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IFF PANAMA’S SEVENTH ART WILL SEIZE THE MIRADOR DEL PACIFICO FROM APRIL 8th to 10th – FREE SCREENINGS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Panama City’s mayoralty and the International Film Festival of Panama invite the public to enjoy a unique open-air cinematic experience with free admission from Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th.
El Mirador del Pacifico will once again be home to free outdoor film screenings during the fifth edition of IFF Panama, to be held from April 7th to 13th, 2016. Last year a total of 5,000 people of all ages enjoyed this experience throughout the weekend. The event will again be located in one of Panama City’s most scenic areas, at the height of the tennis courts and near the Cinta Costera II’s Mercado de Mariscos.
IFF Panama has selected four imaginative, entertaining, family-friendly feature films to screen over the weekend:
Friday, April 8th
8:00 pm: No Filter
Director: Nicolás López
Running time: 90 minutes
Everyday life is crushing Pía’s soul. The stress is manifesting in chest pains. But a mysterious acupuncturist removes Pía’s filter, and suddenly a lifetime of repressive instincts vanish. It’s time for Pía to air her grievances, tell it like it is, let loose her aggression—and quite possibly change her life.
Saturday, April 9th
8:00 pm: Boy & the World
Director: Alê Abreu
Running time: 80 minutes
This dialogue-free, Oscar-nominated picaresque about a country boy searching for his father fuses endearingly primitive, crayon-like visual elements with highly sophisticated imagery. Equal parts dread and wonder, Alê Abreu’s powerful feature warns against the corruption and contamination that threaten our world while retaining a stubborn belief in some fundamental goodness that can keep our hope alive.
10:00 pm: Spy Time
Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Running time: 87 minutes
The latest from Spanish director Javier Ruiz Caldera (Ghost Graduation) finds a secret agent father teaming up with his slacker son to fend off a powerful criminal bent on revenge. A giddily entertaining fusion of high-tension 007 tropes with tender moments of intergenerational bonding, Spy Time will have you exploding with laughter.
Sunday, April 10th
8:00 pm: Elephant, the Horse
Director: Andrés Waissbluth
Running time: 79 minutes
Two brothers go on a quest to recover their grandfather’s horse and wind up entangled in the life of a traveling circus in this live-action-animation hybrid. A Horse Called Elephant fuses fantasy with stories taken from the childhoods of Lalo and Roberto Parra, brothers of Chile’s legendary singer Violeta Parra.
The IFF Panama Foundation
The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the realization of IFF Panama and promote the cultural & educational activities that are an integral part of the event’s structure. The Festival is sponsored primarily by: the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, MasterCard®, Copa Airlines, 507 Red Lager, Alcaldía de Panamá, Revista K, TVN FIlms, and many other generous sponsors.