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Film Screenings

The Screenings section presents the most recent novelties of national cinematography. This year, three feature-length documentaries and three feature-length fiction films, all in advanced post-production stages, are being shown in private screenings at festivals, funds, and markets, awaiting their upcoming release.

Evaluation committee

Diego LERER

Argentina

Journalist and film critic. He was the production delegate for Latin America at the Zurich, Venice, Rome, Beijing, and Macao festivals. He is currently the LATAM delegate for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and producer of the Pingyao Film Festival (China). He was vice president of FIPRESCI (2005-2009) and president of its Argentinian branch until 2015. He has chaired the Jury of New Directors at San Sebastian 2015 and the Argentine competition at BAFICI in 2019, and he has been a member of the critics’ jury in Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Cartagena, London, Chicago, and Rotterdam, among others.

Ivonne COTORRUELO

Cuba

New York-based Cuban producer with over a decade of experience. She is a feature film producer at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF), Outfest (LA), Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF), Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), and for short films at the Aspen ShortFest. She has been on the jury at the Miami Film Festival, New Filmmakers LA, and Havana Film Festival NY. She has participated in the review committees of The Chicken and Egg Fund, Warner Media New Voices, the Black and Latino Inclusion Fellowship in LA, and the Disney Fellowship. Former student at the Berlinale Talent Campus.

Lucía CARRERAS

México

Director and screenwriter. Her debut feature film was Missing Dad (2011). She co-wrote Leap Year (Rowe, 2010) and The Golden Dream (Quemada-Diez, 2013); for the latter, she received the Ariel for best original script. Her second feature film, The Greatest House in the World (2015), premiered in the Berlinale. For her film Tamara and the Ladybug (2016), she received various national and international awards. She produced the feature film Nudo Mixteco (Cruz, 2020). She is currently in the post-production stages of the feature film Póstumo, which she wrote and directed.

Selected projects

The Screenings section presents the most recent novelties of national cinematography. This year, three feature-length documentaries and three feature-length fiction films, all in advanced post-production stages, are being shown in private screenings at festivals, funds, and markets, awaiting their upcoming release.

SALT WATER

Steven MORALES PINEDA

93 min.

Fiction / Drama

Esuna Casa Audiovisual

Synopsis

Synopsis

After more than 20 years, Jacobo is reunited with José Luis, a Catholic priest on the verge of retiring from the clergy due to accusations of child abuse against him. It is to José Luis that Jacobo attributes the cracks in his soul since he was a child, when he left town without saying goodbye. However, in addition to resentment of the priest’s abandonment, Jacobo’s now adult heart harbors mixed feelings of love and lust for this man of God.

JOB INTERVIEW

Carlos OSUNA

80 min.

Fiction / Experimental

Orion Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Gabriel (18) is a rapper who lives on the outskirts of Bogotá. Seen from afar, Gabriel is part of the landscape, observing him closely from a distance, we will have to imagine what it is that afflicts him so much, what it is that he desires so much.

MÛPÃ (MOTHER)

David HERRERA

80 min.

Documentary

Fahrenheit Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Carrying a past of pain, abuse, and violence, Morelia is elected governor of the Embera indigenous community in Luz del Mundo, Antioquia. A choice that presents her with two challenges: to defend herself from threats she receives from men who are opposed to a woman ruling them, and to find a missing 13-yearold girl whose parents forced her to marry her teacher.

ALL THE FLOWERS (BEFORE DIANA FROM SANTA FE)

Carmen OQUENDO-VILLAR

71 min.

Documentary

Armadillo: New Media & Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Brothels are rarely considered safe or dignified. In the center of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, a country torn by decades of violent armed conflict, there is a tiny brothel that functions as a refuge for sex workers in Santafé, an area that concentrates all the miseries of a bloodied region. All The Flowers builds an intimate portrait of Tabaco y Ron, a small-scale brothel that protects immigrants in a seedy area where sex is the outstanding commodity. Within its boundaries, the brothel offers an oasis for people desperately fleeing war who arrive completely alone, unprotected and traumatized by armed conflict. All The Flowers presents a complex portrait of this brothel, this neighborhood and its inhabitants' fierce will to flourish.

ULTRAVIOLENCIA

Marco VÉLEZ ESQUIVIA

92 min.

Fiction / Thriller - Terror

2/4 Producciones

Synopsis

Synopsis

Francisco, a renowned editor, agrees to work on a new film. The hermit editor becomes obsessed with the protagonist’s story, who was kidnapped by a man in the basement of his house, and wants to change the ending of the film so that she can save herself. The director and the production company refuse his changes, but Francisco enlists the help of Eva, a post-production assistant. When they are discovered, Francisco will have to become the villain of his own story.

A TROPICAL PUNK

Sebastián DUQUE MUÑOZ

82 min.

Documentary

Casa Audiovisual Industria Paraíso

Synopsis

Synopsis

A Colombian director gets it into his head to find Robo, a lost world rock legend, to star in his next film. Julio Roberto Valverde, Robo, is the legendary drummer of the American bands Black Flag and Misfits, a Colombian who, in the 80s, influenced an entire musical genre with his style of playing. Although he is referenced in Jim Jarmusch’s films, and his name is written in rock history books and in the most emblematic punk and hardcore records, little is known about him. From the voices of Mackaye, Henry Rollins, Bill Stevenson, Chuck Dukowski, and Keith Morris, among others, this film follows in the footsteps of a mythical figure.