Chilean Short RAPAZ Is the Only Latin American Selection at Critics' Week


The International Critics' Week—the parallel non-competitive film section at the Cannes Film Festival dedicated to first and second feature films—announced today its lineup for its 57th edition, which includes the world premiere of the short film Rapaz by Felipe Gálvez as it's sole Latin American selection.

The Critics' Week news comes after last week's announcement of the Official competition, which doesn't include any Latin American entries, and the Un Certain Regard section which only includes the Argentine film El Ángel by Luis Ortega.

In Rapaz Ariel stops, during his flight, a teenager accused of stealing a mobile phone. The crowd surrounds the young man, some insult or strike him, others defend him. Police are slow to arrive at the scene. Ariel must choose his side. Gálvez was born in Santiago and graduated from the Universidad del Cine in Argentina. He has made short films, worked as an editor in many feature films, and is currently developing his first feature film Los Colonos.

The 57th edition of the Critics' Week will take place May 9 - 17 in Cannes, France.