May 16, 2022 #ChileDiverse #ChileGlobal

Chile leads Latin American film industry in Cannes Film Festival 2022

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The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which annually brings together the most outstanding works of the seventh art, will be held from May 17 to 28.

With 4 films in the different sections of the Festival, Chile marks the largest Latin American presence in this edition.

Renowned documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán will premiere Mi país imaginario in the Special Screenings Official Selection, the same instance in which La cordillera de los sueños was in 2019 and with which he won the Ojo de Oro Award for Best Documentary. In this work, the director returns to his native country to film the political and historical process that Chile is going through after 2019, under his personal view, a work that includes the testimonies of journalist Mónica González, the feminist collective Las Tesis, Mapuche constituent Elisa Loncón, writer and actress Nona Fernández, photographer Nicole Kramm and political scientist Claudia Heiss, among others.

The Director's Fortnight will feature Manuela Martelli's feature directorial debut with 1976, along with Pamfir, a co-production with Ukraine. In the prestigious Critics' Week, the short film Las criaturas que se derriten bajo el sol by Diego Céspedes will be presented.

Docs-In-Progress Showcase Chile

Within the framework of Cannes Docs -the documentary section of the important Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival-, Chiledoc organized the Docs-In-Progress Showcase Chile in which four projects will be presented: Notas para una película directed by Ignacio Agüero, La fabulosa máquina de cosechar oro by Alfredo Pourailly, Malqueridas by filmmaker Tana Gilbert and Asteroide 2518 directed by Amanda Rutllant.

In addition, the documentary Nuestra memoria by Matías Rojas will participate in the Spotlighted Projects, a space where potential co-producers and financing partners are invited to connect with high quality international documentary projects.


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