Guatemalan Film POLVO Wins Toulouse Latin American Film Fest


Guatemalan film Polvo / Dust (pictured) by Julio Hernández Cordón was the top winner at the 25th edition of Cinélatino, the Toulouse Latin American Film Festival, which took place March 15-24 in France. Hernández Cordon's feature film is a moving drama that tells the story of a troubled young man who struggles with the memory of his murdered father, and the nearby presence of the man who turned his father in, in a small Guatemalan village.

The jury gave a Special Mention to the Mexican film Las lágrimas / The Tears by Pablo Delgado Sánchez, while the Audience Award was presented to the Chilean film Joven y alocada / Young and Wild by Marialy Rivas.

In the documentary competition, Colombian-Bolivian co-production film La eterna noche de las doce lunas / The Eternal Night of the Twelve Moons by Priscilla Padilla was the winner of the prize for Best Documentary Film.