2015 VLAFF OFFICIAL SELECTION

2015 VLAFF OFFICIAL SELECTION

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Güeros
(Mexico) – dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios

 

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Sand Dollars (Dólares de arena) (Dominican Republic) – dir. Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas

 

 

 

 

 

NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION:

 

La Salada (Argentina) – dir. Juan Martín Hsu

Obra (Brazil) – dir. Gregorio Graziosi

Los Hongos (Colombia)dir. Oscar Ruiz Navia

Viaje (Costa Rica) – dir. Paz Fábrega

I Stay with You (Me quedo contigo) (Mexico) – dir. Artemio

Natural Philosophy of Love (Filosofía natural del amor) (Mexico) – dir. Sebastián Hiriart

NN (Peru) – dir. Héctor Gálvez

A Moonless Night (Una noche sin luna) (Uruguay) – dir. Germán Tejeira

 

PANORAMA OF LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA:
 

El Ardor (Argentina) – dir. Pablo Fendrik (starring Gael García Bernal)

El Patrón: Anatomy of a Crime (El patrón, radiografía de un crimen) (Argentina) – dir. Sebastián Schindel

A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta) (Brazil) – dir. Fernando Coimbra

The Madness Among Us (A Loucura Entre Nós) (Brazil) – dir. Fernanda Fontes Vareille

Seashore (Beira-Mar) (Brazil) – dir. Filipe Matzembacher & Marcio Reolon

To Kill a Man (Matar a un hombre) (Chile) – dir. Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Boys of Buenaventura (Las últimas vacaciones) (Colombia) – dir. Manuel F. Contreras

Good People (Gente de bien) (Colombia) – dir. Franco Lolli

Hotel Nueva Isla (Cuba) – dir. Irene Gutiérrez

The Crow’s Nest (Malacrianza) (El Salvador) – dir. Arturo Menéndez

González: The False Prophet (González: Falsos profetas) (Mexico) – dir. Christian Díaz

The Hamsters (Los Hámsters) (Mexico) – dir. Gil González

Daughter of the Lake (La hija de la laguna) (Peru/Bolivia) – dir. Ernesto Cabellos
The Pawn (La prenda) (Switzerland-Guatemala) – dir.
Jean-Cosme Delaloye



In Memory of Eduardo Galeano

Eyes Wide Open (Ojos bien abiertos) (Uruguay) – dir. Gonzalo Arijón

 

MEXICO GUEST COUNTRY: SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Retrospective: Juan Antonio de la Riva (Mexico):

  • Wandering Lives (Vidas errantes) – dir. Juan Antonio de la Riva

  • Wooden Town (Pueblo de madera) – dir. Juan Antonio de la Riva

  • Mountain Hawk (El gavilán de la sierra) – dir. Juan Antonio de la Riva

 

Luis Buñuel and Alex Phillips in Mexico:

  • Ascent to Heaven (Subida al cielo) dir. Luis Buñuel

  • Robinson Crusoe – dir. Luis Buñuel
     

Perfect Obedience (Obediencia perfecta) (Mexico) – dir. Luis Urquiza

Leap Year (Año bisiesto) (Mexico) – dir. Michael Rowe

SHORTS FILM IN COMPETITION:

 

Argentina

Sleeper (Durmiente) – dir. Vinko Tomicic

Lights (Las Luces) – dir. Manuel Abramovich

Videogames (Videojuegos) – dir. Cecilia Kang
Brazil

Castillo y el armado – dir. Pedro Harres

I don't say goodbye, I say see you soon (Eu não digo adeus, digo até logo) – dir. Giuliana Monteiro
Chile

Aquarium (Acuario) – dir. Tomás Arcos

Sergio's Secret (El secreto de Sergio) – dir. Marisol Cumsille
Colombia

Becerra – dir. Jerónimo Atehortúa

Elephant (Elefante) – dir. Cesar Heredia
Cuba

Resina – dir. Rariyulis Alfonso Yero
Mexico

Ulterior – dir. Sabrina Muhate

Trembling (Trémulo) – dir. Roberto Fiesco

Take the gun and finish off (Tome la pistola y comience a despachar) – dir. Eduardo Sabugal

Uruguay

60 Springs (60 Primaveras) – dir. Jorge Leticia & Ana Guevara

 

Shorts Out of Competition:

 

Guatemala

Ashes (Cha) – dir. Carla Molina

 

CANADA LOOKS SOUTH
shorts:

  • The Field of Possible (El champ de possibles) – dir. Matias Meyer

  • Salix Tree – dir. Victor Arroyo

  • Dis Pleis – dir. Rosaura Lezama

  • One Key – dir. Karlos Alcázar

  • Silent Screams (Gritos del silencio) – dir. Gerson J. Peña

  • The Last Time I Saw You – dir. Celina Drysdale-Henríquez
     

Features:

  • Juanicas– (Canada/Mexico) – dir. Karina García Casanova

  • Ariel – (Canada/Argentina) – dir. Laura Bari

INDIGENOUS FILMS FROM BC & BEYOND (a program of short films by Aboriginal filmmakers from Canada alongside films by Indigenous filmmakers from Mexico)

 

Ca Dxi rididi (Time Goes By)
Curated by Luna Marán, the following five shorts were completed by participants of the annual Campamento Audiovisual Itinerante in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Greetings from a Magical Village
Tawä’äktäjk (For walking)
Jarabe
Take 20
Glances

 

Ecologies of Healing and Knowing:
Curated by Sonia Medel and programmed in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

Traditional Healing – dir. Raymond Caplan
Apikiwiyak (Coming Home) – dir. Shane Belcourt & Maria Campbell
Niipii (Water)
– dir. Jules Koostachin
Indigo – dir. Amanda Strong
Onickakw! (Wake up!) – dir. Sipi Flamand
The Orphan and the Polar Bear
– dir. Neil Christopher
Mob Medicine
– dir. Bracken Hanuse Corlett & Amanda Strong