Film Comment Selects Films from Mexico and Uruguay


The Film Society of Lincoln center has announced the lineup for the upcoming 13th edition of Film Comment Selects, Film Comment Magazine's electric festival. Among those included in the dynamic and unpredictable films chosen by the magazine's editors and contributors are Mexico's Here Comes the Devil / Ahí va el diablo directed by Argentine filmmaker Adrn García Bogliano and Uruguay's 3 (pictured) directed by Pablo Stoll.

3 Is the return of the low-key and unexpected "melancomedy" from the co-director of Whisky. 3 tells the story of a middle-aged dentist with a quietly unraveling life making repeated and poignant ineffectual efforts to renew his relationship with his ex-wife and adolescent daughter. Oblivious to his approaches, the two are caught up in their own burgeoning romantic and sexual entanglements. An eccentric tempo with an episodic construction, slight and unassuming, 3 highlights wry observations and little heartbreaks.

In Adrn Garcia Bogliano's chiller, a Mexican family outing goes disastrous when two children disappear overnight and return strangely altered by their adventure. The Argentine director's sixth film is a tale of possessions, revenge, and steadily encroaching supernatural benevolence underpinned by a sense of sexual unrest.

The Festival runs from February 18th through the 28th in New York City. For more information, visit Film Society of Lincoln Center.