LOS ÚLTIMOS CRISTEROS Tops Toulouse Latin American Film Fest


The Mexican film Los últimos cristeros / The Last Christeros (pictured) by Matías Meyer won the top prize at the 24th edition of the Toulouse Latin American Film Festival (Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse), which ran March 24 through April 1. The jury also gave a Special Mention to the Chilean film Sentados frente al fuego / Seated by the Fire by Alejandro Fernández Almendras.

 The Turkish-Nicaraguan co-production film Una vida sin palabras / A Life Without Words by Adam Isenberg took the top prize as Best Documentary, whilst Andrés Wood's Violeta se fue a los cielos / Violeta Went To Heaven from Chile took home the Audience Award. Additionally, on the Cinema en Construction section for films in development, the main prize went to the Colombian project La Sirga by William Andrés Vega.

For a list of all the awards click here.