New Directors / New Films to Present Films from Brazil and Argentina

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have announced the full 2013 lineup for its 42nd edition of the New Directors / New Films festival. Twenty-five features will screen over 12 days. Latin American will be represented with two Brazilian and two Argentinean films. There will also be three shorts programs with works from Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.

Director Eryk Rocha makes his North American Premiere with the Brazilian film Jards, a portrait of the remarkably sensitive and intimately attuned Jards Macalé as he heads to a recording studio in Rio de Janeiro to begin a new record. The Argentine film Leones, directed by Jasmín López, is a metaphysical trance of an experience, with five protagonists that allow themselves to be consumed by their verdant environment.

They'll Come Back / Eles Voltam directed by Marcelo Lordello, from Brazil, shares the experience of an upper-middle-class 12-year-old and her brother who learn how the other half lives when she and her sullen older brother are left behind by their parents in a rural backwater. Cinema Tropical AWARDS juror, Matías Piñeiro returns with a new perspective on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in Viola (pictured), a seductive roundelay among young actors and lovers in present-day Buenos Aires.

In the first Shorts Program are the New York premiere of Liliana Sulzbach's The Village / A Cidade from Brazil, in which a small village's inhabitants are all elderly no one new moves in and from Mexico, To Put a Helicopter / Para armar un helicóptero directed by Izabel Acevedo about 17-year-old Oliverio who comes up with an ingenious solution after summer rains bring power outages to his neighborhood.

Shorts Program 2 brings the Colombian film Everything Near Becomes Far, directed by Mauricio Arango, illustrating the peaceful daily rhythm of a farmer interrupted by the scenic Andean mountains.

New Directors / New Films will take place from March 20-31. For more information, visit New Directors / New Films.