Latin American Titles Headed to Venice

The Venice Film Festival -the longest running film festival in the world- has announced the lineup for its 72nd edition which includes several Latin American productions.

Two Latin American films will be representing the region in the main international competition of the festival: The Clan / El Clan (pictured left) by Pablo Trapero from Argentina, and Desde allá (pictured below right) by Lorenzo Vigas from Venezuela, in co-production with Mexico.

La calle de la amargura by Mexican veteran director Arturo Ripstein will have its world premiere as a special out of competition selection.

The Horizons section of the festival -an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema- will also see the premieres of two Brazilian films and one from Mexico: Neon Bull / Boi Neon by Gabriel Mascaro and Mate-me por favor by Anita Rocha da Silveira, and Un monstruo de mil cabezas by Uruguayan-born director Rodrigo Pla.

As previously announced, the Chilean film The Memory of Water / La memorial del agua by Matías Bize will have its world premiere as part of Venice Days, the independent parallel section of the festival, and Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón will be a member of the jury for the main competition.

The 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival will take place September 2-12 in Italy.