Palm Springs to Premiere Six Latin American Films


The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 25th annual edition, to run from January 3-13 in Southern California's venerable resort town. Among the diverse selection of international films, works from Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Mexico will have their U.S. or North American premieres following runs in festivals such as Locarno and the Directors Fortnight at Cannes.

Latin American films with premiere status are: The Summer of Flying Fish / El verano de los peces voladores (pictured) by Marcela Said and Root / Raíz by Matías Rojas Valencia from Chile, Roa by Andrés Baiz from Colombia, The Mute / El mudo by Daniel and Diego Vega from Peru, Tattoo / Tatuagem by Hilton Lacerda from Brazil, and The Searches / Las búsquedas by José Luis Valle from Mexico.

Among the already premiered titles that will be continuing their festival runs at Palm Springs, renowned Brazilian director Bruno Barretto's Reaching for the Moon will also be screening at the festival after its U.S. premiere at the 2013 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival.