Saturday, December 02, 2006

2007 Sundance Film Festival - Latin American Films

The Sundance Institute has announced the line-up of 64 films selected for the Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

This edition has a strong Latin American presence, between the selected films we find:

Acidente / Brazil directed by Cao Guimaraes and Pablo Lobato
Experimental in form, this lush cinematic poem weaves together stories and images from twenty different cities in the state of Menas Gerais, Brazil, to reveal the fundamental role the accidental and the unpredictable play in everyday human life.

Bajo Juarez, The City Devouring Its Daughters / Mexico directed by Alejandra Sanchez
In an industrial town in Mexico near the US border, hundreds of women have been sexually abused and murdered. As the body count continues to rise, a web of corruption unfolds that reaches the highest levels of Mexican society.

Cocalero / Bolivia directed by Alejandro Landes)
Set against the backdrop of the Bolivian government's attempted eradication of the coca crop and oppression of the indigenous groups that cultivate it and the American war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales travels through the Andes and the Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading a historic campaign to become the first indigenous president of Bolivia.

Drained (O Cheiro Do Ralo) / Brazil directed by Heitor Dhalia; Screenwriters: Marcal Aquino, Heitor Dhalia)
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals - as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

The Night Buffalo (El Bufalo De La Noche) / Mexico directed by Jorge Hernandez Aldana; Screenwriters: Jorge Hernandez Aldana, Guillermo Arriaga
A 22-year-old schizophrenic commits suicide after his girlfriend cheats on him with his best friend. Before killing himself, he lays out a plan that will drive the lovers into an abyss of madness.

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