A Record-Breaking Six Latin American Films at Directors' Fortnight


Directors' Fortnight (la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs),, the independent section of the Cannes Film Festival announced today its lineup for its 2012 edition which includes a record breaking number of six Latin American feature films in its competition: The Uruguayan film 3 by Pablo Stoll; the Mexican-Canadian co-production Fogo by Yulene Olaizola; the Argentine film Infancia clandestina / Clandestine Childhood by Benjamin Ávila; the Chilean-French co-production La noche de enfrente by the late Raoul Ruiz; the Colombian film La Sirga by William Vega; and the Chiean film No by Pablo Larraín.

Since its creation in 1969, never before the Directors' Fortnight had such a heavy presence of Latin American cinema. six out of 21 feature films selected. Additionally, Directors' Fortnight will also feature two Brazilian short films in its official competition: Porcos raivosos / Enraged Pigs by Leonardo Sette et Isabel Penoni, and Os mortos vivos / The Living Dead by Anita Rocha da Silveira.