San Francisco Film Fest Selects Four Latino Films for Official Competition


The 2012 San Francisco Film Fest lineup is out for its 55th edition that will run April 19 - May 3. Latin American films that will compete for the $15,000 New Directors Prize include the US premiere of Argentine film, Back to Stay / Abrir puertas y ventanas (pictured) by director Milagros Mumenthaler, the story of three sisters who are left alone in the home of their grandmother after she dies; Found Memories / Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas from director Júlia Murat, the Brazilian film that recounts the story of a photographer who enchants the elders of a small town with her camera;Neighboring Sounds / O som ao redor from Brazilian director, Kleber Mendonça Filho, depicting the happenings on city block on an upscale street in Recife; and Mosquita y Mari, a coming-of-age tale about two Chicana teens in Los Angeles by US-based director Aurora Guerrero.