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SAMIR OLIVEROS AND DIANA PÉREZ FROM COLOMBIA, ALEJANDRO ISRAEL, EZEQUIEL BOROVINSKY AND GEMA JUÁREZ ALLEN FROM ARGENTINA AMONG THE SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SIXTH EDITION OF IFF PANAMA
Samir Oliveros and his relationship with his sister in Bad Lucky Goat
Among the directors who will participate in IFF Panama is Colombo-Panamanian Samir Oliveros. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Oliveros launched a kickstarter campaign with which he raised $60,000 to shoot his first feature film, Bad Lucky Goat on the island of Providence, in the Caribbean.
Bad Lucky Goat is the story of two incompatible adolescent siblings who accidentally kill a goat with their father's truck. In order to resolve the endless problems that arise from said misfortune, they must work as a team; something they have never achieved before. The film, written and directed by Oliveros, contains biographical elements of his lifelong relationship with his sister.
Oliveiros will attend both screenings at IFF Panama (saturday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. and monday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. both in room 7 of Cinepolis Multiplaza).
Each one of them must endure until the following Winter
The winter has received many awards in the film festival circuit, including the Best Actor Award and the French Film Critics' Syndicate Award at the Latin American Film Festival in Biarritz. It also nabbed the special prize of the jury and the Concha de Plata for best cinematography at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
The debut film by Argentinian Emiliano Torres, The Winter touches upon themes of dislocation, ambition and extreme loneliness. Filmed in El Chaltén, El Calafate and Río Gallegos, all in southern Argentina, the movie is about an old foreman of a Patagonian estancia who is fired from his job, and a younger pawn, who takes his place.
Producers Alejandro Israel and Ezequiel Borovinsky will both attend presentations of the film: on saturday, April 1st at 4:30 pm and on wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm in the room 5 of Cinepolis Multiplaza.
How love survives an armed conflict: Guilty Men
Mariana is Willington's only love. She will get married in 8 days to René, who’s Willington's cousin. With no money for the wedding party, René decides to steal. A demobilization process of an illegal armed group is taking place in the region, and new strange murders besides the rumor of a stealer, will risk Mariana's new family. Rene's life will depend on Willington.
This film was screened at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is the debut feature of its director Ivan D. Gaona. Producer Diana Pérez is co-founder of La Banda del Carro Rojo Producciones, with which she develops fiction projects, acting workshops for film and distribution at festivals. Perez will be present at one of the presentations of the film, on sunday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in room 7 of Cinepolis Multiplaza.
A better life is synonymous of change and many sacrifices: Soldado
Juan José González, 20, is from the town of Monte Caseros, decides to join the argentine army. Once inside, he is assigned the drum in the military band and his new routine combines war training with musical rehearsals. Soldado is a documentary that portrays the transformation of a village teenager into an adult full of uncertainties and contradictions, while exploring the subjectivity within an Institution.
Its producer Gema Juarez Allen won in 2015 the market pitch of the Berlinale with the drama Plaza catedral. Juárez will share with the attendees during the two projections of Soldado, on saturday April 1 at 6:15 p.m. in room 7 of Cinepolis Multiplaza and monday, April 3 at 9:30 p.m. at the Anita Villalaz theater.
The IFF Panama Foundation
The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the International Film Festival of Panama while promoting cultural and educational activities as an integral part of the event. The Festival is supported primarily by the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), the Dirección General de Cine (DICINE), the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, Mastercard®, Copa Airlines, Stella Artois, Revista K, TVN and Telemetro, among other generous sponsors.