The Toronto Film Festival announced today the last batch of films for its 2014 edition, which includes several Latin American titles. The Discovery section of the festival will feature the world premiere of the Chilean film I Am Not Lorena / No soy Lorena by Isidora Marras; the Brazilian film Obra by Gregorio Graziosi; and the Peruvian film The Vanished Elephant / El elefante desaparecido by Javier Fuentes-León.
The Argentinean film La Salada by Juan Martín Hsu wil have its international premiere at the same section, while the Colombian film Los Hongos (pictured) by Oscar Ruiz Navia, which just won a prize at the Locarno Film Festival, will see its North American premiere.
In I Am Not Lorena (pictured right), fraudulent charges aimed at a certain “Lorena Ruiz” begin to plague Olivia, who descends into the dark labyrinth of the Chilean payment collection system to confront the unknown woman. In the São Paulo-based Obra, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his first important project. As terrible memories float back, he must struggle with his conscience and question his own heritage.
Fuentes-León's newest film The Vanished Elephant, follows Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, who is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later, an enigmatic woman brings Edo dozens of cryptic photos that will help him solve the mystery of her disappearance.
La Salada depicts the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada —the largest informal market in Argentina, and Los Hongos —the second feature from Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia (Crab Trap) follows two young street artists as they explore the vibrant and exciting milieu of the director’s hometown of Cali.
The Mexican film The Years of Fierro / Los años de Fierro (pictured left) by Santiago Esteinou has been selected in TIFF Docs section. The film tells the story of César Fierro, the oldest Mexican prisoner on death row in the United States. Murder in Pacot / Meurtre à Pacot, the newest film by Haitian director Raoul Peck will have its world premiere at the Mavericks section of the festival. The film follows a privileged couple in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
The 2014 edition of the Toronto Film Festival will take place September 4-14 in Canada.