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19th Mar del Plata latino line up revealed


Mar del Plata President Miguel Pereira has revealed the full list of films set to compete at this year's event (March 11/20), as well as confirming the Jury, and those films screening out of competition.

Official Competition (14 titles):
Adiós Querida Luna - Argentina/Fernando Spiner
Buena Vida Delivery - Argentina/Leonardo Di Césare
The Blue Light - Japan/Yukio Ninagawa
El Lápiz del Carpintero/The Carpenter's Pencil - Spain/Antón Reixa
Tristan - France/Philippe Harel
Blue Butterfly - Canada/Léa Pool
Gone - Germany/Zoltan Paul
Konjanik - Croatia/Branko Ivanda
Paloma de Papel/Paper Dove - Peru/Fabrizio Aguilar
Touching the Void - Great Britain/Kevin Macdonald
Dealer - Hungary/Benedek Fliegauf
Mi piace lavorare/Mobbing - Italy/Francesca Comencini
O Outro Lado da Rua - Brazil/Marcos Bernstein
Kaldaljós - Iceland/Hilmar Oddsson

Out of competition:
Carandiru - Brazil/Héctor Babenco - Opening Night Gala
Il Cuore Altrove - Italy/Pupi Avati - Closing Night Gala
Dans le Rouge du Couchant - France/Spain/Edgardo Cozarinsky
Memoria del Saqueo - Argentina/Switzerland/Pino Solanas
El Abrazo Partido/The Last Embrace - Argentina/Germany/Daniel Burman
Segui Le Ombre - Italy/Lucio Gaudino
Suite Habana - Cuba/Spain/Fernando Pérez

This year's Jury comprises
Argentine/French cinematographer Ricardo Aronovich,
Argentine actress Ana Mario Picchio,
Portuguese actress Maria de Medeiros,
Brazilian director/actress Domingos de Oliveira,
British producer Donald Ranvaud,
Spanish screenwriter Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde,
and Argentine/Italian film historian Ernesto Perez.

This year's edition, the 19th., will include a major look at the work of one of the first Argentine directors to achieve international status, Fernando Birri, and the screening of two great Argentine films on their 30th Anniversary: "La Tregua", directed by Sergio Renán, and "La Patagonia Rebelde", directed by Héctor Olivera; Raices (Roots), this year dedicated to a map of Italian cinema; La mujer y el cine (Women and Cinema), a selection of international films from women directors, which will be competitive for the first time next year; Collection Films: a selection of restored classic films from the region; America Latina XXI , a selection of the best work from Latin American countries; Near Darkness, devoted to genre films - thriller, suspense, terror - all of which explore dark themes; Vitrina Argentina, a showcase of all current Argentine films; Ventana Documental , a documentary section; Punto de vista (Point of View), a selection of films from around the world with definite viewpoints, as well as the ever popular La Mirada interior (An Inside View), comprising films from all the Argentine provinces; Lo que Vendrá (Coming Scenes), a section dedicated to showcasing the best short films from around the world; the LAB (Latin American Audiovisual Laboratory), a space designed to encourage synergy within the Latin American audio-visual sector, and a meeting point for every artist, producer, technician and professional.


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