First Look Selects Groundbreaking Latin American Films


The Museum of Moving Image has announced the participating films in the second edition of their First Look Festival First Look, which prides itself on showcasing the work of 26 innovative feature length and short films from around the world including Mexico, Argentina and Brazil from acclaimed directors such as Nicolás Pereda, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Pedro González-Rubio

Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda will present Los mejores temas / The Greatest Hits (pictured) the story of a Emilio, who shows up at the family home after fifteen years of absence and the ramifications of both his departure and return. First Look will present the local premiere of Inori, the most recent production by Mexican film Pedro González-Rubio which he filmed in Japan and in which a small mountain community perform their everyday activities and reflect on their history and the cycles of life. 

Acclaimed Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho will be honored honored with a retrospective of short films including Cold Tropics (Recife Frio) (pictured right), Luz Industrial Mágica, Electrodomestica, Friday Night Saturday Morning, Green Vinyl, and The Little Cotton Girl.

And from Argentina, a couple of short films: Pude ver un puma / I Could See a Puma from director Eduardo Williams, an accident leads a group of young boys from the high roofs of their neighborhood, passing through its destruction, to the deepest part of the earth; and Noelia by María Alché about a is a woman experiencing a city through her little camera, and trying to infiltrate in different places and pretend to have family ties with several women.

First Look will be held from January 3rd through the 13th, 2013, and lmost all of the selections will have their New York premieres and will be accompanied by personal appearances.