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Caracas Film Festival Opens

Caracas Film Festival Opens

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on September 11, 2014

Caracas also has its international film festival. The first edition of the event, organized by the government of the Capital District, begins tomorrow in 10 movie theaters of the city. Eighty-one films from 13 countries are part of the program, which runs until September 21th.

The main category is formed by eight films that will compete. The Venezuelans Azú (Luis Alberto Lamata) and El regreso (Patricia Ortega) will compete as best movie against Argentina (La guayaba, Maximiliano González; and  La utilidad de un revistero, Adriano Salgado), Brazil (El hombre de escribir, Francis Ivanovich) Mexico (Asteroide, Marcelo Tobar; and La cebra, Fernando León) and Puerto Rico (La espera desespera, Coraly Santaliz Pérez).

There will also be other four categories. In the category full-length documentary, El misterio de las lagunas (Atahualpa Lichy) will compete with Argentina (Seré millones, Omar Neri, Fernando Krichmar, Mónica Simoncini), Colombia (Infierno o Paraíso, Germán Piffano; and El viaje del acordeón, Andrew Tucker, Rey Sagbini), El Salvador (Las aradas, Marcela Zamora), Mexico (Azul tangible, Eréndira Valle Padilla), Peru (Sigo siendo, Javier Corcuera) and Puerto Rico (Las carpetas, Maite Rivera Carbonell).

Besides, the program includes animation, short documentary and fiction. There will also be exhibitions of films such as the Cuban Juan de los muertos (Alejandro Brugués), the Chilean El rey de los huevones (Boris Quiercia) or the Venezuelan Oriana (Fina Torres).

Caracas first film festival will also offer workshops (the complete information can be checked in the web of the event: www.gdc.gob.ve/festivaldecineccs). The capital of the country will have Latin and Caribbean movies for 10 days.

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