Two feature films and one short films will be representing Latin America at the 54th edition of the International Critics’ Week, the parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival it was announced today.
Paulina / La Patota by Argentinean director Santiago Mitre and Tierra y sombra / Land and Shade by Colombian director César Augusto Acevedo form part of the seven feature films in competition, while Brazilian film Command Action by João Paulo Miranda is in the short film competition composed by 10 films.
Mitre’s follow up to his highly praised El Estudiante, Paulina / La Patota is a splendid portrait of an dedicated woman, having to face her own beliefs. By following her frantic journey, the film starring Dolores Fonzi and Esteban Lamothe, is also a reflection, both luminous and intelligent, on politics and justice.
Land and Shade, the debut feature film by Acevedo, takes place in a sugarcane plantation in Colombia. It is a slice of life, torn between the age-old ties to this land and the urge to leave it behind. The sharp sense of the location and the space, driven by the masterful direction, leads us to a time in which the bodies take root.
The 54th edition of the Critics’ Week will take place May 14-22 in Cannes, France.