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FESTIVALS France

Cinélatino kicks off in Toulouse

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- The 30th edition of the event will run until 25 March with a rich programme, from competitions to the Films in Progress work-in-progress section

Cinélatino kicks off in Toulouse
Candelaria by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza

The 30th edition of Cinélatino - Recontres de Toulouse (from March 16 to 25) is due to kick off tonight with a screening of Last Days in Havana [+see also:
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by Fernando Pérez and Gloria [+see also:
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by Sebastián Lelio, putting the spotlight on the Chilean actress Paulina Garcia, who is this year’s guest of honour.

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On the programme are numerous competitions, including one for fiction feature films, with 12 titles to be showcased, including five European co-productions: Candelaria [+see also:
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by Colombian director Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza (winner at the Giornate degli Autori at Venice), Princess [+see also:
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by the Chilean director Marialy Riva (very well-received at Toronto and San Sebastian), Hunting Season [+see also:
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interview: Natalia Garagiola
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by the Argentinian director Natalia Garagiola (discovered at the International Critics' Week at Venice), Zama [+see also:
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interview: Lucrecia Martel
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by her well-known compatriot Lucrecia Martel (also unveiled at Venice) and Sergio & Sergei [+see also:
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by Cuban director Ernesto Daranas Serrano

The documentary film competition will feature seven films, including Cocaine Prison [+see also:
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by Violeta Ayala (Bolivia/Australia/France/USA) and Stealing Rodin [+see also:
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by Cristóbal Valenzuela Berrios (Chili/France). Also worthy of a mention on the festival programme is the short film competition, the Discoveries programmes, a special programme for the 30th anniversary of the event in Toulouse, a focus on women in Chilean cinema, and numerous cartes blanches for festival guests (such as the actor Nahuel Perez Bizcayart).

As usual, professionals will attend the Films in Progress 33, due to take place on 22 and 23 March. The work-in-progress section run by Cinélatino - Rencontres de Toulouse and San Sebastian Festival has become a milestone for Latin American film, having helped finalise and promote 189 films, many of which have found themselves in an excellent position for the major festivals that follow later in the year. This year, six fiction titles have been selected (out of 201 feature films from 16 countries): European co-productions Los Silencios by Beatriz Seigner (Brazil/France/Colombia) and Fireflies by Bani Khoshnoudi (Mexico/Greece/Dominican Republic/USA), as well as Temporada by André Novais Oliveira (Brazil), Perro Bomba by Juan Cáceres (Chili), Enigma by Ignacio Juridic Merillán (Chili) and Ya no estoy aquí by Fernando Frías de la Parra (Mexico/USA).

(Translated from French)

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