew. The result is
comentarios de los miembros supervivientes del equipo. El re- some sort of cross between the film dreamt by the Raya Martin
sultado es una suerte de cruce entre el film soado por el Raya of Independencia and an ode to the matter degradation of the
Martin de Independencia y una oda a la degradacin matrica images Bill Morrison would have gladly put his name on. JP
de las imgenes que Bill Morrison habra firmado de buen grado.
Jaime Pena

Filipinas - Philippines, 2016 / 89 / DCP / Color John Torres


Filipino / Ingls - Filipino / English
Naci en Ciudad Quezn en 1975. Es director, msico, escritor
D, G, E: John Torres F: Malay Javier, Shireen Seno, Jippy Pascua,
y productor. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Todo todo
Dennese Victoria DA: Alvin Francisco S: Itos Ledesma, Christopher
Lambert Flores, Mervine Aquino, John Torres P: Liz Alindogan teros (2006), Ang ninanais (2010) y Lukas nino (2013).
PE: Ronald Arguelles CP: Los Otros Films I: Liz Alindogan, Elora He was born in Quezon City in 1975. He is a director, musician,
Espano, Anna J. Luna, Kim Perez, Julie Calugcug writer and producer. He directed many features, including Todo
Contacto / Contact todo teros (2006), And ninanais (2010) and Lukas nino (2013).
Los Otros Films. John Torres
T +63 906 387 7353
E johnotros@gmail.com
W los-otros.com

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La Loi de la jungle
Struggle for Life
La ley de la jungla
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Marc, un empleado del Ministerio de Normas y Estndares, es An employee at the Ministry of Rules and Standards, Marc
enviado a la Guayana Francesa para asegurarse de que Guya- is sent to the French Guiana to make sure that Guyaneige, a
neige, un complejo turstico en medio de la selva, sea instalado tourist compound in the middle of the jungle, gets installed ac-
bajo estndares europeos. Las cosas no salen como espera y cording to European standards. Things dont go as planned and
las desventuras se suceden una tras otra. there is a series of mishaps.
Peretjatko podr cambiar de hbitat pero es un animal de Peretjatko may very well change his habitat, but he is still a crea-
costumbres: en el Louvre o en la Guayana Francesa, en rutas ture of habit: whether he is in the Louvre or the French Guiana,
colapsadas de turistas o en selvas acechadas por reducidores in tourist-filled roads or jungles with head-shrinking tribes, his
de cabezas, el humor anrquico, tontorrn, velocsimo sigue comedy remains the same anarchic, foolish, and very fast.
siendo el mismo. Quienes hayan tenido la suerte de cruzarse Those who were lucky enough to ran into The Rendez-Vous
con La Fille du 14 juillet en el Bafici 2014 no solo reconocern of Dj-Vu at the 2014 Bafici will not only recognize the same
ese humor (esos humores) sino tambin a varios de sus pro- comedy (or comedies) but also several main characters, a few
tagonistas, algunos gags y hasta la msica incidental. Eso no gags, and even the score. This doesnt mean Struggle for Life
significa que La Loi de la jungle sea puro dj vu o una apuesta is pure dj vu or a safe bet: just like some other funny French
a lo seguro: al igual que otros galos graciosos mucho ms c- men a lot more famous and indomitable, Peretjatko only looks
lebres e irreductibles, Peretjatko mira atrs solo para tomar el back in order to take the pulse that will allow him to expand the
impulso que lo deje ampliar a escala planetaria el mapa de sus map of his adventures up to a planetary scale. And to remind us,
aventuras. Y para recordarnos, de paso, que ni en la jungla ms also, that not even the thickest jungle can shelter us from the
espesa estamos a salvo del absurdo de este mundo. AM absurdity of this world. AM

Francia - France, 2016 / 99 / DCP / Color / Francs - French Antonin Peretjatko


D: Antonin Peretjatko G: Antonin Peretjatko, Frdric Ciriez Naci en Francia en 1977. Es director y guionista graduado en
F: Simon Roca E: Xavier Sirven, Antonin Peretjatko P: Alice Girard
la Escuela de Cine Louis Lumire. Dirigi varios cortometrajes;
CP: Rectangle Productions I: Vincent Macaigne, Vimala Pons,
Pascal Legitimus, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Luc Bideau entre ellos, Rush Hour (2002) y French Kiss (2005) y el largome-
traje La Fille du 14 juillet (2013, Bafici '11).
Contacto / Contact
Be for Films. Claire Battistoni He was born in France in 1977. A director and scriptwriter, he
T +32 4 8514 7390 graduated from the Louis Lumire Film School. He directed sever-
E festival@beforfilms.com al short films, including Rush Hour (2002) and French Kiss (2005)
W beforfilms.com and the feature-length film The Rendez-vous of Dj-Vu (2013).

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I tempi felici verRanno presto
Happy Times Will Come Soon
Pronto vendrn tiempos felices
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un valle al pie de la montaa, un bosque entre Italia y Francia. A valley on the foot of a mountain, a forest between Italy and
Tommaso y Arthur planean huir y vivir all. Aos despus, el France. Tommaso and Arthur plan to run away and live there.
lugar est infestado de lobos, lo que da lugar al nacimiento Years later, the place is infested with wolves, which gives place
de una leyenda. to the birth of a legend.
Para decirlo rpidamente: una pelcula extraordinaria compuesta In short: an extraordinary film made up of extraordinary mo-
por momentos extraordinarios. La frmula no es de una efica- ments. The formula isnt of an obligatory effectiveness, but the
cia obligatoria, pero el director logra una pieza nica a partir director achieves a unique piece by means of collecting a series
de hacer el relevo de una serie de escenas cuya volatilidad y of scenes whose volatility and happy strangeness manage to
extraeza feliz consiguen retrotraer al espectador a ese estado take the audience to that precarious state where what trembles
precario donde lo que tiembla en la pantalla se constituye, inclu- in the screen becomes, even unseasonably, an inexhaustible
so de modo intempestivo, en fuente inagotable de fascinacin e source of fascination and restlessness. The film reverberates
inquietud. La pelcula reverbera infinitamente, como si el mundo infinitely, as though the dream world were to suddenly regain
de los sueos recobrara de pronto un costado luminoso que a luminous edge that ended up imprinted in the images, legible
termina impreso en las imgenes, legible pero indescifrable. but undecipherable. Happy Times Will Come Soon has legend as
I tempi felici verranno presto tiene a la leyenda como motor de a motor for fiction, search as an essential narrative element and
la ficcin, la bsqueda como elemento narrativo esencial y el mystery as cinemas heart. DO
misterio como corazn del cine. DO

Italia - Italy, 2016 / 102 / DCP / Color / Italiano - Italian Alessandro Comodin
D, G: Alessandro Comodin F: Tristan Bordmann E: Joao Nicolau, Naci en Italia en 1982. Dirigi el corto documental Jagdfieber
Alessandro Comodin DA: Valentina Ferroni, Mario Scarlezza S: Mirko
(2009) y el largometraje L'estate di Giacomo (2011, Bafici '12).
Guerra P: Paolo Benzi PE: Adriano Bassi CP: Octa Film Shellac Sud
I: Sabrina Seveycou, Erikas Sizonovas, Luca Bernardi, Marco Giordana, He was born in Italy in 1982. He directed the documentary short
Carlo Rigoni Jagdfieber (2009) and the feature film The Summer of Giacomo
Contacto / Contact (2011, Bafici '12).
The Match Factory. Sergi Steegmann
T +49 304 4319 0520
E sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
W the-match-factory.com

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Mimosas
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Una caravana acompaa a un jeque moribundo cuyo ltimo A caravan escorts a dying Sheik through the Moroccan Atlas.
deseo es ser enterrado con sus seres queridos. Pero la muerte His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death
no espera, y solo Ahmed y Sad se animan a llevar el cadver a does not wait. Ahmed and Sad promise to take the corpse to
su destino. En otro mundo, Shakib es elegido para ayudar a la its destination. In another world, Shakib is chosen to help the
dupla de improvisados. improvised caravan people.
Mimosas parece nacer de una imagen una caravana atravesan- Mimosas seems to be born from an image a caravan crossing
do unas montaas a la que se le ha de dar forma de relato. some mountains that is given the form of a narrative. Halfway
A medio camino entre John Ford, Lisandro Alonso y Pier Paolo between John Ford, Lisandro Alonso and Pier Paolo Pasolini,
Pasolini, la pelcula de Oliver Laxe bebe tanto de las fuentes del Oliver Laxes film owes as much to adventure films as it does
cine de aventuras como de las narraciones al estilo de Las mil y to Arabian Nights-style stories. Two times converge in Mimosas:
una noches. Dos tiempos convergen en Mimosas: por un lado, en on one hand, in an undetermined past, a caravan has to cross
un pasado inconcreto, una caravana ha de atravesar el atlas ma- the Moroccan Atlas in order to take an agonizing sheik to his
rroqu para conducir a un agonizante jeque hasta su villa natal; por native village; on the other, in present day, a guide whos a bit
el otro, en la actualidad, un gua que tiene algo de pcaro y de gran of a scoundrel and also a great storyteller is assigned to go to
narrador de historias recibe el encargo de acudir al rescate de una the rescue of a caravan lost in the mountains. Mimosas is a
caravana perdida en las montaas. El de Mimosas es un mundo world thats partly dreamlike and fantastic, in which its charac-
que tiene algo de onrico y fantstico, en el que sus personajes ters seem to travel through time; a time that knows no past or
parecen viajar en el tiempo; un tiempo que no conoce pasado ni present, that of imagination and origins. JP
presente, el de la imaginacin y los orgenes. Jaime Pena

Marruecos / Espaa / Francia / Qatar - Morocco / Spain / Oliver Laxe


France / Qatar, 2016 / 93 / DCP / Color / rabe - Arabic
Naci en Pars en 1982 y se form en la Universidad Pompeu
D: Oliver Laxe G: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol F: Mauro Herce
Fabra. Realiz los cortometrajes Suena la trompeta, ahora veo
E: Cristbal Fernndez DA: Emilio Garca S: Amanda Villavieja
P: Felipe Lage Coro PE: Lamia Chraibi, Michel Merkt, Nadia Turinces, otra cara (2007) y Paris #1 (2008). Su primer largometraje,
Julie Gayet CP: La Prod, Rouge International I: Ahmed Hammoud, Todos vs sodes capitns (2010), fue premiado en Cannes.
Shakib Ben Omar, Sad Aagli, Ikram Anzouli, Ahmed El Othemani Actualmente vive y trabaja en Marruecos.
Contacto / Contact Oliver Laxe was born in Paris in 1982 and studied at the Pompeu
Luxbox. Anne-Sophie Trintignac Fabra University. He directed the short films Suena la trompeta,
T +33 763 422 612 ahora veo otra cara (2007) and Paris #1 (2008). His first film, You
E festivals@luxboxfilms.com
Are All Captains (2010) was awarded at Cannes. He currently
W luxboxfilms.com
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Correspondncias
Correspondences
Correspondencias
Premiere sudAMERICANA / south AMerican premiere

Film inspirado en las cartas que intercambiaron los poetas A film inspired by the letters exchanged between poets Sophia
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen y Jorge de Sena entre de Mello Breyner Andresen and Jorge de Sena between 1957
1957 y 1978. Cuando l se vio obligado a exiliarse, constru- and 1978. When the latter was forced to take up exile, they
yeron un dilogo que intent llenar aos de distancia con built a dialogue that tried to fill years of distance with hours
horas de conversacin. of conversation.
Correspondncias aborda lo epistolar como un retrato a dos vo- Correspondences adresses the epistolary as a portrait in two
ces, hecho de fragmentos, de olvidos, de momentos vividos e voices, made up of fragments, forgetfulness, of moments lived
imaginados. Una puesta en escena a distancia, mediada por la and imagined. A mise-en-scne from a distance, mediated by
experiencia y la fantasa, la imaginacin expandiendo lo real. El experience and fantasy, imagination expanding the real. The
largometraje asume que hablar del dilogo entre dos escritores film comes to terms with the fact that talking about the dia-
es tambin hablar de sus obras y, en mayor alcance, de la lite- logue between two writers also means talking about their work,
ratura y sus circunstancias. Con rigurosidad de estilo, construye and also literature in whole and its circumstances. With accu-
un mundo en el que conviven registros mltiples y escenas que racy in its style, it builds a world where multiple formats and
se deslizan y devienen archivos, obras e instantneas de la vida scenes that slide and become archive footage, works and snap-
domstica incluso su propia formulacin como pelcula. Un shots of domestic life even in its own formulation as a film
dilogo cuya distancia la instala el exilio tambin del lenguaje. coexist. A dialogue whose distance is given by exile also that of
Permanencia en los mrgenes como experiencia vital y praxis language, that establishes permanence in the margins as vital
esttica, afirmacin de las formas libres. MA experience and affirmation of free forms. MA

Portugal, 2016 / 145 / DCP / Color - B&N / Portugus / Espaol / Rita Azevedo Gomes
Francs / Ingls / Ruso / Griego / Italiano - Portuguese / Spanish /
French / English / Russian / Greek / Italian Naci en Lisboa, Portugal, en 1952. Estudi Bellas Artes y desa-
rroll proyectos relacionados con el teatro y las artes visuales. El
D, G: Rita Azevedo Gomes F: Accio de Almeida, Jorge Quintela
E: Patrcia Saramago, Rita Azevedo Gomes S: Olivier Blanc, Franois Bafici 14 le dedic una retrospectiva en la que se proyectaron
Guillaume M: Alexander Zekke P: Joana Ferreira, Isabel Machado O som da terra a tremer, Altar, A conquista de faro y A vingana
CP: C.R.I.M. I: Eva Truffaut, Pierre Lon, Rita Duro, Luis Miguel Cintra, de uma mulher, entre otros ttulos.
Francisco Nascimento
She was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1952. She studied Fine Arts
Contacto / Contact and developed theater and visual arts projects. Bafici 14 did a
C.R.I.M. Susanne Malorny retrospective of her work with the screening of such titles as O
T +351 218 446 102
som da terra a tremer, Altar, A conquista de faro y A vingana de
E crimfestivals@gmail.com
W crim-productions.com uma mulher, among others.
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O ornitlogo
The Ornithologist
El ornitlogo
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Fernando, un ornitlogo, decide enfrentarse a la naturaleza Fernando, an ornithologist, decides to face the contaminated
contaminada de Trs-os-Montes en busca de cigeas negras. nature of Trs-os-Montes in seach of black storks. While bird-
Mientras realiza un avistaje, su canoa vuelca en los rpidos watching, his canoe turns over in a rivers rapids.
de un ro.
Rodrigues es nuestro predicador predilecto: filme lo que filme, Rodrigues is our favorite preacher: whatever he films, we will all
todos creeremos en sus imgenes (y sonidos). La fe en cuestin believe in his images (and sounds). The faith in question is not
no es estrictamente cristiana, invocada aqu en un relato insu- strictly Christian, invoked here in an insubordinate story about a
bordinado sobre un legendario personaje religioso portugus, legendary Portuguese religious character, St. Anthony of Padua.
San Antonio de Padua. Es, en cambio, la que el director profesa It is actually the one the director has in film. There are sequences
por el cine. Hay desde secuencias de homoerotismo y rituales of homoeroticism and pagan rituals and also a chapter in which
paganos hasta un captulo en el que se escucha hablar en la- Latin is spoken, and a brief staging of the famous speech from
tn, adems de una breve escenificacin del famoso discurso St. Anthony directed at the fish. But the film couldnt possibly be
de San Antonio dirigido a los peces. Pero el film no podra ser more objectively materialistic: its mise-en-scne is that of an
ms objetivamente materialista: su puesta en escena es la de ornithologist filmmaker whos fascinated by the worlds surfaces.
un cineasta ornitlogo que est fascinado por las superficies del The animals, the bodies, the mountains, the forest, and the riv-
mundo. Los animales, los cuerpos, las montaas, el bosque, los ers are worshipped by the camera lens and transfigured into an
ros son venerados por el lente de la cmara y transfigurados en aesthetic pleasure that resembles religion. RK
un placer esttico que tiene mucho de religioso. Roger Koza

Portugal / Brasil / Francia - Portugal / Brazil / France, 2016 Joo Pedro Rodrigues
118 / DCP / Color / Portugus - Portuguese
Naci en Lisboa en 1966. Es montajista y cineasta. Estudi en
D, G: Joo Pedro Rodrigues F: Rui Poas E: Raphal Lefvre
la Escuela Superior de Teatro y Cine de Lisboa. Dirigi varios
DA: Joo Rui Guerra da Mata I: Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao,
Joo Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan largometrajes; entre ellos, O fantasma (2000), Odete (2005) y
Morir como un hombre (Bafici 12).
Contacto / Contact
Films Boutique. Susana Santos Rodrigues He was born in Lisbon in 1966. He is an editor and filmmaker. He
E susana@filmsboutique.com studied at the Lisbon Theater and Film School. He directed many
features including O Fantasma (2000), Odete (2005) and To Die
Like a Man (Bafici 12).

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Super Taboo
Premiere AMERICANA / AMERICAN premiere

No sabemos si este es un film perdido en el cosmos, pero s al We dont know if this is a film that got lost in the cosmos, but
menos que, como en Weekend de Godard, toma la sana y travie- at least we do know that like Godards Weekend it takes the
sa decisin de concederle a la palabra un espacio prioritario a la healthy and naughty decision of priotitizing words when pouring
hora de derramar sobre la pantalla y en detalle un encuentro a sexual encounter on the screen and in full detail. A man reads
sexual. Un hombre lee un relato ertico, enfatizando los dilogos an erotic tale, stressing the dialogues and getting carried away
y dejndose llevar por la intensidad de la trama. Luego la lectura by the intensity of the plot. Then the reading fades out and the
se diluye y la cmara se desliza a lo largo de un retablo de coi- camera glides through a tableau of excellently posed coituses. It
tos primorosamente posados. De algn modo, resulta inevitable is somehow inevitable to see this combination of ingredients as
leer esta combinacin de ingredientes como una declaracin a declaration of principles. In an age dominated by the epidemic
de principios. En una era dominada por la epidemia de videos of amateur videos and the consagration of gonzo, there is an
amateur y la consagracin del gonzo, no deja de ser un acto de act of resistance in vindicating words and mise en scne as the
resistencia volver a revindicar la palabra y la puesta en escena cornerstones of the porn universe. FG
como piedras angulares del universo pornogrfico. FG

Taiwn - Taiwan, 2016 / 19 / DCP / Color Su Hui-yu


Mandarn - Mandarin
Naci en Taiwn en 1976. Estudi Bellas Artes en la Univer-
D, G, E, DA, S, P: Su Hui-yu F: Chen Kuan-yu
sidad Nacional de Taiwn y en la Universidad Nacional de
PE: Chen Ki-yan I: Chin Shih-chieh
las Artes de Taiwn. Entre sus films se destacan The Fable
Contacto / Contact Shoots (2008), Bloody Beauty (2009) y Stilnox Home Video:
Su Hui-Yu The Midnight Hours (2010).
T +88 695 547 1966
E susu1976.huiyu@gmail.com He was born in Taiwan in 1976. He studied Fine Arts at the
W suhuiyu.com National Taiwan Normal University and the National Taiwan
University of Arts. He directed several films, including The Fable
Shoots (2008), Bloody Beauty (2009) and Stilnox Home Video:
The Midnight Hours (2010).
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La disco resplandece
The Disco Shines

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Resulta imposible no enfrentarse a cada nuevo trabajo de Gar- Its impossible not to face every new work by Garca Ibarra
ca Ibarra sin una legin de mariposas en el estmago, porque without a legion of butterflies in the stomach, because all his
toda su filmografa hasta la fecha exhibe sin pudor alguno una filmography to date shows without any restraint a clarity of
claridad de ideas y una coherencia formal pasmosas. La disco ideas and formal coherence that proves astonishing. The Disco
resplandece no elude ninguna de las constantes de su cine (las Shines doesnt avoid any of the constants in his cinema (the
referencias a un sci-fi construido con materiales de derribo, las references to a sci-fi built with demolition materials, the apoca-
localizaciones apocalpticas, el costumbrismo que germina en lyptic locations, the Costumbrismo that blossoms into something
algo parecido a un gag). Y, sin embargo, hay algo nuevo aqu resembling a gag). And, however, theres something new here
que brilla con fuerza distintiva, algo que no conocamos; quiz that shines brightly and distinctively, something we didnt know
un carcter de elega a la juventud y a la amistad como refugios, about; maybe something close to an elegy of youth and friend-
la conclusin de que en un mundo en ruinas lo nico que nos ship as refuges, the conclusion that in a world in ruins the only
queda es reunirnos con nuestra gente, conseguir cuatro luces y thing we have left is to meet with our people, get four lights and
bailar entre los escombros hasta que amanezca. FG dance among the debris until dawn. FG

Turqua / Espaa - Turkey / Spain, 2016 Chema Garca Ibarra


13 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Elche, Espaa, en 1980. Licenciado en Publicidad y
D, G: Chema Garca Ibarra F: Ion de Sosa E: Chema Garca Ibarra,
Relaciones Pblicas por la Universidad de Alicante, dirigi los
Julie Delord DA: Leonor Daz S: Leti Argudo, Jorge Flor, Frederic Le
Louet, Julien Perez P: Mahmut Erbay PE: Miguel Molina CP: Erbay cortos El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5 (2008), Protopar-
Media I: Juan Jos Faz, Amine Midoune, Allan Antonie Terrasson, tculas (2009) y Misterio (2013).
Ftima Kounbache, Ani Hovhannisyan He was born in Elche, Spain, in 1980. An Advertising and Public
Contacto / Contact Relations major from the University of Alicante, he directed
Erbay Media. Mahmut Erbay the short films El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5 (2008),
T +90 530 936 7994 Protopartculas (2009) and Misterio (2013).
E merbay@inthesamegarden.com
W inthesamegarden.com

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The Absence of Eddy Table
La ausencia de Eddy Table

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Para entender el trazo de Dave Cooper, pap en el cmic de In order to understand the stroke of Dave Cooper dad in Eddy
Eddy Table, habra que recrearlo mentalmente: personajes con Tables comic book you need to recreate him in your head:
ojos cristalinos fuera de sus cuencas, dentaduras de caballo de characters with glassy eyes popped out of their sockets, teeth
cartoon y el miedo digno de un chihuahua en el cuerpo. Publi- like cartoon horses, and a fear worthy of a chihuahua. Once pub-
cado alguna vez en Vice y ahora nombre de galeras, el arte de lished in Vice and now a gallery name, Coopers art mixes free
Cooper amalgama curvas del dibujo animado libre (de comien- cartoon curves (from the early 20th century), baroque nightmares
zos del siglo XX), pesadillas barrocas (Disney segn Cronenberg, (Disney by Cronenberg, for example), and a grotesque view that
por ejemplo) y un grotesco que no deja de temblar (ya sea por is constantly trembling (either nervous or terrified). The Absence
nervio o puro terror). The Absence of Eddy Table decide revivir al of Eddy Table decides to relive the character through stop motion
personaje a travs del stop motion y un guion del propio Cooper techniques and a script by Cooper himself, and return to that
para as regresar al Edn surreal de aquel cmic. Vuelven los surreal Eden that comic book was. The huge butts, the hysteri-
culos colosales, la muerte histrica y el pobre hipertenso! Hola cal death, and the poor hypertensive are all back! Hello again,
otra vez, Eddy! JMD Eddy! JMD

Noruega - Norway, 2016 / 13 / DCP / Color Rune Spaans


D: Rune Spaans G: Dave Cooper S: Martin Stricker Naci en Noruega en 1974. Es animador, editor y cineasta. Diri-
M: Kaada P: Eric Vogel CP: Tordenfilm
gi las pelculas animadas Ploddy the Police Car on the Case
I: Mike Patton, Ingrid Bols Berdal
(2013) y Two Buddies and a Badger (2015), junto a Rasmus
Contacto / Contact A. Sivertsen.
Tordenfilm. Eric Vogel
T +47 2340 0340 He was born in Norway in 1974. An animation artist, editor and
E info@tordenfilm.no filmmaker, he directed the animated films Ploddy the Police Car
W tordenfilm.no on the Case (2013) and Two Buddies and a Badger (2015),
together with Rasmus A. Sivertsen.

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latin-american official COMPETITION
latin-american official competition

La pelcula de Manuel
The Film by Manuel

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Manuel se gana la vida en la changa, es un jornalero, un obrero Manuel makes a living out of odd jobs; hes a day laborer, an
autnomo; sin embargo, vive del arte porque en el arte respira. autonomous worker; however, his true passion is art, because
Mientras un par de cineastas filman un documental sobre sus he breathes through art. While two filmmakers shoot a docu-
das, Manuel va imaginando su propia pelcula. mentary on his days, Manuel starts imagining his own film.
Como sucede con casi todos los movimientos, el Nuevo Cine As with almost any movement, the New Crdoba Cinema
Cordobs muestra una saludable vocacin por escapar del shows a healthy vocation to escape critical or festival pigeon-
encasillamiento crtico o festivalero. La pelcula de Manuel es holing. The Film by Manuel is a happy anomaly within the NCC
una anomala feliz en el marco del NCC o en cualquier otro, tal and outside of it, as were Las calles or Primero enero, but in a
como lo fueron Las calles o Primero enero, pero en un sentido completely opposite sense: raw and vital cinema, self-conscious
diametralmente opuesto: cine crudo y vital, autoconsciente pero but not cynical, potent and slight at the same time. That strange
no cnico, potente y leve al mismo tiempo. Esa rara alquimia alchemy is, above all, the product of a protagonist capable of
est lograda, sobre todo, por un protagonista capaz de provocar successively provoking sympathy, incredulity, laughter, terror and
sucesivamente simpata, incredulidad, gracia, terror y ternura. Y tenderness. And also of some just, generous filmmakers who
tambin por unos directores justos y generosos que entienden, understand, from the title itself, wheres the heart of a film with
ya desde el ttulo, dnde est el corazn de un film que tiene some extraordinary finds, such as the pecked oranges (pay at-
hallazgos extraordinarios, como las naranjas picadas (atencin tention to the post-credits sequence) or Institutos soccer match
a la secuencia poscrditos) o el partido de Instituto devenido that turns into psychotic crisis. AM
crisis psictica. AM

Argentina, 2017 / 88 / DM / Color Lucas Damino & Sebastin Menegaz


Espaol - Spanish
Lucas y Sebastin nacieron en Crdoba en 1981. Estudiaron
D, G, E, S: Lucas Damino, Sebastin Menegaz F, P: Lucas Damino
cine en la Universidad Nacional de esa ciudad. Dirigieron el
DA, PE: Lucas Damino, Manuel Wayar CP: Cibulix Producciones,
Llueve Llover (historias) I: Manuel Wayar largometraje La ta Mima (2009).

Contacto / Contact Lucas and Sebastin were born in Crdoba in 1981. They stud-
T +54 9 351 683 3598 / 54 9 351 214 7136 ied film at that citys National University. They directed La ta
E lucasezedamino@hotmail.com - sebamenegaz@yahoo.com Mima (2009).

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Un suelo lejano
A Faraway Land

Premiere sudAMERICANA / south american premiere

Un profesor de filosofa viaja por el interior del Paraguay dando A philosophy professor travels across Paraguay giving talks
charlas a estudiantes y campesinos. Su travesa lo lleva hasta for students and peasants. His journey takes him to New
Nueva Germania, una comunidad rural racista y vegetariana, Germania, a racist, vegetarian rural community founded in
fundada a fines del siglo XIX por la hermana del filsofo alemn the late 19th century by the sister of German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche. Friedrich Nietzsche.
Amrica fue terreno frtil para las quimeras ms delirantes pro- America was a fertile ground for the most delirious projects con-
yectadas desde el otro lado del ocano. Tierra mtica factible de ceived on the other side of the ocean. A mythical land, prone to
ser fundada una y otra vez como proyecto, pura potencialidad en be founded over and over as a project, as pure potential with
foja cero, dispuesta a ser escrita, pensada, imaginada; micromun- a blank slate, ready to be written, thought, and imagined mi-
dos moldeados acorde a la conviccin que se llevara a cuestas. cro-worlds molded according to any conviction you carried. A
Un suelo lejano nos traslada a Paraguay y a la utopa alemana que Faraway Soil takes us to Paraguay and the German utopia that
vio all la posibilidad de un sueo: una aldea aria, a imagen y se- envisioned a possible dream: an Arian village, just like those un-
mejanza de las fantasas insatisfechas. Este relato documentado fulfilled fantasies. This documented story reads Nietzsche as he
nos lee a Nietzsche renegando ante los disparates de su herma- rejects his sisters nonsense, and takes us back to the present
na, y nos devuelve al presente, en la figura de quien reconstruye day in the figure of someone who is reconstructing those traces
esos rastros y trata de narrar su pica. Genealoga de un proyecto and tries to narrate its epic. This is the genealogy of a failed proj-
trunco, pesquisa histrica, reconstruccin de un relato polifnico ect; a historic investigation; and a reconstruction of a polyphonic
en medio de un paisaje que se mueve a la velocidad del ro. MA tale in a landscape that moves at the speed of the river. MA

Argentina / Paraguay, 2016 / 93 / DCP / Color Gabriel Muro


Espaol / Guaran / Alemn - Spanish / Guaran / German
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1984. Es ilustrador, artista plstico,
D, G: Gabriel Muro F: Nicols Mikey E: Alejandra Almiron, Iair Michel
animador grfico y cineasta. Es licenciado en Sociologa, egre-
Attias S: Juan Molteni P: Hernn Figueroa PE: Nicols Cobasky
CP: Palta Films I: Jos Manuel Silvero Arvalos sado de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Dirigi varios cortome-
trajes; entre ellos, El rumbo del jinete (2004) y Quin planifica
Contacto / Contact
a quin? (2013).
Palta Films. Hernn Figueroa
T +54 11 3151 1203 He was born in Buenos Aires in 1984. He is an illustrator, visual
E hernanfigueroa@paltafilms.com.ar artist, graphic animator and filmmaker. He majored in Sociol-
W paltafilms.com ogy at the University of Buenos Aires. He directed several short
films, including El rumbo del jinete (2004) and Quin planifica
a quin? (2013).
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Andrs lee i escribe


Andrs Reads and Writes

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Andrs Centeno es un joven operario de una fbrica que pasa Andrs Centeno is a young machine operator at a factory,
sus noches desvelado en largas jornadas de trabajo. A partir who spends long nights awake and working. Triggered by a
de una nueva amistad que lo alienta a seguir adelante, se dar new friendship that encourages him to keep going, he will
cuenta de que an est a tiempo de redescubrir su pasado y realize he can still rediscover his past and set his life back
encauzar su vida. in the right track.
Andrs detesta sus das, desde que comienzan hasta que termi- Andres hates every day of his life, from start to finish. He lies on
nan. Mientras anda tirado en su cama, leyendo Wikipedia, tenien- bed reading Wikipedia, having occasional and rather incomplete
do un sexo algo incompleto de vez en cuando y durmiendo siem- sex, and sleeping alone and he is running out of time. Time for
pre solo, se le acaba el tiempo. De qu? De existir. Y no porque what? For existing. And not because he is dying, but because all
se est muriendo, sino porque cada una de sus jornadas parece of his days seem to end without letting him know, as if they dont
terminar sin avisarle, como sin haberle dado tiempo. De qu? give him enough time. To do what? To do something other than
De hacer algo ms que habitar esa incomodidad que lo confina a experiencing an uncomfortable living confined to a room with the
un cuarto de cortinas pegadas con cinta a la pared para que no drapes taped on to keep the light out. Andres is everything in this
pase la luz. Andrs es todo en esta pelcula, es toda esta pelcula. film he is the whole film. Daniel Peraltas three films are built
Los tres largometrajes de Daniel Peralta estn construidos alre- around their characters: the stories are their characters, and that
dedor de sus personajes: sus relatos son sus protagonistas, y esa is the main virtue of this film that breathes, moves, sweats and
es la mayor virtud de este film que respira, marcha, suda y siente feels like Andres. JGP
como Andrs. Josefina Garca Pulls

Chile, 2016 / 93 / DCP / Color Daniel Peralta


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Via del Mar en 1977. Es director de cine y diseador
D, E: Daniel Peralta G: Daniel Peralta, Ren Martn F: Ren Durn
grfico. Dirigi los largometrajes Mejor no fumes (2011) y Fiesta
DA: Loreto Godoy S: Libreta Amarilla M: Diego Peralta
P: Daniel Rebolledo Parra, Macarena Denisse PE: Daniel Peralta, falsa (2013).
Daniel Rebolledo, Ren Durn CP: Libreta Amarilla, Grip Films, Maldita He was born in Via del Mar in 1977. He is a filmmaker and
Comadreja, Suroeste Films I: Fernando Mena, Mara Gracia Omegna, graphic designer. He directed Mejor no fumes (2011) and Fiesta
lex Quevedo, Paulina Moreno, Nicols Bosman
falsa (2013).
Contacto / Contact
Libreta Amarilla. Daniel Peralta
T +56 9 9575 2543
E danielperaltaros@gmail.com
W danielperalta.cl
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Una mujer
A Woman

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Gabriela regresa a Bogot despus de un largo viaje. Se reen- Gabriela returns home to Bogota after a long trip. She reunited
cuentra con un viejo amigo que la conduce a Felipe, un amor del with an old friend who leads her to Felipe, a love from the past
pasado que ahora vive con su hijo y su novia. Pero ella ha re- who currently lives with his son and his girlfriend. But she is
gresado por una razn y est dispuesta a todo para conseguirlo. back home for a reason, and shes willing to do anything to it.
Gabriela es una mujer (o, al menos, intenta serlo). No da excu- Gabriela is a woman (or, at least, she tries to be). She gives no
sas, no pide perdn, no reconoce ms deseo que el propio. El excuses, she doesnt ask for forgiveness, she doesnt recognize
sexo la libera, aunque no le basta. Se puede cambiar de cielos any other desire than her own. Sex liberates her, even though its
pero no de nimos, dice la joven. Por eso ha vuelto a su Bogot not enough. One can change skies but not moods, the young
natal, donde debe saldar algunas cuentas con los hombres de woman says. That is why shes back in her native Bogota, where
su vida y, en particular, consigo misma. Sobre amores inconclu- she must settle old scores with the men of her life and, particularly,
sos y algn desamor, sobre la necesidad de andar y de construir with herself. These characters are confined in a city that flusters
en el camino la relacin con los otros y la identidad; sobre todo them and boiling up, while debating about unfinished loves and
esto (se) debaten los personajes que, confinados en una ciudad some heartbreak, about the necessity of moving forward while
que los aturde, bullen. Para respirar no pueden hacer ms que building relationships with others as well as their own identities.
abrir pequeas ventanas. Gabriela, casi febril, se ahoga en sus They have to open small windows in order to breathe. Gabriela,
anhelos y, para salvarse, para definirse, para completarse, debe almost feverish, drowns in her desires and, in order to save herself,
ir a ver qu hay detrs de la montaa. Tal vez, nada, pero lo que define herself and complete herself, she must see whats on the
vale es el trayecto. Marina Locatelli other side of the mountain. Maybe theres nothing, but what mat-
ters is the journey. ML

Colombia, 2016 / 96 / DM / Color / Espaol - Spanish Daniel Paeres & Camilo Medina
D, G: Daniel Paeres, Camilo Medina F, DA: Alexander Sierra Nacieron en Bogot en 1986. Estudiaron cine en el Politcnico
E: Alejandro Snchez S: Ricardo Hernndez M: Julin Nieves,
Grancolombiano y en el Centro de Formacin Profesional del
Ricardo Hernndez P: Andrs Serrano Rojas PE: Andrs Serrano,
Camilo Medina, Daniel Paeres, Alejandro Snchez, Alexander Sierra Sindicato de la Industria Cinematogrfica Argentina.
CP: Fric-Frac Films I: Diana Giraldo, Sebastin Serrano, They were born in Bogota in 1986. They studied at the Politc-
Daniel Castao, Tatiana Santacruz nico Grancolombiano and the Professional Training Center of the
Contacto / Contact Argentine Film Industry Union.
Fric-Frac Films. Andrs Serrano Rojas
T +57 3 143 549 787
E fricfracfilms@gmail.com
W fricfrac.wixsite.com
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A cidade do futuro
The City of the Future
La ciudad del futuro
Premiere sudAMERICANA / south american premiere

Una familia particular formada por Milla, embarazada, y por los A peculiar family formed by Milla, whos pregnant, and the two
dos padres de la criatura, Gilmar e Igor, afronta la vida en Serra fathers of the child, Gilmar and Igor, faces life in Serra do Ram-
do Ramalho. Una vida que incluye, para pesar de los tres, los alho. A life that, sadly, includes the prejudice and homophobia
prejuicios y la homofobia de la sociedad bahiense. of the society of Bahia.
En un lugar donde nadie sabe muy bien quin es, de dnde vino In a place where no one knows very well who they really are,
ni a dnde va, Milla, Gilmar e Igor buscan formar una familia. where they came from and where theyre going, Milla, Gilmar
Llevan consigo bailes, rutas, motos, viento y movimiento cons- and Igor seek to form a family. They carry with themselves
tante en un pueblo dormido y esttico que no cuestiona sus ad- dances, routes, motorcycles, wind and constant movement in
versidades, sino que las sufre. Los habitantes de esta ciudad del a numb, static town that doesnt question its adversities, but
pasado parecen ser meros decorados, una especie de colectivo suffers them. The inhabitants of that city of the past seem to
bressoniano que ve afectado su ritmo somnoliento cuando el tro be mere props, some sort of Bressonian collective that sees its
de soadores irrumpe en ese conformismo en pos de reafirmar drowsy rhythm affected when the trio of dreamers bursts into
sus deseos e identidades. La cmara quieta expone los cuerpos that conformism with the aim of reaffirming their desires and
en plena mutacin. Mientras los protagonistas bailan, se besan identities. The still camera exposes the mutating bodies. While
y sobre ellos se proyectan corazones, uno no puede hacer otra the protagonists dance, they kiss and some hearts are projected
cosa que repensar el poder de la imagen audiovisual como es- on them, one cant help but rethink the power of the audiovisual
pacio de construccin de una mirada en un contexto muchas image as a space to build a viewpoint in a context that is, at
veces hostil. Fiorella Valente times, hostile. FV

Brasil - Brazil, 2016 / 75 / DCP / Color Cludio Marques & Marlia Hughes
Portugus - Portuguese
Cludio naci en Campinas en 1970 y Marlia naci en Vitria
D, P, PE: Cludio Marques, Marlia Hughes G: Cludio Marques
da Conquista en 1978. Son guionistas, editores, productores y
F: Gabriel Martins E: Cludio Marques, Joana Collier
DA: Carol Tanajura S: Edson Secco CP: Coisa de Cinema cineastas. Codirigieron varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Deste-
I: Milla Suzart, Gilmar Araujo, Igor Santos rro (2012) y Sala de milagres (2011), y el largometraje Despus
de la lluvia (2013).
Contacto / Contact
Coisa de Cinema. Rafael Saraiva Cludio was born in Campinas in 1970 and Marlia was born in
T +55 71 3011 4703 / 55 71 9 8179 1318 Vitria da Conquista in 1978. They are screenwriters, editors,
E producao@coisadecinema.com.br producers and filmmakers. They co-directed many shorts,
W coisadecinema.com.br
including Desterro (2012) and Sala de milagres (2011), and the
feature After the Rain (2013).
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Un secreto en la caja
A Secret in the Box

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Documental que explora la vida del escritor ecuatoriano Mar- A documentary that explores the life of Ecuadorian writer Mar-
celo Chiriboga, figura mtica del boom latinoamericano de la celo Chiriboga, a mythical figure of the 1960s Latin American
dcada del 60. A travs de entrevistas, material de archivo y la boom. Interviews, archive footage, and the writers works cre-
obra del autor, se teje un rompecabezas que borra los lmites ate a puzzle that blurs the limits between reality and fiction.
entre realidad y ficcin.
A ghostwriter born out of the writings of Jos Donoso and Carlos
Un escritor fantasma nacido de las pginas de Jos Donoso y Fuentes wanders through this false documentary made out of
Carlos Fuentes recorre este falso documental hecho de jirones shreds of archive footage, simulated reports, and apparent inter-
de imgenes de archivo, reportajes simulados y aparentes en- views. Marcelo Chiriboga is the Ecuador that, torn between wars,
trevistas. Marcelo Chiriboga es el Ecuador que, quebrado entre loses its territory until he disappears. This Kafkaesque building
guerras, pierde su territorio hasta desaparecer. Las lneas, las of a film is made of lines, borders, imaginary and real boundar-
fronteras, los lmites imaginarios y reales son el eje sobre el ies, but also the body of the writer, the constitution of a Latin
que se construye este edificio kafkiano que es la pelcula mis- American nation. And above all, its an indelible history of the
ma pero tambin el cuerpo del escritor, la constitucin de una generation of Latin Americas literary boom. A Secret in the Box
nacin latinoamericana. Y es, sobre todo, la historia endeble de is not just a false documentary, but also a film that surrounds
la generacin del boom literario en Latinoamrica. Un secreto and covers the limits (the films main theme) of fiction. MG
en la caja no es solo un documental falso, sino que bordea y
recorre los lmites (el gran tema de la pelcula) de la ficcin.
Marcela Gamberini

Ecuador / Espaa - Ecuador / Spain, 2016 Javier Izquierdo


71 / DM / Color - B&N / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Quito, Ecuador, y estudi cine en Roma, Barcelona y
D: Javier Izquierdo G: Javier Izquierdo, Jorge Izquierdo
Madrid. Dirigi el documental Augusto San Miguel ha muerto
F: Toms Astudillo E: Javier Izquierdo, Carmen Colino, Juan Rhon
DA: Francois Coco Lasso S: Franz Crdova P: Isabella Parra, ayer, y se ha desempeado como guionista, programador de
Javier Izquierdo PE: Toms Astudillo, Carlos Padilla CP: Caleidoscopia festivales y de muestras, periodista cinematogrfico y docente
Cine, Ostinato Cine, Futura Imagen Sonora I: Alfredo Espinosa, universitario.
Michael Thomas, ngel Gavilnez, Yolanda Acosta, Antonio Ordoez
He was born in Quito, Ecuador, and studied cinema in Rome,
Contacto / Contact Barcelona, and Madrid. He directed the documentary Augusto
Quechua Films. Sergio Garca Locatelli San Miguel ha muerto ayer and worked as a scriptwriter, festivals
T +34 653 897 397
and exhibits programmer, film journalist, and college professor.
E sales@quechuafilms.com
W quechuafilms.com - unsecretoenlacaja.com
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Carroa
Carrion

Premiere internacional / International premiere

Una pareja joven viaja a un paraso tropical para reavivar la A young couple travels to a tropical paradise in order to revive
llama de su relacin. Con el transcurso de los das, esas va- their relationship. As days go by, that vacation turns into the
caciones se transforman en lo opuesto: un salvaje tringulo opposite: a wild love triangle with a violent, unexpected fate.
amoroso con destino violento e inesperado.
Like a particularly rebellious example of Mexican cinema for ex-
Como un ejemplar particularmente rebelde dentro del cine port, Carrion enters a territory featuring happy traces of alarm,
mexicano de exportacin, Carroa ingresa en un territorio cuyas emotional disillusion, and the tenacity to plunge the viewer into
huellas felices de alarma, de desencanto emocional y de tenaci- the maelstrom that covers the characters, and all these traces
dad a la hora de sumir al espectador en el maelstrom que envuel- are presented with a kind of conviction and dexterity that is at
ve a los personajes se exhiben con una conviccin y una destreza least disused. The story of a bourgeois couple in the edge of
por lo menos en desuso. El cuento de una pareja burguesa que a universe that will progressively show its dark side has been
llega a las lindes de un mundo que revela progresivamente su presented to us many times before. Here, the director barely
lado siniestro nos ha sido referido muchas veces; el director se pays attention to the inventory of defections, unexpected dam-
detiene apenas en el inventario de las defecciones, el dao ines- age, and tedium, and instead focuses on spreading crumbs of
perado y el hasto que afecta a los protagonistas para dedicarse, subtle unease, deeply rooted into the hearts of the characters
en cambio, a desperdigar migajas de un malestar sutil, arraigado and yet hopelessly destined to explode, and reach a clinching
en el corazn de los personajes, pero destinado sin remedio al peak of physical boiling point. DO
estallido, a un pico irrebatible de ebullicin fsica. DO

Mxico - Mexico, 2016 / 72 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Sebastin Hiriart


D, F: Sebastin Hiriart G: Mara Gonzlez de Len, Sebastin Hiriart Naci en Ciudad de Mxico en 1983. Es actor, guionista, director
E: Adrin Paris, Yibran Asuad, Sebastin Hiriart DA: Ana Bellido
de fotografa y cineasta. Dirigi los largometrajes A tiro de piedra
S: Andrs Duhau Girola M: Diego Espinoza, Andrs Duhau,
Emiliano Motta P: Sebastin Hiriart PE: Mnica Lozano, Martin Burillo, (2010) y Filosofa natural del amor (2013).
Luis Kelly, Andrs Martnez-Ros CP: Galopando Cine I: Paulina Davila, He was born in Mexico City in 1983. He is an actor, screenwriter,
Andrs Almeida, David Ellis Palacios cinematographer and filmmaker. He directed A tiro de piedra
Contacto / Contact (2010) and Filosofa natural del amor (2013).
Galopando Cine. Yair Ponce
T +52 551 682 4645
E yair@galopandocine.com
W galopandocine.com

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Casa Roshell
Fuera de Competencia / Out of Competition - Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

Roshell (51) y Liliana (43) administran juntas Casa Roshell, un Together, Roshell (51) and Liliana (43) manage Casa Roshell, a
lugar que funciona como escondite para aquellos hombres que place that works as a shelter for those men who repress their
reprimen sus deseos de feminizacin y travestismo. desires of feminization and cross-dressing.
Como hizo Casa Susanna en los aos 60, Club Roshell abre sus Just like Casa Susanna in the 60s, Club Roshell opens its doors
puertas, en la Ciudad de Mxico, a los hombres que desean in Mexico City to men who wish to try cross-dressing and learn
incursionar en el cross-dressing aprendiendo cmo caminar how to walk on stilettos, while the flag of queer elegance rises.
en tacos altos mientras se levanta la bandera de la elegancia This is a school of ethical commandments so everyone can find
queer. Una escuela de mandamientos ticos para que cada uno their own inner woman, amidst stockings and hair spray. Casa
encuentre a su propia mujer interior, entre medias de red y spray Roshell captures the explosive functioning of this nocturnal resi-
para el pelo. Casa Roshell registra el funcionamiento explosi- dence founded by actress and activist Roshell Terranova, and
vo de esta residencia nocturna fundada por la actriz y activista generates the illusion that we will discover an Almodvar char-
Roshell Terranova, y as nos provoca la ilusin de que podemos acter in the next shot. This refuge of diverse wigs either with
descubrir a un personaje de Almodvar en un cambio de plano. their wives or playing single is a place where they can experi-
Este refugio de pelucas heterogneas, a veces acompaadas ence the transvestite side of life. MD
por sus esposas, otras veces en plena soltera, es un espacio
para experimentar el lado travesti de la vida. MD

Mxico / Chile - Mexico / Chile, 2017 Camila Jos Donoso


71 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Chile en 1988. Codirigi el largometraje Naomi Camp-
D, G, E: Camila Jos Donoso F: Pablo Rojo S: Mauricio Flores
bel (Bafici 16) junto con Nicols Videla.
PE: Juan Pablo Bastarrachea, Garbie Ortega CP: Tonal Lab,
Interior XIII I: Roshell Terranova, Liliana Alba, Lia Garca, She was born in Chile in 1988. She co-directed Naomi Campbel
Diego Alberico, Cristian Aravena (Bafici 16) with Nicols Videla.
Contacto / Contact
Tonal Lab. Juan Pablo Bastarrachea
T +55 5264 4101
E jpbastarrachea@gmail.com
W cinetonala.mx/tonala-lab

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Samba
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Cisco regresa a su casa en Repblica Dominicana despus de Cisco returns to Dominican Republic after serving an unjust
cumplir una injusta condena en una prisin estadounidense. Su sentence in a US prison. His alcoholic mother is sick and the
madre alcohlica est delicada de salud, y su nica forma de only way he can make money is in the ring.
conseguir dinero es peleando arriba del ring.
Los directores de Cochochi Competencia Internacional del Bafi- The directors of Cocochi Official Competition at Bafici 08 now
ci 08 ahora hacen un film tan distinto como Samba. Las dife- make a film as different as Samba. The differences in profile and
rencias de perfil y envergadura de produccin son evidentes, no production values are obvious, but the dedication by Guzmn-
as la dedicacin de la dupla Guzmn-Crdenas. Y esa dedicacin Crdenas is not. And that dedication doesnt consist in filming
no consiste en filmar un ttulo tras otro; es preguntarse cmo one title after the other; its about asking themselves how to do it
hacerlo segn las condiciones. Samba es una pelcula de reden- according to the conditions. Samba is a film of redemptions and
ciones y boxeo, sexo y calenturas, que tiene actores de alcance boxing, sex and arousals, with well-known actors. Guzmn and
masivo. Guzmn y Crdenas demuestran como lo hizo Lorena Crdenas show as Lorena Muoz did in Gilda that the transition
Muoz en Gilda que el pase de un cine ms pequeo a uno ms from a small cinema to a bigger one is not necessarily at odds with
grande no necesariamente est reido con la lucidez. Samba no lucidity. Samba isnt just a virtuous film of great narrative fluidity:
solo es un film virtuoso y de gran fluidez narrativa: es adems it is also an example of other possible paths for the increasing
un ejemplo de otros caminos posibles para la variedad, cada vez variety of Latin American films. JPF
mayor, de la cinematografa latinoamericana. JPF

Repblica Dominicana - Dominican Republic, 2017 Laura Amelia Guzmn & Israel Crdenas
90 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Laura naci en Repblica Dominicana en 1980. Israel naci en
D: Laura Amelia Guzmn, Israel Crdenas G: Ettore DAlessandro
Mxico en 1980. Son guionistas, productores y cineastas. Diri-
F: Andrei Bowden Schwartz E: Andrea Kleinman, Israel Crdenas
DA: Monica de Moya S: Alejandro de Icaza M: Marco Trombin gieron juntos varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Cochochi (2007,
P: Ettore DAlessandro, Carolina Encarnacin CP: Ecah Film I: Algenis Bafici 08), Jean Gentil (2010) y Dlares de arena (2014).
Prez Soto, Ettore DAlessandro, Laura Gmez, Ricardo A. Toribio Laura was born in Dominican Republic in 1980. Israel was born
Contacto / Contact in Mexico in 1990. They are screenwriters, producers and direc-
Ecah Film. Carolina Encarnacin tors. They directed films together, including Cochochi (2007,
T +1 829 902 4727 Bafici 08), Jean Gentil (2010) and Sand Dollars (2014).
E ecahfilm@gmail.com
FB SambFilm

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Drum
Tabl
Tambor
Fuera de Competencia / Out of Competition - Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Un abogado trabaja y vive solo en un departamento, en el que A lawyer works and lives alone in a dreary apartment where,
irrumpe un hombre que le confa un paquete. Al da siguiente, one day, a man breaks in and entrusts him with a small pack-
el departamento es saqueado; nadie parece poder ayudarlo a age. The following day, the apartment is ransacked; no one
entender qu es lo que ocurre. Cuando su novia es apualada, seems to be able to help him to understand whats going on.
la sed de venganza llevar al abogado hasta una alta figura When his girlfriend is stabbed to death, his thirst for revenge
de la poltica. will lead him to an important political figure.
Tehern es un escenario sombro que se mueve al ritmo can- Tehran is a somber scenery that moves at the tired pace of a
sino de una pesadilla, una ciudad no tan alejada del Berln de nightmare, a city not that far from Goebbels and Mabuses Berlin
Goebbels y Mabuse o de la Aquilea de Hugo Santiago, donde or Hugo Santiagos Aquilea, where its fate (a mysterious pack-
ms que los hechos concretos es el azar (un paquete misterioso age delivered by a stranger) rather than concrete events that
entregado por un extrao) el que sumerge a un abogado en un submerge a lawyer into a labyrinth with no apparent way out.
laberinto sin salida aparente. Mientras, en la calle, los tambores Meanwhile, in the street, the drums roll in wake mode, and the
suenan en modo velorio y los animales son sacrificados en la animals are sacrificed on the sidewalk and skinned while they
vereda y despellejados mientras cuelgan de una seal de trfico. hang from a traffic sign. An adaptation of a mysterious novel
Adaptacin de una misteriosa novela publicada en el Irn de los published in 1960s Iran, Drum is the work Keywan Karimi man-
aos 60, Drum es la obra que Keywan Karimi logr culminar aged to complete before going to prison, sentenced for pre-
antes de entrar en prisin, condenado por presuntas ofensas sumed offenses to Islam; a tale full of pessimism over which
al Islam; un relato transido de pesimismo sobre el que flota de the imminence of a fatal outcome that exceeds the limits of the
modo insistente la inminencia de un desenlace fatal que desbor- film floats. FG
da los lmites del film. FG

Francia / Irn - France / Iran, 2016 Keywan Karimi


95 / DCP / B&N / Farsi
Director iran de origen kurdo nacido en 1985. Realiz los corto-
D, G, DA, PE: Keywan Karimi F: Amin Jaferi E: Keywan Karimi,
metrajes Broken Border (2012) y The Adventures of a Married
Farahnaz Sharifi S: Reza Tehrani P: Franois dArtemare CP: Les Films
de lAprs-Midi I: Amirreza Nasdeeri, Sara Gholizade, Akbar Zanjanin Couple (2013). Por su documental Writing on the City (2015) fue
condenado a prisin. Drum es su primer largometraje de ficcin.
Contacto / Contact
Les Films de lAprs-Midi. Rebecca Zivohlava Iranian director of Kurdish descent born in 1985. He made the
T +33 145 440 781 shorts Broken Border (2012) and The Adventures of a Married
E contact@films-am.com Couple (2013). He received a prison sentence for his documen-
W films-am.com tary Writing on the City (2015). Drum is his first fiction feature.
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Chaco
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Hubo un tiempo en que vivamos en armona con la natura- There was a time when we lived in harmony with nature and it
leza y no era raro ver muchas especies autctonas pastando wasnt hard to see many native species grazing freely. Until the
libremente. Hasta que se escuch la alerta del guila negra, alarm of the black eagle went off, saying danger, danger. And
que rezaba peligro, peligro. Y con ella lleg el hombre blanco. with it came the white man.
Ricardo Piglia dice que todo cuento implica una historia oculta. Ricardo Piglia says that every short story implies a hidden history.
Esto se puede afirmar en relacin a cmo se concibe el Gran You can say that about the representation of Argentinass Greater
Chaco argentino, una regin cuyos habitantes originarios fueron Chaco, a region where the native peoples were colonized and
colonizados y masacrados por el Estado nacional. El documental, slaughtered by the national State. Narrated in the qom language,
narrado en lengua qom, revisa los relatos de miembros de las the documentary goes through the testimonies of members from
comunidades qom, wichi y mocov, que cuentan cmo se puede the qom, which, and mocov communities, who describe how
llegar a ser extranjero en la tierra en que uno naci. El registro you can end up as a foreigner in the land you were born in. The
animado revive el pasado mientras caciques, docentes e histo- animated record relives the past while tribe chiefs, teachers, and
riadores dan cuenta de esa otra historia, que incluye masacres ethnic historians tell a different story, one that includes massive
masivas durante el siglo XX, pero tambin el asesinato en la ruta murders during the 20th century, but also the killing of qom ab-
formosea de indios qom que protestaban en 2010 a manos de la origines who were protesting on a Formosa road in 2010, at the
polica de Gildo Insfrn. Una gran oportunidad para dar cuenta de hands of Gildo Insfrns police force. A great opportunity to reveal
aquello que est tras los velos de la historia oficial. Diego Rojas what lies behind the veils of the official story. DR

Argentina, 2017 / 82 / DCP / Color / Espaol / Qom / Wich / Juan Fernndez Gebauer,
Mocov - Spanish / Qom / Wichi / Mocov
Ignacio Ragone & Ulises de la Orden
D: Juan Fernndez Gebauer, Ignacio Ragone, Ulises de la Orden
G: Lucas Palacios F: Sofa Fontenla E: Marcela Truglio Juan e Ignacio nacieron en Buenos Aires en 1989. Estudiaron
S: Facundo Gmez M: Ignacio Ragone P: Ulises de la Orden, Ignacio en la ENERC. Juan dirigi el largometraje Hijos nuestros (Bafici
Ragone, Juan Fernndez Gebauer, Laura Durn PE: Ulises de la Orden 18). Ulises naci en Buenos Aires en 1970. Estudi en la FUC.
CP: Unnoba, Polo Sur, Vaskim, UNTREF I: Israel Alegre, Valentn Surez, Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Tierra adentro (2010) y
Flix Daz, Laureano Segovia, Juan Chico
Desierto Verde (2012).
Contacto / Contact
Juan and Ignacio were born in Buenos Aires in 1989. They stud-
Vaskim. Ignacio Ragone, Juan Fernndez
T +54 9 11 4416 3776 ied at ENERC. Juan directed the feature Hijos nuestros (Bafici
E nachoragone@gmail.com - juanifernandez@gmail.com 18). Ulises was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. He studied at FUC.
W vaskim.com.ar He directed many features, such as Tierra adentro (2010) and
Desierto Verde (2012).
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Messenger on a White Horse


El mensajero del caballo blanco

Premiere mundial / World premiere

En la Argentina de los aos 70, el director del diario Buenos In 1970s Argentina, the head of the Buenos Aires Herald news-
Aires Herald, Robert Cox, se embarca en una desesperante in- paper Robert Cox embarks on a desperate investigation on the
vestigacin que lo expone a un enfrentamiento directo con forced dissapearings of people, which drives him into a direct
los militares sobre las desapariciones forzadas de personas. conflict with the military.
El ingls Robert Cox fue un hroe de la dcada del 70: direc- British national Robert Cox was a hero of the 1970s. During a
tor del Buenos Aires Herald, se mantuvo, en aos de violencia time of uncontrolled violence, the head of the Buenos Aires Her-
incontrolada, aferrado a los principios bsicos de humanidad ald stuck to the basic human notions he learned in his home
aprendidos en su tierra natal. Amparado en su condicin de country. Protected by the fact that he was a foreigner who ran
extranjero y dirigiendo un diario marginal, destinado a la comu- a marginal newspaper for the English-speaking community, he
nidad angloparlante, dio informacin sobre las desapariciones reported on the disappearances and offer spiritual relief and ac-
y ofreci alivio espiritual y resguardo material a las Madres de tual shelter to the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. However, he didnt
Plaza de Mayo. Sin embargo, no dud en llamar terroristas a los hesitate to describe revolutionary groups as terrorists, thus
grupos revolucionarios, demostrando que el apego a los valores proving his attachment to liberal values was independent from
liberales no dependa de simpatas ideolgicas. Al exponer la ideological kinship. He risked his life by exposing the actions of
accin de los militares puso en riesgo su vida y tuvo que pagarlo the military, and paid the price with exile. Featuring testimonies
con el exilio. Con testimonios que describen ajustadamente una that thoroughly describe a time of terror, Messenger on a White
poca de terror, Messenger on a White Horse rinde tributo a un Horse pays tribute to an exceptional character. GN
personaje excepcional. Gustavo Noriega

Argentina / Australia, 2017 / 104 / DCP Jayson McNamara


Color - B&N / Ingls / Espaol - English / Spanish
Naci en Perth, Australia, en 1988. Estudi periodismo en la
D, G: Jayson McNamara F: Santiago Carrica, Agustina Gonzales
Universidad de Queensland y escribi en el Buenos Aires Herald,
Bonorino E: Ernesto Doldn S: Santiago Capriglione, Gabriel
Santamaria M: Paco Cabral, Matas Tozolla P: Jayson McNamara entre otros medios. Messenger on a White Horse es su primer
PE: Jayson McNamara CP: Cabezn Films, Hecho en Claypole largometraje.
I: Robert Cox, Andrew Graham-Yooll, Estela de Carlotto, Nora Cortias, He was born in Perth, Australia, in 1988. He studied journalism
Chicha Mariani
at the University of Queensland and wrote for the Buenos Aires
Contacto / Contact Herald, among other media outlets. Messenger on a White Horse
Cabezn Films. Jayson McNamara is his first film.
T +54 9 11 3408 4025
E jayson@cabezon-films.com W cabezon-films.com

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Triple crimen
Triple Crime

Premiere mundial / World premiere

El 1 de enero a la madrugada, El Quemado sale a vengar la In the small hours of January 1, El quemado set out to avenge
muerte de su hijo acompaado por su banda de narcos; por the death of his son with a gang of drug dealers; they mistak-
error, balean a un grupo de inocentes. Pero uno sobrevive. Dis- enly shoot a group of innocents. But one of them survives. Dif-
tintos puntos de vista componen este relato sobre el crimen de ferent points of view make up this tale about the Villa Moreno
Villa Moreno y el juicio posterior. crime and its subsequent trial.
En la madrugada del 1 de enero de 2012, en la cancha de In the small hours of January 1st, 2012, at the soccer field of
ftbol de la Villa Moreno de Rosario, Jeremas Jere Trasante, Villa Moreno, in the city of Rosario, Jeremas Jere Trasante,
Claudio Mono Surez, Adrin Patm Rodrguez y El Moki, tal Claudio Mono Surez, Adrin Patm Rodrguez and El Moki,
como eran conocidos por sus seres queridos y sus compae- as they where known by their loved ones and their comrades at
ros del Movimiento 26 de Junio, fueron vctimas de una rfaga the 26 de Junio Movement, were victims of a series of gunshots.
de balazos. Salvo El Moki, todos fallecieron en lo que se dio a Everyone but El Moki died, in what went on to be known as the
conocer como el Triple Crimen de Villa Moreno. El documen- Triple Crime of Villa Moreno. Documentarian Rubn Plataneo,
talista rosarino Rubn Plataneo decide mostrar, paso por paso, also from Rosario, decides to show, step by step, instance after
instancia por instancia, el proceso legal del caso. Entre material instance, the legal process of the case. Between archive footage
de archivo del juicio, declaraciones de primera mano y multipli- of the trial, first-hand testimonies and multiple sources, Plataneo
cidad de fuentes, Plataneo crea una sincera traicin al cine de creates a sincere betrayal to non-fiction cinema: he deactivates
no ficcin: desactiva la lgica del juicio y su resolucin para dejar the trials logic and its resolution in order to let reality show all of
que la realidad muestre toda su violencia en nervio vivo. JMD its violence in all its cruelty. JMD

Argentina, 2017 / 100 / DM / Color / Espaol - Spanish Rubn Plataneo


D, G, P: Rubn Plataneo F: Rubn Plataneo, Julin Alfano E: Alejandro Naci en Santa Fe en 1958. Es guionista, productor y cineasta.
Coscarelli, Rubn Plataneo DA: Toms Vi, Rubn Plataneo S: Gaspar
Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Daniela (1983), Muertes
Scheuer M: Charly Egg, Michael Gira, Swans PE: Mnica Amarilla,
Virginia Giacosa CP: Calanda Producciones, Inimaginaria Producciones indebidas (2005) y El gran ro (2012).
I: Lita Gmez, Eduardo Trasante, Ignacio Rodrguez, Japo Surez, He was born in Santa Fe in 1958. He is a screenwriter, producer
Keko Surez and director. He directed several films, including Daniela (1983),
Contacto / Contact Muertes indebidas (2005) and El gran ro (2012).
Calanda Producciones. Rubn Plataneo, Toms Vi
T +54 341 345 0569
E rubenplataneo@hotmail.com - tomasviu@hotmail.com
W calandaproducciones.net

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Yallah! Yallah!
Premiere mundial / World premiere

La historia de siete personas vinculadas al ftbol, los detalles The story of seven people linked to soccer, the details of their ev-
de sus vidas cotidianas, sus relaciones y convivencias. Y su lu- eryday lives, their relationships and coexistence. And their strug-
cha resistiendo la opresin de la ocupacin israel en Palestina. gle resisting the oppression of the Israeli occupation in Palestine.
No es ningn secreto que el ftbol, como todo deporte, es mu- Its no secret that soccer, like any other sport, is much more
cho ms que un juego. Filmado en Palestina, el documental de than a game. Shot in Palestine, the documentary by Fernando
Fernando Romanazzo y Cristian Pirovano observa la cotidianei- Romanazzo and Cristian Pirovano observes the everyday life of
dad de un grupo variado de personas, todas relacionadas con el a varied group of people, all of them related to soccer. The di-
ftbol. Los directores apuestan por la contemplacin, sin forzar rectors opt for contemplation, without forcing any discourse or
discursos ni permitir que la propaganda se entrometa en sus allowing propaganda to get in their way, in order to portray these
caminos, para retratar a estos individuos que buscan desarro- individuals that seek to develop and enjoy their hobbies in an
llarse y disfrutar sus aficiones en medio de un ambiente, por environment that is terribly hostile at times. Inevitably marked
momentos, sumamente hostil. Inevitablemente marcados por los by the conflicts of the region, their lives go on among warm-
conflictos de la regin, sus vidas siguen adelante, entre preca- ups and discussions at bars. Ultimately, what Romanazzo and
lentamientos y discusiones de bar. Finalmente, lo que Romana- Pirovano capture is that brief instant in which hobby and passion
zzo y Pirovano registran es ese breve instante en que el hobby become treasured spiritual refuges. EAC
y la pasin se convierten en preciados refugios espirituales.
Emiliano Andrs Cappiello

Argentina / Palestina, 2017 Fernando Romanazzo & Cristian Pirovano


73 / DCP / Color / rabe - Arabic
Fernando naci en Buenos Aires en 1977. Estudi diseo de
D, G, DA: Fernando Romanazzo, Cristian Pirovano F: Martn Turnes
imagen y sonido en la UBA. Cristian naci en Buenos Aires en
E: Alejandro Rath S: Pablo Crdoba, David Zallocchi
P: Fernando Romanazzo, Cristian Pirovano, Susan Shalabi 1978. Estudi sociologa en la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y
CP: Aqueronte, Palestinian Football Association I: Yosef Alazzah, fotografa en la UBA. Dirigieron juntos el largometraje Sadiqi.
Nabeel Hrob, Susan Shalabi, Abed Arar Fatah, Eyad Abu Garguood Fernando was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He studied image
Contacto / Contact and sound design at the UBA. Cristian was born in Buenos Aires
Aqueronte. Fernando Romanazzo in 1978. He studied sociology at the Social Sciences School and
T +54 9 11 6184 4840 photography at the UBA. Together, they directed the film Sadiqi.
E info@aqueronte.com.ar - aqueronteproducciones@gmail.com
W aqueronte.com.ar - yallahyallah.com.ar

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Meu corpo poltico
My Body Is Political
Mi cuerpo es poltico
Premiere Americana / american premiere

Una mirada sobre la cotidianeidad de cuatro transexuales que A view of the everyday life of four transgender people who live
viven en barrios pobres de San Pablo. Sus vidas son abordadas in poor neighborhoods in So Paulo. The director approaches
tanto en el terreno de lo privado como en un contexto social their lives on both their intimate side and a broader social con-
ms amplio, mientras se plantean interrogantes sobre la co- text, raising questions about the Brazilian transgender com-
munidad trans brasilea y sus disputas polticas. munity and their political struggles.
Una mezcla de Mara Bethnia y Beyonc: ese sincretismo, A mix of Mara Bethnia and Beyonce: that syncretism stated
enunciado por una de las mujeres trans protagonistas del do- but one of the trans women who star in this documentary pro-
cumental, estructura Meu corpo poltico, poderosa super- vides a structure for My Body Is Political, a powerful overlapping
posicin de trnsitos identitarios aunados por la negritud, la of identity transits joined by blackness, poverty, and the favela-
pobreza y la favelizacin de San Pablo. No hay mayor violencia influenced Sao Paulo. There is no greater violence than the one
que la violencia implcita del concepto de gnero; no hay otra implicit in the notion of gender; the body is the only possible
urna posible para sufragar a favor de una repblica verdade- ballot box where you can vote in favor of a truly queer republic:
ramente queer que el propio cuerpo: el Estado devuelve dere- the State gives back the rights it originally took, and here is an
chos que originariamente arrebat, y he aqu una demostra- urgent demonstration of the increasingly necessary subversions
cin urgente de las subversiones cada vez ms necesarias en in times of a normalized diversity. Rapped lives with endless
tiempos de normalizacin de la diversidad. Vidas rapeadas con startles are featured in a kind of material that remembers that
sobresaltos incansables en un material que recuerda que el the fate of oppression after marriage, adoption, and ID cards
destino de la opresin es, despus del matrimonio, la adopcin is resistance. FT
y el DNI, la resistencia. Franco Torchia

Brasil - Brazil, 2017 / 71 / DCP / Color Alice Riff


Portugus - Portuguese
Naci en San Pablo, Brasil, en 1984. Estudi cine y cien-
D, G: Alice Riff F: Vinicius Berger E: Yuri Amaral S: Tales Manfrinato
cias sociales y, entre sus proyectos, se destacan Freestyle
P: Thaisa Valado Pacheco PE: Heverton Lima CP: Studio Riff,
Paideia Filmes I: Paula Beatriz, Linn Santos, Giu Nonato, City (2013), 100% Bolivian, Bro (2014), Lets Dance Invisible
Fernando Ribeiro Orchestra (2016) e Histories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell (2017).
Contacto / Contact She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1984. She studied film and
Studio Riff / Paideia Filmes. Alice Riff social sciences Her recent projects are Freestyle City (2013),
E aliceriff@gmail.com 100% Bolivian, Bro (2014), Lets Dance Invisible Orchestra
W paideiafilmes.com.br (2016), and Histories Our Cinema Did (Not) Tell (2017).
FB meucorpoepolitico

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El pacto de Adriana
Adrianas Pact

Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

Cuando era nia, Lissette tena una dola: su ta Adriana. Su per- When she was a little girl, Lisette had an idol: her aunt Adriana.
cepcin sobre ella se hizo pedazos cuando descubri que tra- Her view of her was shredded to pieces after she found out
bajaba para el dictador Pinochet. Entonces decidi enfrentarla y Adriana worked for the dictator Pinochet. So, she decided to con-
conocer los secretos ms oscuros de la historia chilena. front her aunt and learn the darkest secrets of Chilean history.
De todos los relatos referidos a la dictadura pinochetista, El pac- Out of all the stories about the Pinochet dictatorship, Adrianas
to de Adriana ocupa, desde el vamos, un lugar distintivo, definido Pact plays, from the get-go, a distinctive role, defined by the re-
por la relacin entre la realizadora y la protagonista de su film. lationship between the filmmaker and the protagonist of her film.
Porque el documental de Lissette Orozco divide en capas de Because Lissette Orozcos documentary divides into layers of
sentido el ejercicio de la memoria y su complejidad: por un lado, sense the exercise of memory and its complexity: on one hand,
la bsqueda de la verdad para tratar de aliviar heridas que no the search for truth as a way of trying to relieve the wounds that
cierran; por otro y aqu el hallazgo, sentir que esa verdad wont heal; on the other and here lies the find, feeling that
se pliega cada vez ms como una fantasa fragmentada, inal- that truth becomes more and more of a fragmented, unreach-
canzable, cuando alguien cercano al corazn distorsiona una able fantasy, when someone close to the heart distorts a reality
realidad que, ante los hechos, se evidencia con una potencia that, in the face of fact, shows itself with devastating power. This
devastadora. As, la pelcula expone las formas en que a veces way, the film exposes the ways in which the words sometimes
las palabras tejen un mundo donde el engao se erige como weave a world in which deceit is indestructible. Orozco and her
algo indestructible. Orozco y su terrible desilusin intentan, con terrible disillusion try, with hurt but also courage, to demolish
dolor pero con valenta, demoler ese artificio. Cristian Campana that artifice. CC

Chile, 2017/ 96 / DCP / Color Lissette Orozco


Espaol / Ingls - Spanish / English
Naci en Santiago de Chile in 1987. Es guionista y cineasta.
D, G: Lissette Orozco F, DA: Julio Ziga, Daniela Ibaceta,
Realiz un mster en Cine Documental. Dirigi los cortometrajes
Brian Martnez E: Melisa Miranda S: Mara Ignacia Williamson
PE: Gabriela Sandoval, Carlos Nez, Benjamn Band Subsuelo, Vorgine y El da Ideal.
CP: Salmn Producciones, Storyboard Media She was born in Santiago de Chile in 1987. A scriptwriter and
Contacto / Contact filmmaker, she has a masters in Documentary Cinema. She
Meikincine Entertainment. Fernanda Descamps directed the short films Subsuelo, Vorgine and El da Ideal.
T +54 9 11 5814 2834
E festival@meikincine.com
W meikincine.com

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Los nios
The Grown-Ups

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un grupo de amigos con sndrome de Down lleva cuatro d- A group of friends with Down syndrome has been attending the
cadas asistiendo al mismo colegio. Ahora debern luchar por same school for four decades. Now, they have to struggle to
obtener un mejor trabajo, aprender a cuidarse solos y conse- find a better job, learn how to take care of themselves, and get
guir que a sus cincuenta aos ya nadie los mire como nios. people to stop looking at them as if they were children, since
they are in their fifties.
La documentalista chilena Maite Alberdi filma a un grupo de Chilean documentary director Maite Alberdi films a group of
amigos con sndrome de Down que trabajan en una panadera. friends with Down syndrome who work at a bakery. Anita Mara
Anita Mara y su novio Andrs quieren mudarse juntos, casarse and Andrs want to move in together, get married and form a
y formar una familia, pero realizar su sueo de tener una vida family, but fulfilling their dream of having a normal life includes
normal incluye conseguir un trabajo mejor y aprender a cui- finding a better job and learning how to take care of themselves
darse solos para independizarse de sus padres. Entre karaokes in order to become independent from their parents. Among kara-
y clases de conciencia adulta donde cada uno explica lo que es okes and adult conscience classes where each of them explain
hacer el amor describiendo escenas de pelculas, la directora what lovemaking is by describing movie scenes, the director
narra en clave de comedia la rutina de algunos miembros del narrates, in a comedic fashion, the routine of some members
taller de gastronoma. Lejos de una mirada lastimosa sobre ese of the gastronomy workshop. Far from being a condescending
universo, Los nios se enfoca menos en los impedimentos que look on that universe, The Grown-Ups focuses less on the im-
conlleva el sndrome de sus protagonistas que en profundizar en pediments posed by the syndrome its protagonists suffer from
sus deseos, la bsqueda de libertad y la importancia de tomar and more into their desires, their search for freedom, and the
sus propias decisiones. Elena DAquila importance of making their own decisions. EDA

Chile / Pases Bajos / Francia / Colombia - Chile / Netherlands / Maite Alberdi


France / Colombia, 2016 / 82 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Chile en 1983. Es docente y directora de cine. Estudi
D, G, P: Maite Alberdi F: Pablo Valds E: Juan Eduardo Murillo,
direccin audiovisual y esttica en la Universidad Catlica de
Menno Boerema S: Ranko Paukovi PE: Maite Alberdi, Denis Vaslin
CP: Micromundo Producciones Chile. Dirigi varios largometrajes documentales; entre ellos, El
salvavidas (Bafici 14) y La once (Bafici 17).
Contacto / Contact
Micromundo Producciones. Maite Alberdi She was born in Chile in 1983. A professor and filmmaker, she
T +56 228 256 247 studied Audiovisual Direction and Aesthetics at the Catholic
E maitealberdi.s@gmail.com University in Chile. She directed several documentaries, includ-
W losnioslapelicula.cl ing El Salvavidas (Bafici 14) and La Once (Bafici 17).

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Tonsler Park
Parque Tonsler

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Imgenes en blanco y negro y en 16mm registran el proceso Black and white 16mm footage document the democratic
democrtico en accin en un distrito electoral de Charlottesvi- process in action at an electoral district in Charlottesville,
lle, Virginia, durante las elecciones del 8 de noviembre de 2016 Virginia, during the elections of November 8th, 2016, in the
en Estados Unidos. United States.
Atencin: esta es una gran pelcula que corre el riesgo de perder- Attention: this is a great film that runs the risk of getting lost in
se entre la multitud. En su amplia filmografa, Everson se ocupa the crowd. In his large filmography, Everson takes care of black
de los trabajadores negros de los Estados Unidos y, en este caso, workers of the US and, in this case, of the people responsible
de los responsables de un centro electoral el da en el que Donald for an election center on the day Donald Trump won the presi-
Trump gan la presidencia. El sonido de Tonsler Park, filmada en dency. Shot in 16mm, in black and white, the sound of Tonsler
16mm y en blanco y negro, proviene de una parte del local dis- Park comes from a different part of the premises than the one
tinta de la que muestran las imgenes, mientras que la espalda where the images were shot, while the voters backs stand be-
de los votantes se interpone entre la cmara y los encargados de tween the camera and those in charge of every table. From that
cada mesa. De ese dispositivo sutil, indirecto y discreto, surge subtle, indirect and discreet device comes the magic that allows
la magia que permite entender en las caras y los gestos de los to understand in the faces and gestures of the protagonists the
protagonistas el mecanismo por el cual una institucin esencial mechanism through which an institution essential to American
de la democracia americana se asienta en la belleza, la vivaci- democracy is settled in the beauty, the liveliness and the dili-
dad y la diligencia de quienes integran los estratos bajos de la gence of those who belong to the lower strata of society. Q
sociedad. Quintn

Estados Unidos - USA, 2017 Kevin Jerome Everson


80 / DM / B&N / Ingls - English
Naci en Ohio, Estados Unidos, en 1965. Se form en las universi-
D, E: Kevin Jerome Everson F: Kevin Jerome Everson, Jack Doerner,
dades de Ohio y Akron y se desempea como profesor de arte en
Anthony Restivo S: Sandy Williams IV P: Madeleine Molyneaux, Kevin
Jerome Everson CP: Trilobite-Arts DAC, Picture Palace Pictures I: Sally la de Virginia. Entre sus cortos se cuentan Park Lane (Bafici 15),
Barbour, Shaquita Morton, Deborah Tyler, Shaka Syndor, Maurice Walker Grand Finale, Three Quarters y Regal Unlimited (todos de 2015).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Ohio, USA, in 1965. He studied at the univer-
Picture Palace Pictures. Madeleine Molyneaux sities of Ohio and Akron and works as a college art professor
T +1 212 252 3187 in Virginia. He directed several short films, including Park Lane
E picturepalacesale@yahoo.com (Bafici 15), Grand Finale, Three Quarters and Regal Unlimited
W picturepalacepictures.com
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Paris est une fte - Un film en 18 vagues
Paris Is a Moveable Feast - A Film in 18 Waves
Pars es una fiesta - Una pelcula en 18 olas
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Pars y sus paisajes urbanos, recorridos por un joven extranje- A young, isolated foreigner moves through Paris and its urban
ro y aislado. Ataques, estado de emergencia, azul-blanco-rojo, landscapes. A poetic film featuring attacks, states of emer-
volcanes, cajas de ritmo, revueltas, furia, violencia, silencio y gency, blue-white-red, volcanoes, rhythm boxes, revolts, rage,
diversin en una pelcula potica. violence, silence and fun.
No basta con reconfigurar los mapas y acostumbrarse a las nue- Its not enough to reconfigure the maps and get used to the new
vas normas de control en los aeropuertos, ahora es tambin el forms of airport control: now its also the time to redefine the
momento de redefinir el imaginario que tenamos de los lugares, notion we had of places and cities London is no longer London,
de las ciudades: Londres ya no es ms Londres, Pars ya no es Paris is no longer Paris. Sylvain George is a pioneer of refor-
ms Pars. Sylvain George es un pionero en esa reformulacin mulating spaces, and the conclusions he draws for us speak of
de los espacios, y las conclusiones que tiene para nosotros ha- inscrutable shadows and old narrative forms that may have lost
blan de sombras casi inescrutables y de viejos esquemas narra- their reason to exist in todays context. Paris et une fte is the
tivos que en el actual contexto podran haber perdido toda razn new strophe in a long poem that once observed the Calais raids
de ser. Paris est une fte es la nueva estrofa en un largo poema in France and the police brutality in Madrid on 15 M. Its a dark
que antes se detuvo en las razias del Calais francs y en las song that tells us about the European debacle with a calm voice,
represiones policiales en el Madrid del 15 M; un lgubre cantar from the end of dark tunnel. FG
de gesta que nos habla de la debacle europea con voz queda y
desde el fondo de un tnel oscuro. FG

Francia - France, 2017 / 95 Sylvain George


DCP / Color - B&N / Francs - French
Naci en Francia en 1968. Estudi psicologa y ciencias pol-
D, F, E, DA: Sylvain George G: Ruth Abelard S: Ivan Gariel
ticas. Es director de fotografa, editor y cineasta. Dirigi varios
P: Marie-Noelle George PE: Joan Ribelle CP: Noir Production
I: Mohamed Camara largometrajes documentales; entre ellos, LImposible (2009),
Figuras de guerra (2010) y The Burning Bright (2012).
Contacto / Contact
Noir Production. Joana Ribelle He was born in France in 1968. He studied psychology and
T +69 650 309 669 political science. A cinematographer, editor and filmmaker,
E noirproduction.distribution@gmail.com he directed several documentary films, including LImposible
W noirproduction.net (2009), Quils reposent en rvolte (Des figures de guerre) (2010)
and The Burning Bright (2012).

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We the Workers
Xiong nian zhi pan
Nosotros los trabajadores
Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Filmada durante un perodo de seis aos en el corazn indus- Shot in the course of six years at the industrial heart of China,
trial del sur de China, esta pelcula sigue a los gremialistas y this film follows union leaders as they try to find common
muestra cmo tratan de encontrar puntos en comn con los grounds with the workers, helping them in their negotiations
trabajadores, ayudndolos a negociar con los directores y due- with factory directors and owners.
os de las factoras.
Esto es demasiado. Estos comunistas de mierda no tienen arre- Its too much. These fucking communists are hopeless, says
glo, dice uno de los protagonistas desde una cama de hospital one of the main characters in his hospital bed, where he is
mientras relata su secuestro a manos de la polica. El hombre describing his kidnapping at the hands of the police. The man
pertenece a una organizacin sin fines de lucro que asesora belongs to a non-profit organization that counsels workers in
a trabajadores ante conflictos y abusos patronales. La pelcula cases of employer abuse and labor conflict. The film presents
presenta la frgil situacin de los obreros y la explotacin que the fragile situation of workers and the exploitation they are sub-
padecen como la contracara del milagro chino, un proceso jected to, as the other side of the Chinese miracle, a phenom-
econmico fenomenal que sin embargo mantiene sumida en la enal economic process that however keeps the largest portion of
precariedad a la mayor parte de la poblacin. El director Wen the population in precarious living conditions. Director Wen Hai
Hai acompaa a los integrantes del grupo durante seis aos y follows the members of the group for six years and documents
registra sus tareas cotidianas. La denuncia de We the Workers their everyday work. We the Workers denounciation definitely
rechaza de plano cualquier posible martirologio; su proyecto rejects any notion of martyrdom: its goal is an active resistance
consiste en una resistencia activa levantada sobre la camara- on the basis of camaradery and vitalism. DM
dera y el vitalismo. Diego Mat

Hong Kong / China, 2017 / 174 / DCP / Color Hai Wen


Chino - Chinese
Naci en China en 1958. Estudi en la Academia de Cine de
D: Hai Wen F, E: Jack Huang DA: Zeng Jinyan, Hai Wen S: Gary Sze,
Beijing. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Floating Dust
Charles Chan, Danny Lo M: Robert Ellis-Geiger P: Zeng Jinyan
PE: Zeng Jinyan, Louisa Wei CP: Zeng Jinyan and Hai Wen Production (2003), Dream Walking (2005), We (2008) y Reconstructing
I: Peng Jia-yong, Deng Xiao-ming, Duan Yi, Cheng Hui-hai, Faith (2010).
Zeng Fei-yang He was born in China in 1958. He studied at the Beijing Film
Contacto / Contact Academy, and directed several films, including Floating Dust
Zeng Jinyan and Hai Wen Production. Zeng Jin-yan (2003), Dream Walking (2005), We (2008) and Reconstructing
T +852 5417 7632 Faith (2010).
E nitraria.chine@gmail.com
FB WeTheWorkersCNHK
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A Feeling Greater than Love
Shuour akbar min el hob
Un sentimiento ms grande que el amor
Premiere Americana / american premiere

Una guerra civil borra los sueos de revolucin popular. Una Dreams of popular revolution, erased by civil war. A young
joven se transforma en mrtir durante una huelga en una f- girl martyred at a factory strike in Beirut in 1972 her identity
brica de Beirut en 1972, pero su identidad permanece envuelta shrouded in mystery. A meditation on revolution, cinema and
en misterio. Una reflexin acerca de la revolucin, el cine y sus their possibilities, past and present.
posibilidades, pasadas y presentes.
Un proyecto documental que instala su cmara en una zona en A documentary project that sets up its camera in a war zone and
conflicto, y que pretende conectar una situacin actual con su pa- aims to link a current situation with its past, activates all kinds
sado, activa en el acto tensiones de todo orden. Bajo qu criterio of tensions immediately. What is the criteria in the selection of
se seleccionan los hitos de la historia, qu mirada puede drseles historic milestones, in what way can we observe them from the
desde el presente, qu procedimientos permiten que todos los present day, what procedures allow for all times to be one in both
tiempos sean uno, en trminos icnicos pero tambin reflexivos: iconic and reflexive terms: what is the image of a transversal
cul es la imagen de una historia transversal, que observa los history that observes phenomena in both its repetitions and dif-
fenmenos en su repeticin y en su diferencia. En su pera prima, ferences. In her first film, Mary Jirmanus Saba focuses on the
Mary Jirmanus Saba pone el foco en las primeras huelgas obreras first workers strikes that took place in Lebanon in the 1970s,
acontecidas en Lbano durante los aos 70, los procesos que es- the processes they triggered, and the way its protagonists look
tas desencadenaron y la mirada que sus protagonistas tienen hoy, at it now, under the new light of time, maintaining the utopia but
con la luz que siempre le da el tiempo a la historia, sosteniendo la also accepting their disillusion. MA
utopa pero tambin asumiendo el desencanto. MA

Lbano - Lebanon, 2017 / 98 / DM / Color - B&N / rabe - Arabic Mary Jirmanus Saba
D, G: Mary Jirmanus Saba F: Karam Ghoussein, Mary Jirmanus Saba, Naci en Boston en 1983. Es gegrafa y cineasta. Estudi en la
Ziad Chahoud E: Louly Seif S: Tareq Rantisi P: Mary Jirmanus Saba,
Universidad de Harvard y en la Universidad de California. Codiri-
Lara Jirmanus PE: Rasha Salti CP: Tricontinental Media I: Habib Yaghi,
Ahmed Choulan, Saniye Souiedan, Nadine Acoury gi el cortometraje Si no llueve: Primer regreso (2009) junto con
Mariana Gabarrot Arenas.
Contacto / Contact
Tricontinental Media. Mary Jirmanus Saba She was born in Boston in 1983. A geographer and filmmaker,
T +96 1 7012 9887 she studied at Harvard University and the University of California.
E tricontinentalmedia@gmail.com She co-wrote the short film Si no llueve: Primer regreso (2009)
W smaryjirmanussaba.net together with Mariana Gabarrot Arenas.

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El buen cristiano
The Good Christian

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Documental sobre el juicio por genocidio y crmenes de lesa A documentary about the trial of Ros Montt for genocide
humanidad en contra de Ros Montt. A travs de los testimo- and crimes against humanity. Through the testimonies of the
nios de los sobrevivientes de la persecucin que implement people who survived persecution from the former president,
el ex presidente, Acevedo busca entender quines y cmo son Acevedo seeks to understand the Guatemalan people who lived
los guatemaltecos que vivieron bajo la dictadura. through the dictatorship.
Que en una pelcula que sigue los detalles del juicio a Jos The fact that a film that follows in detail the trial of Jos Efran
Efran Ros Montt, el dictador militar guatemalteco acusado de Ros Montt, the Guatemalan military dictator accused of geno-
genocidio, suene Carta para mi hermano, la nefasta cancin cide, features Carta para mi hermano, the ill-conceived pseu-
seudoinfantil con la que el Ejrcito Argentino homenaje a los do-childrens song with which the Argentine Army paid tribute
soldados en Malvinas, habla a las claras sobre la Historia en to the soldiers in Malvinas, is proof enough of the common His-
comn que tienen la poltica y el cine de muchos pases latinoa- tory the cinema and politics of many Latin American countries
mericanos. Y es que este documental descubre los eslabones have in common. Because this documentary discovers the links
de violencia e impunidad reproducidos en diferentes momentos of violence and impunity that took place across the region at
a lo largo de la regin. En este caso, el foco cae sobre cmo different moments. This film asks itself how a Christian preacher
alguien que se dedicaba a dar sermones cristianos termin por ended up leading a coup in 1982 in order to carry out a massa-
liderar en 1982 un golpe de Estado para, entre otros crmenes, cre of thousands of Ixil Mayans, among other crimes. The Good
llevar adelante una masacre de miles de mayas ixiles. El buen Christian, which also has the suspense of every good courtroom
cristiano, que tambin tiene el suspenso de todo buen exponen- drama, reveals the invisible line between perversions and the
te de film de juicios, revela la lnea invisible que hay entre las banalities of evil. JD
perversiones y las banalidades del mal. JD

Mxico - Mexico, 2016 / 100 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Izabel Acevedo
D, G: Izabel Acevedo F: Pamela Albarrn E: Izabel Acevedo, Gabriel Naci en 1981 en la Ciudad de Guatemala. Estudi en la Escuela
Adderley S: Jos Miguel Enriquez M: Galo Durn PE: Ximena Urrutia,
Nacional de Arte Dramtico (ENAD). Curs la especialidad en
Izabel Acevedo CP: Centro de Capacitacin Cinematogrfica
I: Francisco Chvez Raymundo, Marta Chvez Raymundo realizacin cinematogrfica en el Centro de Capacitacin Cine-
matogrfica (CCC) en la Ciudad de Mxico.
Contacto / Contact
Centro de Capacitacin Cinematogrfica. Mariana Sobrino She was born in 1981 in the city of Guatemala. She studied at
T +52 55 4155 0090 the National Drama School (ENAD). She specialized in filmmak-
E divulgacion@elccc.com.mx ing at the Film Training Center (CCC) in Mexico City.
W elccc.com.mx
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COMPETENCIA OFICIAL DERECHOS HUMANOS
El amparo
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

A fines de los aos 80, en la frontera entre Colombia y Vene- In the late 80s, at the border between Colombia and Venezuela,
zuela, dos hombres sobreviven a un brutal tiroteo que termina two men survive a brutal shootout that ends the life of fourteen
con la vida de catorce compaeros. El Ejrcito venezolano los companions. The Venezuelan Army accuses them of being part
acusa de guerrilleros, pero ellos afirman ser solo pescadores. of the guerrilla, but they claim to be just fishermen.
Sera inexacto limitarnos a describir El Amparo como la recrea- It wouldnt be right to describe El Amparo merely as the reenact-
cin de una tragedia sucedida hace treinta aos en un pueblo ment of a tragedy that took place thirty years ago in a frontier
de la frontera entre Colombia y Venezuela: por fortuna, este film town in the Colombia-Venezuela border: luckily, this film tran-
desborda los lmites de ese modelo al comprender que el simple scends the boundaries of that model by understanding that the
hecho del drama rememorado no es suficiente para insuflarse simple fact of a remembered drama is not enough to blow life
vida. Ms all de algunos requiebros formales absolutamente into it. Apart from some absolutely celebrated formal twists (like
celebrables (la decisin de ocultar con una elipsis el instante the decision of hiding an ellipsis in the key moment where trag-
clave en que la tragedia sucede), El Amparo teje con mano firme edy occurs), El Amparo uses a steady hand to build a safety net
una red de contencin que esquiva con gracia el sainete mise- that gracefully avoids any air of negative farce, and manages to
rabilista, logrando dar un espacio vital en la pelcula a la idea de provide a vital place to the notion of community in the film: the
comunidad: las canciones, los dilogos, los conflictos domsti- songs, dialogues, domestic disputes, and work all draw up the
cos y el trabajo trazan el perfil de este personaje colectivo que profile of this collective character that celebrates and suffers. FG
celebra y sufre. FG

Venezuela / Colombia, 2016 / 99 / DCP / Color Rober Calzadilla


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Venezuela en 1975. Es actor, productor y cineas-
D: Rober Calzadilla G: Karin Valecillos F: Michell Rivas
ta. Estudi en la Escuela de Artes Escnicas Juan Sujo y en
E: Gustavo Rondn Crdova DA: Matas Tikas P: Marianela Illas,
Rubn Sierra Salles CP: Tumbarrancho Films, Pelculas Prescindibles, la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Dirigi los cortometrajes
Caja Negra I: Vicente Quintero, Giovanny Garca, Vicente Pea, Rossana Lnea paterna (2006) y El anzuelo y la atarraya (2009), y el
Hernndez, Samantha Castillo mediometraje El pas de Abril (2013).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Venezuela in 1975. He is an actor, producer
FiGa Films. Sandro Fiorin and director. He studied at the Juan Sujo School of Theater
T +1 323 229 9816 Arts and the Central University of Venezuela. He directed the
E contact@figafilms.com
shorts Lnea paterna (2006) and El anzuelo y la atarraya
W figafilms.com
(2009), as well as the medium-length El pas de Abril (2013).
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COMPETENCIA argentina de cortos
ARGENTINE short films COMPETITION
ARGENTINE short films COMPETITION

El cielo de los
animales
The Heaven of Animals

Premiere mundial / World premiere

En un certamen de peluquera canina todos compiten para lograr la mejor versin de


sus mascotas. | In a canine hair styling contest everyone competes to achieve the finest
version of their pets. Argentina, 2017 / 16 / DCP / Color
Espaol - Spanish
Juan Renau. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1986. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido en la UBA. D, G, F: Juan Renau E: Iara Vilardeb
Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Yo y Maru 2012 (2013) y Las luces (2015). | He was born DA: Eugenia Campos Guevara S: Francisco
in Buenos Aires in 1986. He studied image and sound design at the UBA. He directed several short Pedemonte P: Eugenia Campos Guevara,
films, including Yo y Maru 2012 (2013) and Las luces (2015). Juan Renau PE: Juan Renau, Eugenia
Campos Guevara I: Gisela Grillia

Contacto / Contact
Eugenia Campos Guevara
T +54 9 11 6003 0320
E e.camposguevara@gmail.com

El cuarto cuerpo
The Fourth Body

Premiere mundial / World premiere

En un clima de tedio y soledad, tres hermanas conviven en una casa de campo. La Argentina, 2017 / 11 / DCP / Color
inesperada llegada de un desconocido alterar el universo atemporal en el que se en- Espaol - Spanish
cuentran, despertando el instinto pulsional antes contenido en una lucha manifiesta D, G: A. Grillo, M. Gamboa F: A. Grillo,
en el cuerpo y la mirada. | In an atmosphere of tedium and loneliness, three sisters M. Gamboa, C. Bonsi E: A. Grillo
live together in a country house. The unexpected arrival of an unknown man will alter DA: V. Carvajal S, M: G. Dos Santos
the timeless universe they live in, waking up the urges that used to be contained in a P, PE: A. Grillo, M. Gamboa, V. Carvajal
manifest struggle within their bodies and eyes. I: L. Diaz, M. Katzowicz, V. Pepe, F. Macia

Agustina Grillo & Manuela Gamboa. Nacieron en Buenos Aires y son estudiantes avanzadas
Contacto / Contact
de diseo de imagen y sonido en la UBA. En 2016, Agustina realiz Eclipse, su primer cortometraje
Agustina Grillo
documental. Manuela es fotgrafa y realizadora audiovisual en eventos institucionales. | Born in Bue-
T +54 11 3684 8900
nos Aires, they are both advanced students of image and sound design at the UBA. In 2016 Agustina
E agusgrillo_93@hotmail.com
directed Eclipse, her first documentary short film. Manuela works as a photographer and audiovisual
FB El-Cuarto-Cuerpo
director in institutional events.

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Fiora

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Fiora y Martina cocinan. La situacin es una puesta en escena del vnculo real que las
une. Mientras almuerzan, Fiora revive una historia del pasado. Martina quiere saber ms
y decide interpelarla. | Fiora and Martina are cooking. The situation stages the real bond Argentina, 2017 / 17 / DCP / Color
that exists between them. As they eat lunch, Fiora relives a story from the past. Martina Italiano / Espaol - Italian / Spanish
wants to know more and decides to question her.
D, G, E: Martn Vilela, Martina Juncadella
F: Martn Vilela DA: Julieta Juncadella
Martina Juncadella & Martn Vilela. Martina naci en Buenos Aires en 1992. Es poeta,
S: Lucas Larriera P, PE, CP: Martina
actriz y editora. Martn naci en Buenos Aires en 1990. Es cineasta y asistente de direccin en cine y
Juncadella, Martn Vilela I: Fiora Vignali,
televisin. | Martina was born in 1992. She is a poet, actress, and editor. Martn was born in Buenos
Martina Juncadella
Aires in 1990. He is a filmmaker and assistant director in film and TV.

Contacto / Contact
Martina Juncadella, Martn Vilela
T +54 11 6308 6788 W triplexxx.com.ar
E martinvilela1@gmail.com

Frutillas
Strawberries

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Guillermina experimenta una incomodidad latente. Se siente excluida y vulnerable. La Argentina, 2017 / 29 / DCP / Color
relacin con su novio y la amistad con su amiga estn atravesadas por un engao. Espaol - Spanish
La irracionalidad y la violencia surgen como la nica manera de responder a tamaa D, G: J. P. Basovih Marinaro F: C. Cespon
traicin. | Guillermina experiences a latent unease. She feels outcast and vulnerable. Her E: J. F. Crdoba DA: M. Sarmiento S: M. N.
relationships with her boyfriend and best friend are crossed by deceit. Irrationality and Ugarriza P: E. Vij PE: J. P. Basovih, E. Vij
violence emerge as the only way she can respond to such a betrayal. CP: T las Traes Producciones I: V. Gerez,
R. Muoz, S. Romero, J. Botto
Juan Pablo Basovih Marinaro. Naci en 1989 en Buenos Aires. Estudi en la Escuela Juan
Pedro Esnaola, en Guionarte y en la UNA. Frutillas es su primer cortometraje. | He was born in
1989 in Buenos Aires. He attended the Juan Pedro Esnaola School, and later Guionarte and UNA. Contacto / Contact
Strawberries is his first short film. T las Traes Producciones
Juan Pablo Basovih Marinaro
T +54 9 11 6868 3259 TW Frutillas_corto
E tu_las_traes@outlook.com

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Hugo

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Pedro tiene un objetivo sencillo, pero un grupo de mujeres arrolladoras quiere impedir Argentina, 2017 / 10 / DM / Color - B&N
que lo cumpla. | Pedro has a simple goal, but a group of overwhelming women wants to Espaol - Spanish
prevent him from achieving it. D, P, PE: Juan Villegas G: Camila Maurer
F: Santiago Melazzini E: Manuel Ferrari
Juan Villegas. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1971. Estudi en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi cuatro
DA: Ana Cambre S: Andrs Polonsky
largometrajes (Sbado, Los suicidas, Ocio y Victoria) y un mediometraje (Adn Buenosayres. La pel-
CP: Fundacin Sagai, Tresmilmundos Cine
cula), todos ellos exhibidos en distintas ediciones del Bafici. | He was born in Buenos Aires in 1971.
I: Adriana Aizenberg, Luis Campos
He studied at Universidad del Cine, and directed four feature-length films (Sbado, Los suicidas,
Ocio and Victoria) and a medium-length film (Adn Buenosayres. La pelcula), all of them screened
in different editions of Bafici. Contacto / Contact
Tresmilmundos Cine. Juan Villegas
T +54 11 155 476 6916
E juanmaville@gmail.com
TW JuanVillegas19

KukoC

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Hctor Kuko es un neurocirujano que vive solo en su casa de campo desde hace ms de Argentina / Estados Unidos - Argentina
una dcada. Alejado de su familia disfuncional y entrado en aos, decide que es tiempo de / USA, 2017 / 25 / DCP / Color / Espaol
volver a verlos a todos una ltima vez. Solo hay una manera de reunirlos en su propia casa - Spanish
y l lo sabe. Con ayuda de su nico amigo, Flix, decide poner en marcha su plan. | Hctor D, G, E: M. Maumus, T. Maumus F: S. Cantillo
Kuko is a neurosurgeon who has lived alone in his country house for over a decade. Old DA: I. Siegrist, Y. Kadar S: A. Mandelbaum
and distanced from his dysfunctional family, he decides its time to see them again one P: M. Maumus, T. Maumus, F. Guedes,
last time. There is only one way to reunite them in his place and he knows it. With the help M. Busel, F. Morlio CP: Mumu, Universidad
of his only friend Flix, he starts carrying out his plan. del Cine, Tisch School of Arts I: H. Drachtman,
R. H. Vladiminsky, A. Luzarth, G. Rey, F. Cura
Matas Maumus & Toms Maumus. Nacidos en Buenos Aires, Matas (1988) estudi diseo
de imagen y sonido en la UBA y posee una maestra en Cine de la Universidad de Nueva York. Toms
(1994) es egresado de la FUC y fue seleccionado para realizar una clase magistral con Werner Contacto / Contact
Herzog en La Habana. Este es el primer corto de los hermanos. | Born in Buenos Aires, Matas (1988) Mumu. Matas Maumus
studied image and sound design at the UBA and has a masters degree in filmmaking from the T +54 9 11 2239 0550
University of New York. Toms (1994) is a FUC graduate and was selected to give a master class with E matiasmaumus@gmail.com
Werner Herzog in Havana. This is the brothers first short film. TW matimumus
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COMPETEnCIA ArgentinA de Cortos
Licuar la nada
Blending the Void

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Un chico se encuentra con una chica. Mientras se van conociendo, y entre avances y Argentina, 2017 / 20 / DCP / Color
retrocesos, deambulan por la ciudad. | Boy meets girl. While getting to know each other, Espaol - Spanish
they wander around the city, with progress and setbacks. D, G: Kevin Zayat F: Facundo Ballv
E: Lucas Casolo DA: Rogelio Navarro
Kevin Zayat. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1992. Actualmente estudia direccin en la Universidad S: Vanessa Heeger P, PE: Tadeo Pestaa
del Cine y, adems, trabaja en Fidelia Cine. | He was born in Buenos Aires in 1992. He is currently Caro, Rogelio Navarro CP: Vorgine Cine,
studying filmmaking at Universidad del Cine, and works for Fidelia Cine. Fidelia Cine I: Martn Shanly, Camila Fabbri

Contacto / Contact
Fidelia Cine. Rogelio Navarro
T +54 11 4801 7174
E distribucion@cinefidelia.com
W cinefidelia.com

Los rayos
Sunrays

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Dos amigos buscan un edificio abandonado (uno en particular). Aunque solo hay una Argentina, 2017 / 21 / DM / Color
foto y un recuerdo difuso, creen poder distinguirlo desde algunas terrazas de la ciudad. Espaol - Spanish
Ambos saben que esta podra ser la ltima oportunidad de pasar tiempo juntos. | Two D, G, E, PE: Carolina Ridao F: Florencia
friends are trying to find an abandoned building (one in particular). They only have a Brocchi S: Fabin Martnez P: Ins Espil
photo and a blurred memory, but they think they can spot it from some city rooftops. CP: Paisanee I: Agustn Sander, Milagros
They both know this might be their last chance of to spend time together. Larroza, Ana Fraile, Catalina de Urquiza

Carolina Ridao. Naci en Tres Arroyos, provincia de Buenos Aires, en 1986. Estudi artes au-
diovisuales en la Universidad Nacional de La Plata y particip en varios cortometrajes, en los que Contacto / Contact
realiz cmara y edicin. | He was born in Tres Arroyos, in the Buenos Aires province, in 1986. He Carolina Ridao
studied audiovisual arts at the National University of La Plata and worked in several short films as a T +54 298 341 0464
camera operator and editor. E orak_27@hotmail.com

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Lulita

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Inspirado en el cuento Lulita que no quiere abrir la puerta, este cortometraje narra los Argentina / Colombia, 2017 / 14 / DM /
diferentes escenarios posibles de un encuentro amoroso de domingo, que el personaje Color - B&N / Espaol - Spanish
de Andrs imagina en su trayecto hacia la casa de su amada Lulita, durante los aos D, G: A. Mahecha F: G. Vanerio, S. Prez
70 y en la ciudad de Cali. | Inspired by the short story Lulita no quiere abrir la puerta, E: C. Schrupp, A. Mahecha DA: G. Acevedo
this short film depicts the different scenarios of a Sunday romance meeting imagined by S: A. Molinares, P. Sabogal, T. Pagnotta
Andrs on his way to his beloved Lulitas home during the 1970s in Cali. P: M. Grossi, N. Canchn PE: L. Villada
CP: CIC - Centro de Investigacin
Andrs Mahecha. Naci en Bogot, Colombia, en 1987. Estudi msica en la Universidad Ja- Cinematogrfica I: A. G. Moreno,
veriana de Colombia. Se mud a la Argentina para estudiar realizacin de cine en el CIC. Dirigi los O. Grunewald
cortometrajes Dajirar (2014) y Bajo el agua corre el viento (2016). | He was born in Bogota, Colombia,
in 1987. He studied music at the Xavierian University in Colombia. He moved to Argentina to study
filmmaking at CIC. He directed the short films Dajirar (2014) and Bajo el agua corre el viento (2016). Contacto / Contact
CIC - Centro de Investigacin.
Cinematogrfica. Ana Gioria
T +54 11 4553 5120
E produccion@cic.edu.ar W cic.edu.ar

Mara

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Mara procura cumplir con cada uno de los mandatos ancestrales que le impone su co- Argentina, 2017 /14 / DM / Color
munidad: la colonia menonita de La Pampa, Argentina. El film bucea el lmite entre la Espaol / Alemn - Spanish - German
tolerancia cultural y el impulso de trasgresin, a partir del recorrido ntimo de una joven D, G: Manuela Gamboa F: Manuela Gamboa,
que se debate entre el sometimiento a los preceptos culturales y sus deseos de liberacin. Valentina Carvajal E: Carola Rapela
| Mara is trying to fulfill each one of the ancestral mandates imposed by her community: S, P: Mailn Mantilaro
the Mennonite colony in La Pampa, Argentina. The film addresses the limit between cultural
tolerance and a drive for transgression, through the intimate life of a young woman torn
Contacto / Contact
between subjecting herself to cultural precepts and her desire for freedom.
Amazona. Gala Negrello
Manuela Gamboa. Naci en Buenos Aires. Estudi direccin de arte, escenografa y ves- T +54 11 5992 6984
tuario en el Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Coln; actualmente estudia diseo de imagen E galanegrello@gmail.com
y sonido en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Mara es su primer cortometraje documental. | She
was born in Buenos Aires. She studied art direction, set design, and costume design at the Art
Institute of the Coln Theater. She is currently studying image and sound design at the University
of Buenos Aires. Mara is her first documentary short film.
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COMPETEnCIA ArgentinA de Cortos
Mundo country
Country World

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Steve decide viajar desde su Nebraska natal para filmar el festival de msica country
que se realiza en San Pedro y documentar cmo se consume la cultura norteamericana
Argentina, 2017 / 23 / DCP / Color
en esa ciudad. Para esto, contrata a una incipiente productora local. Pero Steve cambia
Espaol / Ingls - Spanish / English
los planes de rodaje y pone en riesgo el proyecto. | Steve decides to leave his home in
Nebraska and travel to San Pedro to shoot the country music festival in that city and D: M. Verde, A. Polonsky, N. Aboud
document how American culture is consumed there. For this, he hires an emerging local G: M. Verde, A. Polonsky, N. Aboud, M. Ayerza
producer. But Steve changes the shooting plan and risks the whole project. F: A. Polonsky E: M. Verde DA, PE: N.
Aboud S: A. Polonsky, J. G. Di Luca
Andrs Polonsky, Malena Verde & Natal Aboud. Andrs naci en Buenos Aires en 1987. P: N. Aboud, A. Polonsky CP: Aconcagua
Estudi en la Universidad del Cine (FUC). Malena naci en Buenos Aires en 1991. Dirigi el cortome- I: S. Kisicki, N. Aboud, M. Verde, M. Ayerza
traje Das de caza (2014). Natal naci en Buenos Aires en 1986. Es actriz, guionista y dramaturga. |
Andrs was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. He studied at Universidad del Cine (FUC). Malena was born
Contacto / Contact
in Buenos Aires in 1991. She directed the short film Das de caza (2014). Natal was born in Buenos
Aconcagua. Natal Aboud
Aires in 1986. She is an actress, screenwriter and playwright.
T +54 9 11 5930 2601
E nataaboud@gmail.com
TW country_mundo FB Mundo-Country

No aflojes, Miriam
Miriam, Dont Give Up

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Cortometraje documental que muestra a una mujer de Bolvar, provincia de Buenos Argentina, 2017 / 9 / DM / Color
Aires, intentando cazar una laucha que se meti en la habitacin de su hija. | A docu- Espaol - Spanish
mentary short film that features a woman in Bolvar, in the Buenos Aires province, trying D, G, P, PE: Ramiro Bailiarini, Rafael
to hunt down a big rat that got into her daughters room. Federman F, DA: Ramiro Bailiarini E: Rafael
Federman S: Maximiliano Morales CP: Pixel
Ramiro Bailiarini & Rafael Federman. Ramiro naci en Bolvar, provincia de Buenos Aires, Muerto I: Miriam Rodrguez, Julin Infantino,
en 1986. Actualmente se desempea como actor, msico, director de teatro y realizador audiovisual. Mauro Gonzlez, Betiana Gonzlez,
Rafael naci en Buenos Aires en 1996. Realiz sus estudios en direccin de montaje en la ENERC y Toms Gonzlez
actualmente se desempea como realizador audiovisual y actor de cine y teatro. | Ramiro was born in
Bolvar, in the Buenos Aires province, in 1986. He is currently working as an actor, musician, theater
director, and audiovisual director. Rafael was born in Buenos Aires in 1996. He studied editing at Contacto / Contact
ENERC and is currently working as an audiovisual director and a film and theater actor. Pixel Muerto. Rafael Federman
T +54 11 3172 2202
E rafafederman@gmail.com
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Par doble
Double Pair

Dos hermanas gemelas preparan una torta de cumpleaos. Como una criatura de dos Argentina, 2017 / 14 / DCP / Color
cabezas, una parece la proyeccin de la otra. En la tarde que pasan juntas, reviven con- Espaol - Spanish
flictos del pasado y algunos temores comunes que vuelven para acecharlas. | Two twin D, G, E: Santiago Giralt F: Connie Martin
sisters are making a birthday cake. They are very symbiotic and act like a two-headed DA: Marianela Fasce S: Jesica Surez
creature. In the short afternoon they spend together, conflicts and frictions from the P: Federico Carol, Santiago Giralt
present and the past come back to haunt them. PE: Federico Carol CP: Los Griegos Films
I: Mara Marull, Paula Marull
Santiago Giralt. Naci en Santa Fe en 1977. Es guionista, productor, actor, dramaturgo y cineas-
ta. Estudi en la Universidad del Cine. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Antes del estreno
(2010), Anagramas (2014) y Primavera (2016). | He was born in Santa Fe in 1977. He is a screen- Contacto / Contact
writer, producer, actor, playwright and filmmaker. He studied at Universidad del Cine. He directed Los Griegos Films. Federico Carol
several feature films, including Antes del estreno (2010), Anagramas (2014) and Primavera (2016). T +54 11 5219 4126
E contact@losgriegosfilms.com
W losgriegosfilms.com

QueridA Renzo
Dear Renzo

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Tres argentinos se encuentran por azar en Nueva York. Deambulan por sus calles per- Argentina / Estados Unidos - Argentina /
didos en una red de intercambio de dinero, traducciones fallidas y vocacin religiosa. | USA, 2016 / 20 / DCP / Color
Three Argentinians meet by chance in New York. They wander around the streets, lost in Espaol / Ingls - Spanish / English
a network of money exchange, failed translations, and religious calling. D, DA: F. Lezama, A. Glvez G: F. Lezama
F: C. Messina E: A. Glvez, F. Lezama
Francisco Lezama & Agostina Glvez. Agostina trabaja como directora para Radical Media S: N. Palenque, S. Straface P: B. Bryant
en Nueva York. Francisco dicta clases de historia del cine y trabaja en el Malba y el Museo del Cine. PE: V. Marotta CP: Vaivem, Un Puma,
Ambos estudiaron en la FUC, y juntos dirigieron La novia de Frankenstein (Bafici 15). | Agostina Universidad del Cine I: L. Maltz, R. Cozza,
works as a director for Radical Media in New York. Francisco teaches film history and works at Malba M. Bargman, D. Maloney, S. Gurewitz
and the Film Museum. They both studied at FUC, and directed La novia de Frankenstein (Bafici 15).

Contacto / Contact
Un Puma. Francisco Lezama
T +54 11 4026 9639
E franlezama@gmail.com W unpuma.com
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COMPETEnCIA ArgentinA de Cortos
Trainspotter

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Segn la leyenda, Antonn Dvok compuso su sptima Humoresque en 1894, durante Argentina / Repblica Checa, 2017 / 9 /
un viaje en tren entre Dresden y Praga. Este breve film reproduce esa travesa a modo DM / Color / Espaol - Spanish
de homenaje. | According to the legend, Antonn Dvok composed his seventh Humor- D, G, F, E, S: Ignacio Masllorens M: Antonn
esque in 1894, during a train ride from Dresden to Prague. This short film reproduces Dvok P, PE: Ignacio Masllorens,
that journey as an homage. Paola Michaels CP: El Rayo Verde

Ignacio Masllorens. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1973. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido en la
UBA. Dirigi los films Martin Blaszko III (Bafici 11), Hbitat (Bafici 13), El teorema de Santiago (Bafici Contacto / Contact
16) con Estanislao Buisel, y varios cortometrajes. | He was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. He studied El Rayo Verde. Ignacio Masllorens
image and sound design at the UBA. He directed Martin Blaszko III (Bafici 11), Hbitat (Bafici 13), and T +54 11 5973 0330
El teorema de Santiago (Bafici 16) with Estanislao Buisel, as well as several short films. E elrayoverde.cine@gmail.com
W elrayoverde.jimdo.com

Un alud
Grief

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Despus de meses de pausa y de quietud suscitados por una prdida que ha dejado a Argentina, 2017 / 19 / DCP / Color
Sofa emocionalmente paralizada, somos testigos de un despertar cargado de simbolis- Espaol - Spanish
mos. La pulsin de vida y la pulsin de muerte disputan una guerra silenciosa e ntima. D, G: C. Cartasegna F: I. Gierasinchuk
| After months of pause and quietness triggered by a loss that left Sofia emotionally E: R. Rauwolf DA: L. Evangelista
paralyzed, we witness an awakening charged with symbolism. The drives for life and S: H. Severino M: E. Cartasegna
death struggle in a silent and intimate war. P: M. Canale PE: M. Canale, A. Sarikamichian
CP: LailaFilma I: V. Spinetta, M. Canale,
Cecilia Cartasegna. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido en la UBA y se form como bailarina N. Goldschmidt, P. Merlo, F. Carrasco
clsica y actriz en la carrera de Artes Dramticas del IUNA y en el Sportivo Teatral. Protagoniz el
film Clementina y fue parte de Terror 5 y All Night Long. | She studied image and sound design at
the UBA and trained as a ballet dancer and actress in the dramatic arts program at the IUNA and the Contacto / Contact
Sportivo Teatral. She starred in the film Clementina and participated in Terror 5 and All Night Long. FilmsToFestivals. Gisela Chicolino
T +54 9 11 2450 1740
E gisela@filmstofestivals.com
W filmstofestivals.com
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Weltende

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Ocurre en una noche, en un lugar donde la violencia ha sido naturalizada. Es un acto Argentina, 2017 / 18 / DCP / Color
terrorista, una organizacin criminal, un loco o tan solo un poema; es difcil saberlo. Espaol - Spanish
La nica certeza es que es de noche, siempre de noche. | It happens one night, in a D, G, P, PE, CP: Alejo Santos F: Jernimo
place where violence has been naturalized. Its a terrorist act, a criminal organization, Torres E: Florencia Tissera DA: Vicente
a mad man, or just a poem its hard to tell. The only certainty is that its nighttime, Basili S: Natalia Lavalle I: Alberto Surez,
always nighttime. Julin Larquier Tellarini, Gonzalo Ruiz,
Vanina Aybar, Juan Kiss
Alejo Santos. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1985. Abandon la carrera de Filosofa para estudiar
cine en la FUC. Edit La calle de los pianistas (Bafici 15), E il cibo va y El camino del encuentro.
Dirigi el cortometraje Matar a un perro (Bafici 14) y fue seleccionado para el Talents BA y el Talents Contacto / Contact
Berlinale 2016. | He was born in Buenos Aires in 1985. He dropped out of the philosophy program Alejo Santos
to study film at FUC. He edited Pianists Street (Bafici 15), E il cibo va and El camino del encuentro. T +54 9 11 5579 8178
He directed the short film Matar a un perro (Bafici 14) and was selected for the Talents BA and the E alejosantos.as@gmail.com
Talents Berlinale 2016.

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argentine short films EXHIBITION
ARGENTINE short films exhibition

A quien corresponda
To Whom It May Concern

Premiere americana / american premiere

El relato de un instante especfico, una carta dirigida a quien quiera leerla. A quien Argentina, 2016 / 9 / DCP / Color
corresponda narra el momento de la muerte de la madre de la directora. | The depiction Espaol - Spanish
of a specific instant, and a letter addressed to whoever wants to read it. To Whom It May D, P: Valeria Fernndez
Concern narrates the moment when the filmmakers mother dies. CP: La Banda de los Cuatro

Valeria Fernndez. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1991. Estudi cine en la Universidad del Cine
Contacto / Contact
(FUC). A quien corresponda es su primer cortometraje. | She was born in Buenos Aires in 1991. She
La Banda de los Cuatro. Valeria Fernndez
studied filmmaking at Universidad del Cine (FUC). To Whom It May Concern is her first short film.
T +54 11 3451 7516
E labandadeloscuatro@gmail.com

Ama

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Es invierno en la ciudad. Brenda es madre primeriza y atraviesa una nueva etapa: el Argentina, 2017 / 18 / DM / Color
puerperio. Su hogar es como un tero que la contiene y a su vez la mantiene aislada del Espaol - Spanish
mundo exterior. En los prximos das se termina su licencia por maternidad y se debate D, E: Silvina Estvez G, DA: Silvina Estvez,
internamente sobre la decisin de volver a trabajar. | Its winter in the city. Brenda is a Brenda Howlin F: Nicols Pittaluga S: Ivn
new mom and she is going through a new phase: postpartum period. Her home is like a Primosich P, PE: Silvina Estvez, Brenda
uterus that both contains and isolates her from the outside world. Her maternity leave will Howlin, Nicols Pittaluga CP: Csmica Cine
end in a few days, and she struggles with the decision of going back to work. I: Lila Dhara Murano, Brenda Howlin

Silvina Estvez. Es directora y guionista. Realiz los documentales de observacin Escuelavida


y Bailabilonia, cortos de ficcin y videodanza. Sus trabajos rondan temticas sociales, universos fe- Contacto / Contact
meninos y el lmite entre la ficcin y el documental. | She is a director and scriptwriter. She directed Csmica Cine. Silvina Estvez
the observational documentaries Escuelavida and Bailabilonia, as well as fiction and video-dance T +54 11 5774 5086
short films. Her work addresses social issues, the feminine universe, and the limits between fiction
and documentary.

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Covunco

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Alberto tiene 68 aos. Naci y vivi toda su vida en el campo, en una casa de adobe cons- Argentina, 2017 / 17 / DM / Color
truida por su padre cerca de Alberti, un pueblo de Buenos Aires. Hijo nico, siempre fue un Espaol - Spanish
hombre reservado y solitario, y con el tiempo hizo de este lugar su refugio. Covunco es el D, G, F, E: Damin Coluccio P: Damin
reencuentro entre el director, Damin Coluccio, y su padre, pero tambin es una fbula, con Coluccio, Florencia de Mugica CP: Surub
muchas preguntas y respuestas. | Alberto is 68 years old. He was born in the countryside, Cine, Bomba Cine I: Alberto Coluccio,
where he spent all of his life in an adobe house built by his father near Alberti, a town in the Damin Coluccio
Buenos Aires province. An only child, he was always reserved and solitary, and eventually
turned this place into a refuge. Covunco is the reunion of the director, Damian Coluccio, and
Contacto / Contact
his father, but also a fable with lots of questions and answers.
Damin Coluccio
T +54 9 11 5731 8364
Damin Coluccio. Naci en 1986 en Alberti, provincia de Buenos Aires. Estudi diseo de ima- E colucciodamian@gmail.com
gen y sonido en la UBA. Realiz varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, La noche de los cerdos (2008) y
El arca (los olvidados) (2011). Actualmente prepara su primer largometraje. | He was born in 1986
in Alberti, in the Buenos Aires province. He studied image and sound design at the UBA. He directed
several short films, including La noche de los cerdos (2008) and El arca (los olvidados) (2011). He
is currently preparing his first feature-length film.

Ek

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Argentina / Paraguay, 2016 / 15 / DM


Retrato de la Comunidad Ach de Ypetm, ubicada en el departamento de Caazap, Color / Espaol / Ach / Guaran -
Paraguay. Al documentar la memoria de los pueblos originarios, Ek se adentra en un Spanish / Ache / Guarani
tiempo y espacio fuera de lo comn, un universo que se ubica entre la realidad y la D, G: C. Servin Ros F: M. Matilla E: A. M.
percepcin que tenemos de ella. | A portrait of the Ach de Ypetm Community, located Rincn DA, P, PE: M. Soto Franco S, M: M.
in the Caazap department in Paraguay. By documenting the memory of native peoples, Aller, C. Servin I: E. Enegi, C. Bywatapingi,
Ek enters a different time and space, a universe located between reality and our per- R. Nochingi, T. Jakuvachugi, A. Tatugi
ception of it.
Contacto / Contact
Claudio Servin Ros. Naci en Asuncin, Paraguay, en 1993. Estudi diseo de imagen y sonido G11. Martn Matilla
en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Ek es su primer trabajo como director cinematogrfico. | He was T +54 11 3037 5884
born in Asuncin, Paraguay, in 1993. He studied image and sound design at the University of Buenos E grupooncedavdos@gmail.com
Aires. Ek is his directorial debut. FB ekodocumental
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ARGENTINE short films exhibition

El bidn
The Jerrycan

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Gato vuelve al club del cual lo expulsaron a buscar una indemnizacin o algn tipo de Argentina / Per - Argentina / Peru, 2017
respuesta tras la traicin de sus amigos, antes de ejecutar su ltimo movimiento. | Gato 12 / DM / Color / Espaol - Spanish
returns to the club he was expelled from to obtain compensation or some sort of answer D, G, E: D. Cendra Woodman F: J. Gonzlez
from his friends who betrayed him, before executing his last movement. DA: D. Palomino Navarro S: S. Romero, A.
Cendra Woodman M: M. Snchez Viamonte
Diego Cendra Woodman. Naci en Lima, Per, en 1990. Se form en la Universidad de Lima P: J. Sisti Ripoll PE: J. Sisti Ripoll, D. Cendra
y se desempea como msico y director. El bidn es su primer trabajo como realizador cinemato- Woodman CP: Pelculas Fantasma I: J. Sisti
grfico. | He was born in Lima, Peru, in 1990. He studied at the University of Lima and works as a Ripoll, M. Snchez Viamonte, J. P. Bava, R. Luco
musician and director. The Jerrycan is his directorial debut.
Contacto / Contact
Cendra.biz - Diego Cendra Woodman
T +51 9 99 37 19 29
E diegocendra@gmail.com
W estudiofamas.com

El departamento
The Appartment

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Una vez al mes, Pablo y Gabriela se encuentran a la salida de una inmobiliaria para Argentina, 2017 / 15 / DM / Color
resolver las cuestiones referidas a su departamento, ltimo bastin de su vida en pareja. Espaol - Spanish
| Once a month, Pablo and Gabriela meet outside a real estate office to solve the matters D, G: Magal Bayn F: Nicols Pittaluga
related to their apartment, the last stronghold of their life as a couple. E: Alejo Santos DA: Agustina Libertad
Eyzaguirre, Luciana Radeland S: Guillermo
Magal Bayn. Naci en la Argentina en 1980. Es directora, guionista y docente. Egres de la Sempronii P: Magal Bayn, Nicols Mnzel
UBA como diseadora de imagen y sonido y es licenciada en Enseanza de las Artes Audiovisuales Camao, Facundo Escudero Salinas
(UNSAM). Result ganadora de Historias breves V con su cortometraje Olimpadas. | She was born PE: Nicols Mnzel Camao CP: Pensilvania
in Argentina in 1980. A filmmaker, scriptwriter and teacher, she majored in image and sound design Films I: Lola Banfi, Miguel Di Lemme
at the UBA and in audiovisual arts teaching at UNSAM. Her short film Olimpadas won the Historias
breves V contest.
Contacto / Contact
Pensilvania Films. Nicols Mnzel Camao
T +54 9 11 6162 1174
E info@pensilvaniafilms.com
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El zen del chat
Zen of Chat

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Bruno sali con ella hace cuatro das y desde entonces no tuvo seales. Hoy le mand Argentina, 2017 / 6 / DM / Color
un WhatsApp y hace dos horas y veintisiete minutos que no recibe respuesta. Mientras Espaol - Spanish
hace compras en el supermercado chino, se desespera. No logra acallar esa voz que D: Julin Castro, Alejo Rosemberg
lo va hundiendo cada vez ms en especulaciones neurticas sobre por qu esa doble G: Fernando Ferrer F: Agustn Barrutia
rayita y ninguna respuesta. | Bruno went out on a date and didnt hear back from her E: Julin Castro DA: Florencia Gabelli
since. Today she sent him a WhatsApp message and hasnt replied for two hours and S: Julin Castro P: Sol Aramburu
twenty-seven minutes. While buying groceries at the Chinese deli, he freaks out. He PE: Fabin Zayat CP: Gloria Films
cant manage to silence that voice that sinks him in neurotic speculation about why he I: Nazareno Casero
is seeing a double check and no answer.
Contacto / Contact
Julin Castro & Alejo Rosemberg. Nacidos en Buenos Aires, fundaron la productora Gloria
Hasta 30 Minutos. Luciana Abad
Films. Entre sus trabajos se incluyen videoclips, documentales, campaas de TV y cortometrajes.
T +54 9 11 6455 4130
Como dupla, bajo el nombre de Rosca, filmaron Doppelganger. | Born in Buenos Aires, they founded
E hasta30minutos@gmail.com
the production company Gloria Films. Their work includes music videos, documentaries, TV cam-
FB hasta30minutos
paigns, and short films. As the Rosca duo, they directed Doppelganger.

La llanura olvidada
The Forgotten Plain

Premiere mundial / World premiere

En el ao 1736 el conquistador espaol Miguel Castillo de Irala recorri gran parte de Argentina, 2017 / 8 / DM / Color
la llanura pampeana y seleccion siete sitios en donde se poda fundar una ciudad. Espaol - Spanish
Casi tres siglos despus, siguiendo las coordenadas exactas, descubrimos cmo se en- D, G: Gerardo Panero F: Mario Yapura
cuentran esos lugares. | In the year 1736 Spanish conquistador Miguel Castillo de Irala E: Fabio J. Gauna DA, P, PE: Eliana Ponzano
traveled through a big portion of the Pampa plains and chose seven sites where a city S: G. Gelsi, J. Caparrs CP: Fueye Films
could be founded. Almost three centuries later we follow those exact same coordinates
and find out what is the state of those places.
Contacto / Contact
Fueye Films. Gerardo Panero
Gerardo Panero. Naci en Chivilcoy en 1980, es egresado de la ENERC y licenciado en Artes
T +54 9 11 5259 8146
Audiovisuales en la UNSAM. Dirigi documentales como Chivilcoy, la fundacin de un pasado y
E gerardopanero@gmail.com
Amancio Williams (Bafici 14), el cual fue nominado al premio Sur de la Academia de Cine Argentina
W fueyefilms.wixsite.com
y al Cndor de Plata. | Born in Chivilcoy in 1980, he graduated from ENERC and from the Audiovi-
sual Arts program of UNSAM. He directed several documentaries, including Chivilcoy, la fundacin
de un pasado and Amancio Williams (Bafici 14), nominated for a Sur award by the Argentine Film
Academy and the Silver Condor.
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ARGENTINE short films exhibition

La sierva
The Servant

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Un pastor evangelista usa a su hija para atraer creyentes, obligndola a cantar en su Argentina, 2017 / 10 / DM / Color
iglesia. | An evangelist minister uses his daughter to attract believers, forcing her to sing Espaol - Spanish
in his church. D, G: S. Loran F: L. Pascutto E, M, PE: S.
Loran, M. Eguibar DA: P. Snchez, S. Loran
Sebastian Loran. Naci en Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, en 1991. Dirigi los cortometrajes Chapa S: M. Eguibar, N. Palavecino P: S. Loran,
pistola (2015) y Vicio familiar (2016). | He was born in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, in 1991. He M. Gonzlez I: A. Salas, D. Valenzuela
directed the short films Chapa pistola (2015) and Vicio familiar (2016).
Contacto / Contact
Sebastian Loran
T +54 9 11 3112 6120
E sebaloran@gmail.com
FB sebastian.loran

Mueca
Doll

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Dos extraas se encuentran en una playa. Nadia oculta un pasado que la avergenza y Argentina, 2017 / 17 / DM / Color
Carmen tendr la oportunidad de liberarla. Se gustan, pero pertenecen a mundos dis- Espaol - Spanish
tintos. Cuando Nadia se anima a confiar su secreto, el lujo y el prejuicio obstaculizarn D, G: K. Flomenbaum, V. Prez Delgado
el genuino deseo de ir ms all. | Two strangers meet on a beach. Nadia is hiding a past F: P. Gonzlez Galetto E: K. Flomenbaum,
that embarrasses her, and Carmen will have the chance to free her. They like each other, S. Muro, V. Prez Delgado
but they belong to different social environments. When Nadia dares to trust her with her DA: S. Flomenbaum S, M: P. Cavalieri,
secret, luxury and prejudice will block a genuine desire of taking a step further. E. Paturzo Vanni P, PE: F. Pucci
CP: Eneltender Cine I: E. Carricajo,
Valeria Prez Delgado & Karina Flomenbaum. Valeria naci en Buenos Aires en 1977. M. Glezer, M. Antn
Estudi direccin de cine en la Fundacin Universidad del Cine (FUC). Karina naci en Buenos Aires.
Estudi en la ORT y en la Universidad del Cine. Adems de sus carreras en solitario, dirigieron
Contacto / Contact
juntas el cortometraje Quienquiera que hubiera dormido en esta cama (1997). | Valeria was born in
Eneltender Cine. Valeria Prez Delgado
Buenos Aires in 1977. She studied filmmaking at the Universidad del Cine Foundation (FUC). Karina
T +54 11 5932 6920
was born in Buenos Aires. She studied at ORT and Universidad del Cine. Apart from their solo
E eneltenderproducciones@gmail.com
careers, they co-directed the short film Quienquiera que hubiera dormido en esta cama (1997).
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Nosotros solos
Together Alone

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Dbora tiene once aos y es sorda. Facundo, su hermano, tiene dieciocho y no quiere Argentina, 2017 / 15 / DCP / Color
que ella crezca. Juntos, se divierten incendiando autos mientras su padre no est, hasta Espaol - Spanish
que un da las cosas se salen de control. | Dbora is 11 years old, and she is deaf. Her D, G: M. Bendesky F: R. Kasseroller
brother Facundo is 18, and doesnt want her to grow up. Together, they have fun setting E: A. Godoy DA: M.Hoijman S: N. Palenque
cars on fire while their father is gone, but one day things get out of hand. P: M. Bendesky, F. Clrico PE: F. Clrico
CP: Sandwich Club I: V. Correa, L. Garrido,
Mateo Bendesky. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1989 y estudi en la Universidad del Cine (FUC). M.Raiola, C. Rangnau
Dirigi el largo Ac adentro (Bafici 13). Adems, particip del largometraje colectivo Archivos
Intervenidos: Cine Escuela, producido por el Museo del Cine de Buenos Aires. | He was born in
Contacto / Contact
Buenos Aires in 1989 and studied at Universidad del Cine (FUC). He directed the feature In Here
Mateo Bendesky
(Bafici 13). He also participated in the collective film Archivos Intervenidos: Cine Escuela, produced
T +54 911 4939 8810
by the Buenos Aires Film Museum.
E mateobendesky@gmail.com

Pesquisa
Inquest

Premiere mundial / World premiere

El descubrimiento de un antiguo peridico escondido dentro de una caja fuerte, parte Argentina, 2017 / 14 / DM / Color - B&N
de una herencia familiar, desenlaza una trama fantstica sobre los antepasados de la Espaol - Spanish
directora. | The discovery of an ancient newspaper hidden inside a safe box, part of a D, G, F, E, DA, S, P: Pamela Bertoni
family inheritance, unleashes a fantastic story about the directors ancestors. I: Ral Sabena, Ezequiel Pierri,
Benjamn Grau, Pamela Bertoni
Pamela Bertoni. Naci en 1984 en San Enrique, provincia de Buenos Aires. Estudi diseo
de imagen y sonido en la UBA y realiz el Programa de Cine de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
Contacto / Contact
Trabaja como docente en el rea de diseo desde 2008. | She was born in 1984 in San Enrique, in
the Buenos Aires province. She studied image and sound design at the UBA and attended the Film Pamela Bertoni
Program of the Torcuato Di Tella University. She works as a design professor since 2008. T +54 9 11 6437 4865
E pambertoni@gmail.com
FB pambertoni

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ARGENTINE short films exhibition

Sarapura

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Desde las alturas del monte salteo, donde la nube se funde con el cerro, Sarapura Argentina, 2017 /12 / DCP / Color
habla de la profunda soledad del hombre de campo, confirmando que el arriero al que le Espaol - Spanish
cant Yupanqui cincuenta aos atrs an sigue all para quien sepa descubrirlo. | From D, G: Matas Jerez, Mara Kolodynski
the heights of the Salta mountains where the clouds melt with the peaks, Sarapura talks F: A. Lavalle E: C. Len, M. Kolodynski
about the profound loneliness of the rural man, proving that the shepherd Yupanqui sang DA: M. Kolodynski, A. Lavalle S: S. Grber
to fifty years ago is still there for those willing to find him. M: S. Mascardi, V. Favrot, M. Jerez
P: M. Jerez, M. Kolodynski PE: D. Vincenti
Matas Jerez & Mara Kolodynski. Matas naci en Metn, Salta, en 1992. Es estudiante I: J. Po Sarapura
de la carrera Diseo de Imagen y Sonido (UBA). Realiz la escritura de la video-instalacin
Templanza. Mara naci en La Plata, Buenos Aires, en 1991. Actualmente produce e investiga en
Contacto / Contact
el campo del videoarte. | Matas was born in Metn, Salta, in 1992. He is a student of image and
Korvatunturi Cine. Martin Bullrich
sound design at the UBA. He wrote the video-installation Templanza. Mara was born in La Plata,
T +54 11 5798 1791
Buenos Aires, in 1991. She is currently producing and researching in the field of video-art.
E martin@thisismorbo.com
W korvatunturicine.com

Tntalo
Tantalus

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Tntalo es una figura mtica del presente. En una lucha eterna para remodelar su cuerpo, Argentina, 2017 / 6 / DCP / Color
tiene que lidiar con poderes abrumadores que solo buscan jugar con l. El resultado D, G, F, E, DA, P, PE: Juan Facundo Ayerbe,
es el deseo sofocante de llegar al punto que quiere, sabiendo desde el comienzo que Christian Krieghoff S, M: Christian Krieghoff
esto no es posible. | Tntalo is a contemporary mythical figure. In an eternal struggle to
remodel his body, he needs to deal with overwhelming powers that only mean to play
with him. The result is a suffocating desire of reaching a breaking point, knowing right Contacto / Contact
from the start that that is not possible. Juan Facundo Ayerbe
T +54 11 5583 6787
E tantaloshortfilm@gmail.com
Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff. Juan naci en Baha Blanca en 1989.
FB tantaloshortfilm
Christian naci en Florida (Estados Unidos) en 1990, pero reside desde pequeo en Buenos Aires.
Ambos se graduaron como diseadores de imagen y sonido en la UBA en 2016. Tntalo, desarro-
llado en el ltimo ao de la carrera, es su primer cortometraje. | Juan was born in Baha Blanca in
1989. Christian was born in Florida (USA) in 1990, but lives in Buenos Aires from a very early age.
They both majored in image and sound design at the UBA in 2016. Developed during their senior
year, Tntalo is their first short film.
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Te escribo desde

muestra ArgentinA de Cortos


un pas lejano
Im Writing to You from a Distant
Country
Premiere mundial / World premiere

El film es (casi) una fotonovela sobre Japn. Tambin es la historia de un viaje dictado Argentina, 2016 / 8 / DCP / Color
por las imgenes, aunque su protagonista no lo sepa. Pero nunca sabemos qu vamos Espaol - Spanish
a buscar a un viaje, ni qu vamos a encontrar. Por suerte, a veces solo es cuestin de D, G, F, E, DA, S, P: Griselda Soriano
aprender a mirar. | This film is (almost) a photonovel about Japan. Its also the story of I: Maringeles Re
a journey dictated by images, even if its protagonist is not aware of that. But we never
know what we will be looking for in a trip, or what will we find. Luckily, sometimes its
just a matter of learning how to look. Contacto / Contact
Griselda Soriano
T +54 11 4784 3821
Griselda Soriano. Naci en Buenos Aires en 1982. Es licenciada en Artes Combinadas (UBA)
E griseldasoriano@gmail.com
y egresada de Realizacin Cinematogrfica del Instituto Superior de Cine & Artes Audiovisuales de
FB teescribodesdeunpaislejano
Vicente Lpez; adems, es docente en ambas instituciones. Edita y escribe en la revista El ngel
Exterminador, entre otros medios. | She was born in Buenos Aires in 1982. She majored in Combined
Arts (UBA) and Filmmaking at the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute of Vicente Lpez; and she is also
a teacher in both institutions. She is an editor and writer for the magazine El ngel Exterminador,
among other media outlets.

Y se qued un
momento, luego otro
And She Stayed for a Moment,
Then Another
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Lautaro y Sofa se encuentran luego de mucho tiempo sin verse y deciden pasar una Argentina, 2017 / 18 / DM / Color
noche juntos. Entre llamadas de sus parejas actuales y con la excusa de encontrar la Espaol - Spanish
cancin perfecta para un trabajo de Lautaro, reviven el pasado sin hablar de l. | Lautaro D, G: Ismael Zgaib F: Nadir Medina E: Luca
and Sofa meet after a long time, and decide to spend a night together. Amidst phone Torres DA: Florencia Wehbe S: Facundo
calls from their current love partners, and with the excuse of finding the perfect song for Corsini P: Ismael Zgaib, Luciano Hernndez
Lautaros work, they relive the past without talking about it. I: Daniela Valdez, Santiago Zapata

Ismael Zgaib. Naci en General Roca, Ro Negro, en 1993. Actualmente se encuentra finalizan- Contacto / Contact
do sus estudios en cine y televisin en la Universidad Nacional de Crdoba. Y se qued un momento,
Ismael Zgaib
luego otro es su primer cortometraje. | He was born in General Roca, Ro Negro, in 1993. He is
T +54 2 98 486 2226
currently finishing his studies on film and TV at the National University of Crdoba. And She Stayed
E isma.zgaib@hotmail.com
for a Moment, Then Another is his first short film.
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Historias Breves 14
Brief Stories 14

Historias breves presenta su versin nmero Historias breves presents its fourteenth edition.
14. No es fcil encontrar, en los pases con ci- Its not easy to find, in countries with their own
nematografa propia, una propuesta que se haya cinematography, a proposal that has held good
mantenido durante veintids aos y tenga vitali- for twenty-two years and has enough vitality to
dad para proyectarse hacia el futuro. Esta nueva project towards the future. This new edition of the
edicin del concurso producido por el Instituto contest produced by the National Institute of Film
Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) renovates the uni-
renueva el universo del cortometraje profesional verse of professional short films by showing the
demostrando el surgimiento de nuevos cineas- emergence of new filmmakers, technicians and
tas, tcnicos y actores, muchos de los cuales se- actors, lots of which will be the protagonists of
rn los protagonistas de los prximos logros del the upcoming accomplishments of local film. As
cine nacional. Como es habitual, las propuestas usual, the thematic and aesthetic proposals are of
temticas y estticas son de naturaleza diversa: a diverse nature: comedy, drama, humor, tender-
comedia, drama, humor, ternura, crisis y otros ness, crisis, and other contents take place in these
contenidos se suceden en estas expresiones de expressions from young filmmakers who see their
jvenes realizadores que ven materializados sus projects and illusions materialized. But the whole
proyectos e ilusiones. Pero el conjunto tiene una has a unity that strengthens it: the love for telling
unidad que lo fortalece: el amor por contar his- stories in the language of image and sound.
torias con el lenguaje de la imagen y el sonido.

Colonia Delicia El capital


15 / D: Cinthia M. Vega Konopacki 13 / D: Matas Alejandro Gamio
Ela vive en Misiones y transita su despertar sexual. A pesar Un profesor de filosofa se obsesiona con una nueva y costo-
de la severidad de su padre, su ilusin se refuerza ante la sa edicin de El capital de Marx.
aparicin de Ivn, un joven fotgrafo. A philosophy professor gets obsessed with the new and ex-
Ela lives in Misiones and is currently going through her sexu- pensive edition of Marxs The Capital.
al awakening. Despite her fathers severity, her illusion grows
when young photographer Ivn shows up.
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Tiempo de sequa
14 / D: Nicols Stefanazzi
Alfredo y Elvira son un matrimonio que vive en el campo.
Desde la partida de su hija menor se han quedado solos.
La lluvia, tambin ausente, los obliga a tomar una decisin.
Alfredo and Elvira are a married couple living in the countryside.
Ever since their younger daughter left, they have been alone.
The rain, which is also absent, forces them to make a decision.

Las hormigas
15 / D: Mariana Wainstein
Vera est por cumplir 35 aos. Como mujer, siente que debe
definir su futuro.
Vera is about to turn 35. As a woman, she feels she must
define her future.

Trato
13 / D: Gisela Benenzon
Eva, una inmigrante paraguaya que trabaja como empleada
domstica, encuentra una forma original de aumentar sus
ingresos.
Eva is a Paraguayan immigrant working as a maid. She
founds an original way to increase her income.

Rincn del ngel


14 / D: Diego Agustn Briano
Un joven se encuentra con un viejo paisano que lo convence de
hacer un pozo. El anciano se niega a develar el propsito de la
tarea. El adolescente advierte que podra tratarse de algo ms
que una simple gauchada.
A young man meets an old countryman who convinces him
of digging a pit. The old man refuses to reveal the purpose of
such task. The teenager notices that it might be something
more than just a simple favor. Un plan
13 / D: Gabriel Lembergier
Una pareja logra hacerse con una valija llena de dinero y
decide esconderse unos das en un hotel hasta que ocurre lo
peor: encuentran ms dinero.
Contacto / Contact A couple manages to get a suitcase full of money and de-
Romina Rivarola cides to hide away for a few days in a hotel, but then the
E romina.rivarola@incaa.gob.ar worse thing happens: they find more money.
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Stories
SHORT 14

Pantalla UBA
Brief
FADU

UBA SCREEN
Muestra de ficciones y animaciones de corta du- Exhibition of short fictions and animations made
racin realizadas por estudiantes de la carrera de by students from the Image and Sound Design
Diseo de Imagen y Sonido de la Universidad de program of the University of Buenos Aies.
Buenos Aires. This selection represents the identity of the pro-
Esta seleccin de trabajos representa la identi- gram, reflected by the diversity perspectives on
dad propia de la carrera, reflejada en la diversi- the world and the search for new narratives and
dad de miradas sobre el mundo y la bsqueda de styles through the investigation of different me-
nuevas narrativas y estilos a travs de la inda- diums and audiovisual expressive forms.
gacin proyectual sobre los distintos soportes y This exhibition held by the 19th Bafici is comple-
medios expresivos audiovisuales. mented by an exhibit of documentaries made by
Esta exhibicin en el 19 Bafici se complementa students from the program, which took place at
con una muestra de documentales de estudian- the 31st International Mar del Plata Film Festival
tes de la carrera que tuvo lugar en el 31 Festival in November 2016 as part of a policy that aims to
Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata durante bring the productions of college students closer
noviembre de 2016, como parte de una poltica to the society they are part of, and also inspire
de extensin tendiente a acercar las produccio- new films.
nes de los estudiantes universitarios a la socie-
dad de la cual son parte y que, al mismo tiempo,
es inspiracin para disear sus obras.

Alergia Salir
5 / D: Juan Manuel Galvis Zuiga 22 / D: Matas Gonzlez, Lautaro Sostillo
Un hombre sumergido en la desfragmentacin industrial de Cuando cae la noche sobre Buenos Aires, Miguel sale solo
su cuerpo reacciona msticamente ante un encuentro con un en busca de entretenimiento y conoce a dos chicas extran-
brujo africano. Un ritual con danza, humo y lenguaje encrip- jeras. Entre luces y msica electrnica, la ciudad cobrar
tado lo harn intuir el origen de su alergia. otra intensidad.
A man submerged in his bodys industrial defragmentation When the night falls over Buenos Aires, Miguel goes out
has a mystical reaction when meeting an African witch. A alone in search of entertainment and meets two foreign girls.
ritual involving dance, smoke, and an encrytpted language Amidst lights and electronic music, the city will show a dif-
will make him sense the origin of his allergies ferent intensity.
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Cortos
Historias 14
FADU
Conectado al vaco Dos una noche
7 / D: Juan Salvatore 13 / D: Franco J. Albertti
Frente al vaco de una familia que discute constantemente, Tras separarse de su novio, Celeste acaba de mudarse sola
una nia de diez aos es seducida por el monstruo de la por primera vez. Debe aprender a vivir consigo misma, pero el
televisin para escapar a otra realidad. vaco que siente le resulta insoportable. Esa primera noche, un
Faced with the emptiness of a family that is constantly argu- inslito encuentro le sugiere una manera distinta de ver la vida.
ing, a 10 year-old girl is seduced by the TV monster into After breaking up with her boyfriend, Celeste is living alone
escaping to a different reality. for the first time. She must learn how to live with herself, but
the emptiness she feels is unbearable. That first night, an
unexpected encounter suggests a new way to approach life.

La presentacin
10 / D: Andrs Denegri, Micaela Petrelli
Noche cerrada
En el ocaso de su carrera, Carmen se dedica a preparar a
6 / D: Florencia Babouian
su alumna ms destacada para su prximo gran debut como
Historia animada en arena. Narrada en armenio y situada en
pianista. As, deposita en la joven todas sus expectativas
algn lugar del Medio Oriente, cuenta las desventuras de un
como tambin sus frustraciones ms ocultas.
nio que sufre un ataque de pnico durante una madrugada
In the twilight of her career, Carmen is tutoring her finest
sin estrellas, lo que lo llevar a alucinar con imgenes de su
student for her big upcoming debut as a pianist. This way,
historia familiar.
she deposits on her all of her hopes and also her deepest
A sand-animated story. Narrated in Armenian and set some-
frustrations.
where in the Middle East, it features the misfortunes of a kid
who suffers a panic attack during a starless evening, which
will cause him to hallucinate images from his family history.
Refugio
7 / D: Valentina Pensa
All donde el da y la noche se confunden, un hombre des- En la frontera
pierta y un lobo se extrava. Ambos persiguen las huellas
del otro. Sin embargo, la llanura puede ser tan imprecisa 13 / D: Toms Zabala
como la nieve. Dos jvenes que aguardan a sus amigos en un bosque tienen
A man wakes up and a wolf gets lost in that place where day relaciones sexuales con una chica que acaban de conocer.
and night blend together. They are both chasing each others Al da siguiente, descubren que la mujer les ha robado sus
tracks. However, the plain can be as imprecise as the snow. pertenencias, necesarias para sobrevivir. Mientras deciden
qu destino tomar, nuevos sentimientos perturbadores afloran
entre los dos amigos.
Two young men waiting for their friends in a forest have
sex with a girl they just met. The next day, they find out the
Anamosh woman has stolen their belongings, which they need in order
to survive. While deciding what to do, new disturbing feelings
7 / D: Julin Cristiano, Javier Ducca, Brbara Mndez emerge between the two friends.
Anamosh est bajo el regimen autoritario del Capitn Bakst.
Coln regresa para restaurar las defensas de la ciudad y re-
cuperar la libertad del pueblo.
Anamosh is under Captain Baksts authoritarian regime.
Coln returns to restore the citys defenses and win back the
freedom of the people.

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noches especiales
special nights
SPECIAL NIGHTS

Cnicos
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Los filsofos cnicos vivieron en la Antigua Grecia. Su nombre Cynical philosophers lived in ancient Greece. Their name comes
proviene de la palabra perro, denominacin atribuida por su from the word dog, a denomination attributed to their frugal way
modo de vivir frugal. Consideraban que la civilizacin era un of living. They believed civilization was wrong, so they despised
mal y por ello despreciaban las riquezas y repudiaban las cien- wealth and rejected science, rules, and conventions.
cias, las normas y las convenciones.
Ral Perrone sabe cambiar de piel, pero mantiene siempre los Ral Perrone knows how to change his skin, but he always keeps
mismos nervios. Esos que lo llevan a mutar, ao a ao, las for- the same nerves. Those that lead him to mutate, year after year,
mas posibles de su cine. Desde que la cinematografa argentina the possible forms of his cinema. Ever since Argentine cinema
lo reconoce, Perrone ha estado en movimiento, tan feroz como started acknowledging him, Perrone has been in motion, as fero-
casero, intentando que sus pasos cubran distancias que casi cious as he is homespun, trying for his steps to cover distances
nadie se anima a pisar (no solo en su Ituzaing: en el mundo). no one dares to step on (not only in his hometown of Ituzaing,
Ahora, en Cnicos, decide arriesgarse an ms y se lanza a una but around the world). Now, in Cnicos, he decides to take risks
fbula lumpen, a la historia en blanco y negro de una humanidad once again and plunges into a lumpen fable, into the black-and-
encerrada, devastada y agobiada por su involucin. Sus deses- white story of a humanity confined, devastated and overwhelmed
perados personajes ya no tienen dioses ni civilizacin, y aunque by its involution. His desperate characters no longer have gods
todava tararean a Discpolo, son seres derruidos (por dentro y or civilization, and even though they still hum Discpolo, they are
por fuera). Uno de ellos lo dice bien claro: El amor maldito ni ruined (inside and out). One of them states it very clearly: Cursed
duerme ni reposa a ninguna hora del da. Un nuevo infierno, love neither sleeps nor does it lie down at any time of day. A new
una nueva aventura de Perrone. JMD hell, a new adventure from Perrone. JMD

Argentina, 2017 / 125 / DCP / B&N / Espaol - Spanish Ral Perrone


D, E, S: Ral Perrone G: Ral Perrone, Damin Zeballos F: Ral Naci en Ituzaing en 1952. Es caricaturista, guionista, produc-
Perrone, Lara Seijas, Martn Farina M: Matas Parisi, Juan Marco Litrica,
tor y cineasta. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Tarde de
Sofa Naccarato P: Ral Perrone, Pablo Ratto PE: Pablo Ratto CP: Les
Envies que Je te Desire, Trivial Media, Pelculas Anti-autor I: Mara Paula verano (Bafici 8), 180 grados (Bafici 11), Los actos cotidianos
Robles, Roly Serrano, Antonio Cavaso, Gustavo Marzo, Nstor Gianotti (Bafici 12), P3nd3jo5 (Bafici 15) y Ragazzi (Bafici 17).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Ituzaing in 1952. A cartoon artist, scriptwriter
Trivial Media. Pablo Ratto producer, and filmmaker he directed several films, including Tarde
T +54 9 11 5117 1969 de verano (Bafici 8), 180 grados (Bafici 11), Los actos cotidianos
E pablo@trivialmedia.com.ar (Bafici 12), P3nd3jo5 (Bafici 15) and Ragazzi (Bafici 17).
W trivialmedia.com.ar
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NOCHES ESPECIALES
Corraln
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Juan e Ismael son grandes amigos que trabajan en un corraln Juan and Ismael are great friends who work at an impound
de Moreno. Montados al camin, atraviesan el invierno y con- lot in Moreno. In their truck, they go through winter and co-
viven con las asperezas de su tarea. La amistad entre ellos es exist with the roughness of their work. Their friendship is a
un muro difcil de romper. Pero un da se encuentran con un wall thats hard to break. But one day they meet a different
cliente diferente. customer.
Es simple, casi haragn, leer Corraln como un mero drama en It would be simple, almost lazy, to read Corraln as a mere black-
blanco y negro sobre clases sociales. La pelcula y su director, and-white drama about social classes. Both the film and its direc-
Eduardo Pinto, confan mucho ms en los instintos de sus bes- tor, Eduardo Pinto, have much more confidence in the instincts of
tias. Aqu no hay caricaturas. Hay colmillos y una nocin que their beasts. There are no caricatures here. There are fangs and
funciona como base: siempre alguien quiere morder ms fuerte. a notion that works as base: theres always someone who can
Todo comienza en el corraln donde trabajan Juan e Ismael. Un bite harder. It all starts at the impound where Juan and Ismael
da ms, otra vez violento y rutinario, aparecen el sobrenombre work. One more day, violent and routine, theres the aggressive
agresivo (gordo), el patrn despectivo, los gritos impunes des- nickname (fatty), the contemptuous boss, the shouts from the
de el camin, el bar y su falsa camaradera. De repente, algo truck that go unpunished, the bar and its camaraderie. Suddenly,
sucede. Y la nica respuesta, que muestra los dientes, es la something happens. And the only answer, showing its teeth, is
regresin, la dominacin miserable del otro. Entonces Corraln, regression, the miserable domination of the other. Then, and
sin negar indigencias de la clase que sea, entiende que la vio- without negating indigence of any class, Corraln understands
lencia est siempre a un paso de la involucin. JMD that violence is always one step away from involution. JMD

Argentina, 2017 / 95 / DCP / B&N / Espaol - Spanish Eduardo Pinto


D, G, F: Eduardo Pinto E: Joaqun Mustafa Torres DA: Jorge Daffunchio Argentino-portugus nacido en Moreno, Buenos Aires. Comenz
S: Omar Jadur M: Axel Krygier P: Omar Aguilera, Luciano Cceres,
su carrera como tcnico de cine y director de fotografa. Diri-
Eduardo Pinto, Pablo Pinto PE: Nicols Batlle, Marcelo Cadi Martn
CP: Eusebia en la Higuera I: Luciano Cceres, Pablo Pinto, Joaqun gi ms de 150 videoclips, el mediometraje Negro (2001), y
Berthold, Nai Awada, Carlos Portaluppi los largometrajes Palermo Hollywood, Dora, la jugadora (2007),
Cao dorado (2010) y Buen da, da (Bafici 10).
Contacto / Contact
Eusebia en la Higuera. Nicols Batlle An Argentine-Portuguese, he was born in Moreno, Buenos Aires.
T +54 9 11 3255 8727 He started his career as a film technician and cinematographer. He
E nicobatlle@gmail.com directed more than 150 music videos, the medium-length Negro
W eusebiaenlahiguera.com
(2001) and the feature-length Palermo Hollywood, Dora, la juga-
dora (2007), Cao dorado (2010) and Buen da, da (Bafici 10).
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El bar
The Bar

Premiere sudamericana / south american premiere

A las nueve de la maana, un grupo de personas absolutamente At 9 am, a totally heterogeneous group of people is having
heterogneo desayuna en un bar en el centro de Madrid. Uno de breakfast in a bar in downtown Madrid. One of them is in a
ellos est muy apurado. Al salir por la puerta, recibe un disparo hurry. When he goes out the door, he gets shot in the head. No
en la cabeza. Nadie se atreve a auxiliarlo. Estn atrapados. one dares to help him. They are trapped.
El espacio se delimita desde el ttulo, aunque hay algo ms de The space is marked out from the title itself, even though theres
territorio que un bar nada glamoroso. El encierro es el centro a bit more territory than a not-at-all glamorous bar. Confinement
de esta pelcula, una suerte de ngel exterminador zafio en is at the center of this film, some sort of coarse exterminating
Madrid, lejos de cualquier idea de aristocracia. Los personajes angel set in Madrid, far from any idea of aristocracy. The char-
parten de nociones de nobleza mucho ms rsticas que los de acters part from much more rustic notions of nobleness that
la pelcula de Buuel y son ideales para el director de El da de those in Buuels film, and are ideal for the director of The Day
la bestia. As, De la Iglesia sigue con la tradicin esperpntica of the Beast. This way, De la Iglesia follows the bizarre tradition
del cine espaol en modo salvaje y hace de la huida de la suti- of Spanish film in a wild way, and turns a lack of subtlety into a
leza un estilo claro. El bar propone un frenes de humor negro clear style. The Bar proposes a frenzy of brutally effective black
brutalmente efectivo, una sucesin de horrores que aceleran humor, a series of horrors that escalate from the everyday to
de lo cotidiano a lo extraordinario en pocos minutos. La pericia the extraordinary in just a few minutes. The directors skill for
del director para el humor fsico se comprueba con algunos de physical humor is proved with some of the best blows ever seen
los mejores golpes vistos en el cine en castellano y con una in Spanish-language films and a scene with oil that will surely
escena con aceite que se volver de culto. JPF have a cult following. JPF

Argentina / Espaa - Argentina / Spain, 2017 lex de la Iglesia


105 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Bilbao en 1965. Es productor, guionista y cineasta.
D: lex de la Iglesia G: lex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaecheverra
Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Accin mutante (1993),
F: ngel Amoros E: Domingo Gonzlez DA: Arturo Garca, Jos Luis
Arrizabalaga S: David Rodrguez M: Carlos Riera Andreu, Joan Velent El da de la bestia (1995), Muertos de risa (1999) y Crimen
P: Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero, Kiko Martnez, Carolina Bang, lex ferpecto (2004).
de la Iglesia PE: Kiko Martnez CP: Pampa Films, Pokeepsie, Nadie es He was born in Bilbao in 1965. A producer, scriptwriter, and
Perfecto, El Bar Producciones I: Mario Casas, Blanca Surez, Carmen
Machi, Alejandro Awada.
filmmaker, he directed several films, including Accin mutante
(1993), The Day of the Beast (1995), Dying of Laughter (1999)
Contacto / Contact and The Ferpect Crime (2004).
Pampa Films. Victoria F. Rostello
T +54 9 11 5856 0981 E vicky.rostello@pampafilms.com.ar
W pampafilms.com.ar
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Lai
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Alberto Laiseca fue escritor, maestro de escritores y creador Alberto Laiseca was a writer, a writing teacher, and creator of
del realismo delirante. Esta es una semblanza del autor de the delirious realism. This is a depiction of the author of Los
Los Soria y El jardn de las mquinas parlantes, y de su relacin Soria and El jardn de las mquinas parlantes, and his relation-
con la escritura y sus alumnos. ship with writing and his students.
Alberto Laiseca fue un escritor profuso y excntrico. Su carrera, Alberto Laiseca was a profuse and eccentric writer. His ca-
forjada a golpes de irreverencia, fintas inquietantes y desmesu- reer, shaped through blows of irreverence, disquieting feints
ras felices, muestra en esta pelcula una suerte de trastienda, and happy excesses, shows in this film some sort of flipside,
refugio esmerado en el que se encarg de ejercer el oficio com- a conscientious shelter in which he practiced the comple-
plementario de maestro en sus talleres literarios. Los alumnos mentary profession of teacher in his literary workshops. The
toman cerveza, se ren, soportan sus burlas llenas de cario students drink beer, laugh, put up with his loving mockery
y todo el tiempo lo llaman Lai. Pocas veces, y no siempre con and call him Lai all the time. Few times, and not always suc-
fortuna como en esta oportunidad, se accede a un escritor cessfully as in this case, do we have access to an admirable
admirable a travs de una faceta rara, invisible salvo para los writer though a strange facet, invisible to everyone but those
involucrados: ac no hay ninguna parte oscura del genio, sino involved: theres no dark side to the genius here. Instead,
ese genio en su cotidianeidad, igual de contundente. Lai afirma theres that genius in his every day life, that is equally strong.
la estatura de Laiseca fuera de sus pginas. DO Lai confirms Laisecas stature beyond his pages. DO

Argentina, 2017 / 92 / DCP / Color Rusi Milln Pastori


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Paran en 1976. Estudi direccin de fotografa en
D, G: Rusi Milln Pastori F: Luisa Cavanagh, Rusi Milln Pastori
la Escuela Nacional de Experimentacin y Realizacin Cinema-
E: Marina Arruiz, Rusi Milln Pastori DA: Laura Aguerrebehere
S: Jorge Gutirrez Jimnez M: Monobestias, Sebastin Pandolfelli togrfica. Dirigi varios cortometrajes y mediometrajes; entre
P: Alejandro Milln Pastori PE: Marcos Pastor, Alejandro Milln Pastori ellos, Gas (2002), Complicaciones (2003) y La felicidad es un
CP: La Compaa, Murillo Cine I: Alberto Laiseca, Selva Almada, monoambiente (2005).
Sebastin Pandolfelli, Julieta Laiseca
He was born in Paran in 1976. He studied cinematography
Contacto / Contact at ENERC. He directed several short and medium-length films,
Murillo Cine. Sazy Salim including Gas (2002), Complicaciones (2003) and La felicidad es
T +54 11 5468 4076 - +54 11 4854 4611
un monoambiente (2005).
E info@murillocine.com
W murillocine.com
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La vida sin brillos


Shineless

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Diez actrices, conos de los ochenta, son convocadas para Ten actresses, all of them eighties icons, are summoned
volver a protagonizar una obra teatral en Buenos Aires. Este to star in a theater play in Buenos Aires. This documentary
documental se mete tras bambalinas y retrata sus vidas en goes behind the scenes and portrays their lives today. Thirty
la actualidad. A treinta aos de su poca de gloria, qu las years after their glory days, what is it that drives them to
lleva a volver? make their comeback?
Lejos de hacer un tratamiento camp o estilizado de los diez mino- Far from the camp or stylized treatment of the ten bombshells
nes infernales de los ochenta que conforman una obra teatral de from the eighties who star in a theater play by Jos Mara Mus-
Jos Mara Muscari, La vida sin brillos exorciza ese pasado en el cari, Shineless exorcises that past in which they posed like dolls
que posaban como muequitas escotadas, mientras caen de sus with cleavage, while their photos with yesterdays comedians fall
camarines las fotos con sus capocmicos de antao. La cmara from their dressing rooms. The austere, spontaneous camera
austera y espontnea hace foco automtico en sus vidas actua- does an automatic focus on their current lives, in a reunion of
les, en un reencuentro de sana camaradera y en una experiencia healthy camaraderie and in an unprecedented experience in
sin precedentes donde reciben aplausos por lo que son y sern. which they are applauded for what they are and will be. Women
Mujeres que an mantienen la pasin por encontrar nuevos pape- who still hold on to their passion for finding new roles with emo-
les con madurez emocional y profesional. Amigas que hablan de tional and professional maturity. Friends who talk about shots
pichicatas que curan, fama desmitificada, enredos tecnolgicos, that cure, demystified fame, technological tangles, healthy ex-
ejercicios saludables, depresin, soledad y, sobre todo, de escu- ercises, depression, loneliness and, above all, about listening to
char el corazn del otro. Dani Umpi the heart of the other. DU

Argentina, 2017 / 87 / DM / Color Guillermo Flix & Nicols Tet


Espaol - Spanish
Guillermo naci en Pilar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, en 1989.
D, G: Guillermo Flix, Nicols Tet E: Daniela Benedetti S: Fernando Estudi filosofa, teologa y dramaturgia. Nicols naci en Crdo-
Soldevila M: Esteban Ramos P: Mara Vacas, Marcos Martnez,
Guillermo Flix, Nicols Tet PE: Mara Vacas, Marcos Martnez
ba en 1989. Estudi direccin en la Universidad del Cine, y fue
CP: Animal Cine I: Beatriz Salomn, Patricia Dal, Luisa Albinoni, director, productor y guionista de los largometrajes ltimas
Silvia Peyrou, Noem Alan vacaciones en familia (2013) y nix (2016).
Contacto / Contact Guillermo was born in Pilar, Province of Buenos Aires, in 1989.
Animal Cine. Nicols Tet He studied philosophy, theology and playwriting. Nicols was
T +54 11 3312 8525 born in Crdoba in 1989. He studied filmmaking at Universidad
E tetenicolas@yahoo.com del Cine. He directed, produced and wrote ltimas vacaciones
W animaldecine.com.ar - lavidasinbrillos.com.ar
en familia (2013) and nix (2016).
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Late Shift
Turno noche

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

En este film, el cine y los videojuegos chocan entre s. Cuando Feature films and videogames collide in this film. When a park-
el empleado de un estacionamiento se ve obligado a partici- ing attendant is forced to take part in a brazen heist, the audi-
par en un sbito robo, el pblico controla el progreso de la ence controls the progress of this story through via an app,
historia a travs de una app, creando una experiencia din- creating a dynamic interactive experience.
mica e interactiva.
La pantalla de cine es una superficie que muta a velocidad The movie screen is a surface that mutates at high speed, and
acelerada, y con ello las experiencias se diversifican en formas with it, the experiences diversify in multiple ways. We can change
mltiples. Podemos cambiar nuestro campo visual, interpelar lo our field of vision, question what we see and even modify the
que vemos o incluso modificar el curso de los acontecimientos. course of events. An experience already carried out in individual
Como una experiencia ya transitada en prcticas individuales o practices or in small groups, Late Shift proposes us to bring inter-
de grupos reducidos, Late Shift nos propone llevar la interactivi- activity to the theater and turn reaction into something immedi-
dad a la sala y hacer de la reaccin algo inmediato, organizando ate, organizing a narrative between the actors and the audience.
un relato entre actores y espectadores. Ms prxima a la din- Closer to the dynamic of graphic adventure videogames (or, in its
mica de los videojuegos de aventura grfica (o, en su versin nostalgic version, the Choose Your Own Adventure book of your
nostlgica, al Elige tu propia aventura que cada uno recuerde), choice), it is the first completely interactive film conceived to be
es la primera pelcula completamente interactiva pensada para screened in a theater, in which the result the film we see will
cines, en la que el resultado el film que veamos ser el que be the one the audience builds that day. MA
construya ese da la audiencia. MA

Reino Unido / Suiza - UK / Switzerland, 2016 Tobias Weber


90 / DM / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Suiza. Es guionista y cineasta. Estudi en la London
D: Tobias Weber G: Michael R. Johnson, Tobias Weber F: Alfie Biddle
Film School.
E: Jann Anderegg DA: Charlotte Pearson S: Jacques Kieffer
M: Cyril Boehler P, PE: Baptiste Planche, Kurban Kassam CP: CtrlMovie He was born in Switzerland. He is a filmmaker and scriptwriter,
I: Joe Sowerbutts, Haruka Abe, Richard Durden, Joel Basman trained at the London Film School.
Contacto / Contact
CtrlMovie. Caroline Feder
T +41 788 477 861
E caroline@ctrlmovie.com
W ctrlmovie.com - lateshift-movie.com

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Mario on Tour
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Mario tuvo todo para triunfar en la msica pero fracas. Hoy se Mario had every opportunity to succeed in music, but he failed.
gana la vida cantando canciones de Sandro en despedidas de Today, he makes a living singing Sandro songs in bachelorette
solteras, casamientos y cumpleaos. En su ltima gira encon- parties, weddings, and birthdays. In his last tour, he will find the
trar el xito que siempre so. success he always dreamed of.
Mario on Tour despliega en pocas escenas sus modales de baja Mario on Tour deploys in just a few scenes its low-intensity man-
intensidad, transformando un asunto de reparacin emocional y ners, turning a matter of emotional reparation and bad parenting
paternidad deficitaria en un paso melanclico de comedia, que into a melancholic means for comedy, which doesnt postulate
no postula el costumbrismo como vehculo fundamental de los costumbrism as a fundamental vehicle for feelings, but neither
sentimientos pero tampoco se avergenza de cierto registro co- is it embarrassed by a certain form of capturing perhaps codified
dificado acaso en la televisin, de inmediata raigambre popular. in television, of an immediate popular root. The film is pleasant
La pelcula es amable ah donde cualquier otra con tpicos pa- where any other film with similar topics would be pessimistic;
recidos sera pesimista; sus actores se desplazan por los planos its actors move around the frame with a very uncommon skill
con una suficiencia poco comn en el cine mainstream argenti- in Argentine mainstream cinema, and the general tone shows a
no, y el tono general exhibe una placidez que algunos trazos de placidity that some traces of a sadness thats not completely as-
tristeza no del todo asumida no consiguen contaminar. Mario on sumed dont contaminate. Mario on Tour imposes itself turning
Tour se impone convirtiendo la ingenuidad y los buenos senti- ingenuity and good feelings into a rare form of decorum. DO
mientos en una rara forma de decoro. DO

Argentina, 2017 / 105 / DM / Color Pablo Stigliani


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Buenos Aires en 1981. Estudi comunicacin audiovi-
D, G: Pablo Stigliani F: Javier Guevara E: Sebastin Polze DA: Estela
sual en la Universidad Nacional de San Martn (UNSAM) y cine en
R. Snchez S: Bernardo Francese M: Patricio Alvarado Plaza P: Pablo
Stigliani, Mariano Mourio CP: SM Cine I: Mike Amigorena, Iair Said, la ENERC. Dirigi los cortometrajes Lugano Disneilandia (2008) y
Romn Almarz, Leonora Balcarce, Rafael Spregelburd Miguelina (2014), y el largometraje Bolishopping (2015).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Buenos Aires in 1981. He studied audiovisual
SM Cine. Mariano Mourio communication at the San Martn National University (UNSAM)
T +54 11 4523 9918 and filmmaking at ENERC. He directed the short films Lugano
E mariano@smcine.com.ar Disneilandia (2008) and Miguelina (2014), and the film Bolishop-
W smcine.com.ar
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comer y beber

Todo sobre el asado


All About Asado

Premiere SUDAMERICANA / SOUTH AMERICAN premiere

Pocos fenmenos revelan con mayor originalidad y precisin Few phenomena reveal the features of the Argentine identity
los rasgos de la identidad nacional como el asado. Una comi- with as much originality and precision as the asado. A meal
da y un ritual, primitivo y contemporneo: por primera vez una and a ritual, primitive and contemporary: for the first time, a
pelcula le hace frente a esta tradicin casi sagrada con una film deals with this almost sacred tradition with an edgy, incor-
mirada filosa e incorrecta. rect view.
Casi como sobremesa de El ciudadano ilustre, la dupla Cohn Almost like a coda to The Distinguished Citizen, Cohn and Du-
y Duprat vuelve al documental y ahora le apunta a la pasin prat return to the documentary genre, now targeting the coun-
nacional por el asado. El Negro lvarez es el parrillero convo- trys passion for barbecue (asado). Negro lvarez is the master
cado por los cineastas para prender el fuego de la narracin. El cook the filmmakers summon to start the fire of narration. The
cmico encarna toda la acidez caracterstica de los directores comedian embodies the typical acid humor of the directors as
frente a cada pintoresco entrevistado y recorre el pas en busca he faces every picturesque interviewee and travels through the
de cierta argentinidad entre tanta brasa. Con ms preguntas y country in search of an Argentine essence in all those embers.
ganas de pasar un buen momento que certezas, el documental With more questions than answers, and a will to have a good
busca desafiar al espectador de entrada y asegura que, ms all time, the documentary aims to challenge viewers right from the
del orgullo local, el asado es un invento importado, que algunos start, stating that, despite the local pride, the asado is an im-
especialistas califican a la reunin en torno a la parrilla como un ported invention, or that some specialists identify the reunion
ritual gay o que la famosa tira de asado no tiene nada que ver around the grill as a gay ritual, or that the famous tira de asado
con la forma alargada del corte sino con los deshechos de las has nothing to do with the long shape of that specific cut, but
primeras exportaciones de carne a Europa. Nazareno Brega with the wastes from the first beef exports to Europe. NB

Argentina, 2016 / 85 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Gastn Duprat & Mariano Cohn
D: Gastn Duprat, Mariano Cohn G: Andrs Duprat Sus primeros trabajos fueron obras de video arte y cine expe-
F: Joaqun Silvatici E: Jernimo Carranza DA: Mara Laura Bernasconi
rimental. Para televisin, crearon formatos originales como
S: Juan Manuel Molteni M: Sergio Pngaro P: Fernando Sokolowicz
PE: Carolina Krasansky CP: Aleph Media, Televisin Abierta Televisin abierta y Cupido. Dirigieron y produjeron, entre otros,
I: Carlos lvarez los largometrajes El hombre de al lado (2008), Querida voy a
comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo (2011) y El ciudadano ilustre (2016).
Contacto / Contact
Televisin Abierta S.A. Daniela Savalli, Carolina Krasansky Their first works were in video art and experimental film. For televi-
T +54 11 4543 0913 sion, they created original formats such as Televisin abierta and
E daniela@televisionabierta.com Cupido. They directed and produced the features The Man Next
carolina@televisionabierta.com
Door (2008), Querida voy a comprar cigarrillos y vuelvo (2011) and
W televisionabierta.com
The Distinguished Citizen (2016), among others.
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little bafici

Todas las edades - Subtitulada / All ages - Subtitled

Bamse and the Witchs Daughter


Bamse och hxans dotter
Bamse y la hija de la bruja
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Croesus Vole encuentra oro en la represa del castor. Para que Croesus Vole finds gold in the castors dam. In order for it to
sea suyo necesita que Lova, la hija de la bruja, hechice a Bam- become his, he needs Lova, the witchs daughter, to cast a spell
se, el oso. As las cosas, solo los nios pueden arruinar los pla- on Bamse the bear. Under the circumstances the only ones who
nes del egosta Croesus. can ruin selfish Croesus plans are the children.
La animacin en masa domina en las salas, y eso es algo que Mass animation rules theater screens, as can be evidenced by
queda en evidencia con la famosa ecuacin un ao implica un using the famous equation a year means one Pixar release, one
estreno de Pixar, uno de Disney, uno de Universal, uno de Blue Disney release, one Universal release, one Blue Sky release, and
Sky, y as la lista. Es decir, son pocas las pelculas creadas gra- so on. That is to say, few are the films created due to the simple
cias al simple impulso de contar y mantener vivo algo que no sea drive to tell and not for the benefit of a big studio. Bamse and
un estudio billonario. Bamse and the Witchs Daughter podra the Witchs Daughter could be an example. Bamse, an animated
ser un ejemplo. Bamse, un clsico sueco animado sobre el oso classic from Sweden about the strongest bear in the world,
ms fuerte del mundo, vuelve al cine y quizs mejor que nun- returns to cinema, and perhaps better than ever: its basic but
ca: sus diseos bsicos pero invencibles (Bamse fue creado en invincible designs (Bamse was created in 1966) feel almost
1966) se sienten casi rebeldes frente a modas y tics modernos. rebel in the face of modern trends and conventions. Plain colors,
Colores plenos, lneas claras, caricaturas clsicas y una historia clear lines, classic cartoons and a story thats even tender in less
hasta cariosa con modos menos suntuosos les hacen un mimo sumptuous ways pamper small stories. JMD
a los cuentos pequeos. JMD

Suecia - Sweden, 2016 / 65 / DCP / Color Christian Ryltenius


Sueco - Swedish
Naci en Limhamn, Suecia, en 1964. Es animador, productor y
D: Christian Ryltenius G: Sofie Forsman, Ida Kjellin
cineasta. Dirigi el largometraje Bamse and the Thief City (2014).
DA: Thomas Holm M: Henrik Lrstad P: Jon Nohrstedt
I: Dennis Storhi, Jonas Karlsson, Peter Haber, Shebly Niavarani, He was born in Limhamn, Sweden, in 1964. He is an animator,
Leif Andre producer and director. He made the feature Bamse and the Thief
Contacto / Contact City (2014).
SF Studios Production. Petter Mattsson
E petter.mattsson@sfi.se

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+10 Edad sugerida - Subtitulada / Suggested age - Subtitled

Dofus - Livre 1: Julith


Dofus - Book I: Julith
Dofus - Libro I: Julith
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Joris es un nio que vive feliz junto a su padre adoptivo, Kerub Joris is a boy living a happy life along with his adoptive father,
Crepin, en Bonta. Pero un da especial alguien le advierte algo Kerub Crepin, in Bonta. But one special day, someone warns
tenebroso: Julith, la bruja vengativa que jur destruir la ciudad, him about something spooky: Julith, the vengeful witch who
est de regreso. Pronto, el destino har que Julith y Joris se vowed to destroy Bonta is back. Soon, fate will make Julith
encuentren. and Joris meet.
Un videojuego devenido serie devenida pelcula que mezcla for- A videogame turned series turned film that mixes anime forms
mas del anim con impulsos del relato occidental clsico 2D (al with impulses of 2D Western stories (in the style of Don Drag-
estilo de Don Dragons Lair Bluth): lo extrao de esa descripcin ons Lair Bluth): whats strange about that description is that
es que el ltimo eslabn de la cadena Dofus es el mejor de todos. the last link in the Dofus chain is the best of them all. The story
La historia es simple: Joris, un nio elegido, descubre su con- is simple: Joris, a chosen kid, discovers his condition in a fan-
dicin en una fantasa que, claro, lo necesita desesperadamente. tasy that, of course, needs him desperately. The execution isnt
La ejecucin no es tan simple. Dofus hace gala de su belleza that simple. Dofus shows its animated beauty based on motion
animada basada en el movimiento y no en la mera contempla- instead of the mere contemplation of its graphic power. Whats
cin de su potencia grfica. Es ms: casi a lo Michael Jackson, more: almost Michael Jackson-like, it always knows how to take
siempre sabe dar el prximo paso alterando las reglas de la fsica the next step altering the rules of physics that could subdue
que podran someterla. Todo en Dofus, su sonrisa, su corazn y it. Everything in Dofus, its smile, its heart and its deployment,
su despliegue, se mueve unos quirrgicos dos centmetros a la moves two surgical centimeters to the left in order to generate,
izquierda para as generar una aventura, por fin, distinta. JMD finally, a different kind of adventure. JMD

Francia - France, 2016 / 107 / DM / Color / Francs - French Jean-Jacques Denis & Anthony Roux
D: Jean-Jacques Denis, Anthony Roux G: Anthony Roux, Olivier Vannelle Jean-Jacques desarroll los storyboards de numerosas produc-
F: Jean-Jacques Denis E: Marie-Laure Vanglabeke DA: Xavier Houssin
ciones. Anthony estudi en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Tournai
S: Frdric Duhamel M: Guillaume Houz P: Ankama Animations
PE: Emmanuel Franck, Frdric Puech, Anthony Roux CP: Ankama y es el presidente y director creativo de Ankama. Dofus - Livre 1:
Animations I: Sauvane Delano, Laetitia Lefebvre, Elisabeth Ventura, Julith es el primer largometraje de ambos.
Emmanuel Gradi, Jean-Claude Donda Jean-Jacques did the storyboards for many productions. Antho-
Contacto / Contact ny studied at Tournais School of Fine Arts and is the president
Ankama. Guillaume Scoffi and creative director at Ankama. Dofus - Livre 1: Julith is their
T +33 320 363 000 first feature.
E gscoffie@ankama.com
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+10 Edad sugerida - Subtitulada / Suggested age - Subtitled

I bambini saNno
The Children Know
Los nios saben
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un grupo de 39 nios de entre nueve y doce aos responden a A group of 39 children aged between nine and twelve answer
una serie de preguntas sobre los grandes temas e incgnitas a series of questions about the lifes biggest issues and ques-
de la vida, demostrando as que a veces son ms lcidos que tions, thus proving that kids are sometimes wiser than adults.
los adultos.
Italia en la voz de 39 nios. La idea gana en su simpleza y, Italy through the voice of 39 kids. The idea nurtures from its sim-
por supuesto, en entender que escuchar a un nio es mucho plicity and, of course, its understanding of the fact that listening
ms que ver qu ancdota sin sentido o instante para colgar to kids is much more than just seeing them create senseless
en Facebook genera. Entre esos 39 hay distintas razas, credos, anecdotes or instants you can post on Facebook. The 39 include
clases sociales. Y la diferencia solo agiganta la nobleza de Wal- different races, creeds, and social classes. And that difference
ter Veltroni y su odo. Todo aqu resta de la intencin cute y only enlarges the noble spirit of Walter Veroni and his ear. Every-
deja en claro que cualquier futuro necesita, por lo menos, saber thing here is far from any cute intention, and clearly suggests
escuchar. Aqu los nios hablan de Dios, de la muerte, del amor, that any future needs to, at least, be able to listen. Here, the kids
de la pasin, de la homosexualidad. Son sus palabras, refle- talk about god, death, love, passion, and homosexuality. Its their
jadas en las infancias de cierto cine italiano, las que definen words, reflected in the childhoods of a certain kind of Italian
la grandeza del simple acto de no juzgar a quien entiende el cinema, that define greatness as the simple act of not judging
mundo pero, por suerte, no lo vive como nosotros, los adultos those who understand the world and, luckily, dont experience it
contaminados. JMD the way we contaminated adults do. JMD

Italia - Italy, 2015 / 108 / DM / Color / Italiano - Italian Walter Veltroni


D, G: Walter Veltroni F: Davide Manca E: Gabriele Gallo Naci en Roma en 1955. Es poltico, escritor y cineasta. Es
DA: Roberto Amoroso S: Sandro Host M: Danilo Rea P: Mario Gianani,
fundador del Festival Internacional de Cine de Roma. Dirigi el
Lorenzo Mieli, Carlo degli Esposti PE: Nils Hartmann, Sonia Rovai, Olivia
Sleiter CP: Sky, Wildside, Palomar documental Quando cera Berlinguer (2014).

Contacto / Contact He was born in Rome in 1955. A politician, writer, and filmmaker,
Sky. Ilenia Benetti he founded the Rome International Film Festival. He directed the
T +39 348 896 5105 documentary Quando cera Berlinguer (2014).
E ilenia.benetti@skytv.it
W skycinema.com

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Todas las edades / All ages

Horacio Quiroga, cuentista


Horacio Quiroga, Storyteller

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Largometraje realizado entre nios y adultos que recorre la A feature made by kids and adults about the life and work of
vida y obra del escritor Horacio Quiroga. Un profuso collage writer Horacio Quiroga. A profuse narrative and visual collage
narrativo y visual que rene ficcin con material documental y that combines fiction, documentary footage and animated se-
secuencias animadas. quences.
Horacio Quiroga, cuentista es la prueba irrefutable, cariosa y Horacio Quiroga, Storyteller is irrefutable, loving and heartfelt
sentida de las dcadas de vida del Taller de Cine El Mate, ese proof of the decades of life of El Mate Film Workshop, that free
centro gratuito para nios y adolescentes en Vicente Lpez que center for kids and teenagers in Vicente Lpez that wasnt just
no solo fue pionero en la enseanza del hacer cine sino que ha a pioneer in teaching filmmaking, but has also succeeded in im-
logrado imponer su pasin ms all de cualquier contexto y lmi- posing its passion beyond any context and geographical border.
te geogrfico. La obra y vida del escritor son aqu la plataforma Here, the life and works of the writer are the platform for ma-
para que nios y adultos materos creen un documental travie- tero kids and adults to create a mischievous documentary and
so y exploren diferentes maneras de animar, que van desde el explore different ways of animating, which go from collage to
collage a la reconstruccin actuada. Lo importante, queda claro, reenactment. Whats important, it becomes clear, is how Quiroga
es cmo Quiroga y el Taller El Mate dan en cada una de sus and El Mate workshop deliver their best possible version in each
vidas su mejor versin posible. Mario Zabala of their lives. MZ

Argentina, 2017 / 60 / DM / Color / Espaol - Spanish Irene Blei


D, G, P: Irene Blei F: Brian Koziner, Azul Pieiro E: Nuria Lamfir, Naci en Buenos Aires en 1958. Es realizadora, investigadora,
Azul Pieiro DA: Irene Blei, Nuria Lamfir, Paula Franzi S: Dalia
curadora de muestras flmicas y especialista en animacin y en
Edelstein, Ana Castro Vzquez M: Alejandro Weber, Carlos Mara Seta
PE: Luca Cano CP: Asociacin Taller de Cine El Mate I: Federico la enseanza de cine a nios y jvenes. Fund el Taller de Cine
Barroso Lelouche, Federica Pais El Mate.
Contacto / Contact She was born in Buenos Aires in 1958. A filmmaker, researcher,
Asociacin Taller de Cine El Mate. Irene Blei curator of film exhibits and a specialist in animation and film
T +54 9 11 3182 9791 teaching for kids and young people, she was the founder of El
E ireneblei@tallerelmate.com.ar Mate Film Workshop.
W tallerelmate.com.ar

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+10 Edad sugerida - Subtitulada / Suggested age - Subtitled

Kai
Ka-yi: Geo-ul ho-soo-eui Jeon-seol

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Los hermanos Kai y Shamui corren a travs de una mon- Brother and sister Kai and Shamui are running through a snow-
taa cubierta de nieve, perseguidos por lobos. De repente, covered mountain, chased by wolves. Suddenly, they get swept
son arrastrados por una avalancha, y solo Kai es rescatada. away by a massive avalanche, and only Kai gets rescued.
Shamui se pierde en el lago helado del Hattan, la famosa Shamui gets lost in the icy lake of the Hattan, the notorious
Reina de las Nieves. Snow Queen.
Con el respaldo desde la produccin de Yeon Sang-ho, el direc- With production by Yeon Sang-ho, the director of Train to Busan,
tor de Invasin zombie, Lee Sung-gang (My Beatiful Girl, Mari y Lee Sung-gang ( My Beautiful Girl, Mari and Yobi, the Five Tailed
Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox ) decide lanzarse otra vez a la aventura Fox) decides to plunge once more into an expansive adventure
expansiva, esa que trasciende la pantalla de cine. Suena a cli- that transcends the cinema screen. It sounds like a promotional
ch promocional, pero lo cierto es que el realizador surcoreano clich, but the truth is that the South Korean director really takes
realmente aprovecha sus variaciones visuales (colores ms cer- advantage of his visual variations (colors that are more pastel
canos a pasteles que imgenes digitales, diseo de persona- than digital image, a character design close to Studio Ghiblis
jes que roza la inventiva del Estudio Ghibli) para diluir moldes inventiveness) in order to dilute molds and generate something
y generar algo original, casi una forma lquida de la pica. Aqu, original, almost an epic in liquid form. Here, even though the
aunque la imagen sea ms cercana al anim, los movimientos image is closer to anime, the movements of the story that shows
de la historia que muestra al joven Kai siendo elegido por el young Kai as hes chosen by the Spirit of the River to save his
Espritu del Ro para salvar a su pueblo son decimonnicos. JMD village are nineteenth-century style. JMD

Corea del Sur - South Korea, 2016 Lee Sung-gang


96 / DCP / Color / Coreano - Korean
Naci en Corea del Sur en 1962. Por su primer largometraje My
D: Lee Sung-gang G: Ryu Yong-jae F: Yeon Chan-heum
Beatiful Girl, Mari (2002) fue premiado en el Festival de Annecy.
E: Lee Yeoun-jung DA: Byun Ki-hyun P: Yeon Sang-ho,
Lee Dong-ha PE: Yeon Sang-ho, Lee Dong-ha CP: Dada Show, Entre sus trabajos posteriores se encuentran O-nu-ri (2003), Yobi,
Red Peter Film I: Kim Young-eun, Park Ko-woon, Kang Jin-ah The Five Tailed Fox (2006) y A Monster in the Reservoir (2012).
Contacto / Contact He was born in South Korea in 1962. His feature debut My
M-Line Distribution. Jin Park Beatiful Girl, Mari (2002) was awarded at the Annecy Festival.
T +82 27 96 24 27 His later work includes O-nu-ri (2003), Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox
E jin@mline-distribution.com (2006), and A Monster in the Reservoir (2012).
W mline-distribution.com

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Todas las edades - Subtitulada / All ages - Subtitled

La historia sin fin


The Neverending Story

Escondido en el desvn, Bastin devora durante las horas de Bastian hides in a school attic during classes to read a mysteri-
clase un misterioso libro que rob de una librera, en el que ous book he stole from a bookstore, about the destruction of
se relata la destruccin del reino de Fantasa. A medida que the kingdom of Fantasia. As he reads, he finds out that it is up
avanza en la lectura, descubrir que la salvacin de ese reino to him to save the kingdom.
depende de l.
Para mediados de los 80, el cine de fantasa estaba a punto ca- In the mid 80s, fantasy movies were at their peak. The Never-
ramelo. La historia sin fin, dirigida por Wolfgang Petersen (el de Ending Story, directed by Wolfgang Petersen (from Das Boot!), is
El barco!), es el primer ttulo en un tridente ofensivo maravilloso the first title in an offensive-marvelous trident followed by Ridley
que sigue con Leyenda de Ridley Scott y cierra con Laberinto Scotts Legend and closed by Jim Hensons Labyrinth. We could
de Jim Henson. Podramos contar que es la historia de un nio tell you its the story of a boy who, through a book, enters a
que a travs de un libro entra en un universo fantstico que fantastic world that but probably everyone got to see the film
pero probablemente todos ya hayan llegado a la pelcula, sea somehow when it opened, in its multiple rereleases, in any video
en su estreno, sus mltiples reestrenos, en cualquier formato format of the last thirty years or on television, dubbed and with
de video de los ltimos treinta aos o en la televisin, doblada y commercials. And seeing it again in a theater screen is, to say
con tandas. Y volver a verla en cine es, como mnimo, una aven- the least, an adventure not to be missed. An adventure that, at a
tura imperdible. Una aventura que, viviendo en pocas donde time when they want to sell us a commercial cake mix as though
nos quieren vender un bizcochuelo de paquete como si fuera it were a homemade cake, our children will probably never go
una torta casera, probablemente nuestros hijos nunca vivirn. through. SC
Santiago Calori

Estados Unidos / Alemania - USA / Germany, 1984 Wolfgang Petersen


102 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Prusia en 1941. Es guionista, productor y cineasta.
D: Wolfgang Petersen G: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel
Dirigi, entre otras pelculas, El barco (1981), En la lnea de
F: Jost Vacano E: Jane Seitz DA: Rolf Zehetbauer M: Klaus Doldinger
P: Bernd Eichinger, Dieter Geissler. Bernd Schaefers I: Noah Hathaway, fuego (1993), Epidemia (1995) y Troya (2004).
Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach He was born in Prussia in 1941. A scriptwriter, producer, and
Contacto / Contact filmmaker, he directed several feature-length films, including
Park Circus. Graham Fulton Das Boot (1981), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995)
E graham@parkcircus.com and Troy (2004).

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La vida de Calabacn
Ma vie de courgette
My Life as a Zucchini
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Calabacn es un nio valiente que, tras perder a su madre, in- Zucchini is a brave boy who lost his mother and is sent to an
gresa a un orfanato junto con otros nios de su edad. Aunque orphan house together with other kids his age. Although he
le cuesta hallar su lugar en ese mundo hostil, con la ayuda de has trouble finding his place in that hostile world, his new
sus nuevos amigos aprende a confiar y encuentra el verdadero friends will help him gain some trust and find true love and
amor y una nueva familia. a new family.
Cabeza de calabacn!, le dicen al pequeo Icare. Recin ve Zucchini head! they shout to little Icare. He has just met his
por primera vez a sus compaeros de orfanato (acaba de cono- fellow orphans at the orphanhouse (he just had a first hand en-
cer, y de primera mano, la desgracia) y ya tiene un sobrenombre counter with tragedy) and he already has a defining nickname.
que lo define. La infancia y sus bautismos verbales son tan solo Childrens verbal christenings are only a few of the things that
algunas de esas marcas que echan races en nosotros cuando get rooted in us when we are kids, and Claude Barras decides
nios, y a ellas Claude Barras decide mirar directo a los ojos to look at them straight in the eye in My Life as a Zucchini, giv-
en La vida de Calabacn, dndoles una forma sentida desde ing them a moving shape by using stop motion. Credentials are
el stop-motion. Los pergaminos poco importan (nominada al meaningless (the film was nominated for an Oscar, and won the
Oscar, ganadora del Premio del Pblico en Annecy 2016): Audience Award at Annecy 2016), because My Life is able to
La vida de Calabacn sabe sentir como Truffaut, jugar como El feel like Truffaut, play like El Chavo, fear like John Hughes, and
Chavo, temer como John Hughes y enamorar como Aardman. seduce like Aardman. This film turns every element of childrens
No hay componente del relato infantil que esta pelcula no con- stories into something that feels real, and thanks to that, it be-
vierta en algo que siente autntico, y gracias a eso se vuelve una comes a vegetable-film, one you have to see and eat so you will
pelcula-vegetal que hay que ver y comer para crecer mejor, no grow up stronger, no matter your age. JMD
importa cuntos aos tengamos. JMD

Francia / Suiza - France / Switzerland, 2016 Claude Barras


66 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Suiza en 1973. Es productor y cineasta. Estudi ilus-
D: Claude Barras G: Gilles Paris F: David Toutevoix
tracin y grficos digitales en la Escuela Emile Cohl, en Lyon.
E: Valentn Rotelli DA: Ludovic Chemarin S: Benjamin Benoit
M: Sophie Hunger PE: Eric Jacquot Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Banquise (2005), Santa
Barba (2007), Au pays des ttes (2009) y Chambre 69 (2012).
Contacto / Contact
California Filmes. Juliana Konarzewski He was born in Switzerland in 1973. A producer and filmmaker,
T +55 11 2899 9000 he studied illustration and digital graphics at the Emile Cohl
E juliana@californiafilmes.com.br School in Lyon. He directed several documentaries; including
W californiafilmes.com.br Banquise (2005), Santa Barba (2007), Au pays des ttes (2009)
and Chambre 69 (2012).
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laberinto
Labyrinth

Sarah debe recorrer un laberinto para rescatar a su herma- Sarah must go through a maze in order to rescue her baby
no beb, quien ha sido secuestrado por unos duendes y est brother, who has been kidnapped by elves and is being held
en manos del poderoso Jareth, el rey goblin. Para llegar a by the powerful goblin king Jareth. In order to get to him, she
l tendr que esquivar las trampas que este famoso villano will have to elude the traps this famous villain set up for her.
le tiene preparadas.
Una adolescente que no quiere divorciarse de sus ositos de A teenager that doesnt want to divorce her teddy bears has thir-
peluche tiene trece horas para rescatar a su hermano Toby de teen hours to rescue her little brother Toby from the claws of the
las garras del temible y seductor Jareth. Debajo de la peluca terrifying and seductive Jareth. Under the Goblin Kings eighties
ochentosa del Rey Goblin se encuentra la estrella del glam con wig is the glam rock star with the gaze of a Siberian Husky, ap-
mirada de perro siberiano, esta vez ovacionado por un pblico plauded this time by an audience of hyperkinetic dwarves. Just
de duendes hiperquinticos. As como Teseo derrot al minotau- like Theseus defeated the minotaur, Sarah will have to discover
ro, Sarah deber descubrir cmo llegar al centro del laberinto how to reach the center of the labyrinth where the virile monster
donde canta el viril monstruo. En esta gran obra de fantasa pro- sings. In this great fantasy work produced by George Lucas and
ducida por George Lucas y escrita por Terry Jones, puede ocurrir written by Terry Jones, anything can happen: from worms that
cualquier cosa: desde gusanos que ofrecen una taza de t hasta offer you a cup of tea to farting sea rocks. Because Jim Henson
piedras marinas que se tiran pedos. Porque Jim Henson nunca never cared four boundaries when creating a world governed by
reconoci lmites a la hora de crear un mundo gobernado por puppets and marionettes. MD
tteres y marionetas. MD

Reino Unido / Estados Unidos - UK / USA, 1986 Jim Henson


101 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Estados Unidos en 1936. Fue titiritero, productor, guio-
D: Jim Henson G: Dennis Lee, Jim Henson, Terry Jones
nista y cineasta. Fue el creador de The Muppets. Dirigi varios
F: Alex Thomson E: John Grover DA: Elliot Scott M: Trevor Jones
P: Eric Rattray PE: George Lucas I: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, largometrajes; entre ellos, el telefilm Hey Cinderella (1969), The
Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm Great Muppet Caper (1981) y El cristal encantado (1982) junto
con Frank Oz. Falleci en 1990.
Contacto / Contact
Park Circus. Graham Fulton He was born in the US in 1936. A puppeteer, producer, script-
E graham@parkcircus.com writer, and filmmaker, he was the creator of The Muppets. He
directed several films, including the TV movie Hey Cinderella
(1969), The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and The Dark Crystal
(1982) together with Frank Oz. He died in 1990.
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Louis & Luca - The Big Cheese Race


Solan og Ludvig - Herfra til Flklypa
Louis & Luca - La gran carrera del queso
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Cuando la urraca Louis se entera de la tradicional Carrera del A magpie named Louis learns about the traditional Cheese
Queso entre su pueblo y el pueblo vecino, se interesa de in- Race competition between his home town and its neighbor,
mediato. Con su mejor amigo, el puercoespn Luca, no duda he is interesed right away. With his best friend, the porcupine
de su triunfo. Hasta que descubre que deber competir contra Luca, he is certain he will win. But then he finds out he must
un gorila feroz. compete with a ferocious gorilla
Louis y Luca son los protagonistas de la pelcula ms vista de Louis and Luca are the protagonists of Norways most popular
la historia de Noruega. Da la casualidad (o no tanto) de que son film ever. As it happens, they are, respectively, a biped bird and a
respectivamente un pjaro bpedo y un extrao erizo humanoide. strange humanoid urchin. Sure, that doesnt bother their neigh-
Claro, eso no les molesta a sus vecinos (aunque s a los resen- bors (althoguh the resentful people from the neighboring town
tidos del pueblo de al lado). La sentida creacin de Kjell Aukrust dont approve). Kjell Aukrusts heartfelt creation always knew
supo desde siempre mezclar el absurdo con una calidez que how to mix absurdity with a warmness that embraces common
abraza los lugares comunes hasta convertirlos en una adorable places and turns them into an adorable choice instead of a ner-
eleccin y no un mero tic. En las vidas de Louis y Luca, ahora es vous reflex. The time for a cheese race in Louis and Luca lives
el momento de una carrera de quesos (cundo no lo es?). Y una is now (when is it not?). And the race will define some pretty big
que defina cosas enormes, porque qu otra utilidad tendra issues, because what else is a Norwegian wheel of cheese
una horma noruega de queso? A partir del uso de stop motion good for? In its use of stop motion techniques a choice that
una eleccin que refleja aquel trazo nico de Aukrust, Louis reflects Aukrusts unique trait Louis & Luca is a rare handicraft
& Luca es una creacin artesanal como pocas. Mario Zabala creation. MZ

Noruega - Norway, 2015 / 78 / DCP / Color Rasmus A. Sivertsen


Ingls / Noruego - English / Norwegian
Naci en Noruega en 1972. Es animador, editor y cineasta. Dirigi
D: Rasmus A. Sivertsen G: Karsten Fullu
varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Pelle Politibili gr i vannet (2009),
PE: Cornelia Boysen, Synnve Hrsdal CP: Maipo Film
Pelle Politibil p sporet (2013) y Dos colegas al rescate (2015).
Contacto / Contact
Sola Media GmbH. Miriam Seeger
He was born in Norway in 1972. An animator, editor and film-
T +49 711 9689 4440 maker, he directed several feature-length films, including Pelle
E office@sola-media.com Politibili gr i vannet (2009), Pelle Politibil p sporet (2013) and
W sola-media.com Two Buddies and a Badger (2015).

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McDull: Rise of the Rice Cooker


Mai Dou fan bao qibing
McDull, el ascenso del cocinero de arroz
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

McDull, que suea con ser un inventor famoso, quiere entrar en McDull, who dreams about being a famous inventor, wants to
una competencia que premia al mejor robot peleador. Risopot, enter a competition that awards the best fighting robot. Riso-
de baja tecnologa y alta potencia, es la evolucin de una olla pot, a decidedly low-tech, high-powered robot, is the evolution
arrocera que, con la ayuda de la comunidad, se asegura un of a rice cooker that, with the help of the community, assures
lugar en la batalla. himself a place in battle.
La vida tiene momentos en los que necesitamos que nos sal- Life has moments when we need to be saved. McDull, a pig
ven. McDull, un cerdito todo ternura, campen pop en China y thats all tenderness, pop champion in China and owner of a
dueo de un diseo cute minimalista, desde hace diecisis aos cute minimalistic design, has understood those moments during
entiende esos momentos, y convirti, pelcula a pelcula, distin- the past sixteen years, and has become, film after film, different
tos temas en campos minados de absurdo, comedia y emocin. subjects in landmines of emotion, comedy and the absurd. Brian
Brian Tse, su autor y director, ha sabido hacer de este cerdito Tse, his creator and director, has managed to turn this little pig
el tesoro ms valioso de la animacin con corazn y sinsentido. into the most valuable treasure of heartfelt, nonsensical anima-
Ahora, un monstruo de otra galaxia llega y el destino de la Tierra tion. Now, a monster from another galaxy arrives and the Earths
queda en manos de McDull y una pandilla que incluye, entre fate is in the hands of McDull and a gang that includes, among
otras criaturas, una freidora de arroz que devendr electrodo- other creatures, a rice deep-fryer that will become an appliance
mstico y que los volver locos de amor. Otra vez, McDull nos and make you fall in love. Once more, McDull will save us. We
salvar. Lo necesitbamos. JMD needed that. JMD

Hong Kong, 2016 / 85 / DCP / Color Brian Tse


Cantons - Cantonese
Productor, director y guionista, comenz a trabajar en el perso-
D, G: Brian Tse E: Alfred Li DA: Alice Mak, Yeung Hok Tak,
naje McDull a comienzos de los aos 90. Rise of the Rice Cooker
Wong Ping S: Tsang Kinson, Lee Yiu-keung, Yiu Chun-hin
M: Steve Ho P: Brian Tse, He Zhi-kai, Samuel Choy es la sptima pelcula de la serie, luego de My Life as McDull
PE: Kenny Cheung, Zhao Jun, Samuel Choy (2001), McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004) y McDull, Me and My
CP: Sunwah Vision Film Distribution, Super Star Universal Mom (2014), entre otras.
Contacto / Contact A producer, director and screenwriter, he studied working on the
Bravos Pictures Limited. Queenie Li McDull character in the early 90s. Rise of the Rice Cooker is
T +852 2156 1326 the seventh film in the series, after My Life as McDull (2001),
E queenie.li@bravospictures.com
McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004) and McDull, Me and My Mom
W bravospictures.com
(2014), among others.
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Una cigea en apuros


Richard the Stork

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Aunque es un gorrin, Richard est convencido de que es una Despite the fact that he is a sparrow, Richard is convinced that
cigea. Su mayor deseo es viajar a frica antes de que llegue he is a stork. His greatest wish is to travel to Africa before win-
el invierno, junto con su familia adoptiva y las dems cigeas. ter comes together with his adoptive family and the rest of the
Conseguir Richard superar los peligros y alcanzar su sueo? storks. Will he be able to tackle the dangers and fulfill his dream?
La animacin digital se ha estandarizado. Es casi shockeante: Digital animation has become standardized. Its almost shocking:
hasta el ms inocente espectador se ha acostumbrado a los ni- even the most innocent viewer has grown accustomed to Pixar
veles de detalles visuales excelsos de Pixar o Disney. Entonces, or Disneys sublime levels of visual details. So, how do you fight
cmo pelear en el mismo terreno desde el otro lado del oca- in the same turf from the other side of the ocean? As Storks and
no? Quiz la clave sea (como ya lo haba anticipado Cigeas y its screwball comedy anticipated, the key may reside in believing
su screwball ) creer en el cine, sobre todo a la hora de poner- in cinema, especially when its time to put on the feathers. Here,
se las plumas. Aqu el ave Richard, abandonado en el nido, se a bird named Richard is abandoned in his nest, and he becomes
convierte en una versin alada del relato de iniciacin mientras a winged version of a tale of initiation as he goes through Africa,
recorre frica, con ms intencin de comedia de personajes que in a film that is more oriented towards the character comedy
de guios hacia adultos con tiempo libre. En su pureza y con than the typical winks to adults with free time. In its purity and
alas de gnero (la comedia absurda, la aventura neta, el rela- genre wings (absurd comedy, plain adventure, uncompromising
to familiar sin concesiones), Una "cigea" en apuros termina family drama) Richard The Stork ends up being a film that flies
siendo un film con vuelo propio. JMD on its own wings. JMD

Luxemburgo / Blgica / Alemania / Noruega - Toby Genkel & Reza Memari


Luxembourg / Belgium / Germany / Norway, 2017
85 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Toby naci en Alemania en 1970. Es animador, guionista y
cineasta. Dirigi los largometrajes Das doppelte Lottchen (2007)
D: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari G, E: Reza Memari
DA: Stphane LeCocq S: Bent Holm M: Eric Neveux y All Creatures Big and Small (2015). Reza naci en Irn. Es
editor, guionista y cineasta.
Contacto / Contact
Energa Distribucin. Marisol Rivas Toby was born in Germany in 1970. An animation artist, script-
E comunicacion@energiaentusiasta.com writer, and filmmaker, he directed the feature-length films Das
W energiaentusiasta.com doppelte Lottchen (2007) and All Creatures Big and Small (2015).
Reza was born in Iran. He is an editor, scriptwriter and filmmaker.

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Teresa y Tim - La magia de la amistad


Teresa and Tim
Teresa eta Galtzagorri
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Un duende aventurero y una nia inquieta se hacen insepa- An adventurer dwarf and a restless girl become inseparable.
rables. Pero no todo ser fcil, ya que un malvado feriante But not everything will be easy, because an evil trader wants
querr raptar a Tim a toda costa, alejndolo de su mundo, al to kidnap Tim at all costs and take him away from his world,
que tendr que volver antes de que una terrible amenaza se to which he will have to return before a terrible threat be-
vuelva real. comes real.
El deseo desbordante de aventuras nuevas no es algo extraor- The brimful desire for new adventures isnt something extraor-
dinario o inexplicable para una nia de ocho aos. Pero Teresa, dinary or unexplainable for an eight-year-old girl. But apart from
adems de eso (a lo que habra que sumar como condimento that (to which we would have to add a few battles at home she
unas cuantas batallas hogareas que atraviesa con hasto), tie- goes through in disgust), Teresa literally has a friend from an-
ne, literalmente, un compaero de otro mundo: un duende de other world: a spring dwarf with whom she feels more at home
primavera con el que se siente mucho ms a gusto que con than with any human being. The encounter will present the chal-
cualquier destello de ser humano. El encuentro los arrojar al lenge of having to get to know each other, help each other and
desafo de conocerse, ayudarse y enfrentar villanos que quieren confront villains that want to ruin everything with their iron bars
arruinarlo todo con sus barrotes y sus candados. La relacin and their locks. Teresa and Tim are accomplices; its a deep
entre Teresa y Tim es de cmplices, una amistad profunda a pri- friendship at first sight, made up of mirrors and lots of things
mera vista, de espejos y de enorme aprendizaje. Es que, por su- to learn. Because, of course, after that collision between parallel
puesto, despus de ese choque de mundos paralelos en el que worlds where some magic slips through, their lives will no longer
se filtra algo de magia, sus vidas ya no sern las mismas. SS be the same. SS

Espaa - Spain, 2017 / 75 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Agurtzane Intxaurraga


D: Agurtzane Intxaurraga G: Juan Luis Carreras F, E: ngel Alonso Naci en Vizcaya, Pas Vasco, en 1966. Estudi periodismo,
DA: ngel Alonso M: Joseba Beristain P: Ricardo Ramon, ngel Alonso
teatro y direccin de actores. Fund el Grupo Teatral HIKA, diri-
PE: Ricardo Ramn CP: Dibulitoon Studio
gi obras de teatro y escribi libros infantiles. Teresa y Tim es su
Contacto / Contact primer largometraje.
Dibulitoon Studio. Jone Landaluze
T +34 636 697 356 She was born in Vizcaya, Basque Country, in 1966. She stud-
E jonelandaluze@dibulitoon.com ied journalism, theater and theater direction. She founded
W dibulitoon.com the HIKA Theater Group, directed plays and wrote childrens
books. Teresa and Tim is her first feature.

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Contratiempo
de alturas
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Manuel Garca Ferr fue muchas cosas para muchas infancias distintas. Una definicin Argentina, 1952 / 3 / DM / B&N
es el padre de Anteojito. Otra es el creador de los personajes que hasta una calesita D, G, F, E, DA: Manuel Garca Ferr
conoce. Fue tambin el responsable de darle vida a Pi-Po, el sheriff pollito con cas- CP: Films Ocypa
carn. Rescatado por su nieto, Julio Fermepn, Contratiempo de alturas es la llegada
Contacto / Contact
a las salas de una rareza animada del hombre que gener animacin como pocos en
Julio Fermepn
Argentina: un corto de Pi-Po casi nunca visto. Gracias otra vez, don Manuel. JMD
T +54 11 6165 5869
Manuel Garca Ferr meant many things to many different childhoods. One definition E fermepin.julio@gmail.com
would be the father of Anteojito. Another one would be creator of the characters even FB julio.fermep
a carrousel knows about. He was responsible of giving life to Pi-Po, the sheriff-chick.
Rescued by his grandson, Julio Fermepn, Contratiempo de alturas is the arrival to the
screens of an animated oddity from the man that made animation like few others in
Argentina: a seldom-seen Pi-Po short. Thanks again, don Manuel. JMD

Manuel Garca Ferr. Naci en Almera, Espaa, en 1929, y se radic en Argen-


tina a los diecisiete aos. Artista grfico, historietista y animador, cre famosos perso-
najes infantiles, como Anteojito, Hijitus, Larguirucho y Calculn, entre muchos otros.
Falleci en Buenos Aires en 2013.
He was born in Almera, Spain, in 1929, and settled in Argentina at seventeen. A
graphic artist, cartoonist and animator, he created famous childrens characters,
such as Anteojito, Hijitus, Larguirucho, and Calculn, among many others. He died
in Buenos Aires in 2013.

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The Place Promised


in Our Early Days
Kumo no mukou Yakusoku no basyo
El lugar prometido en nuestros primeros das

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

En esta fantasa que revel el talento de Makoto al mundo, la Segunda Guerra Mundial Japn - Japan, 2004 / 91 / DM / Color
gener la divisin de Japn en dos. El director mostraba por primera vez en qu se Japons - Japanese
diferenciaba (y, nobleza obliga, su conexin) con Ghibli. Este coming of age prefiere el D, G, F, E, S, P: Makoto Shinkai DA: Takumi
melodrama rosa como motor de imgenes imposibles. Y deja en claro que siempre ser Tanji, Makoto Shinkai PE: Kohichiro Ito
as: Makoto no tiene miedo de lanzarse a la exageracin de lo humano. Sabe que en el CP: CoMix Wave Films I: Hidetaka Yoshioka,
cruce entre belleza y corazn est su principal virtud. MZ Masato Hagiwara, Yuuka Nanri
In this fantasy that revealed Makotos talent to the world, WWII divided Japan in two. The
director showed, for the first time, his difference (and, truth be told, his connection) with
Ghibli. This coming-of-age prefers pink melodrama as motor of impossible images. And
it makes it clear that it will always be that way: Makoto isnt afraid of plunging into the
exaggeration of the human. He knows that in the crossing between beauty and heart
lies his main virtue. MZ
Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

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5 Centimeters
per Second
Byosoku gosenchi metoru
5 centmetros por segundo
Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Shinkai Makoto decide dejar de lado la ciencia ficcin para centrarse en el vnculo a Japn - Japan, 2007 / 63 / DM / Color
travs del tiempo entre Takaki Touno y Akari Shinohara. Como en el manga del mismo Japons - Japanese
Makoto, Takaki y Akari se separan en el secundario. Desde ese momento, la belleza del D, G, F, E, S, P: Makoto Shinkai DA: Takumi
cine de Makoto, descaradamente potico (y ayudado por sus imgenes, bordeando el Tanji, Akiko Majima M: Masayoshi Yamazaki
expresionismo), revisita y resignifica desde esa relacin todo lo que puede contener y ser PE: Noritaka Kawaguchi CP: CoMix Wave
una persona que no est ah, pero que siempre maldita sea est con nosotros. JMD Films I: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondo,
Shinkai Makoto decides to put science fiction aside in order to focus on the bond be- Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue
tween Takaki Touno and Akari Shinohara through time. As in Makotos own manga,
Takaki and Akari separate in high school. From that moment on, the beauty of Makotos
cinema, unabashedly poetic (and helped by its images, which border on expressionism),
revisits and redefines from that relationship all that a person who isnt there, but who is
always goddamnit with us can contain and be. JMD

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Children Who

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Chase Lost Voices
Hoshi o ou kodomo
Nios que persiguen voces perdidas
Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Hay un factor clave en Makoto: la manera en que el nivel de detalle a la hora de la ani- Japn - Japan, 2011 / 116 / DM / Color
macin, que mezcla realismo con mano real dotada para la imagen, es contrastada por Japons - Japanese
un amor sentido por lo naif. Aqu, Makoto juega a la aventura y obtiene lo mejor de cada D, G, E, S: Makoto Shinkai F: Takayo
particularidad del anim: sabe ser pica como ningn cine, entiende sentimientos con Nishimura DA: Takumi Tanji P: Koichiro Ito
cario del Hollywood de los 80 y, claro, mezcla animacin con hechizo. MZ PE: Noritaka Kawaguchi CP: CoMix Wave
Theres a key factor in Makoto: the way in which the level of detail when animating, Films I: Hisako Kanemoto, Miyu Irino,
which mixes realism with real hand with a talent for the image, is contrasted by a heart- Kazuhiko Inoue
felt love for the nave. Here, Makoto decides to play with adventure, and accomplishes
the best in every particularity of anime: it knows how to be epic like no other kind of
cinema, it understands feelings with the affection of 80s Hollywood and, of course,
mixes animation with enchantment. MZ
Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

+14 Edad sugerida - Sub / Suggested age - Sub

The Garden of Words


Kotonoha no niwa
El jardn de las palabras

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Japn - Japan, 2013 / 46 / DM / Color


Japons - Japanese
Justo antes de Your Name, Makoto ya haba logrado la perfeccin de su extraa mezcla
entre los sentimientos de Hong Sang-soo y cierta belleza de las interacciones de su D, G, E: Makoto Shinkai F: Kenichi Tsuchiya
adorado Haruki Murakami. Aqu, entre charlas de un adolescente y una mujer que come DA: Hiroshi Takiguchi S: Haru Yamada
M: Daisuke Kashima P: Koichiro Ito
chocolate y bebe cerveza en el parque, Makoto demuestra que su construccin del amor
PE: Noritaka Kawaguchi CP: CoMix Wave Films
tiene ms de orfebre que de identificacin universal. Y en ese cambio de direccin da el
I: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano
salto para que su pelcula sea una forma de entender el cine y, sin dudas, la vida. JMD
Right before Your Name, Makoto had already achieved the perfection of his strange blend
between Hong Sang-soos feelings and a certain beauty in the interactions of his beloved Contacto / Contact
CoMix Wave Films. Youhei Endo
Haruki Murakami. Here, among talks between a teenager and a woman who eats chocolate
T +1 332 307 021
and drinks beer at the park, Makoto shows that the way he builds love has more of the
E info@cwfilms.jp
work of a goldsmith than universal identification. And in that change of path, he takes the
W cwfilms.jp - kotonohanoniwa
leap in order for his film to be a way of understanding film and, without a doubt, life. JMD

Makoto Shinkai. Naci en Japn en 1973. Es animador, director de fotografa, guionista y ci-
neasta. Considerado el sucesor de Miyasaki, sus pelculas tratan sobre las relaciones y el desencuentro.
Estudi literatura japonesa en la Universidad de Chuo. | He was born in Japan in 1973. He is an anima-
tor, cinematographer, screenwriter and director. Considered to be the successor of Miyasaki, his films
deal with relationships and misunderstandings. He studied Japanese literature at the Chuo University.
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20th Century Women


Mujeres del siglo XX

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Pelcula dramtica que narra la historia de tres mujeres que Drama film that tells the story of three women who explore love
exploran el amor y la libertad en California durante los aos 70. and freedom in California during the 1970s.
Mike Mills, como Ira Sachs, se ha convertido en uno de los me- Like Ira Sachs, Mike Mills has become one of the finest direc-
jores directores de los Estados Unidos. Al menos para aquellos tors working in the US at least for those who occasionally
que de vez en cuando necesitan sentarse en un cine y respirar need to seat in a theater and breathe in feelings that feel
sentimientos que se sientan tremendamente genuinos. Con Be- tremendously genuine. With Beginners, in which a father re-
ginners, en la que un padre de familia confesaba tener cncer vealed that he had cancer and was gay, Mills created a film
y ser gay, Mills haba creado una pelcula tan clida como una as warm as a water bag in the winter. In 20th Century Women
bolsa de agua caliente en invierno. En 20th Century Women, otra he uses autobiographical elements again, and returns to chil-
vez con elementos autobiogrficos, vuelve a los hijos que en- dren who gradually understand that their parents are people
tienden por puntos (sutura incluida) que los padres son tambin with doubts and fears. And also, that they are leaving, even
seres hechos de dudas y miedos. Y que se estn yendo, aunque if they dont understand why. Mills doesnt match different
todava no puedan comprender por qu. Mills no iguala sole- experiences of loneliness, or anxieties, or stoicisms: as if his
dades, ni ansiedades, ni estoicismos: como si en ello se fuera life depended on it, and in a sort of Jane Austen manner, he
la vida, y un poco a lo Jane Austen, respeta cada gesto y cada respects every gesture and feeling. JMD
sentimiento. JMD

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 119 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English Mike Mills
D, G: Mike Mills F: Sean Porter E: Leslie Jones DA: Chris Jones Naci en California en 1966. Es artista, diseador grfico,
M: Roger Neill I: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig,
guionista y cineasta. Realiz videos musicales para Moby, Yoko
Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann
Ono y Air. Su interesante filmografa recorre ttulos como Impul-
Contacto / Contact so adolescente (2005), Does Your Soul Have a Cold? (2007) y
Sony Pictures. Cecilia Chiappano Beginners (2010).
T +54 11 4373 0261
W uip.com.ar He was born in California in 1966. He is an artist, graphic
designer, screenwriter and director. He directed music videos
for Moby, Yoko Ono and Air. His interesting filmography includes
such titles as Thumbsucker (2005), Does Your Soul Have a Cold?
(2007) and Beginners (2010).
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A Marriage Story
Strnadovi
Una historia de matrimonio
Premiere internacional / International premiere

En 35 aos de matrimonio pueden ocurrir muchas cosas: desde Many things can happen in 35 years of marriage: from mo-
momentos de absoluta armona hasta dramticas peleas. Pero ments of absolute harmony to dramatic fights. But during
la mayor parte del tiempo, esta pareja se ocupa del da a da, most of the time, this couple takes care of the day-to-day
en la alegra de criar a sus hijos, llevar adelante el hogar o while they raise their kids, look after their home or work at
atender su comercio. their shop.
Primero, una boda. Cuando Ivana y Vclav dieron el s frente a sus First, there is a wedding. When Ivana and Vclav said yes in
amigos y familiares, all por 1980, la cmara de Helena T etkov front of his friends and family, back in 1980, the camera of Hel-
(foco en el Bafici 09) ya estaba ah. Las sonrisas cmplices y los ena Tetkovs (the object of a focus in Bafici 09) was already
abrazos de buena suerte se hicieron presentes como en cualquier there. The subtle smiles and good luck hugs were there, like in
casamiento, junto con la celebracin de la inmortalidad del amor any other wedding, along with the celebration of an immortal,
eterno. Luego llegan los hijos y la convivencia comienza a virar everlasting love. Then, children come, and living together starts
hacia aguas menos calmas. Los aos pasan, hay ms arrugas to get bumpy. Years go by, the faces start to wrinkle, and the skin
en los rostros adultos y la piel de los adolescentes no logra evadir of teenagers cant escape from the logical imperfections of age.
las imperfecciones lgicas de la edad. La vida sigue y seguir su Life goes on and will continue its course: drops of happiness
curso: gotas de felicidad y torrentes de fracasos. A Marriage Story and torrents of failure. A Marriage Story takes a sample from
toma una prueba de este ocano de tiempo para registrar que las this ocean of time to capture the fact that opposite emotions are
emociones antagnicas no son ms que instancias naturales de nothing but natural stages in life, equally drowning us all. LM
una vida que nos inunda a todos por igual. Luciano Mariconda

Repblica Checa - Czech Republic, 2017


102 / DCP / Color - B&N / Checo - Czech
Helena Tetkov
Naci en Praga en 1949. Se gradu en el Departamento de Cine
D, G: Helena Tetkov F: David Cysa, Vlastimil Hamernk, Jan Mal
E: Jakub Hejna S: Richard Mller P: Pavel Strnad, Kateina ern Documental en la FAMU de esa ciudad. Dirigi varios largome-
CP: Negativ I: Vclav Strnad, Ivana Strnadov, Tom Strnad, Martin trajes; entre ellos, Ren (1993), Carmen Story (1999), My Lucky
Strnad, Tereza Strnadov Star (2004) y Marcela (2007), exhibidos en el foco que le dedic
Contacto / Contact
el Bafici en 2009.
Negativ. Daniel Vadocky She was born in Prague in 1949. She graduated from the
T +420 777 697 543 Department of Documentary Film of that citys FAMU. She direct-
E daniel@negativ.cz ed several films, including Ren (1993), Carmen Story (1999),
W negativ.cz
My Lucky Star (2004) and Marcela (2007) shown at the focus
Bafici dedicated to her in 2009.
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All the Rage (Saved by Sarno)


Toda la ira (Salvados por Sarno)

Premiere internacional / International premiere

Explorando en primera persona los mtodos radicales para Using a first-person approach to explore the work of Dr. Sarno,
tratar el dolor de espalda del Dr. Sarno, All the Rage examina and his radical methods to treating back pain, All the Rage ex-
la conexin entre la mente y el cuerpo. A travs de entrevistas amines the connection between the mind and the body. Through
a Sarno, pacientes y expertos, ofrece un profundo replantea- interviews with Sarno, patients, and experts, the film offers a
miento sobre el cuidado de la salud. profound rethink of how we approach our healthcare.
Suplicio, afliccin. Ese dolor que repercute, insiste y no deja ser. Suffering and affliction. A repeating pain that insists and doesnt
Cuellos, hombros, espaldas, piernas: el Dr. John E. Sarno todo lo let you be. Necks, shoulders, backs, legs: Dr. John E. Sarno
cura. Ni chamn, ni chanta: el conocimiento es su mejor remedio. cures it all. Hes not a shaman or a quack: knowledge is his fin-
Todo el dolor se me fue, fue una experiencia religiosa, dice el de- est remedy. I have no more pain, it was a religious experience,
voto Larry David sobre Sarno. Por ah, Howard Stern, estrella de la says the devoted Larry David about Sarno. American radio star
radio norteamericana, tambin agradece haber sido salvado. Sar- Howard Stern is also grateful for being saved. Sarno claims that
no asegura que el dolor es un mecanismo de defensa ante ciertos pain is a defense mechanism certain thoughts that we deem
pensamientos que nos parecen inconcebibles. Por caso, dedic inconceivable. Therefore, he dedicated his whole life to study
toda su vida a estudiar la relacin entre la mente y el cuerpo. Y the connection between the mind and the body. And this docu-
este documental le hace honor a su carrera comparndolo con mentary honors his career by comparing him to transcendental
personajes trascendentales como Descartes o Freud. Y, a fuerza de characters such as Descartes or Freud. And, by force of results,
resultados, los testimonios lo elevan a un lugar por encima de la the testimonies elevate him to a spot above medicine, science,
medicina, de la ciencia y de algn que otro dios. Hernn Panessi and some of the gods. HP

Estados Unidos / Grecia - USA / Greece, 2016 Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
93 / DM / Color / Ingls - English
& David Beilinson
D: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, David Beilinson G: Michael Galinsky,
Suki Hawley F: Michael Galinsky E: Suki Hawley DA: David Beilinson Filman juntos desde hace ms de veinte aos. Su segundo
S: Archie Moore M: David Reid, Tristeza, Great Music P: Michael largometraje, Radiation, particip en la primera edicin de Bafici
Galinsky, Suki Hawley, David Beilinson PE: Adam Galinsky, John Sklar en 1999. Adems, realizaron Horns and Halos, Battle for Broo-
CP: Rumur klyn y Who Took Johnny (Bafici 16).
Contacto / Contact They have been making films together for over twenty years.
Rumur. Michael Galinsky
Their second feature, Radiation, played at the first Bafici in 1999.
T +1 9 175 133 180
E michael@rumur.com They also directed Horns and Halos, Battle for Brooklyn and Who
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Hay lugares en Europa que han permanecido como recuerdos There are places in Europe that have remained as painful mem-
dolorosos del pasado. Los campos de concentracin son ahora ories of the past. These concentration camps are now com-
sitios conmemorativos que estn abiertos al pblico y reciben memorative sites open to the public, and receive thousands of
miles de turistas cada ao. tourists a year.
Qu hacer con la memoria histrica? Cmo evitar su insti- What do we do with historical memory? How do we avoid its
tucionalizacin? Es posible hacer de un campo de exterminio institutionalization? Is it possible to turn an extermination camp
un espacio de reflexin sin que se termine convirtiendo en un into a place of reflection without it ending up being a mere object
mero objeto de consumo, en una parada ms dentro de un re- of consumption; just one more stop in a tour? All of these ques-
corrido turstico? Todas estas preguntas afloran en Austerlitz, el tions are raised in Austerlitz, the extraordinary documentary by
extraordinario documental del ucraniano Sergei Loznitsa, rodado Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, shot in Sachsenhausen, in
en Sachsenhausen, en las afueras de Berln, uno de los primeros the outskirts of Berlin, one of the first Nazi seclusion centers.
centros de reclusin levantados por los nazis. Lo notable del The remarkable thing about the case is that the filmmaker never
caso es que el realizador jams las enuncia o formula de manera enunciates or formulates them explicitly. As is his custom, he lets
explcita. Tal como es su costumbre, deja que sean las imgenes the images speak for themselves and get stuck in the audiences
las que hablen por s mismas y se inscriban a fuego en la con- conscience. LM
ciencia del espectador. Luciano Monteagudo

Alemania - Germany, 2016 / 94 / DCP / B&N Sergei Loznitsa


Alemn / Ingls / Espaol - German / English / Spanish
Naci en Bielorrusia en 1964. Es guionista, productor y cineasta.
D, G, P: Sergei Loznitsa F: Sergei Loznitsa, Jesse Mazuch
Se gradu como matemtico y trabaj como cientfico especia-
E: Danielius Kokanauskis S: Vladimir Golovnitski PE: Kirill Krasovskiy
CP: Imperativ Film lizado en inteligencia artificial. Estudi cine en el VGIK de Rusia.
Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Portrait (2002), My Joy
Contacto / Contact
(2010) e In the Fog (2012).
Imperativ Film. Valeria Loznitsa
E valeria@loznitsa.com He was born in Belarus in 1964. He is a screenwriter, producer
W austerlitz-movie.com and director. He graduated as mathematician and worked as
a scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. He studied film
at Russias VGIK. He directed several films, including Portrait
(2002), My Joy (2010) and In the Fog (2012).
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Beduino
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Una extraa pareja que vive el arte como algo intenso y meta- A strange couple who lives art as an intense and metaphysic
fsico busca la iluminacin, por medio de distintas representa- thing, searches for illumination through different representa-
ciones, en un mundo donde la esperanza y la desesperacin tions, in a world where hope and despair go hand in hand.
van juntas.
Desde el comienzo, Beduino da cuenta de su condicin de arte- Beduino acknowledges its condition of being an artifact right
facto. Al inicio la cmara, con el filtro de una cerradura, se mueve from the start. In the beginning, the camera moves through the
por el backstage mostrando (espiando, para ser ms precisos) backstage filtered by a keyhole, showing (rather, spying) the
a tcnicos, actores y vestuaristas. Podra decirse que Bressane technicians, actors, and costume crew. One might say Bressane
rompe el pacto antes de empezar, o mejor an que propone un breaks the pact before he even starts, or better yet he pro-
pacto de otro orden: todo ac es una representacin. Una pareja poses a different kind of pact: everything is a representation.
excntrica y teatral monta escenas alucinadas en el interior de An eccentric and theatrical couple stages hallucinated scenes
una habitacin donde la accin transcurre (casi) en su totalidad. inside a room where (almost) all the action takes place. One
Un nico espacio se transforma en distintas locaciones. Beduino single space becomes multiple locations. Beduino describes
describe la coreografa onrica de dos personajes que se pregun- the dream-like choreography of two protagonists that wonder
tan por los sueos, la muerte y la libertad. Una pelcula repleta about dreams, death, and freedom. This is a film filled with visual
de recursos visuales que en la composicin de sus planos puede resources with a composition that reminds us of metaphysical
recordar a la pintura metafsica. Leonardo Sabbatella paintings. LS

Brasil - Brazil, 2016 / 75 / DCP / Color - B&N Jlio Bressane


Portugus - Portuguese
Naci en Brasil en 1946. Dirigi numerosos largometrajes; entre
D, M: Jlio Bressane G: Jlio Bressane, Rosa Dias F: Pepe Schettino,
ellos, Miramar (1997), Filme de amor (2003) y Cleopatra (2007),
Pablo Baio E: Rodrigo Lima DA: Moa Batsow S: Damio Lopes
P: Fernanda Romero PE: Tande Bressane, Bruno Safadi CP: TB exhibidos en la retrospectiva que le dedic el Bafici en 2013.
Produes I: Alessandra Negrini, Fernando Eiras He was born in Brazil in 1946. He directed several films, includ-
Contacto / Contact ing Miramar (1997), Filme de amor (2003) and Cleopatra (2007),
TB Produes. Bruno Safadi screened in the retrospective of his work Bafici held in 2013.
T +55 219 8861 8880
E tbproducoes@gmail.com

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Bright Nights
Helle Nchte
Noches claras
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Un padre trata de recuperar la relacin con su hijo despus de A father tries to rekindle his relationship with his son after
aos de ausencia y falta de comunicacin. Emprende con l un years of absence and lack of communication. He takes him on
viaje en auto por el norte de Noruega, con la esperanza de que a car ride across northern Norway, hoping it is not too late.
no sea demasiado tarde.
La vida de Michael parece marcada por la separacin de sus Michaels life seems to be marked by the separation from his
seres ms queridos: la que se adivina inmediata de su pareja, loved ones. From his other half, which feels immediate, after
que acaba de recibir una oferta de trabajo en los Estados Uni- receiving a job offer in the US. From his father, who died recently
dos; la de su padre, que falleci recientemente y al que apenas and whom he barely saw after moving to Norway. Or from his
vea desde que se haba mudado a Noruega; o la de su hijo, con son, with whom he isnt close either. His trip to Norway to take
el que tampoco mantiene una relacin muy estrecha. El viaje care of the burial is not a return to a childhood area, but a sort of
a Noruega para hacerse cargo del entierro no es una vuelta al tabula rasa, a new and deserted place that may be the scenario
espacio de la infancia, sino ms bien una tabula rasa, un lugar to form a framework of shared experiences. Thomas Aslan re-
nuevo e inhspito que puede servir de escenario para conformar duces the events to the minimum and neglects parallel stories,
un marco de experiencias comunes. Thomas Arslan reduce al because nothing must interfere in a story that only needs two
mnimo las peripecias y desprecia las historias paralelas, pues characters and a road that disappears on the way to the end
nada puede interferir en un relato para el que bastan dos per- of the world. JP
sonajes y una carretera que se pierde camino al fin del mundo.
Jaime Pena

Alemania - Germany, 2017 / 86 / DCP / Color Thomas Arslan


Alemn - German
Naci en Brunswick, Alemania, en 1962. Dirigi y escribi los
D, G: Thomas Arslan F: Reinhold Vorschneider E: Reinaldo Pinto
films Dealer (1999), Im Schatten (Bafici 10) y Gold (Bafici 13),
Almeida DA: Reinhild Blaschke S: Jochen Jezussek, Christian
Obermaier, Tormod Ringnes P: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael entre otros.
Weber PE: Maria Ekerhovd CP: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber He was born in 1962 in Braunschweig, Germany. He is a director
I: Georg Friedrich, Tristan Gbel, Marie Leuenberger, Hanna Karlberg and writer, known for Dealer (1999), Im Schatten (Bafici 10) and
Contacto / Contact Gold (Bafici 13), among others.
The Match Factory. Sergi Steegmann
T +49 30 44 319 0520
E sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
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Certain Women
Ciertas mujeres

Las vidas de tres mujeres se cruzan en un pequeo pueblo de The lives of three women cross in a small US town, where each
Estados Unidos, donde cada una est intentando abrirse cami- of them is trying, and mostly failing, to make her way.
no sin demasiado xito.
Si bien hay una forma y una mirada que se sostienen en toda la Even though theres a form and a viewpoint that prevail in all of
carrera de Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women conecta ms con su Kelly Reichardts career, Certain Women is more connected to
filmografa hasta Wendy y Lucy que con Meeks Cutoff y Night her filmography prior to Wendy and Lucy than to Meeks Cutoff
Moves, de arco narrativo mayor. Ac parte de relatos de Maile and Night Moves, of a larger narrative arc. Here, she kicks off
Meloy y demuestra que es una de las cineastas americanas con from short stories by Maile Meloy and proves shes one of the
mayor capacidad para profundizar en los personajes. En Certain best American filmmakers at delving into characters. Also, in
Women, adems, lo prueba tres veces, porque son tres historias Certain Women she proves it three times, because its made up
distintas. Ms all de que cuenta con actrices del nivel de Laura of three different stories. Even though she has actresses as good
Dern o Kristen Stewart, Reichardt eleva todas las performances as Laura Dern or Kristen Stewart, Reichart elevates their perfor-
a niveles extraordinarios, tanto las de actores de gran trayecto- mances to extraordinary levels, whether theyre actors with long
ria (Jared Harris) como las de revelaciones (Lily Gladstone). La careers (Jared Harris) or newcomers (Lily Gladstone). The mas-
maestra en su tono convierte en cine perdurable todas las his- tery in its tone turns all the stories, the minimal and the maximal,
torias, mnimas y mximas, y especialmente las mnimas. JPF but especially the minimal, into perdurable cinema. JPF

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 107 / DCP / Color Kelly Reichardt


Ingls - English
Naci en Florida en 1964. Es escritora, guionista y cineas-
D, G: Kelly Reichardt F: Christopher Blauvelt E: Kelly Reichardt
ta. Estudi en la Escuela del Museo de Bellas Artes de Tufts.
DA: Anthony Gasparro M: Jeff Grace P: Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino,
Anish Savjani I: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern Entre sus pelculas ms importantes se destacan River of Grass
(1994), Old Joy (2006) y Wendy and Lucy (2008), todos exhibi-
Contacto / Contact
das en la retrospectiva que le dedic el Bafici en 2009.
Sony Pictures. Cecilia Chiappano
T +54 11 4373 0261 She was born in Florida in 1964. She is an editor, writer, screen-
W uip.com.ar writer and director. She studied at the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts at Tufts. She directed several films, including River of
Grass (1994), Old Joy (2006) and Wendy and Lucy (2008), all of
them screened at the retrospective Bafici dedicated to her in 2009.
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Copenhague. A Love Story
Copenhague: Una historia de amor

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Un grupo de estudiantes daneses de cine y su profesor de A group of Danish film students and their French teacher take
francs participan en una serie de dramas romnticos donde part in a series of romantic dramas where learning is applied
el aprendizaje se aplica tanto a la vida como al arte, que trata to life as well as to the art that tries to imitate it.
de imitarla.
Puede que Copenhague. A Love Story no luzca ajustada y con- Its possible that Copenhague. A Love Story doesnt look as solid
tundente como Les dmons, pero donde la pelcula anterior del and forceful as Les dmons, but where the previous film by the
director desplegaba una virtud evidente, derivada en cierta forma director deployed a clear virtue derived, in a certain way, from a
de un programa, de una elaboracin meticulosa, incluso astuta, program, from a meticulous, even clever, manufacture, this film
esta se muestra suelta, imperfecta y probablemente ms libre. is looser, more imperfect and probably more free. Here, one can
Aqu puede apreciarse la influencia estilizada, un poco vana pero spot the stylized and a bit vain, but emotionally effective influ-
emocionalmente efectiva, de Garrel, de los post-Nouvelle Vague, ence of Garrel, of the post-Nouvelle Vague filmmakers, but also
pero tambin un destilado de belleza y de intereses propios. Los a distillate of beauty and self-interest. The sentimental dalliances
devaneos sentimentales como motor de la ficcin y la coreogra- as motors for fiction and the ethical choreography of the char-
fa tica de los personajes, el modo de filmar a las mujeres, el acters, the way of filming women, the remarkable use of songs
uso esmerado de las canciones y la pertinencia poderosa de las and the powerful pertinence of the dance scenes bring us back a
escenas de baile nos devuelven una porcin del cine moderno slice of modern film sieved by the conviction of an aesthete. DO
tamizada por la conviccin de un esteta. DO

Canad / Francia / Dinamarca - Canada / France / Denmark, Philippe Lesage


2014 / 100 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Canad en 1977. Es guionista, productor, director de
D, G: Philippe Lesage F: Jonas Berlin, Jean-Franois Lesage, Philippe
fotografa y cineasta. Se desempe como profesor de cine en
Lesage E: Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Esben Grundse I: Victoria Carmen
Sonne, Philippe Lesage, Rudi Khnke, Charlotte Uldall Baatrup Dinamarca. The Heart That Beats (2010), Laylou (2012) y Les
dmons (Bafici 18) son algunas de las pelculas que definen su
Contacto / Contact
particular estilo.
Unite Centrale. Galil Marion-Gauvin
E galile@unitecentrale.ca He was born in Canada in 1977. He is a screenwriter, producer,
cinematographer and director. He taught film in Denmark. The
Heart that Beats (2010), Laylou (2012) and Les dmons (Bafici
18) are some of the films that define his particular style.

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Daguerrotype
The Woman in the Silver Plate
Daguerrotipo
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Jean, un joven de pocas habilidades, parece el candidato ms Jean, a young man with few skills, seems an unlikely candi-
improbable para el clebre y perfeccionista fotgrafo Stpha- date to assist famed photographer Stphane, an obsessive
ne, que vive solo desde la muerte de su esposa. Sin embargo, perfectionist living in isolation since his wifes death. Yet he
se instala en una mansin en decadencia para ayudarle a crear soon moves into a decaying mansion, helping him to create
daguerrotipos tan vvidos que parecen tener alma. daguerreotypes so vivid they seem almost to contain souls.
Sin ser uno de los principales animadores de la etiqueta J-Horror Even though hes not one of the main bearers of the J-Horror label
bsicamente porque su obra es variada en estilos y temas, Ki- basically because his work is varied in styles and themes, Kiyo-
yoshi Kurosawa le aport al gnero varios ttulos representativos, shi Kurosawa contributed many representative titles to the genre,
como Pulse (2001) y Retribution (2006), y esa obra maestra incla- like Pulse (2001) and Retribution (2006), and that unclassifiable
sificable que es Cure (1997). Este viejo amigo del Bafici (que tuvo masterpiece that is Cure (1997). This old friend of Bafici (who had
su retrospectiva en 2004) profundiza su contacto con el fants- his retrospective in 2004) deepens his contact with the fantastic
tico en un relato que permite una lectura antojadiza: hay algo en in a tale that enables a capricious interpretation: theres some-
esta historia de un fotgrafo obsesionado con la tcnica primitiva thing in this story about a photographer obsessed with the primi-
del daguerrotipo que irradia la posible ilusin de la pelcula, la de tive daguerrotype technique that irradiates the possible illusion of
volver al cuento gtico clsico de casonas ahogadas en silencio, the film, that of returning to the classic gothic storytelling of huge
con fantasmas encorsetados en antiguos vestidos y atmsferas houses drowned in silence, with ghosts corseted in old dresses
de trgica decadencia. Y en esa bsqueda por imgenes perdi- and atmospheres of tragic decadence. And in that search for lost
das, Kurosawa al igual que su personaje despliega una frgil images, Kurosawa like his character displays a fragile elegance
elegancia mientras crea otro de sus objetos nicos. JD while creating another one of his unique objects. JD

Francia / Japn / Blgica - France / Japan / Belgium, 2016 Kiyoshi Kurosawa


131 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
Naci en Kobe, Japn, en 1955. Se form en la Universidad
D, G: Kiyoshi Kurosawa F: Alexis Kavyrchine E: Veronique Lange
Rikkyo y en el Instituto Sundance, y comenz su carrera filman-
S: Erwan Kerzanet, Emmanuel de Boissieu M: Gregoire Hetzel
P: Michiko Yoshitake, Jrme Dopffer CP: Les Producions Balthazar do en 8 mm. Dirigi, entre otros, los films Cure (1997), Pulse
(2001) y Tokyo Sonata (2008). En 2004, Bafici le dedic una
Contacto / Contact
retrospectiva a su obra.
Pascale Ramonda
T +33 662 013 241 He was born in Kobe, Japan, in 1955. He studied at the Rikkyo
E pascale@pascaleramonda.com Universirty and the Sundance Institute, and began his career
W pascaleramonda.com shooting in 8 mm. He directed several films, including Cure
(1997), Pulse (2001) and Tokyo Sonata (2008). Bafici held a
retrospective of his work in 2004.
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Goodbye Berlin
Tschick
Adis, Berln
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Dos adolescentes, marginados en la escuela, roban un auto, Two teenagers, marginalized at school, steal a car, escape from
escapan de Berln e inician un viaje que reforzar su amistad Berlin and start a trip that will strengthen their friendship and
y cambiar sus vidas. change their lives.
La base de Goodbye Berlin es Tschick, la novela para adolescen- The basis for Goodbye Berlin is Tschick, the teen novel by Wolf-
tes de Wolfgang Herrndorf que fue best seller en Europa. Quiz gang Herrndorf that was a best-seller in Europe. Perhaps if we
al pasar rpidamente sensaciones cinfilas en nuestra cabeza skim cinephile sensations in our head (the famous mental swipe
(el famoso barrido a la izquierda mental) sea difcil relacionar un to the left) it will be hard to relate a young adult story to Turkish
relato young adult con el turco Fatih Akin, responsable entre director Fatih Akin, responsible among many films that put him
varios films que lo ubicaron en el mapa de los festivales de on the festival map for Head-On, a quick Bafici classic. But
Head-On, un clsico veloz del Bafici. Pero Akin genera una ver- Akin accomplishes here a rawer version of Stand by Me, and in
sin ms cruda de Cuenta conmigo, y de la forma ms extraa: the strangest of ways: here theres a new best friend, the Asian
aqu hay un mejor amigo nuevo, el oriental Tschick del ttulo, Tschick of the title, Martian and ultracool (in a sense more akin
marciano y ultracool (en un sentido ms cercano a Tarantino to Tarantino than Zack Efron). Theres an escape by car together
que a Zack Efron). Hay un escape en auto juntos y una chica. and a girl. There are first kisses, silly stuff that could cost lives
Hay primeros besos, pavadas que pueden costar vidas y hasta and even exposed fractures. And, to our surprise, theres a huge
fracturas expuestas. Y, para nuestra sorpresa, hay un corazn heart that creates a film as luminous as it is furious. JMD
enorme que crea una pelcula tan luminosa como furiosa. JMD

Alemania - Germany, 2016 / 93 / DCP / Color / Alemn - German Fatih Akin


D: Fatih Akin G: Hark Bohm, Lars Hubrich F: Rainer Klausmann Naci en Hamburgo en 1973. Es guionista, productor y cineasta.
E: Andrew Bird M: Vince Pope P: Marco Mehlitz I: Alexander Scheer,
Estudi comunicacin visual en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de
Tristan Gbel, Xenia Assenza, Friederike Kempter
Hamburgo. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Contra la
Contacto / Contact pared (2004), The Edge of Heaven (Bafici 10) y Soul Kitchen
The Festival Agency. Valentine Bottaro (2009). Recibi el Oso de Oro por Contra la pared.
T +33 954 904 863
E info@thefestivalagency.com He was born in Hamburg in 1973. He is a screenwriter, producer
W thefestivalagency.com and director. He studied visual communication at Hamburgs
University of Fine Arts. He directed several films including Head-
On (2004), The Edge of Heaven (Bafici 10) and Soul Kitchen
(2009). He received the Golden Bear for Head-On.
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I Am Not Your Negro


No soy tu negro

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Basada en Remember This House, el manuscrito incompleto de Based on Remember This House, James Baldwins incomplete
James Baldwin, este documental, que tiene como narrador a manuscript, this documentary narrated by Samuel Jackson
Samuel Jackson, recorre la historia del movimiento afroameri- covers the history of the African-American movement in mod-
cano en la Amrica moderna. ern America.
James Baldwin (1924-1987) fue un escritor negro americano, James Baldwin (1924-1987) was an American black writer, very
muy popular en los sesenta, incluso en la Argentina. Al morir popular in the Sixties, even in Argentina. When he died, he left
dej unos apuntes para una novela que se ocupara de tres notes for a novel that would deal with three leaders from that
dirigentes de esos aos: Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King y time: Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, all three
Malcolm X, asesinados respectivamente en el 63, el 65 y el 68. of them murdered, respectively, in 63, 65, and 68. Based on
Con ese texto como punto de partida, entrevistas a Baldwin y un that text, interviews with Baldwin, and rarely seen archive foot-
material de archivo poco visto que llega hasta Barack Obama, age that extends to Barack Obama, Raoul Peck builds a very
Raoul Peck construye un ensayo de enorme elocuencia. Basta eloquent essay. One only needs to look at the demonstrations in
ver las manifestaciones en el sur de aquellos que se oponan a the South of those who opposed that schools would admit black
que las escuelas aceptaran negros para entender la ferocidad people in order to understand the ferocity of those years that
de esos aos, que fueron tambin los aos de los Beatles y de were also those of the Beatles and Woodstock. Between Luther
Woodstock. Entre el pacifismo de Luther King y la violencia revo- Kings pacifism and Malcolm Xs revolutionary violence, Baldwin
lucionaria de Malcolm X, Baldwin fue un intelectual muy valiente was a brave intellectual in a crossroads with no way out. Q
en una encrucijada sin salida. Quintn

Francia / Estados Unidos - France / USA, 2016 Raoul Peck


93 / DCP / Color - B&N / Ingls - English
Naci en Hait en 1953. Estudi en la Universidad Humboldt de
D: Raoul Peck G: James Baldwin F: Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross,
Berln. Es activista, guionista, productor y cineasta. Dirigi varios
Turner Ross E: Alexandra Strauss M: Alexei Aigui I: Samuel L. Jackson
largometrajes; entre ellos, Haitian Corner (1987), Haiti - Le silen-
Contacto / Contact ce des chiens (1994) y Assistance mortelle (2013).
Wide House. Morgane Delay
T +33 153 950 464 He was born in Haiti in 1953. He studied at the Humboldt Univer-
E festivals@widehouse.org sity of Berlin. He is an activist, screenwriter, producer and director.
W widehouse.org He directed several films including Haitian Corner (1987), Haiti -
Le silence des chiens (1994) and Assistance mortelle (2013).

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The Young Karl Marx
El joven Karl Marx

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Con veintisis aos, Karl Marx se embarca con su esposa, Jenny, With just twenty-six years of age, Karl Marx embarks with his
en el camino hacia el exilio. En Pars conoce a Friedrich Engels, wife Jenny on the path towards exile. In Paris, he meets Fried-
quien investig el srdido nacimiento de la clase obrera britni- rich Engels, who has investigated the sordid birth of the British
ca. Juntos liderarn al movimiento obrero durante su desarrollo working class. Together, they will lead the workers movement
en la era moderna. during its development in the modern era.
He aqu una pelcula tan contradictoria que parece llevar mar- Heres a film so contradictory that seems to have the word
cada a fuego la palabra incoherencia en sus propios genes. incoherence branded in its own genes. Everything in its look
Todo en su look remite a las grandes coproducciones televisivas reminds of the big European TV co-productions. But there is
europeas. Pero hay algo imposible en el proyecto, una suerte de something impossible in the project, some sort of conceptual er-
error conceptual que Raoul Peck aprovecha en su propio bene- ror that Raoul Peck takes advantage of to his own benefit. As its
ficio. Como su ttulo anticipa, The Young Karl Marx habla de la title anticipates, The Young Karl Marx talks about Marxs youth,
juventud de Marx cuando conoce al no menos joven Friedrich when he meets the also young Friedrich Engels (two expatriate
Engels (dos alemanes expatriados: uno en Pars, el otro en Lon- Germans: one in Paris, the other in London). The film acquires
dres). La pelcula se contagia de su vitalidad sobreponindose their vitality overcoming the academicism of its production and
al academicismo de su produccin y nos regala el mapa de una delivers us the map of a Europe without borders, at least to the
Europa sin fronteras, al menos para la burguesa, en la que los bourgeoisie, in which the characters move naturally around its
personajes se mueven por sus capitales con toda naturalidad, capitals, and something even more outrageous: a climax re-
y algo todava mucho ms inslito: un clmax consagrado a la served for the writing of the Communist Manifesto. JP
redaccin del Manifiesto comunista. Jaime Pena

Alemania / Francia / Blgica - Germany / France / Belgium, 2017


118 / DCP / Color - B&N / Alemn / Francs / Ingls - German /
French / English
D: Raoul Peck G: Raoul Peck, Pascal Bonitzer F: Kolja Brandt
E: Frdrique Broos DA: Benot Barouh, Merlin Ortner
M: Alexei Aigui I: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps,
Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele
Contacto / Contact
Films Distribution. Joris Boyer
E joris@filmsdistribution.com

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Its Not the Time of My Life


Ernellk Farkasknl
No es el mejor momento de mi vida
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Eszter, su marido Farkas y su hijo de cinco aos, Bruno, reciben Eszter, her husband Farkas and their five-year-old child Bruno
una visita inesperada en mitad de la noche. Su hermana Erne- received an unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Her sis-
lla, acompaada de su marido y su hija, ha regresado despus ter Ernella has returned with her husband and their daughter
de un ao de vivir en Escocia. after spending a year in Scotland.
Quin no tiene un pariente plomo, que aparece solo cuando ne- Who doesnt have a dull relative that only appears when he
cesita manguear algo? La llegada de Ernella y Albert, con hija ado- needs something? The arrival of Ernella and Albert, teenage
lescente incluida, inicia y revive una buena cantidad de conflictos daughter included, sparks up and revives a large amount of
personales para Farkas y Eszter (interpretados por el director y personal conflicts for Farkas and Eszter (played by the direc-
su esposa), pareja que ni siquiera puede responder a la pregunta tor and his wife), a couple that cant even answer the question
por qu seguimos juntos?. Basada en una obra de teatro del why are we still together?. Based on a play by Szabolcs Hajdu
mismo Szabolcs Hajdu y filmada en un nico escenario (el depar- himself and shot in one location (the couples real apartment),
tamento real del matrimonio), la pelcula aprovecha la intimidad the film takes advantage of the intimacy this limitation brings
que otorga este lmite y se concentra en los gestos y las miradas, and concentrates in gestures and looks, while the camera moves
mientras la cmara se mueve con libertad y fluidez por el espacio freely and fluidly around the available space, successfully show-
disponible, demostrando exitosamente que, si las herramientas ing that, if cinematic tools are well-handled, theater can turn into
cinematogrficas se saben manejar correctamente, el teatro pue- good cinema. EAC
de convertirse en buen cine. Emiliano Andrs Cappiello

Hungra - Hungary, 2016 / 81 Szabolcs Hajdu


DCP / Color / Hngaro - Hungarian
Naci en Hungra en 1972. Es actor, guionista y cineasta. Estu-
D, G, DA: Szabolcs Hajdu E: Szilvia Papp S: Blint Zndoki
di en la Universidad de Cine y Teatro de Budapest. Dirigi varios
P: Daniel Herner, Gbor Ferenczy, Andrs Muhi, Zsfia Muhi
PE: Szabolcs Hajdu, Orsolya Trk-Illys CP: Filmworks I: Szabolcs largometrajes; entre ellos, Tamara (2004), Bibilothque Pascal
Hajdu, Orsolya Trk-illys, Erika Tank, Domokos Szab, Lujza Hajdu (2010) y Mirage (2014).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Hungary in 1972. He is an actor, screenwriter
Filmworks. Dorottya Szrnyi and director. He studied at Budapests University of Theatre and
T +36 304 247 389 Film Arts. He directed many documentaries including Tamara
E coordination@filmworks.hu (2004), Bibliothque Pascal (2010) and Mirage (2014).
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La Mort de Louis XIV
The Death of Louis XIV
La muerte de Luis XIV

Tras un paseo, Louis XIV siente un dolor en su pierna. Los das After a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The following
posteriores, el rey estar ocupado con sus deberes, pero por days, the king is busy with his duties, but at night he doesnt
las noches duerme mal y tiene fiebre. Apenas come y su debili- sleep well, and has a fever. He barely eats and becomes weak-
dad aumenta. Este es el comienzo de la agona del ms grande er and weaker. This is the beginning of the agony of Frances
monarca de Francia. greatest monarch.
Jean-Pierre Laud, peluca y maquillaje en todo su barroco Jean-Pierre Laud, wig and makeup in all its baroque splendor,
esplendor, recostado en una cama con sus ropas de monar- lying in a bed with his clothes of defeated monarch, is almost
ca vencido, es casi una visin que uno cree recordar haber a vision one believes to have seen at the Louvre. Throughout
apreciado en el Louvre. A lo largo de La Mort de Louis XIV, el The Death of Louis XIV, the king will change his position and
rey modificar pocas veces su posicin y su situacin, hablar situation very few times, he will not talk much, he will complain,
poco, se quejar, mandar a que le traigan esto o aquello, y lo he will send someone to bring him this or that, and we will see
iremos viendo enfrentar sus ltimos das de vida. Serra filma him face the last days of his life. Serra captures that experience
esa experiencia metindose en su intimidad. Nunca abandona by entering his intimacy. He never loses focus: dim lighting, low
el foco: iluminacin tenue, tono bajo de voz y murmullos por tone of voice and murmurs everywhere, and the result is almost
doquier, dando como resultado casi un cuadro vivo. La presencia a living painting. The presence of Laud is a strong point, and
de Laud es un punto fuerte, y si bien es difcil encontrar bajo even though its hard to find the young Antoine Doinel from Truf-
esa parafernalia monrquica al joven Antoine Doinel de las pel- fauts films under that monarchic paraphernalia, there are small
culas de Truffaut, hay pequeos gestos y matices que revelan su gestures and touches that reveal his unforgettable charisma. DL
inolvidable carisma. Diego Lerer

Francia / Espaa / Portugal - France / Spain / Portugal, 2016 Albert Serra


114 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
Naci en Espaa en 1975. Es guionista, productor, editor y
D: Albert Serra G: Albert Serra, Thierry Lounas F: Jonathan Ricquebourg
cineasta. Estudi en la Universidad de Barcelona. Dirigi varios
E: Ariadna Ribas, Artur Tort, Albert Serra DA: Sebastian Vogler S: Jordi
Ribas P: Thierry Lounas, Joaquim Sapinho, Claire Bonnefoy, Montse largometrajes; entre ellos, Crespi (2003), Honor de cavalleria
Triola PE: Thierry Lounas CP: Capricci Production, Andergraun Films, (2006) y El cant dels ocells (2008).
Bobi Lux, Rosa Filmes I: Jean-Pierre Laud, Patrick dAssumao, Marc He was born in Spain in 1975. He is a screenwriter, producer,
Susini, Irne Silvagni, Bernard Belin
editor and director. He studied at the University of Barcelona. He
Contacto / Contact directed several films, including Crespi (2003), Honour of the
Capricci Films. Xiomara Ahumada Knights (Quixotic) (2006) and El cant dels ocells (2008).
T +33 972 576 627
E xiomara.ahumada@capricci.fr
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La regin salvaje
The Untamed

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un matrimonio con problemas se topa con un meteorito ini- A couple in a troubled marriage bumps into a meteorite, initiat-
ciando as un encuentro con una criatura misteriosa. Sus vidas ing an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are
se ven revolucionadas por el descubrimiento de la criatura, que turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is
resulta ser una fuente de placer y destruccin. a source of both pleasure and destruction.
Hela aqu, una criatura fcilmente identificable con la morfologa Here it is, a creature easily identifiable with the morphology of
de buena parte de la fauna de dioses primigenios que idease a large part of the fauna of primitive gods H.P. Lovecraft imag-
H.P. Lovecraft en sus aos de gloria creativa; como Cthulhu, ined in his years of creative glory; like Cthulhu, like Azathoth, a
como Azathoth, una masa informe de tentculos que atraviesa shapeless mass of tentacles that crosses the cosmos and falls
el cosmos y cae en un buclico y solitario predio. Y sin embargo, in a bucolic, lonely piece of land. However, its more than likely
a buen seguro el misntropo (y sexualmente fbico) genio de that the misanthrope (and sexually phobic) genius from Provi-
Providence hubiese huido despavorido ante una deidad como la dence would flee from a deity like the one Amat Escalante has
que Amat Escalante ha concebido: un dios del deseo capaz de conceived: a god of desire capable of irradiating enough happi-
irradiar tanta felicidad entre sus criaturas como para hacerlas ness among its creatures to make them burst in pleasure. An
reventar de placer. Retrato social implacable y grotesco de las unrelenting, grotesque social portrait of the miseries and vices
miserias y los vicios del Mxico actual, La regin salvaje es un of todays Mexico, The Untamed is a place any lover of the most
lugar donde cualquier amante del cine de gnero ms impru- imprudent genre cinema should enter with religious fervor. FG
dente debera adentrarse con fervor religioso. FG

Mxico - Mexico, 2016 / 100 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Amat Escalante
D: Amat Escalante G: Amat Escalante, Gibrn Portela F: Manuel Alberto Naci en Mxico en 1979. Dirigi y escribi los largometrajes
Claro E: Fernanda de la Peza, Jacob Secher Schulsinger DA: Daniela
Sangre (2005), Los bastardos (2008) y Heli (2013), por el cual
Schneider S: Sergio Diaz, Vincent Arnardi, Ral Locatelli M: Guro Moe,
Lasse Marhaug, Amat Escalante P: Jaime Romandia, Fernanda de la fue premiado en el Festival de Cannes.
Peza, Amat Escalante PE: Nicolas Celis, Thomas Gammeltoft He was born in in Mexico in 1979. He directed and produced
CP: Mantarraya Producciones, Tres Tunas I: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Sangre (2005), The Bastards (2008) and Heli (2013), which was
Jess Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Pelaez
awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
Contacto / Contact
The Match Factory. Sergi Steegmann
T +49 304 4319 0520
E sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
W the-match-factory.com
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Les beaux jours dAranjuez
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
3D Los bellos das de Aranjuez
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

En un bello da de verano, un hombre y una mujer conversan Its a beautiful summer day, a man and a woman talk about
sobre sus experiencias sexuales, sus recuerdos de la infancia y their sexual experiences, their childhood memories and the
la diferencia entre hombres y mujeres. Un escritor, sentado ante difference between men and women. A writer, sitting by his
su mquina de escribir, trata de plasmar en el papel ese dilogo. typewriter, tries to put that dialogue in paper.
El desparejo y en el ltimo tiempo, mayormente decepcionante The uneven and lately, quite dissapointing Wenders delivers a
Wenders versiona la obra de Handke, quedndose en la charla version of Handkes play and sticks to the conversation between
entre un hombre y una mujer sobre la composicin de una novela a man and a woman about the composition of a novel that trans-
que transmuta en la charla que tienen los personajes de esta. El forms into a dialogue from the books characters. Usually linked
3D, habitualmente ligado a la espectacularidad de la accin y a to spectacular actions and open spaces, the 3D gets us into the
los espacios abiertos, nos introduce en la casa del escritor y en writers home and garden where the meeting occurs. This use of
el jardn en el que sucede el encuentro. Este uso del artificio (que the artifice (which dialogues to Takashi Miikes Hara-Kiri) helps the
dialoga con el Takashi Miike de Hara-Kiri ) ayuda a que los soni- sounds and camera which follows the characters submerge us
dos y la cmara que rodea a los personajes nos sumerjan en ese into that word-filled universe where summer becomes a protago-
mundo lleno de palabras en el que el esto se hace protagonista. nist. We let ourselves be rocked by the river of conversation on a
En una tarde de verano nos dejamos mecer por el ro de la con- warm afternoon, in full analytic depth, humor, and irony. Near the
versacin, en plena profundidad analtica, humor e irona. Sobre el end, we get Nick Cave and an instant when youre allowed to close
final, Nick Cave y un instante en el que se nos permite cerrar los your eyes so you can enjoy the trip better. FEJL
ojos para experimentar mejor el viaje. Fernando E. Juan Lima

Francia / Alemania - France / Germany, 2016 Wim Wenders


97 / DCP 3D / Color / Francs - French
Naci en Dsseldorf en 1945. Estudi en la Universidad de Tele-
D, G: Wim Wenders F: Benoit Debie E: Beatrice Babin
visin y Cine de Mnich. Miembro del movimiento Nuevo Cine
DA: Virginie Hernvann, Thierry Flamand S: Pierre Tucat,
Ansgar Frerich P, PE: Paulo Branco, Gian-Piero Ringel Alemn, dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, El amigo americano
CP: Alfama Films, Neue Road Movies I: Reda Kateb, Sophie Semin (1977) y Las alas del deseo (1987). Gan la Palma de Oro por Pars,
Texas y el Len de Oro por El estado de las cosas.
Contacto / Contact
Alfama Films. Clara Flageollet Schmit He was born in Dsseldorf in 1945. He studied at the University
T +33 1 4201 8475 of Television and Film Munich. A member of the New German
E clara.alfamafilms@orange.fr Cinema movement, he directed many films including The Ameri-
W alfamafilms.com - lesbeauxjoursdaranjuez-lefilm.com
can Friend (1999) and Wings of Desire (1987). He won the Palm
Dor for Paris, Texas and the Golden Lion for The State of Things.
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Le Concours
The Graduation
El examen de ingreso
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

El duro trabajo diario, la relacin entre alumnos y jurados y el The tough daily work, the relationship between students and
difcil proceso de admisin son revelados en este documental members of the jury and the hard admission process are re-
que muestra el funcionamiento de la escuela de cine de Pars, vealed in this documentary that shows the functioning of Paris
La Fmis, donde se aplica el ideal republicano que reza: Todos film school, La Fmis, where the republican ideal that states
somos iguales, pero solo los mejores entran. We are all equal, but only the best enter is applied.
Con un acceso privilegiado gracias a los aos que la direc- With privileged access thanks to the years the director spent
tora pas al frente del departamento de Realizacin de esta at the front of that institutions Filmmaking department, Claire
institucin, Claire Simon expone el sistema de admisin de la Simon exposes the admission system of the prestigious, very
prestigiosa, muy selectiva y discutida escuela estatal de cine La selective and argued public film school La Fmis, from which
Fmis, de la que salieron Franois Ozon y Arnaud Desplechin. Franois Ozon and Arnaud Desplechin came out. Its a long, rig-
Se trata de un proceso largo y riguroso en el cual los aplicantes orous process in which the applicants are submitted to different
se ven sometidos a diversas instancias de evaluacin. Vemos un instances of evaluation. We see a few of these thousands from
poco de estos miles de los que quedarn cuarenta, pero lo ms which only forty will be chosen, but the most interesting thing is
interesante es el registro de las sesiones en las que los profe- the capturing of the sessions in which the professors who evalu-
sores que los evalan profesionales activos en la industria ate them active industry professionals discuss extensively
discuten largamente para definir quines s y quines no. Desde in order to define whos in and whos out. From the bottom of
el fondo de estas largas discusiones se proyecta una pregunta those long discussions, an essential question arises: that of who
esencial: la de quin sabe, despus de todo, qu es lo que hay knows, after all, what it takes to be a great filmmaker. MK
que tener para ser un gran cineasta. Mariano Kairuz

Francia - France, 2016 / 115 / DCP / Color Claire Simon


Francs - French
Naci en Londres en 1955. Es actriz, directora de fotografa,
D, G, F: Claire Simon E: Luc Forveille S: Olivier Hespel P, PE: Arnaud
montajista y cineasta. Les Bureaux de Dieu (Bafici 9), Cote que
Dommerc CP: Andolfi
cote (Bafici 12) y Gare du Nord (Bafici 14) son algunas de las
Contacto / Contact pelculas que conforman su obra flmica.
Wide House. Morgane Delay
T +33 153 950 464 She was born in London in 1955. She is an actress, cinematogra-
E festivals@widehouse.org pher, editor and filmmaker. Les bureaux de Dieu (Bafici 9), Cote
W widehouse.org que cote (Bafici 12) and Gare du Nord (Bafici 14) are some of
the films that make up his work as a filmmaker.

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Mister Universo

El joven domador de leones Tairo se siente infeliz por su situa- Young lion tamer Tairo is unhappy with his present life situa-
cin actual, y utiliza la prdida de un talismn para emprender tion. He uses the loss of his talisman to make a trip through
un viaje por Italia en busca del hombre que se lo dio hace mu- Italy searching for the man who gave it to him a long time ago.
cho tiempo.
En 2010 el Bafici le dedic un foco a la obra de Tizza Covi y Rai- In 2010, Bafici dedicated a focus to the work of Tizza Covi and
ner Frimmel. En ese recorrido veamos cmo la puesta en escena Rainer Frimmel. In it, we saw how the mise en scne of docu-
de rigor documental se deslizaba discretamente hacia la ficcin, mentary rigor slid discreetly towards fiction, without losing the
sin perder la cercana con los personajes, a los que miraba con closeness to the characters, looked at with fascination and af-
fascinacin y afecto. Tanto en Babooska como en La pivellina, el fection. In both Babooska and La pivellina, the world was that
mundo era el del circo y sus trashumantes, personajes definidos of the circus and its transhumant members, characters defined
por sus oficios, en un mbito tan cercano como distante a la vida by their trade, in an environment at once close to and distant
ordinaria, una realidad suspendida y atemporal. Siete aos ms from ordinary life, a suspended, timeless reality. Seven years
tarde llega Mister Universo, y de un modo extrao, aquel que solo later comes Mister Universo, and in a strange way, that which
ofrece el cine, la sala nos permite algo parecido a volver a casa. Y only cinema offers, the theater gives as something close to a
reconocer a los personajes, en un camino minado de accidentes return home. And recognizing the characters, in a path mined
luminosos, es como visitar a viejos amigos: un mundo que excede by luminous accidents, is like visiting old friends: a world that
a las pelculas, pero que a la vez solo vive en ellas, y que nos hace exceeds films, but that, at the same time, only lives in them, and
querer que nunca terminen. MA makes us want them never to end. MA

Austria, 2016 / 90 / DCP / Color / Italiano - Italian Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
D: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel G: Tizza Covi Tizza naci en Italia en 1971. Es editora, guionista y cineasta.
F, P: Rainer Frimmel CP: Vento Film
Rainer naci en Austria en 1971. Es guionista, director de foto-
I: Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin
grafa y cineasta. Dirigieron juntos los largometrajes La pivellina
Contacto / Contact (2010) y The Shine of Day (2012).
Austrian Films. Anne Laurent-Delage
T +43 1526 3323 Tizza was born in Italy in 1971. She is an editor, screenwriter and
E festivals@afc.at director. Rainer was born in Austria in 1971. He is a screenwriter,
W austrianfilms.com cinematographer and director. Together, they made the films La
pivellina (2010) and The Shine of Day (2012).

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On the Beach at Night Alone


Bamui Haebyun-eoseo Honja
En la playa sola de noche
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Younghee, una actriz extranjera en Corea que tiene una rela- A foreign actress living in Korea in a relationship with a
cin con un hombre casado, renunci a todo. Y aunque l le married man, Younghee has given up everything. Even if he
prometi seguirla, ella desconfa. Qu tan importante es el promised to join her, she mistrusts him. How important is
amor en la vida? love in ones life?
On the Beach at Night Alone, la pelcula ms franca, directa y On the Beach at Night Alone, the most frank, direct and personal
personal de Hong, es un film a corazn abierto, una historia muy of Hongs career, is an open-heart film, a very intimate story in
ntima en la que, sin modificar su estilo habitual, el director emo- which, without modifying his usual style, the director moves like
ciona como pocas veces lo ha hecho. De carcter autobiogrfi- few times before. Autobiographical, it tells the story of an actress
co, narra la historia de una actriz que se enamora de un cineasta who falls for a married filmmaker and what happens once the
casado y lo que sucede una vez que la relacin se complica. relationship becomes complicated. The film is structured as a
La pelcula se estructura como una serie de dilogos sobre el series of dialogues on the subject of love in the classic Hong
tema del amor en las clsicas mesas de Hong regadas de soju y tables filled with soju and bee. And in them, the protagonists
cerveza. Y en ellas, la dura experiencia de la protagonista parece tough experience seems to turn her into an authority on the mat-
convertirla en una autoridad en el asunto. On the Beach at Night ter. On the Beach at Night Alone has humor, but the sadness that
Alone tiene humor, pero la tristeza que engloba a esas conversa- encompasses those conversations turns it melancholy and pain-
ciones hace que sea melanclica y dolorosa. Como corresponde ful. As it should be when it comes to complicated love stories. DL
a las complicadas historias de amor. Diego Lerer

Corea del Sur - South Korea, 2017 / 101 / DCP / Color Hong Sangsoo
Coreano / Ingls - Korean / English
Naci en Sel en 1960. Estudi cine en la Universidad de
D, G: Hong Sangsoo F: Kim Hyung-koo, Park Hong-yeol E: Hahm
Chung-Ang. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Turning
Sung-won S: Kim Mir CP: Jeonwonsa Film I: Kim Min-hee, Seo
Younghwa, Jung Jae-young, Moon Sung-keun Gate (2002), Tale of Cinema (2005), Hahaha (2009) y Okis
Movie (2010), todas exhibidas en el Bafici.
Contacto / Contact
Finecut. Jeon Yejin He was born in Seoul in 1960, and studied filmmaking at the
T +82 2 569 7747 Chung-Ang University. He directed several films, including Turn-
E yjin@finecut.co.kr ing Gate (2002), Tale of Cinema (2005), Hahaha (2009) and
W finecut.co.kr Okis Movie (2010), all of them screened at Bafici.

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Yourself and Yours
Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot
Vos y los tuyos

El pintor Young-soo se entera de que su novia, Min-jung, se Painter Young-soo finds out that his girlfriend Min-jung went
tom unas copas con otro hombre. Esa noche discuten y Min- out for drinks with another man. They argue that night, and
jung sale de casa, diciendo que no deberan verse durante un Min-jung leaves, saying they shouldnt see each other for a
tiempo. Al da siguiente, Young-soo va en su bsqueda, pero no while. The next day, Young-soo goes out looking for her, but
consigue encontrarla. cant find her.
Si cualquier cinfilo leyera que Yourself and Yours trata sobre If any cinephile read that Yourself and Yours is about intellectu-
intelectuales que beben y conversan, podra pensar que es ms als who drink and talk, they would think its more of the same,
de lo mismo, lo cual no tendra nada de malo porque todos esos which wouldnt be bad because all of those films are remark-
films son notables. Pero en este caso el alcohol (o ms preci- able. But in this case, alcohol (or, more precisely, alcoholism)
samente, el alcoholismo) no es una mera excusa sino el eje y is not a mere excuse but the core subject that triggers the pro-
disparador del comportamiento de los protagonistas. El control tagonists behavior. The possessive control of a man over his
posesivo de un hombre hacia su (ex) novia, el constante desdo- (former) girlfriend, the constant splitting of the characters (a
blamiento de los personajes (brillante actuacin o en verdad, brilliant performance or, actually, performances by Lee Yoo-
actuaciones de Lee Yoo-young), situaciones que parecen repe- young), situations that seem to repeat themselves but are really
tirse pero en verdad son pequeas variaciones de las anteriores, small variations of the ones that came before, and the usual
y los habituales enredos y equvocos de sus historias conforman entanglements and misunderstandings of his stories confirm
otro universo fascinante y tragicmico que solo el gran maestro another fascinating and tragicomic universe that only the great
coreano es capaz de construir. Diego Batlle Korean master is able to build. DB

Corea del Sur, 2016 / 86 / DCP / Color


Coreano - Korean
D, G: Hong Sangsoo F: Park Hong-yeol
E: Hahm Sung-won S: Kim Mir P: Kang Taeu
CP: Jeonwonsa Film I: Ju-hyuk Kim, You-young Lee
Contacto / Contact
Finecut. Jeon Yejin
T +82 2569 7747
E yjin@finecut.co.kr
W finecut.co.kr

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Orpheline
Orphan
Hurfana
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Una nia con un juego trgico, una adolescente escapando de A little girl playing a tragic game; a teenager runs away from
la casa familiar, una joven que se muda a Pars y otra mujer home; a young woman who moves to Paris; and another wom-
que intenta mantenerse a salvo de su propio pasado. Poco a an who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually,
poco, estos personajes se unen para formar una sola herona. these characters come together to form a single heroine.
Cuatro relatos, cuatro actrices, cuatro mujeres unidas por una Four stories, four actresses, four women united by a savage
salvaje necesidad de vivir su vida bajo reglas propias. O acaso need to live their lives under their own terms. Or is it one single
se trata de una nica historia, de una misma nia convertida story, with one girl who turns into a teenager first and an adult
en adolescente, primero, y en mujer adulta despus? El ltimo woman later? Arnaud des Pallires latest film leaves the testos-
largometraje de Arnaud des Pallires abandona la testosterona terone from his previous Michael Kohlaas and finds within those
de su anterior Michael Kohlhaas para encontrar en esos ros- female faces (two Adles, Exarchopoulos and Haenel, but also
tros femeninos (el de dos Adle, Exarchopoulos y Haenel, pero the younger Solne Rigot and Vega Cuzytek) the life force of a
tambin el de las ms jovencitas Solne Rigot y Vega Cuzytek) realistic and at times very hard drama, where each one of their
la fuerza vital de un drama realista y por momentos muy duro, choices will forcibly have a future consequence. Orphan can be
donde cada una de las elecciones tendrn obligatoriamente una seen as a socially driven story or a melodrama that has been
consecuencia en el futuro. Orpheline puede tomarse como un stripped away and left without any trace of sentimentality. But
relato de ribetes sociales o como un melodrama novelesco al not without feeling. DB
cual se le hubiera eliminado hasta el ltimo rastro de sentimen-
talismo. Pero no de sentimientos. Diego Brodersen

Francia - France, 2016 / 111 / DCP / Color / Francs - French Arnaud des Pallires
D: Arnaud des Pallires G: Christelle Berthevas, Arnaud des Pallires Naci en Pars en 1961. Estudi actuacin y literatura antes de
F: Yves Cape E: Emilie Orsini, Arnaud des Pallires, Guillaume Lauras
dirigir varias obras de teatro. Realiz, entre otros, el largometraje
S: Brigitte Taillandier P: Nicolas Picard CP: Les Films Hatari, Les Films
DIci I: Adle Haenel, Adle Exarchopoulos, Solne Rigot, Gemma Drancy Avenir (1996), el documental para TV Is Dead (Incomplete
Arterton, Jalil Lespert Portrait of Gertrud Stein) (1999) y el corto Diane Wellington (2010).
Contacto / Contact He was born in Paris in 1961. He studied acting and literature
Le Pacte. Ioana Dragomirescu before directing several plays. He directed several films, includ-
T +33 144 695 966 ing Drancy Avenir (1996), the TV documentary Is Dead (Incom-
E i.dragomirescu@le-pacte.com plete Portrait of Gertrud Stein) (1999) and the short film Diane
W le-pacte.com
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Revengeance
Venganza

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Rod es un cazarrecompensas. Estrena cliente nuevo: un se- Rod is a bounty hunter. He has a new client: a US senator and
nador de los Estados Unidos, ex campen de lucha, quien le former wrestler who assigns him to locate a woman who stole
encarga localizar a una mujer que le rob algo de gran valor. Lo something of great value from him. What seemed like an easy
que pareca una tarea sencilla pronto se complicar gracias a task will soon get complicated thanks to biker gangs, sects
pandillas de motoqueros, sectas y policas corruptos. and corrupt cops.
Bill Plympton, el hombre-caricatura que deline cabezas que se Bill Plympton, the cartoon-man who drew heads that stretched
estiran como chicles, besos sopapa con desenlaces blicos y like bubble-gum, vacuum kisses with belligerent outcomes, and
salchichas que bailan sobre margaritas, hall en Jim Lujan a sausages that danced on daisies, has found a great partner in
su mejor socio para fundar un mundo blando, en el que autos Jim Lujan. Together, they create a soft world, where cars and
y edificios parecen esculturas de malvaviscos. Con una esttica buildings seem like marshmallow sculptures. With a lysergic
lisrgica ochentosa, la dupla de animadores le da textura a una 1980s aesthetics, this animation duet provides texture to a crazy
aventura alocada que tiene como protagonista a una herona adventure that features a wild heroine who doesnt need chivalry
salvaje que no necesita la caballera de ningn prncipe. Ella from a prince. She watches her own back as the powerful im-
cuida sus espaldas en solitario mientras las imgenes potentes ages melt and fuse together like in a Dali painting. Revengeance
se derriten y fusionan cual cuadro de Dal. Revengeance es un is a parade of creatures with hairy backs and giant noses who
desfile de criaturas con espaldas peludas y narices gigantes, are trying to cash in a reward, and for that they will tear each
quienes, en pos de cobrar una recompensa, se arrancarn los others crooked teeth in order to deliver the ladys head to the
dientes torcidos para entregar la cabeza de la dama al rey de king of villains. MD
los villanos. MD

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 70 / DCP / Color Bill Plympton & Jim Lujan
Ingls - English
Bill naci en Estados Unidos en 1946. Es animador, historietis-
D: Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan G, M: Jim Lujan E: Sam Welch
ta y cineasta. Su extensa filmografa incluyen ttulos como The
DA: Sandrine Plympton S: Weston Fonger P: Wendy Cong Zhao
PE: Adam Rackoff, Matthew Modine CP: Bill Plympton Studio Tune (1992) y Hair High (2004). Lujan naci en Estados Unidos
I: Jim Lujan, Sara Ulloa, Keith Knight, Kaya Rogue, Lalo Alcaraz en 1969. Es actor, msico y animador. Dirigi el largometraje
Kounterclockwise in Forever-Land (2014).
Contacto / Contact
Bill Plympton Studio. John Holderried Bill was born in the US in 1946. He is an animator, cartoonist and
T +1 212 741 0322 filmmaker. He directed many films including The Tune (1992) and
E studio@plymptoons.com Hair High (2004). Lujan was born in the US in 1969. He is an actor,
W plymptoons.com
musician and animator. He directed the film Kounterclockwise in
Forever-Land (2014).
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Sieranevada

En algn lugar de Bucarest, tres das despus del ataque con- Somewhere in Bucharest, three days after the attack on Charlie
tra Charlie Hebdo y cuarenta luego de la muerte de su padre, Hebdo and forty days after his fathers death, Lary spends one
Lary pasa un sbado en una reunin familiar para conmemorar Saturday at a family gathering in memory of the deceased. The
al difunto. Pero el evento no avanza como estaba planeado y se event does not go as planned, and Lary is forced to face his
ve forzado a afrontar sus miedos y su pasado. fears and his past.
El notable director de La noche del seor Lazarescu y Aurora des- The remarkable director of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu and Au-
cribe durante tres horas y casi en tiempo real el (des)encuentro rora describes for three hours and almost in real time the meet-
de un grupo familiar, durante el cual aflorarn el dolor por una ing (and disagreement) of a family group, during which the grief
reciente muerte y las diferencias generacionales, ideolgicas (los for a recent death and the generational, ideological (communists
comunistas contra los monrquicos) y religiosas, mientras entran against monarchists) and religious differences will surface while
y salen de escena (hay algo teatral en la propuesta) decenas de dozens of people enter and leave the scene (theres something
personas, se cocina, se discute sobre poltica internacional y se theater-like in the proposal), theres cooking, arguments on in-
sacan los trapos ms sucios al sol. Puiu elude, a pura inteligencia ternational politics and dirt-dishing. Puiu avoids, with pure intel-
y virtuosismo, las trampas del costumbrismo, ofrece un pano- ligence and virtuosity, the trickery of costumbrism, offers a wide,
rama amplio, crudo y desgarrador sobre la realidad rumana, y raw and heartrending outlook on human reality and gets the best
le saca todo el jugo posible a un grupo de actores capaces de out of a group of actors capable of being perfectly in tune with
sintonizar a la perfeccin con su ambiciosa propuesta narrativa his ambitious narrative proposal based on very long shots. DB
sustentada en largos planos secuencia. Diego Batlle

Rumania / Francia - Romania / France, 2016 / 173 / DCP / Color Cristi Puiu
Rumano - Romanian
Naci en Bucarest en 1967. Estudi cine en la Escuela Supe-
D, G: Cristi Puiu F: Barbu Balasoiu E: Letitia Stefanescu DA: Ciprian
rior de Artes Visuales de Ginebra. Dirigi los largometrajes
Cimpoi, Iulia Muresan S: Jean Paul Bernard, Filip Muresan, Christophe
Vingtrinier PE: Anca Puiu, Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney Stuff and Dough (2001), La noche del seor Lazarescu (2005)
CP: Mandrgora, Alcatraz Films I: Mimi Branescu, Judith State, y Aurora (2010).
Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni He was born in Bucharest in 1967. He studied cinema at the
Contacto / Contact cole Suprieure dArts Visuels in Geneva, and directed the
Elle Driver. Semira Hedayati feature length films Stuff and Dough (2001), The Death of Mr.
T +33 156 434 870 Lazarescu (2005), and Aurora (2010).
E sales@elledriver.eu
W elledriver.fr
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The Assignment
La misin

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Frank, un asesino de lite, tras ser traicionado por unos gnste- Frank is an elite hit man who is double crossed by gangsters
res es transformado en mujer por una cirujana. Ahora, con otra and transformed into a woman by a surgeon. Now, with a dif-
identidad, buscar la venganza, ayudado por una enfermera ferent identity, she will seek revenge with the help of a nurse
que tambin oculta secretos. who is also hiding something.
The Warriors, 48 horas, Driver, Peleador callejero. Hace falta The Warriors, 48 Hrs., Driver, Hard Times. Do we really need to
seguir? Ok: Calles de fuego (uno de los momentos ms felices continue? OK: Streets of Fire (one of the happiest moments in
en la historia del Bafici: cuando se proyect en 2014). En suma, the history of Bafici: when it was screened in 2014). In short, just
solo algunos ttulos para que cada vez que aparezca el nombre some titles so that every time the name of Walter Hill comes up
de Walter Hill la cinefilia se active en un puro gesto de pertenen- cinephilia becomes activated in a pure gesture of belonging. His
cia. Sus regresos espaciados, aun de perfil bajo, siguen siendo spaced-out, even low-profile comebacks are still necessary. Most-
necesarios. Sobre todo para sacudir a un cine de gnero que ly to shake a genre cinema that, today, seems to not recognize
hoy parece desconocer algunas races. Por eso esta historia de some roots. That is why this revenge story, with some clear pop
venganza, con claro guio pop (esas vietas que cierran algunas winks (the vignettes that close some sequences), with Sigourney
secuencias), con Sigourney Weaver saboreando un personaje Weaver tasting a character in a way she hadnt been able to for a
como hace mucho no lo hace, donde el goce desprejuiciado de long time, where the unabashed enjoyment of making a 45 roar is
hacer sonar una 45 es mayor que cualquier psicologismo. Nin- greater than any psychology lesson. This aint no fourth-grade Hill:
gn Hill de cuarta: The Assignment es puro placer. JD The Assignment is pure pleasure. JD

Francia / Canad / Estados Unidos - France / Canada / USA, Walter Hill


2016 / 95 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Naci en Estados Unidos en 1942. Es guionista, productor
D: Walter Hill G: Denis Hamill, Walter Hill F: James Liston
y cineasta. Entre sus numerosas pelculas se destacan The
E: Phil Norden DA: Renee Read M: Giorgio Moroder, Raney Shockne
I: Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Caitlin Gerard, Tony Shalhoub, Warriors (1979), 48 horas (1982), Calles de fuego (1984) e
Anthony LaPaglia Infierno rojo (1988).
Contacto / Contact He was born in the US in 1942. A scriptwriter, producer, and film-
California Filmes. Juliana Konarzewski maker, he directed several films, including The Warriors (1979),
E juliana@californiafilmes.com.br 48 Hrs. (1982), Streets of Fire (1984) and Red Heat (1988).

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The Fixer
Fixeur
El fijador
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Rad es un periodista principiante. Un escndalo internacional Rad is a rookie journalist. An international scandal that in-
que involucra a una prostituta menor de edad parece ser la opor- volves an underage prostitute seems to be his chance to know
tunidad para demostrar lo que vale. Pero, a medida que avanza what hes worth. But as the investigation advances, he gets
en su investigacin, se acerca ms y ms a sus lmites morales. closer and closer to his moral limits.
Adrian Sitaru, uno de los directores insoslayables del fundamental Adrian Sitaru, one of the most inescapable directors of the fun-
cine rumano contemporneo, lleva los niveles de incomodidad damental contemporary Romanian cinema, takes the levels of
reflexiva a nuevas alturas con esta pelcula-problema en la que reflective awkwardness to new heights with this film-problem in
el mandato profesional de un trabajo o su entronizacin egocn- which the professional mandate of a job or its egotistical ex-
trica intenta imponerse sobre reticencias, dolores, retiros y silen- altation tries to impose over reticence, pains, retirements and
cios. Afirmar que en The Fixer nada es lo que parece sera usar silences. Saying that nothing is what it seems in The Fixer would
una expresin gastada para una pelcula que renueva con especial be to use a worn-out expression for a film that renews with a
inteligencia y sutileza planteos que han tenido y tienen, en gene- special level of intelligence and subtlety approaches that have
ral, mucho de automatismo en buena parte de la cinematografa been, and still are, quite automatic in a big portion of contem-
contempornea. No hay aqu cine de ilustracin bsica de hechos porary film. You wont find here a basic illustration of real-life
reales, ni denuncia alrededor de lo obviamente denunciable. Hay, events , nor is this a denouncement of what obviously indict-
en cambio, una complejidad de situaciones cotidianas y lodazales able. There is, however, a complexity of everyday situations and
extremos, puestos en escena con maestra narrativa, combinados extreme quagmires, staged with narrative mastery, combined
y convertidos en desafiante cine de la incomodidad. JPF and turned into a defying cinema of discomfort. JPF

Rumania / Francia - Romania / France, 2016 / 98 / DCP / Color Adrian Sitaru


Rumano / Francs / Ingls - Romanian / French / English
Naci en Rumania en 1971. Es actor, productor y cineasta. Estudi
D: Adrian Sitaru G: Claudia Silisteanu, Adrian Silisteanu
direccin de cine en Bucarest, y es considerado autor clave de
F: Adrian Silisteanu E: Mircea Olteanu DA: Gina Clin S: Ioan Filip,
Dan-Stefan Rucareanu P: Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu la Nueva Ola Rumana. Hooked (2008), Domestic (2012) e Ille-
PE: Titi Radoie CP: 4 Proof Film I: Tudor Aaron Istodor, Mehdi Nebbou, gitimate (Bafici 18) son algunas de las pelculas que definen su
Nicolas Wanczycki, Diana Spatarescu, Adrian Titieni particular estilo.
Contacto / Contact He was born in Romania in 1971. He is an actor, producer and
MPM Film. Njoki Nyoli director. He studied filmmaking in Bucharest and is considered
T +33 9 52 22 07 22 a key auteur in the Romanian New Wave. Hooked (Bafici 11),
E sales@mpmfilm.com W mpmfilm.com
Domestic (2012) and Illegitimate (Bafici 18) are some of the
films that define his particular style.
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The Other Side of Hope
Toivon tuolla puolen
El otro lado de la esperanza
Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Wikhstrm decide abrir un restaurant. Khaled es un joven re- Wikhstm decides to open up a restaurant. Khaled is a young
fugiado sirio, que llega a la capital por accidente. A pesar de Syrian refugee who arrives to the capital by accident. Even
que su solicitud de asilo es rechazada, opta por quedarse. Una though his application for asylum is rejected, he decides to
tarde, Wikhstrm se lo encuentra en la puerta de su restaurante stay. One afternoon, Wikhstrm finds him at his restaurants
y decide ofrecerle su ayuda. door and decides to offer him his help.
Pocos directores contemporneos son tan rpidamente identifi- Few contemporary directors are as quickly identifiable as Aki Kau-
cables como Aki Kaurismki. Tiene su luz, su composicin, sus rismki. He has his light, his compositions, his particular colors (or
colores particulares (o su blanco y negro). Estn las actuaciones his black and white). There are Kaurismkian performances, which
kaurismkianas, que pueden reemplazar una respuesta verbal can replace a verbal answer with a look or a gesture of notable
por una mirada o un gesto de notable certeza y sutil sentido certainty and subtle sense made with an eyebrow. Spaces with
hecho con una ceja. Espacios con poca gente, casas con pocos very few people, houses without much furniture, cars with one
muebles, autos con pocos gadgets. Escapes de un hogar, de un or two gadgets. Escapes from home, from a country, encounters
pas, encuentros de solitarios. The Other Side of Hope segun- of the lonely. The Other Side of Hope the second consecutive
da pelcula seguida del director cuyo tema es la inmigracin film by the director to deal with immigration brings up a unique
plantea una amistad singular, delineada con trazos tan mnimos friendship, drawn up with traces as minimal as they are solid,
como slidos, apuntalados por secuencias que acumulan capas strengthened by sequences that accumulate layers of comedy of
de comedia con un orden expositivo tan pertinente como eficaz. an expositive order that is both pertinent and effective. Everything
Todo lo que sucede en ese restaurante pariente menor del de that happens in that restaurant a younger relative of the one in
Playtime de Tati muestra a un autor en la cima de su juego. JPF Tatis Playtime shows an auteur on top of his game. JPF

Finlandia / Alemania - Finland / Germany, 2017 / 98 / DCP Aki Kaurismki


Color / Finlands / Ingls / rabe - Finnish / English / Arabic
Naci en Finlandia en 1957. Es productor, guionista y cineasta.
D, G, P: Aki Kaurismki F: Timo Salminen E: Samu Heikkil
Su cine se caracteriza por la economa narrativa. Dentro de su
DA: Markku Ptil I: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen,
Sherwan Haji, Jrn Donner extensa filmografa, se encuentran clsicos como Ariel (1988),
parte de la triloga del proletariado, El hombre sin pasado (Bafici
Contacto / Contact
5) y El puerto (2011).
Mirada Distribution. Anala Snchez
E analiasanchezprensa@fibertel.com.ar He was born in Finland in 1957. A producer, scriptwriter, and
W miradadistribution.com filmmaker, he directed several films, including Ariel (1988), Drift-
ing Clouds (1996), Juha (1999), The Man Without a Past (2001)
and Le Havre (2011).
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The Red Turtle


La tortuga roja

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Pelcula de animacin muda sobre un nufrago en una isla A silent animation film about a cast away in a deserted tropical
tropical desierta, poblada de tortugas, cangrejos y aves. Un island inhabitted by turtles, crabs, and birds. A sensitive and
recorrido sensible y potico por las grandes etapas de la vida poetic tour through the big stages in the life of a human being.
de un ser humano.
Sender: Studio Ghibli. Subject: Lets work together. You cant
Remitente: Studio Ghibli. Asunto: Trabajemos juntos. Cul help but wonder what it would be like to receive such an email
ser la sensacin al recibir un mail semejante por parte del es- from Hayao Miyazakis Japanese animation studio, responsible
tudio de animacin japons de Hayao Miyazaki, que construy for a unique refuge made of visual and playful stories like My
un refugio nico de relatos visuales y ldicos con films como Mi Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. Its probably the happiest
vecino Totoro y El viaje de Chihiro? Uno imagina el instante ms moment in a persons life. In this case, that person was Dutch
feliz de una vida. En este caso, la del holands Michal Dudok director Michal Dudok de Wit, who won an Oscar for his short
de Wit (ganador de un Oscar por su corto Father and Daughter). film Father and Daughter. Far from the studios typical anime
Lejos del estilo anim clsico del estudio, y abrazando una lnea style, De Wit follows a clear line that mixes classic European
clara que mezcla la historieta europea clsica con la animacin comic books with early animation, and uses no dialogues to nar-
primera, De Wit narra sin dilogos un naufragio y la vida en una rate a shipreck and life on an island alongside the red turtle from
isla junto a la tortuga roja del ttulo. Desde esa simpleza crea the title. Out of that simplicty, he creates a sensible odysee, an
una odisea sensible, un film-ocano con el cual flotar y entender, ocean-film where you can float and understand with no cer-
sin certezas ni caparazones, que no hay instante desesperado o tainties or shells that any desperate or joyful instant can result
dichoso que no pueda devenir una invencible ola gigante. JMD from an invincible giant wave. JMD

Francia / Blgica / Japn - France / Belgium / Japan, 2016 Michal Dudok de Wit
80 / DCP / Color
Naci en Holanda en 1953. Es guionista, animador, ilustrador y
D: Michal Dudok de Wit G: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
cineasta. Dirigi los cortometrajes Tom Sweep (1992), El monje
M: Laurent Perez del Mar CP: Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch,
Studio Ghibli y el pescado (1994) y The Aroma of Tea (2006). Gan un Oscar
por su cortometraje Padre e hija (2000).
Contacto / Contact
Sony Pictures. Cecilia Chiappano He was born in the Netherlands in 1953. A scriptwriter, anima-
T +54 11 4373 0261 tion artist, illustrator, and filmmaker, he directed the short films
W uip.com.ar Tom Sweep (1992), The Monk and the Fish (1994) and The
Aroma of Tea (2006). He won an Oscar for his short film Father
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The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always
the Densest Shade of Blue
Yozora ha itsudemo saikoumitsudo no aoiroda
El cielo nocturno de Tokio es siempre del azul ms denso
Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Mika es enfermera, vive sola y convive con la muerte en su tra- Mika is a nurse who lives alone and shares time with death
bajo durante el da. Cuando sale de all, pedalea a su segundo everyday at work. After work, she bicycles off to her second job
trabajo en un bar girlie. En ese lugar, tras una sonrisa falsa, as a hostess in a girlie bar. There, she sports a fixed smile to
esconde su sensacin de inutilidad y aislamiento. hide her sense of pointlessness and isolation.
Sabemos gracias, Sofia que perderse en Tokio tiene resulta- We know thanks, Sofia that getting lost in Tokyo has almost
dos casi comprobados cientficamente a la hora de crear me- scientifically-proved results when it comes to creating pure and
lancola pura y honesta, de esa que rasga cinefilias y se pega honest melancholy, that which tears up cinephilias and gets
para siempre a nosotros (seamos sinceros: ya estaba ah). The stuck with us forever (lets be honest: it was always there). The
Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue mira a los Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue looks at
ojos a esa melancola y le responde con un ttulo largo para las that melancholy in the eye and answers with a long title for the
cortas varias vidas que contiene. Aqu, en este jukebox de per- short lives it contains. Here, in these jukebox of heartfelt losers
dedores sentidos (cuyo eje son los circulares instantes entre la (whose core are the circular instants between the death-ob-
enfermera obsesionada con la muerte y el obrero tuerto) acecha sessed nurse and the one-eyed construction worker), an earth-
un terremoto. Pero el miedo (seamos sinceros otra vez) es tan quake lurks. But fear (lets be honest again) is as permanent as
permanente como el nen azulado de la Tokio nocturna donde el the blueish neon of the nightly Tokyo where the film tends to get
film sabe perderse. Un film en el que hay encanto, en el sentido lost. A film in which theres charm, in the loneliest sense of the
ms solitario del trmino, y hay aqu la clave un brutal instinto term, and theres a brutal instinct of humanity, which is key. JMD
de humanidad. JMD

Japn - Japan, 2017 / 108 / DCP / Color Yuya Ishii


Japons - Japanese
Naci en Saitama Prefecture, Japn, en 1983. Estudi en la
D, G: Yuya Ishii F: Yoichi Kamakari E: Shinichi Fushima DA: Daichi
Universidad de Artes de Osaka. Dentro de su extensa filmografa
Watanabe S: Hirokazu Kato, Kengo Takasuka M: Takashi Watanabe
P: Takatoshi Aruga, Tomoo Tsuchii, Kimutaka Goka CP: Film-makers, se encuentran ttulos como Kimi to arukou (Bafici 12), Kawa no
Little More I: Shizuka Ishibashi, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ryuhei Matsuda, soko kara konnichi wa (2010) y Hara ga kore nande (2011).
Tetsushi Tanaka, Mikako Ichikawa He was born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, in 1983. He stud-
Contacto / Contact ied at the Osaka University of Arts. His extensive filmography
PIA Film Festival. Miki Ohi includes such titles as Kimi to arukou (Bafici 12), Kawa no soko
T +81 3 5775 5296 kara konnichi wa (2010) and Hara ga kore nande (2011).
E international@pff.jp
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The Wolf from Royal


Vineyard Street
Vlk z Krlovskch Vinohrad
El lobo de la calle Royal Vineyard
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

El ltimo film del legendario director checo est basado, ni ms The last film of the legendary Czech director is based on non
ni menos, en sus (casi) autobiogrficos relatos cortos. El resul- other than his (almost) autobiographical shot stories. The result
tado es en una comedia que evita los sentimentalismos y que is a comedy that avoids sentimentality and just like the film-
como el realizador es imposible de categorizar. maker himself its impossible to label.
Jan Nmec fue un protagonista central de la Nueva Ola checa; Jan N mec was central to the Czech New Wave; maybe the
tal vez el ms talentoso de una camada de cineastas que inclua most talented in a group of filmmakers that included Mikls
a Mikls Jancs y Milos Forman, y sin duda alguna el ms re- Jancs and Milos Forman, and surely the most rebellious. This
voltoso. Esta autobiografa de ficcin, o ficcin autobiogrfica, fictional autobiography, or autobiographical fiction, starts pre-
empieza justamente con los tres directores mencionados pre- cisely with the three aforementioned directors preparing for the
parndose para el triunfo definitivo del cine checo en el ma- definitive triumph of Czech cinema in that ill-fated Cannes
logrado Cannes 1968. El crimen con que Nmec busca superar 1968. The crime with which N mec seeks to overcome the
el trauma de aquella consagracin frustrada es un momento de trauma of that failed consecration is a moment of such euphoria,
tanta euforia, tan iconoclasta y libertario, que no desentonara en so iconoclastic and libertarian, that it wouldnt be out of place
nuestro foco dedicado al punk. Y es que el director de Oratorio in our focus dedicated to punk. Because the director of Oratorio
for Prague fue, en ms de un sentido, un autntico punk: as lo for Prague was, in more than one sense, a real punk, which is
prueban el humor malvolo, la irreverencia ante la autoridad y proved by the malevolent humor, the irreverence against author-
los mtodos situacionistas de su ltima hay que decirlo de una ity and the situationist of his latest we have to say it once and
vez obra maestra. AM for all masterpiece. AM

Repblica Checa / Eslovaquia / Francia - Czech Republic /


Slovakia / France, 2016 / 68 / DCP / Color - B&N Jan Nmec
Checo / Ingls - Czech / English Naci en Praga, Repblica Checa, en 1936. Diamonds of the
D, G, M: Jan Nmec F: Ji Maxa E: Josef Krajbich DA: Tereza Night (1964), Of the Party and the Guests (1966), The Late Night
Kuerov, Aneta Grkov S: Dominik Dolej P: Tom Michlek Talks with Mother (2001), Toyen (2005) y The Ferrari Dino Girl
PE: Tom Michlek CP: MasterFilm I: Karel Roden, JI Mdl, (2009) son algunas de las pelculas que definen el estilo de su
Gabriela Mov, Ted Otis, Martin Pechlt filmografa. Falleci en Praga en 2016.
Contacto / Contact He was born in Prague, in the Czech Republic, in 1936. Diamonds
MasterFilm. Tom Michlek
of the night (1964), Of the Party and the Guests (1966), The Late
E tomas@masterfilm.cz
W masterfilm.cz Night Talks with Mother (2001), Toyen (2005) and The Ferrari
Dino Girl (2009) are some of the films that define the style of his
filmography. He died in Prague in 2016.
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Ulysses in the Subway
3D Ulises en el subte

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Voces en tres dimensiones, pasos y msica transforman el 3D tracks of voices, footsteps, and music transform the New
subte de Nueva York en puro arte visual mediante el uso de York subway into grand visual art through the use of intricate
intrincados algoritmos de anlisis de sonido. sound-analysis algorithms.
La idea del cine como experiencia fsica suele ser utilizada como The idea of film as physical experience can be used as a recur-
eufemismo recurrente a la hora de intentar adornar una pro- ring euphemism when trying to adorn a proposal that, sealed by
puesta que, signada por su oposicin a la narracin conven- its opposition to conventional narratives, opens the umbrella to
cional, abre el paraguas para anunciar que lo que se va a ver announce that what were about to see is of a density that is not
es de una densidad no apta para todos los paladares. El caso appropriate for everyone. The case with Ulysses in the Subway
de Ulysses in the Subway es distinto. Es, por definicin, una is different. It is, by definition, a visual and aural experience of
experiencia visual y auditiva de dimensiones extraordinarias. Las extraordinary proportions. The impressions on a subway trip in
impresiones de un viaje en subte en Nueva York se construyen New York are built fired from sound stimuli (a few thousand
se disparan a partir de estmulos sonoros (un par de miles de noises per frame) that materialize on the screen in waveforms
sonidos por cada fotograma) que se plasman en pantalla en for- (and in 3D), piercing through the audiences senses. No euphe-
mas de onda (y en 3D), atravesando los sentidos del espectador. misms or tricks: those who dont surrender to the seduction of
Ni eufemismos, ni ardides: el que no se entregue a la seduccin this phantasmagoric trip will miss one of the most stimulating
de este trip fantasmagrico se perder una de las pelculas ms films of this festival. CC
estimulantes de este festival. Cristian Campana

Estados Unidos / Francia - USA / France, 2017 Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser,
60 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
Ken Jacobs & Flo Jacobs
D, G F, E, S, P: Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, Flo Jacobs, Ken Jacobs
CP: OpenEndedGroup Marc Downie naci en Escocia en 1977. Paul Kaiser naci en
Mnich en 1956. Son artistas del Open Ended Group, cuyos
Contacto / Contact
films en 3D son los primeros en integrar la coleccin perma-
OpenEndedGroup. Paul Kaiser
T +1 646 641 7841 nente del MoMA. Flo Jacobs naci en Nueva York. Ha realizado
E paul@openendedgroup.com performances junto a Ken Jacobs (Brooklyn, 1933).
W openendedgroup.com Marc Downie as born in Scotland in 1977. Paul Kaiser was
born in Munich in 1956. They are artists of the Open Ended
Group whose digital 3D films are the first to enter the permanent
collection of the MoMA. Flo Jacobs was born in New York. She
has worked in performances with Ken Jacobs (Brooklyn, 1933).
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Vida vaquera
Premiere internacional / International premiere

En lo ms profundo de las montaas de Asturias todava resiste Far into the mountains of Asturias, there is still an indomi-
una estirpe indomable de vida nmade. Son los mticos vaquei- table lineage of nomad life. These are the mythical vaqueiros
ros dalzada, un grupo humano con un modo de subsistencia dalzada, a group of people whose way of life is endangered
en vas de extincin, una comunidad sin ms posesiones que and owe nothing but the wide world.
el ancho mundo.
Los vaqueiros dalzada son un pueblo con una fuerte identidad The vaqueiros dalzada are a people with a strong cultural iden-
cultural modelada desde tiempo inmemorial, y practicante, an tity that was modeled from time immemorial, and continue prac-
hoy, de la trashumancia ganadera. Asentados en territorio astu- ticing migratory herding today. Settled in Asturian territory, every
riano, cada primavera emprenden lalzada y se trasladan junto spring they embark on lalzada, and move with their cattle to
con sus reses a zonas de montaa en busca de pasto, para mountain areas looking for grass, only to return later to their
luego regresar a sus asentamientos invernales. Tras el monu- winter settlements. After the monumental duet formed by Equ y
mental dptico formado por Equ y notru tiempu y El nome de los notru tiempu and El nome de los rboles, Bande proves again
rboles, Bande vuelve a confirmarse como uno de los cineastas he is one of the fittest filmmakers in contemporary non-fiction,
ms en forma de la no ficcin contempornea con este riguroso with this thorough and vibrant portrait of these forms of living
y palpitante retrato de unas formas de vida que, pese a haber that, despite acquiring some inevitable modern traces, still or-
adquirido algn inevitable rasgo de modernizacin, siguen orga- ganize themselves in harmony with the natural cycles the great
nizndose en armona con los ciclos naturales que los grandes Greek philosophers called Physis. ADC
filsofos griegos denominaban Physis. Alejandro Daz Castao

Espaa - Spain, 2016 / 118 Ramn Llus Bande


DCP / Color - B&N / Asturiano - Asturian
Naci en Xixn, Espaa, en 1972. Es escritor, cineasta y director
D, G: Ramn Llus Bande F: Juan A. Garca E: Dani lvarez
de videoclips. Entre sus pelculas se destacan El fulgor (2002,
DA: Vera Robert S: Antoni de Benito P: Vera Robert
PE: Vera Robert CP: De la Piedra Producciones I: Mara Fernndez Bafici 03), Estratexa (2003), Un retratu colectivu (2005), Equ y
notru tiempo (2014, Bafici 15) y El nome de los rboles (2015,
Contacto / Contact
Bafici 16).
De la Piedra Producciones. Vera Robert
T +61 502 2976 He was born in Xixn, Spain, in 1972. Hes a writer, a filmmaker,
E vera.robert.r@gmail.com and music video director. El fulgor (2002, Bafici 03), Estratexa
W delapiedraproducciones.com (2003), Un retratu colectivu (2005), Equ y notru tiempo (2014,
Bafici 15) and El nome de los rboles (2015, Bafici 16) are
some of his films.
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Wedding Photographer
Myomano Shel Tzalam Hatonot
Del diario de un fotgrafo de bodas
Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Cuarenta minutos y una estructura dramtica dividida en cuatro partes le bastan a Na- Israel, 2016 / 40 / DCP / Color
dav Lapid para reflexionar con humor y profundidad sobre el oficio, el amor y el matri- Hebreo - Hebrew
monio. Que Lapid pueda expresar esto con tanto sentido de la comedia es una de las D, G: Nadav Lapid F: Shai Goldman
virtudes de esta pequea gran pelcula. Hernn Schell E: Era Lapid S: Aviv Aldema P: Osnat
Forty minutes and a four-part dramatic structure are enough for Nadav Lapid to reflect Handelsman-Keren PE: Talia Kleinhendler
CP: Pie Films I: Ohad Knoller, Naama Preis
with humor and depth on the trade, love, and marriage. The fact that Lapid can express all
this with such a good comedy sense is one of the many virtues of this great little film. HS Contacto / Contact
The Festival Agency. Sarah Cagneaux
Nadav Lapid. Naci en Tel Aviv en 1975. Es guionista y cineasta. Dirigi varios largometrajes; T +33 9 54 90 48 63
entre ellos, Policeman (2011, pelcula ganadora de Bafici 14) y The Kindergarten Teacher (2014, E sc@thefestivalagency.com
pelcula ganadora de Bafici 17). W thefestivalagency.com

He was born in Tel Aviv in 1975. He is a scriptwriter and filmmaker. He directed several films, includ-
ing Policeman (2011, winner of Bafici 14) and The Kindergarten Teacher (2014, winner of Bafici 17).

Pagliacci
Clowns
Payasos

Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Un ensayo de una obra basada en la pera Pagliacci de Ruggero Leoncavallo en un tea- Italia - Italy, 2016 / 18 / DCP / Color
tro de provincia. Bellocchio presenta como corto un relato con la potencia suficiente para Italiano - Italian
varias horas de largometraje, y lo hace mediante una volcnica concentracin emocional D: Marco Bellocchio F: Daniele Cipr
manejada con mano maestra. JPF E: Claudio Misantoni S: Riccardo Milano
A rehearsal of a play based on Ruggero Leoncavallos opera Pagliacci at a theater in the M: Andrea Farri I: Lucia Ragni, Luca
Micheletti, Federica Fracassi, Rebecca Liberati
provinces. A rich mother finances the project. Bellocchio presents, in short-film form, a
story with enough power to last for many hours as a feature, and does so by means of a Contacto / Contact
volcanic emotional concentration carried out with a steady hand. JPF The Match Factory
T +49 304 4319 0520
Marco Bellocchio. Naci en Italia en 1939. Es actor, guionista, productor y cineasta. Estudi E sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de
filosofa y dirigi su primera pelcula a los 16 aos. Dentro de su extensa filmografa se encuentran W the-match-factory.dew
ttulos como El diablo en el cuerpo (1986), Il regista di matrimoni (Bafici 9) y Vincere (Bafici 12).
He was born in Italy in 1939. An actor, scriptwriter, producer, and filmmaker, he studied philosophy
and directed his first film at 16. His extensive filmography includes such titles as Devil in the Flesh
(1986), My Mothers Smile (Bafici 3), The Wedding Director (Bafici 7) and Vincere (Bafici 10).
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The Hedonists
Yng sh ng
Los hedonistas

Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

Casi un descanso en la carrera del enorme Jia Zhang-ke, este cortometraje produci- China, 2016 / 23 / DCP / Color /
do por el Festival de Cine de Hong Kong encuentra al director de Platform abrazando Mandarn - Mandarin
afiladamente el universo de la stira. The Hedonists da sus primeros pasos como un D: Jia Zhang-ke G: Zhao Tao, Jia Zhang-ke
drama realista en el cual un grupo de operarios de una mina queda desempleado de F: Yu Likwai E: Matthieu Laclau, Guo
un da para el otro. Es el nuevo comunismo, estpido! Pero luego de reunirse y pensar Weisong DA: Ye Qiusen, Liu Qiang
juntos, el tro de colegas decide que no se dar por vencido y encontrar trabajo en S: Shen Jingqin, Song Shuo P: Liu Kailuo
poco tiempo. Donde sea y como sea. En una serie de vietas, las nuevas reglas de PE: Wang Hong CP: HEYI Pictures, Hong
juego del capitalismo chino son destiladas y presentadas como sketches humorsticos, Kong International Film Festival Society
con el regreso sobre el final a un primo lejano del parque temtico que haca las veces Contacto / Contact
de escenario global en The World. La vieja China imperial se ha convertido en una farsa Hong Kong International
esperpntica. Diego Brodersen Film Festival Society. Stephanie Lee
E stephanie_lee@hkiff.org.hk
Almost a break in the career of the enormous Jia Zhang-ke, this short film produced by W hkiff.org.hk
the Hong Kong Film Festival finds the director of Platform sharply embracing the uni-
verse of satire. The Hedonists gives its first steps as a realistic drama in which a group
of workers at a mine become unemployed overnight. Thats New Communism, stupid!
But after getting together and thinking, the trio of colleagues decide they will not give
up, and it wont be long until they have a new job. Wherever and however. In a series of
vignettes, the new rules of the game of Chinese Capitalism are distilled and presented
as humorous sketches, going back during the films conclusion to a distant cousin of
the theme park that worked as a global stage in The World. The old imperial China has
become an absurd farce. DB

Jia Zhang-ke. Naci en Fengyang, China, en 1970. Es guionista, productor y cineasta. Estudi en
la Academia de Cine de Pekn. Dirigi varios largometrajes; entre ellos, Platform (mejor pelcula en el
Bafici 3), Useless (Bafici 10) y The World (Bafici 8). Recibi el Len de Oro por Still Life (2006). | He
was born in Fengyang, China, in 1970. He is a screenwriter, producer and director. He studied at the
Beijing Film Academy. He directed many features, including Platform (Best Picture winner at Bafici 3),
Useless (Bafici 10) and The World (Bafici). He received the Golden Lion for Still Life (2006).

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Cuatro nuevas pelculas estrenadas en el Forum de la Four new films premiering at Berlinales Forum is not
Berlinale no es algo para soslayar; es ms bien un hito. a minor thing its actually a milestone. That hap-
Eso ocurri el reciente mes de febrero con los cuatro pened last February with these four films by Heins
films de Heinz Emigholz que les ofrecemos en esta Emigholz that we are bringing to you in this edition.
edicin. En el Bafici 6, en el ao 2004, Emigholz nos Back in 2004, Emigholz visited us in Bafici 6, which
visit y hubo un foco y un libro dedicados a su obra. presented a focus on his films and a book about his
Fue la presentacin al pblico argentino de este artista work. It was the Argentine publics official introduc-
alemn cuyas prcticas van ms all del cine y pa- tion to this German artist, whose work goes beyond
san tambin por el dibujo y la fotografa. Sus escritos y cinema and includes drawing and photography. His
sus cuadernos de anotaciones, por otra parte, son una writings and notebooks, on the other hand, are an
base fundamental para su mirada, un punto de partida essential base for his view, a creative starting point
creativo para ir ms all. Justamente, Photography and that he transcends. Precisely, Photography and Be-
Beyond fue la serie de trabajos que organiz lo que pre- yond was the series of works that structured what he
sent en aquel Bafici, y esa serie continu. Despus de presented in Bafici, and that series continued later on.
ese ao, el festival program casi todas sus pelculas Following that year, the festival programmed all of his
posteriores. Y ahora regresa para presentar esta nueva next films. And how, he returns to present this new
serie de pelculas: Streetscapes. Los ttulos de cada series: Streetscapes. In Emigholzs work, the titles
largometraje suelen estar, en Emigholz, contenidos en are usually contained within a framework that unifies
un marco que los unifica. La clave, por supuesto, es la them. The key, of course, is form, architecture as a
forma, la arquitectura como constante, la presentacin constant, the presentation of diverse buildings, detec-
de edificios diversos, que su ojo entrenado detecta y ted and organized by his trained eye into images that
organiza en series de imgenes que describen y for- describe and form rhythms and structures. Streets,
man ritmos y estructuras. Calles, frentes e interiores, faades, and interiors, a recording studio, Georgia,
un estudio de grabacin, Georgia, Uruguay, Alemania Uruguay, Germany, and many other elements in a ci-
y muchos ms elementos, en un cine relanzado, con- nema that is relaunched and convinced on a distinc-
vencido de una exploracin distintiva, personal. La de tive, personal exploration. The cinema of an auteur
un autor que incluso ha logrado, en uno de estos films, who has even managed to put himself on the screen
ponerse en escena mediante un actor y hablar de su through an actor, in order to talk about his films and
cine y su vida rodeado de los paisajes que no solo lo his life surrounded by the landscapes that define him,
definen sino que l descubre y estructura como tales. which he also discovers and structures as such. JPF
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Trayectorias - Heinz Emigholz
2+2=22
[The Alphabet]

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

En 2013, Emigholz acompa al tro alemn de msica electrnica Kreidler durante Alemania - Germany, 2017
la grabacin de ABC en un estudio de Tiflis. De esa colaboracin nacera este primer 88 / DCP / Color / Alemn - German
episodio de la serie Streetscapes, que combina las sesiones con otros dos ingredientes D, G: Heinz Emigholz F, E: Heinz Emigholz,
para construir una sinfona urbana mnima pero expansiva: por un lado, una reflexin Till Beckmann S: Till Beckmann, Jochen
sobre el espacio pblico se superpone a las imgenes del centro histrico de la capital Jezussek P: Heinz Emigholz, Andreas
georgiana; por otro, los clsicos cuadernos de Emigholz despliegan sus garabatos, re- Reihse PE: Zaza Rusadze I: Thomas Klein,
cortes y cartas en riguroso orden alfabtico. AM Alexander Paulick, Andreas Reihse, Detlef
Weinrich
In 2013, Emigholz accompanied the German electronic music trio Kreidler during the
recording of ABC in a studio in Tbilisi. That collaboration gave way to this first episode Contacto / Contact
of the Streetscapes series, which combines the sessions with two other ingredients to Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion
Viviana Kammel
build up minimal but expansive urban symphony: on one hand, a reflection on public
T +49 30 3398 2800
space is superimposed over images of the historical center of the Georgian capital; on E kino@filmgalerie451.de
the other, the classic Emigholz notebooks display their doodles, cutouts and letters in W pym.de
rigorous alphabetical order. AM

Bickels [Socialism]

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Este segundo captulo de Streetscapes es, como la serie que lo contiene, un juego de Alemania - Israel, 2017
cajas chinas. En el prlogo filmado en Casa do Povo, un centro cultural de San Pablo 92 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
fundado por sobrevivientes de la Shoah, asistimos a los preparativos de lo que ser una D, G: Heinz Emigholz F, E: Heinz Emigholz,
proyeccin del propio film. El fantasma del socialismo habita estos espacios y reclama Till Beckmann S: Till Beckmann, Christian
restituir la conexin entra la arquitectura y su programa poltico. No son edificios pre- Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek P: Heinz
sentados como obras maestras, sino espacios cotidianos comedor comunitario, casa Emigholz, Galia Bar Or PE: Mila Zacharias
de hijos, gimnasio, escenarios que remiten a un contexto que ya no existe pero en cuya CP: Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion I: Galia
latencia algo pareciera querer aflorar nuevamente. Jonathan Perel Bar Or

This second episode of Streetscapes is a game of Russian dolls just like the series its Contacto / Contact
part of. Shot in the Casa do Povo, a Sao Paulo cultural centre for Shoah survivors, the Filmgalerie 451
Viviana Kammel
prologue features the preparations of what will become a screening of the film itself. The
T +49 30 3398 2800
ghost of socialism inhabits these places and reclaims the connection between architec- E kino@filmgalerie451.de
ture and its political program. These are not buildings presented as masterpieces, but W filmgalerie451.de
rather everyday spaces a soup kitchen, a kindergarten, a gymnasium and scenarios
that evoke a context that no longer exists, and yet still appears to be latently pressing to
blossom once again. JP
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Careers - Heinz Emigholz

Streetscapes
[Dialogue]

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Paradigma de pelcula autoral, o pelcula personal al cuadrado: Streetscapes [Dialogue] Alemania - Germany, 2017
nos muestra a un cineasta y un terapeuta que se embarcan en una maratn analtica de 132 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English
cinco das. La vida y el cine, pero la vida y el cine de Heinz Emigholz. Al director lo inter- D: Heinz Emigholz G: Heinz Emigholz,
preta John Erdman; al analista, el realizador argentino Jonathan Perel. Y todo transcurre, Zohar Rubinstein F, E: Heinz Emigholz,
por supuesto, en espacios de inters arquitectnico, de Uruguay a Alemania, dentro y Till Beckmann P: Frieder Schlaich, Irene von
cerca de edificios de Julio Vilamaj, Eladio Dieste y Arno Brandlhuber. JPF Alberti PE: Patricia Olveira, Markus Ruff
CP: Filmgalerie 451 I: John Erdman,
A paradigm of the auteurial film, or a personal film to the power of two: Streetscapes Jonathan Perel, Natja Brunckhorst
[Dialogue] shows us a filmmaker and a therapist who embark on a five-day analytical
marathon. Life and film, but the life and film of Heinz Emigholz. The director is played by Contacto / Contact
John Erdman; the analyst is Argentine director Jonathan Perel. And, of course, every- Filmgalerie 451. Viviana Kammel
T +49 30 3398 2800
thing takes place in spaces of architectonic interest, from Uruguay to Germany, inside
E kino@filmgalerie451.de
and outside of buildings built by Julio Vilamaj, Eladio Dieste and Arno Brandlhuber. JPF W filmgalerie451.de

Dieste [Uruguay]

Premiere LATINOAMERICANA / LATAM premiere

Fbricas, iglesias, gimnasios y shoppings comparten una plasticidad que desafa la fuer- Alemania - Germany, 2017
za de la gravedad. Bvedas de cermica armada de una aparente complejidad que en 95 / DCP / Color
realidad no es tal: la tcnica es simple y permite transformar un material frgil en un D, G: Heinz Emigholz F, E: Heinz Emigholz,
principio constructivo de gran fortaleza y elasticidad. En el final se repite la estructura Till Beckmann S: Markus Ruff, Christian
de mise en abyme presente en los otros ttulos de Streetscapes: el eplogo nos muestra Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek P: Frieder
rplicas de estos edificios construidas por Eladio Dieste en Espaa al final de su carrera. Schlaich, Irene von Alberti PE: Micaela Sol,
As se cierra esta serie de cuatro pelculas que se explican mutuamente unas a otras. Patricia Olveira, Markus Ruff
Jonathan Perel CP: Filmgalerie 451

Factories, churches, gymnasiums, and shopping malls: they all share a plastic element Contacto / Contact
that challenges gravity. Ceramic vaults that seem complex and actually are not: the Filmgalerie 451. Viviana Kammel
T +49 303 398 2800
technique is simple and allows you to transform a fragile material into a very strong and
E kino@filmgalerie451.de
elastic constructive principle. The ending repeats the mise en abyme structure featured W filmgalerie451.de
in other Streetscapes titles: the epilogue shows us replicas of these buildings made by
Eladio Dieste in Spain near the end of his career. That is the closure of this series of four
films that mutually explain each other. JP
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Stphane Briz

Trayectorias
Una joven del siglo XIX criada en un convento se descubre un A young 19th century woman raised in a convent finds herself
buen da formando parte de un matrimonio infeliz. La historia se one day being part of an unhappy marriage. The story was
cont muchas veces, no siempre con suerte. El director francs told many times, yet not always good ones. French director
Stphane Briz aporta a la causa con una rara autoridad: el flujo Stphane Briz makes his contribution with a strange autho-
de imgenes de Une vie propone un viaje por el interior afligido rity: the flow of images featured in A Womans Life invites you
de su personaje principal, protagonista agnica de un universo on a journey through the afflicted sensibility of its main cha-
de relaciones sociales, de afectos, de valores, de deseo que no racter, the atavic protagonist of a universe made of social
alcanza a contenerla. Pero el director no se agota en los confines relations, affections, values, desire that cannot contain her.
de esa suerte de melodrama de poca ejercido en su ltima pel- But the director doesnt quit at the confines of the sort of pe-
cula. Formado en el teatro y la televisin, Briz ha pulido pacien- riod-piece melodrama he practiced in his latest film. Trained
temente en su carrera un lirismo secreto: una clase de energa in theater and TV, Briz has patiently polished a secret lyrisicm
que parece conducir sus pelculas a un terreno en el que las vi- in his career: a kind of energy that seems to lead his films
das desencantadas se consumen emitiendo breves resplandores to a territory where disenchanted lives are consumed giving
de resistencia, como si una gracia apenas perceptible iluminara out brief flashes of resistance, as if a barely noticeable grace
sus conciencias mientras ruedan barranca abajo. La mujer frus- would illuminate their conscience as they roll downhill. The
trada de Le bleu des villes, el solitario de Je ne suis pas l pour frustrated woman in Hometown Blue, the lonely man in Not
tre aim que espera sin saberlo una segunda oportunidad, el Here to Be Loved who unknowingly awaits for a second chan-
desempleado de La loi du march y el atribulado padre de familia ce, the unemployed man in The Measure of a Man and the
de Une affaire damour integran una galera de seres arrastrados troubled family dad from Une affaire damour, they are all part
por la corriente hacia un pozo de incertidumbre y oscuridad, a of a gallery of beings who are dragged down by the current
veces sin que alcancen siquiera a advertirlo. El mundo presente towards a pit of uncertainty and darkness, at times without
en las pelculas de Briz, un maestro de la discrecin, exhibe la them even realizing that. The world featured in the films of a
carga de desconcierto de las personas comunes que no siempre master of discretion like Briz displays the confusion of com-
aciertan a alzar la voz. David Obarrio mon people who not always manage to raise their voice. DO

Une vie
A Womans Life
Una vida

Premiere argentina / argentine premiere

En su nueva pelcula, Briz explora los colores, el carcter implosivo de los personajes, Francia - France, 2016
las marcas del siglo XIX en el tipo de cuerpos y rostros que desfilan por la pantalla: un 119 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
mundo que debe medirse por obligacin con las pelculas de poca basadas en popes D: Stphane Briz G: Stphane Briz,
de la literatura francesa. Fiel a esa tradicin, extrapola eficazmente una cierta cualidad Florence Vignon F: Antoine Hberl
contempornea: la peregrinacin impenitente de las almas desencantadas. En manos E: Anne Klotz DA: Valrie Saradjian
de Briz, el clsico de Guy de Maupassant comenta nuestros das de desasosiego. DO P: Milna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto CP: TS
Productions, France 3 Cinma, Versus
In his latest film, Briz explores the colors, the characters implosive nature and the Production I: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre
Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud,
traces of the 19th century in the type of bodies and faces we see on the screen: its an
Nina Meurisse
universe that must be meassured against period pieces based on the big names of
French literature. Staying true to that tradition, he extrapolates a certain contemporary Contacto / Contact
quality: the impenitent pilgrimage of disenchanted souls. In the hands of Briz, Guy de CDI Films. Anala Snchez
Maupassants classic is a comment on these desperate days of ours. DO E analia@cdifilms.com.ar
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Mademoiselle
Chambon

La pelcula de Stphane Briz muestra un choque de amor, uno torrencial, de esos que Francia - France, 2009
sacuden un da a da (el de Jean, padre y esposo) gracias al descubrimiento de alguien 101 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
(Vronique Chambon, maestra de su hijo). Se conocen y detonan. Pero Briz no explora D: Stphane Briz G: Stphane Briz,
la intensidad; por el contrario, no hay romanticismo pero s un realismo que aniquila, que Florence Vignon F: Antoine Hberl
muestra cmo ese hombre, un omnipotente Vincent Lindon, va implotando al no lograr E: Anne Klotz M: Ange Ghinozzi
sacudirse de su cuerpo el Big Bang que Chambon significa para l. JMD P: Milna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
I: Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain,
Stphane Brizs film features a love collision, a truly torrid one, the kind that stirs the Aure Atika, Jean-Marc Thibault
everyday life (of Jean, a father and husband) with the discovery of someone else (Vro-
nique Chambon, his sons teacher). They meet, and detonate. But Briz doesnt explore Contacto / Contact
intensity; on the contrary, there is no romanticism here, but rather a killer realism that CDI Films. Anala Snchez
E analia@cdifilms.com.ar
shows how this man an omnipotent Vincent Lindon progressively implodes as he
cant shake the Big Bang Chambon means to him off his body. JMD

Algunas horas
de primavera
Quelques heures de printemps

Filmada con precisin quirrgica, sensibilidad y el aporte de exquisitos actores, Algunas Francia - France, 2012
horas de primavera remite por momentos a la multipremiada Amour, de Michael Hane- 108 / DCP / Color / Francs - French
ke. Con la violencia familiar y una enfermedad terminal como temas centrales, comple- D: Stphane Briz G: Stphane Briz,
jos y dolorosos, son muchos los interrogantes que plantea esta inquietante, provocadora Florence Vignon F: Antoine Hberl
pero nunca manipuladora, ni sentimental, ni sensacionalista propuesta de Briz. Y lo E: Anne Klotz M: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
hace de manera valiente y sin excesos. Diego Battle I: Vincent Lindon, Hlne Vincent,
Emmanuelle Seigner
Shot with surgical precision, sensitivity and the contribution of exquisite actors, Algunas
horas de primavera sometimes reminds of Michael Hanekes award-winning Amour. Contacto / Contact
With family violence and a terminal illness as its complex, painful main themes, the CDI Films. Anala Snchez
questions raised by this disquieting, provocative but never manipulative, or sentimen- E analia@cdifilms.com.ar
tal, or sensationalistic proposal by Briz are many. And theyre answered bravely and
without excess. DB

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peras primas
first films
First Films

Antnio um dois trs


Antonio un dos tres

Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Adaptacin libre de Noches blancas de Fidor Dostoyevski. El A free adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevskys White Nights, this
film nos presenta a Antnio (que huye de su casa), Johnny (que film introduces us to Antnio (who runs away from home),
enfrenta el estreno de su primera obra de teatro) y Dbora (que Johnny (who faces the opening of his first play) and Dbora
regresa a Brasil). Tres puntos de vista, tres dimensiones para (who returns to Brazil). Three points of view, three dimensions
una misma historia. for a story.
Antnio um dois trs luce animada desde el vamos por una Right from the start, Antnio um dois trs looks as if animated
gracia distintiva; una historia posible de entelequias que se pa- by a distinctive grace; a possible story about illusions that feel
recen al amor, o de amores cuya concrecin adquieren, para el like love, or love affairs that appear as an entelechy when the
atribulado protagonista, el aspecto de una entelequia: un trazo troubled protagonist intents to concretize them: a foggy streak, a
brumoso, un deseo que arde en el pecho, un horizonte cuyos desire that burns in the chest, a horizon with borders that tend to
contornos tienden a desdibujarse, como un fantasma o una pro- blur like a ghost or an unclear promise. That grace the film takes
mesa difusa. Esa gracia, que la pelcula hace suya con una se- on with imperturbable assurance is the one its characters show,
guridad imperturbable, es la de sus personajes, pero adems es and is also the grace of Lisbon, a city that is particularly enabling
la de Lisboa, una ciudad particularmente propicia para el cine, for cinema, just as young people in unrequitted love stories, or
como lo son los jvenes enamorados no correspondidos o las lost causes. The filmmaker retrieves the city as a stage for sen-
causas perdidas. El director recupera la ciudad como escenario timental stories: ultimately, he is filming the maze where broken
del devenir sentimental: en ltima instancia, filma el laberinto en hearts live. DO
el que habitan los corazones rotos. DO

Brasil / Portugal - Brazil / Portugal, 2017 Leonardo Mouramateus


95 / DCP / Color / Portugus - Portuguese
Naci en Brasil en 1991. Es guionista y cineasta. Dirigi varios
D, G: Leonardo Mouramateus F: Aline Belfort E: Raul Domingues,
cortometrajes; entre ellos, Mauro em caiena (2012), A era de
Leonardo Mouramateus DA: Irina Batalha, Mafalda Miranda,
Patrcia Ameixial S: Toms Von der Osten P: Leonardo Mouramateus, ouro (2014) y Histria de uma pena (2015).
Miguel Ribeiro, Gustavo Beck CP: Praia Noite He was born in Brazil in 1991. He is a screenwriter and director.
Contacto / Contact He made many shorts, including Mauro em caiena (2012), A era
Pascale Ramonda de ouro (2014) and Histria de uma pena (2015).
T +33 662 013 241
E pascale@pascaleramonda.com
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peras primas
Bliss
Eytyxia
Felicidad
Premiere internacional / International premiere

Anna es una joven que comienza a encontrar papelitos pega- Anna is a young woman who starts finding small pieces of pa-
dos en su puerta con una cuenta regresiva escrita en ellos. As, per glued to her door with a countdown written in them. This
se ver arrastrada a una serie de eventos que harn pedazos way, she will see herself dragged through a series of events
su salud mental. Una tragicomedia sobre la vida de una mujer that will shatter her mental health. A tragicomedy about the life
con una percepcin distorsionada de la realidad. of a woman with a distorted perception of reality.
Cuando se interrumpe la seguridad del hogar y las calles heredan When the safety of your own home is interrupted and the streets
su carcter opresor, cuando la paranoia ensombrece los rostros receive their oppressive character; and when paranoia shadows
conocidos y los amigos y la familia acechan bajo la intemperie the faces you know, and your friends and family lure under the
del desconcierto, el cuerpo pica. Ser acaso este dolor agudo inclemency of confusion thats when your body starts to itch.
la forma que tiene el cerebro para pedir ayuda? La fragilidad de la Is this sharp pain the way our brain cries for help? The fragile
mente que nos engaa y la piel que nos contiene ha sido tratada nature of our deceiving minds and the skin that contains us has
numerosas veces en el cine. Bliss se ampara en el encierro de been analyzed many times by cinema. Bliss guards itself in the
Bug, de William Friedkin, y se atreve a homenajear con descaro confinement of William Friedkins Bug and dares to honor a fa-
juvenil un conocido plano de El resplandor. El terror est ah, en mous shot from The Shining with juvenile bravado. The horror is
forma de un acosador vestido con una campera roja y el agujero right there, in the shape of a stalker who wears a red coat and a
negro que esconde su identidad. Sin embargo, en el nimo del black hole that hides his identity. However, the spirit of the film is
film hay menos inclinacin y obediencia hacia la biblia del gnero less of an inclination and obedience to the genres Bible than a
que una mueca profana cargada de irona. Luciano Mariconda profane, ironic gesture. LM

Grecia - Greece, 2016 / 85 / DCP / Color / Griego - Greek Christos Pitharas


D, G: Christos Pitharas F: Evgenios Dionisopoulos, Nikos Thomas Naci en Atenas en 1981. Es cineasta, documentalista y poeta.
E: Vasilis Stavropoulos DA: Pinelopi Valti, Maria Papadimitriou
Se gradu como director en el Colegio de Arte de Edimburgo.
S: Christos Papadopoulos, Aris Pavlidis, Ioannis Giannakopoulos, Kostas
Filaktidis M: Ntinos Tselis P: Christos Pitharas, Petros Niamonitakis Dirigi varios cortometrajes y obras de teatro.
PE: Christos Konteos CP: Correct Creative Productions, 2/35, Tone He was born in Athens in 1981. He is a filmmaker, documen-
Studio I: Xanthi Spanou, Themis Bazaka, Dimitris Alexandris, Christos tarian and poet. He graduated as director from the Edinburgh
Stergioglou, Mirto Panagou
College of Art. He directed many shorts and plays.
Contacto / Contact
Correct Creative Productions. Christos Pitharas
T +30 697 486 7975
E bliss2016themovie@gmail.com
W correctproductions.com - blissthemovie2017.com
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First Films

Boone
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Este documental captura la vida diaria del fundador de una This documentary captures the everyday life of farm founder
granja, Mookie Mss, y sus compaeros Dana y Zac. La cmara Mookie Mss, and his coworkers Dana and Zac. The camera
registra su trabajo incansable, del amanecer al anochecer, para captures their endless work, from sunrise to sunset, to sustain
sostener el delicado balance necesario y mantener la tierra y the delicate balance necessary to keep the land and animals
los animales que tanto cuidan. they care so much for.
Daniel Boone fue el pionero que en el siglo XVIII abri la Wil- Daniel Boone was the pioneer who in the 18th century opened
derness Road, uno de los caminos por el que miles de colonos the Wilderness Road, one of the paths through which thousands
expandieron la civilizacin, la agricultura y la ganadera hacia las of settlers expanded civilization, agriculture and ranching toward
tierras salvajes del Oeste norteamericano. Pero Boone no es una the wild lands of the American West. But Boone is not a biopic of
biopic de aquel legendario explorador, aunque los tres granjeros this legendary explorer, even though the three farmers portrayed
que retrata Christopher LaMarca bien podran ser sus descen- by Christopher LaMarca could well be his distant descendants.
dientes lejanos. La belleza de este documental observacional no The beauty of this observational documentary does not come
surge de la aventura del viaje, sino de la pica resistente de los from the adventure of the journey but from the epic of those who
que han llegado y deciden quedarse, de la vrit de sus gestos have reached a destination and decide to stay, from the vrit
cotidianos, de su profunda relacin con la tierra y los anima- of their everyday gestures, from their deep relationship with the
les de su convencida (y utpica) resistencia ante la explota- land and the cattle from their committed (and utopian) resis-
cin extensiva y las leyes que la favorecen. Jos Manuel Lpez tance against extensive farming and the laws that favor it. JML

Estados Unidos - USA, 2016 / 75 / DCP / Color / Ingls - English Christopher LaMarca
D, F: Christopher LaMarca E, P, PE: Katrina Taylor Es fotgrafo y cineasta. Dirigi el largometraje documental The
CP: The Film Collaborative
Pearl (2016).
Contacto / Contact
A photographer and filmmaker, he directed the documentary
The Film Collaborative. Jeffrey Winter
T +1 818 679 8751
feature The Pearl (2016).
E jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org
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peras primas
Elon no acredita na morte
Elon Doesnt Believe in Death
Elon no cree en la muerte
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Despus de la misteriosa desaparicin de su esposa Madalena, After the mysterious disappearance of his wife Madalena, Elon
Elon emprende un viaje por los rincones ms oscuros de la embarks on a journey through the darkest regions of the city
ciudad tratando de averiguar lo que pudo haberle sucedido y trying to find out what could have happened to her and trying
tratando de no enloquecer en la bsqueda. not to go insane during the search.
La madrugada de Elon es oscura y desesperada. Busca a su Elons dawn is dark and desperate. He is trying to find his
esposa, Madalena, que no volvi del trabajo. Recorre callejones wife, Madalena, who never came home from work. He goes
oscuros, garajes, baldos, y visita a su hermana, bailarina en un through dark alleys, emtpy lots, parking spaces, and visits
club nocturno, que le aconseja que debe relajarse. Su modo de his sister. She is a dancer in a night club who advises him to
amar es sofocante, la tiene que dejar vivir un poco. Pero Mada- relax. The way he loves is suffocating, he should let her live
lena no aparece por ninguna parte. Nadie sabe nada, nadie vio a little. But Madalena is nowhere to be found. Nobody knows
nada. La cmara, impenitente, no deja de seguir a Elon ni por anything, nobody saw nothing. The unrepentant camera
un segundo, al tiempo que los estruendos solitarios de portazos keeps following Elon every second, while the solitary roars of
y maquinarias en la noche se vuelven cada vez ms presentes. doors slamming and machines in the middle if the night be-
Elon comienza poco a poco a resquebrajarse y su misin se come increasingly present. Slowly, Elon starts to break down,
enrarece. A partir de ambientes opresivos y de una dinmica and his mission starts to become rarefied. Through oppresive
tenaz, Ricardo Alves Jr. construye un mundo que no queramos areas and a tenacious dynamics, Ricardo Alves Jr. builds a
encontrar, pero en el que nos perdemos irremediablemente. world we didnt want to find, and yet is one in which we will
Juan Pablo lvarez inevitably get lost. JPA

Brasil - Brazil, 2017 / 75 / DCP / Color / Portugus - Portuguese Ricardo Alves Jr.
D: Ricardo Alves Jr. G: Diego Hoefel, Joo Salaviza, Ricardo Alves Jr. Naci en Belo Horizonte en 1982. Es guionista y cineasta. Estu-
F: Matheus Rocha E: Frederico Benevides, Michael Wahrmann
di en la Universidad del Cine en Buenos Aires. Dirigi varios
DA: Diogo Hayashi M: Daniel Saavedra P: Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago
Macdo Correia PE: Silvia Cruz, Julia Alves, Michael Wahrmann cortometrajes; entre ellos, Raw Material (2006), Invitation to
CP: Entre Filmes, Punta Colorada de Cinema, Sancho Filmes I: Loureno Dinner with Comrade Stalin (2007) y Tremor (2013).
Mutarelli, Silvana Stein, Germano Melo, Rmulo Braga, Clara Choveaux He was born in Belo Horizonte in 1982. He is a screenwriter and
Contacto / Contact director. He studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires.
Wide. Ana Perromat He directed many shorts including Raw Material (2006), Invita-
T +33 153 950 464 tion to Dinner with Comrade Stalin (2007) and Tremor (2013).
E festivals@widemanagement.com
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Il pi grande sogno
I Was a Dreamer
Yo era un soador
Premiere americana / AMERICAN premiere

Mirko vuelve a casa luego de pasar ocho aos en la crcel. Mirko is back home after eight years in jail. He wants a second
Quiere una segunda oportunidad, empezar de cero junto a chance, a fresh start for him and his family. But once youve
su familia. Pero cuando uno fue un delincuente por tanto been a criminal for so long, its incredibly hard to change your
tiempo, cambiar de vida y perseguir un nuevo sueo es in- life and pursue a new dream.
creblemente difcil.
Roma. No, no el centro de Roma. Un barrio en las afueras. Mirko Rome. No, not downtown Rome. A neighborhood in the outskirts.
vuelve. Acaba de salir de la crcel. No tiene todava cuarenta Mirko returns. He just got out of jail. He is not even forty yet,
aos, pero su cuerpo se ve curtido, como una enorme masa vi- but his body is hardened like a huge Viking mass of testoster-
kinga de testosterona. Mirko parece Jason Momoa cruzado con one. Mirko looks like a mix of Jason Momoa and Danny Trejo,
Danny Trejo, y ah donde pisa se impone. Claro, ahora son dos and wherever he goes, he rules. Sure, now there are two heavy
los que pesan en la habitacin: l y su pasado. Hay otro secreto things in the room: Mirko and his past. There is another vital
vital en Mirko y su regreso: Mirko, el actor, y sus experiencias secret behind Mirko and his return: Mirko, the actor, and his
autobiogrficas son la base de esta pelcula de gritos italianos, autobiographical experiences are the base for this film of Ital-
intensidad barrial y de hombres que buscan en la poltica co- ian yelling, neighborhood intensity, and men seeking a second
munal una segunda oportunidad. Mirko Frezza, el actor, no deja chance in community politics. Mirko Frezza, the actor, shows all
sutura sin mostrar: su rostro es casi una montaa, y su hombre the seams: his face is almost like a mountain, and his bestial
bestial, que se tropieza consigo mismo en el amor, funciona man who stumbles over himself when it comes to love works
como centro gravitacional imposible de evitar. JMD as a gravitational center you cant avoid. JMD

Italia - Italy, 2016 / 100 / DCP / Color / Italiano - Italian Michele Vannucci
D: Michele Vannucci G: Michele Vannucci, Anita Otto F: Matteo Vieille Naci en Roma en 1987. Es guionista y cineasta. Estudi en el
E: Sara Zavarise DA: Lupo Marziale M: Theo Theardo, Last Before
Centro Experimental de Cinematografa de la Escuela Nacional de
Dinner P: Giovanni Pompili CP: Kino Produzioni I: Mirko Frezza,
Alessandro Borghi, Vittorio Viviani, Milena Mancini, Ivana Lotito Cine de Italia. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos, Il cuore in
tasca (2011), Nati per correre (2014) y Una storia normale (2015).
Contacto / Contact
True Colours. Gaetano Maiorino He was born in Rome in 1987. A scriptwriter and filmmaker, he
T +39 063 735 2334 studied at the Experimental Film Center of the Italys National Film
E gaetano@truecolours.it School. He directed several short films, including Il cuore in tasca
W truecolours.it (2011), Nati per correre (2014) and Una storia normale (2015).

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La soledad
Premiere ARGENTINA / ARGENTINE premiere

Un relato vvido e ntimo de la crisis venezolana, contado desde A vivid, intimate story about the Venezuelan crisis, told from the
el punto de vista de un padre joven que trata de salvar a su point of view of a young father trying to save his family from
familia de la inminente demolicin de su hogar. the imminent demolition of their home.
Recuerdo descubrir los vastos jardines de la casa de mi bis- I remember discovering the vast gardens of great-grandmas
abuela con Jos y mis primos; los cuentos de mi to haban house with Jos and my cousins; my uncles stories had trans-
transformado La Soledad en un lugar surrealista para nosotros, formed La Soledad into a surreal place for us, and my encoun-
y mis encuentros con el espritu de mi bisabuela me llevaron ters with the spirit of my great-grandfather drew me to this place
a este lugar durante toda mi vida. Quera hacer una pelcula throughout my entire life. I wanted to make a film about my
sobre mis recuerdos y el presente de esta casona dilapidada memories and the present state of this dilapidated villa, with all
con todos los que todava viven ah. Mientras trabajbamos en those who still live there. While working on the film, the house
la pelcula, la casa pas a sintetizar la realidad de la Venezuela started to synthetize the reality of Venezuela today: inhabited by
de hoy: habitada por gente que tiene esperanzas pero a quienes people with hope who are yet lacking in opportunities. This is
no les dan oportunidades. Esta es mi versin de la verdad. Los my version of the truth. The characters live their own drama,
personajes viven su propio drama, y se enmarca en la realidad set against the reality of a country where there is chaos but also
de un pas donde hay caos pero tambin esperanza, aunque las hope, even if things are going uphill. JTA
cosas estn cuesta arriba. Jorge Thielen Armand

Venezuela / Italia / Canad - Venezuela / Italy / Canada, 2016 Jorge Thielen Armand
89 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Caracas en 1990. Es productor y cineasta. Es licen-
D: Jorge Thielen Armand G: Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo Michelangeli
ciado en Estudios de la Comunicacin egresado de la Univer-
F: Rodrigo Michelangeli E: Felipe Guerrero DA: Gabriela Vilchez
S: Eli Cohn P: Rodrigo Michelangeli, Adriana Herrera, Jorge Thielen sidad Concordia en Montreal. Dirigi el cortometraje Flor de
Armand, Manon Ardisson CP: La Faena, Alfarera Cinematogrfica, la mar (2015).
Ardimages UK I: Jos Dolores Lpez, Adrializ Lpez, Marley Alvillares, He was born in Caracas in 1990. He is a producer and direc-
Mara Agmez, Jorge Roque Thielen
tor. He has a bachelors degree in Communication Studies from
Contacto / Contact Concordia University in Montreal. He directed the short Flor de
La Faena. Rodrigo Michelangeli la mar (2015).
T +1 647 785 3349
E rodrigo@lafaenafilms.com
W lafaenafilms.com
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Le Blu
Premiere mundial / World premiere

Pablo tiene treinta aos y vive con su madre, Sofa, en una iner- Pablo is thirty and lives with his mother Sofa in a permanent
cia permanente. La aparicin del nuevo novio de ella, la separa- state of inertia. The appearance of her new boyfriend, the
cin de su banda de rock y la irrupcin de una mujer lo obliga- breakup of his rock band and the irruption of a woman will
rn a tomar decisiones que lo pondrn por fin en movimiento. force him to make decisions that will finally set him in motion.
Le blu muestra a los jvenes como si fueran el resplandor defi- Le blu shows youth as though it were the definitive splendor
nitivo de ese planeta que llamamos cine: un poco vulnerable y of that planet we call cinema: a bit vulnerable and perhaps re-
quiz resignado a su propia futilidad; tambin melanclico y, en signed to its own futility; also melancholic and, lastly, irrefutable.
ltima instancia, irrefutable. En efecto, hay todo un programa In effect, the film has a program that consists in stopping at
en la pelcula que consiste en detenerse en las minucias, en trifles, at the modest gesture, in the series of things of scarce
el gesto mdico, en la serie de cosas de espesor escaso que density that surreptitiously constitute the narrative framing of the
constituyen subrepticiamente el marco narrativo de los perso- characters, their imperious way of being in the world. Le blu
najes, su modo imperioso de estar en el mundo. Le blu contiene contains its creatures at all times and with a discrete kindness,
en todo momento a sus criaturas con una amabilidad discreta, conscious of the unavoidable brevity of the present, but also de-
consciente de la fugacidad sin remedio del tiempo presente, termined to illuminate the trail they leave when they move. To
pero tambin empeada en iluminar la estela que dejan al mo- this distinctive film, sensitivity is a politic that consists in captur-
verse. Para esta pelcula distintiva, la sensibilidad es una poltica ing the echo of a distant emotion. DO
que consiste en registrar el eco de una emocin distante. DO

Argentina, 2017 / 70 / DCP / Color / Espaol - Spanish Guillermo Rovira


D: Guillermo Rovira G: Guillermo Rovira, Milton Roses F: Fernando Naci en Ober. Es guionista, actor, director de fotografa y
Cattaneo E: Horacio Iaboni DA: Luca Dacruz S: Gastn Dacosta
cineasta. Dirigi el telefilm Once vueltas (2009) y el cortometraje
M: Gastn Dacosta, Matas Gonzlez Dadone P, PE: Santiago Carabante
CP: La Nueva Olla I: Milton Roses, Silvia Rivero, Brbara Hobecker, Ahora despus (2013).
Horacio Fernndez He was born in Ober. He is a screenwriter, actor, cinematogra-
Contacto / Contact pher and director. He made the TV movie Once vueltas (2009)
Santiago Carabante and the short Ahora despus (2013).
T +54 376 422 3693
E santiagocarabante@gmail.com
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peras primas
La Jeune Fille sans mains
The Girl Without Hands
La nia sin manos
Premiere argentina / Argentine premiere

En tiempos difciles, un molinero le vende su hija al diablo. In difficult times, a miller sells her daughter to the devil. Pro-
Protegida por su pureza, ella escapa pero pierde sus manos. tected by her purity, she escapes, but loses her hands. Away
Alejada de su familia, se encuentra con la diosa del agua, un from her family, she finds the goddess of water, a kind gar-
jardinero gentil y un prncipe. Un largo viaje hacia la luz. dener, and a prince. A long journey to the light.
Desde que sus cortos demostraron sus ganas de alterar colores Ever since his short films demonstrated his desire to alter colors
y tcnicas en la animacin, el primer largometraje de Sbastien and techniques in animation, Sbastien Laudenbachs first film
Laudenbach generaba expectativas. Al contrario de lo esperado generated big expectations. Against all forecasts (or exactly the
(o todo lo contrario), el director decidi crear un film animado que opposite), the director decided to create an animated film that
sera un manifiesto si no fuera intencionalmente tan pequeo, tan could stand as a manifest if it wasnt so intentionally small, so
digno de ser cuidado y querido. En base a un relato lado B de los worthy of care and love. Based on a B-side story by the Grimm
hermanos Grimm, Laudenbach nos muestra cun narcotizados brothers, Laudenbach shows us how narcotized we are when we
estamos a la hora de pensar la imagen. Todo su cuento est think about images. His entire story is made of paintings where
construido a base de pinturas, donde la pincelada y el cuerpo de the stroke and the body of paper can be felt in the 2D frame.
la hoja se sienten en el cuadro 2D. Cada personaje y cada objeto Each character and every object is a color. With that simple but
es un color, y con esa idea simple pero demoniaca que el francs devilish idea this French man gracefully executes, his camera
ejecuta con gracia, su animacin de cmara termina siendo la animation ends up being the nicest possible revolution against
ms amable revolucin posible frente a tanto CGI. JMD all that CGI. JMD

Francia - France, 2016 / 76 / DCP / Color / Francs - French Sbastien Laudenbach


D, G: Sbastien Laudenbach F: Julie Lespingal, Hlose Ferlay Naci en Francia en 1973. Es animador, guionista, director de
E: Santi Minasi, Sbastien Laudenbach DA: Sbastien Laudenbach,
fotografa y cineasta. Dirigi varios cortometrajes; entre ellos,
Clorinde Baldassari S: Julien Ngo-Trong, Romain Anklewicz, Xavier
Marsais M: Nicolas Sacco P: Jean-Christophe Soulageon, David Journal (1998), Vasco (2010) y Daphn ou la belle plante (2015).
Thion, Philippe Martin PE: Jean-Christophe Soulageon CP: Les Films He was born in France in 1973. An animation artist, scriptwriter,
Sauvages I: Anais Demoustier, Jrmie Elkaim cinematographer, and filmmaker, he directed several short films
Contacto / Contact including Journal (1998), Vasco (2010) and Daphn ou la belle
Pyramide International. Ilaria Gomarasca plante (2015).
T +33 142 960 220
E ilaria@pyramidefilms.com
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La mirada escrita
The Written Gaze

Premiere mundial / World premiere

Ana transcribe la noticia de un crimen cometido noches atrs Ana transcribes the news of a crime committed a few nights
en la ciudad. Rodeada por sus colegas, sus ojos perciben algo ago in the city. Surrounded by her colleagues, Anas eyes per-
extrao; la mirada del asesino se fijar en ella. ceive something strange; the killers look will be fixed on her.
Ana, la joven periodista que protagoniza La mirada escrita, bien Ana, the young journalist that stars in The Written Gaze, could
podra ser heredera directa de Mrs. Gladden, la detective que well be a direct heir of Mrs. Gladden, the detective that antici-
se adelant en casi dos dcadas a Conan Doyle y su Estudio en pated Conan Doyle and his Study in Scarlett by two decades;
escarlata; ambas mujeres, sagaces, sin pasado ni vida privada both of them are sharp women, with no past or private life
reseables y solo una asombrosa capacidad deductiva con la worth mentioning; just an amazing skill for deduction with which
que se enfrentan al crimen. En el caso de Ana, se suma una they face crime. In Anas case, a circumstance is added: her
circunstancia: su mudez, que la lleva irremediablemente a co- muteness, which inevitably leads her to communicate through
municarse con gestos, notas en cuadernos y SMS, y a ocultarse gestures, notes in handbooks and SMS, and to hide behind a
tras una mirada deslumbrante. Superando el ejercicio de estilo y stunning gaze. Surpassing the exercise in style and beyond the
ms all de las referencias ms o menos explcitas a los maes- more or less explicit references to the masters, The Written Gaze
tros, La mirada escrita es un film sin petulancias, ms folletn is a film without petulance, more detectivesque pulp fiction than
detectivesco que thriller aristocrtico, un ejercicio de suspenso aristocratic thriller, an exercise in suspense and a starting point
y punto de partida para un personaje que pide continuidad. FG for a character that begs for continuity. FG

Argentina, 2017 / 82 / DCP / Color Nicols Abello


Espaol - Spanish
Naci en Crdoba en 1993. Es guionista, asistente de direccin
D: Nicols Abello G, E: Nicols Abello, Emanuel Daz
y cineasta.
F: Csar Aparicio DA: Romina Vlachoff S: Facundo Corsini,
Juan Manuel Yeri Racig, lvaro Artero M: Nicols Giecco He was born in Crdoba in 1993. He is a screenwriter, assistant
P: Luciano Hernndez CP: Vientosur Cine, Blackmaria, No Hay Perro director and filmmaker.
Films I: Gabriela Beltramino, Santiago Zapata, Eduardo Rivetto
Contacto / Contact
Vientosur Cine. Luciano Hernndez
T +54 9 292 058 3313
E lucho.lh@gmail.com
W vientosurcine.com

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peras primas
Maudite Poutine
Shambles
Maldita poutine
Premiere latinoamericana / LatAm premiere

Tras ser descubierto robndole drogas a la gente equivocada, After being caught stealing drugs to the wrong people, Vincent
Vincent escapa de la mafia local. Durante la huida se encuentra escapes from the local mob. He meets his brother during the
con su hermano, y descubre que este, pese a que aparenta flight, and finds out that, despite his seemingly normal life, he
llevar una vida normal, est en una situacin complicada. is in a complicated situation.
Si toda pelcula cambia su impacto segn sus condiciones de If all films have different impacts depending on the conditions in
exhibicin, Maudite poutine extrema esas diferencias. Karl Le- which they are screened, Shambles takes those differences to the
mieux hace una de las que buscan con denuedo que un visiona- extreme. Karl Lemieux makes a kind of film that has a strong wish
do en el cine sea tremendamente diferente de uno en otra clase for making the experience of watching a movie in a theater some-
de pantalla. Y que pide incluso ser vista y escuchada de la forma thing tremendously different from viewing it in a different kind
ms envolvente posible. Porque esta pelcula de (buen) corazn of screen. And the film even demands to be watched and heard
oscuro, de heridas desgarradoras y que despliega violencia en in the most immersive way possible. Because this film, which
formas diversas, se planta con ambicin desafiante. No sin inso- features a (good) dark heart and heartbreaking wounds, unfolds
lencia, las conexiones que busca son rockeras, pesadillescas y violence in different ways, and stands with a challenging ambition.
hasta lyncheanas. Y su blanco y negro no refulgente, por ms Rather insolently, the connections the film seeks are rock-fueled,
que el adjetivo