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Guadalajara Film Festival celebrates 20 years of Fonds Sud

The Fonds Sud Cinema celebrates 20 years in Guadalajara Film Festival


The XX Guadalajara International Film Festival will show a selection of 5 films financed by the Fonds Sud Cinema, to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of the french fund that help the production of films in countries in development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture (Centre National de la Cinématographie) established in 1984 a selective aid to the production
of feature films. In 20 years the Fonds Sud Cinema has helped the production of 320 films of 60 countries from Africa, Latin America an Asia, letting 260
filmmakers the access to market, and international festivals.

The countries involved are all the ones from Africa, Latin America and Asia, (except Corea, Hong-Kong, Japón, Singapur y Taiwan, as well as some countries
from the ex-URSS). This fund supports works with a strong cultural identity.

This Fund has let filmmakers, now famous, make their first works. At the moment the camboyan director Rithy Panh is the president of the professional commision that evaluates the application forms.

To celebrate these 20 years, with the collaboration of the French Ministry of Foreing Affairs, the XX Guadalajara International Film Festival will show a
selection of 5 feature films, sponsored by the Fonds Sud Cinema which are also representatives of different countries.

The titles of the films to be exhibit in the Fonds Sud Cinema are:
Hyènes de Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal, 1992. d: 110 min.

Official Selection in the Cannes Film Festival 1992.
Incredible news for the inhabitants of Colobane:
Linguére Ramatou has returned to town becoming a multi millionnary. Draman Drameh, whom was his passionate lover, runs to his encounter. During a big banquet, Linguére Ramatou announced a donation of 100,000 millions, with only one condition: to sacrifice Draman´s life, since he betrayed her. ..

Beirut oeste, first day at war / West Beyrouth de Ziad
Doueiri, Líbano, 1998. d: 90 min.
In 1998 won the FIPRESCI award in the Toronto Film
Festival and the Francois Chalais award in Cannes Film Festival.
Beirut, 14 de abril de 1975: First day at civil war.
Tarek y Omar,two teenagers and May, a young crhistian girl, just arriving to the city, live in Beirut-Oeste, the musul man side in the city. The Christians control the oriental part. This division symbolizes the tearing apart of a country and a town. Ali Zaoua

Prince of Casablanca de Nabil Ayouch, Marruecos, 2000.
d: 90 min.
All, Kwika, Ornar y Boubker are kids (le la calle.Farther more of the daily difficulties, a friendship keeps together. Very soon , All dies at a gang fight. From now on, his 3 friends will have only one goal, offered him a well deserved burial.

La ciénaga de Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2001. d:
102 min.
Won the Alfred Bauer Award for Best First Film in the Berlin Film Festival. Also won Best Movie, Director, Actress and Sound in the Havana Film Festival.
It is hot at the northeast of Argentina, during February. The suffocating heat and the humidity make the tensions grow stronger. To scape from the heat,
Mecha and her family are going to spend the summer in la Mandrágora, a big decadent farm. An accident will unite both families, for season in hell.

Lettre D’amour Zoulou de Ramadan Suleman, Sudáfrica, 2004. d: 105 min.
It has just been show in the Venecia and Toronto Film
Festival.
Thandeka is a black journalist. The alcohol eats her up, perturbs her work and her relationship with her deaf daughter. Metua, an old lady, show up at the news paper and asks Thandeka her testimony before the comission. "Verdad y Reconciliación", So that the depriving rest of her murdered daughter, can be found and buried according to the zulú tradition…

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