This September, end your summer with ten days of the best of Latin American cinema and culture!
The 13th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), the largest festival of Latin American cinema in Canada, is proud to announce its 2015 lineup featuring Mexico as the guest country. Since 2003, the festival has brought the best feature films, documentaries and short works from the Spanish-speaking world to Vancouver’s theatres.
Festival goers can look forward to 67 films, from 16 countries, including 34 feature-length films, exhibited in three venues across downtown Vancouver. The festival screenings have been organized in 7 feature sections, which include the New Directors Competition, Short Film Competition, Panorama of Latin American Cinema, Canada Looks South and Indigenous Film from BC & Beyond, among others.
Alliance Française is very proud to be part of this wonderful film festival again this year! This year, we are very excited to support the movie "El Ardor" by writer/director Pablo Fendrik.
***AF members, you could win two tickets to one of the screening of "El Ardor"! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter the draw. Bonne chance!***
TICKETS & INFO ON THE OFFICIAL VLAFF WEBSITE!
Country: Argentina/ Mexico/ France
Director: Pablo Fendrik
Lead actors: Gael Garcia Bernal & Alice Braga
Official selection Cannes Film Festival 2014
Described by writer-director Pablo Fendrik as a “Mesopotamian Western,” El Ardor stars Gael García Bernal as Kaí, a mysterious shaman who emerges from the Río Paraná to defend a clan of tobacco farmers against a band of cold-blooded land-grabbers. But this is no ordinary Western. Filmed on the edge of the Amazon rainforest, near the border of Brazil and Argentina, the lush, claustrophobic jungle with its birds, insects and prowling animals becomes as much a part of the story as the misfortunes of its characters. With minimal dialogue and yet plenty of drama, including a few good old fashioned gun battles, El Ardor is absolutely spellbinding.
Date: Saturday, September 5
Venue: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.
Date: Friday, September 11
Venue: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe. St.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE MOVIE HERE!