DEMO Named Best Peruvian Film at the Lima Independent Film Fest


The film Demo (pictured) by Miguel Vargas was named Best Peruvian Film in the national competition of the second edition of the Lima Independent Film Festival, which took place from June 16 to 24, 2012. The film tells the story of a former hit man, who pressured by his financial needs, must return to his old ways.

In the same category, the jury decided to give a Special Mention to the experimental film En el 93 by Carlos Benvenuto, while the international competition jury decided to give a Special Mention to the Peruvian experimental documentary  film El epitafio no me importa by Alberto Angulo.

Additionally, the Peruvian Association of Film Critics awarded Omar Forero's El Ordenador / The Computer, the APRECI prize as the Best Peruvian Film of the festival. In this film, a poster present in the beginning indicates that the principal character of the film “knows that he is going to die.” What follows is the objective vision of his journey in what little life he has left to live. APRECI’s statement says, “The direction of Forero fits well with the style of acclaimed contemporary Latin American filmmakers, like Argentinian Lisandro Alonso in Los Muertos, or Mexican Carlos Reygadas in Japón.”

The announcement and awards ceremony of the winners of the Festival de Cine Lima Independiente 2012 took place last Sunday in the Centro Cultural de la Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Miraflores.