News: The 31st Mar del Plata Film Festival Begins

Festival runs from Friday 18 to Sunday 27.

The 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival – one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in all of the Americas, as well as one of only 13 competitive film festivals recognized by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films – begins tonight with the premiere of opening film Neruda (2016), by Chilean Pablo Larraín. Larraín won Best Script for his biopic Jackie (2016) earlier this year at the 73d Venice Film Festival but his movie won’t be competing.

The festival traditionally holds not one but three simultaneous competitions: the Argentine, Latin American and International competitions. Each category features approximately 12 competing feature-length. The festival also hosts short film competitions on an Argentine and Latin American tier, as well as numerous “extra-official” awards for non-competing entries.

Here’s a list of all competing films in all three main categories:

International Competition

  • El futuro perfecto (Nele Wohlatz, Argentina)
  • Hermia & Helena (Matías Piñeiro, Argentina)
  • Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil)
  • Era el cielo (Marco Dutra, Brasil)
  • El Cristo ciego (Christopher Murray, Chile)
  • Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, France)
  • Free Fire (Ben Wheatley, France/UK)
  • People That Are Not Me (Hadas Ben Aroya, Israel)
  • Scarred Hearts (Radu Jude, Romania)
  • Paradise (Andrzej Konchalovsky, Russia)
  • La reconquista (Jonás TruebaSpain)
  • Moonlight (Barry Jenkins (USA)

Latin American Competition

  • Cuatreros (Albertina Carri, Argentina)
  • El auge del humano (Eduardo Williams, Argentina/France/Brazil/Portugal)
  • El Sacrificio de Nehuen Puyelli (José Celestino Campusano, Argentina)
  • Kékszakállú (Gastón Solnicki, Argentina)
  • Martirio (Vincent Carelli, Brazil)
  • Jesús (Fernando Guzzoni, Chile)
  • Mañana a esta hora Lina Rodríguez, Colombia/Canada)
  • Espejuelos oscuros (Jessica Rodríguez Sánchez, Cuba)
  • Todo lo demás (Natalia Almada, Mexico/USA)
  • Ejercicio de la memoria (Paz Encina, Paraguay/Argentina/France)
  • La última tarde (Joel Calero, Peru)
  • Los modernos (Mauro Sarser & Marcela Matta, Uruguay)

Argentine Competition

  • Amateur, Sebastián Perillo
  • El aprendiz, Tomás de Leone
  • El silencio, Arturo Castro Godoy
  • Fuga de la PatagoniamJavier Zevallos & Francisco D’Eufemia
  • La siesta del tigreMaximiliano Schonfeld
  • Los decentesLukas Valenta Rinner
  • Los ganadoresNéstor Frenkel
  • Los globosMariano González
  • No te olvides de míFernanda Ramondo
  • No sabés con quién estás hablando, Demián Rugna
  • Pinamar, Federico Godfrid
  • Terror 5, Federico & Sebastian Rotstein

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