The Slamdance Film Festival announced today its official lineup for its 20th anniversary edition, and it will feature the US premiere of the Mexican film Rezeta (pictured), the directorial debut by Fernando Frías in its Narrative Feature Film Competition. The Narrative competition will present breakthrough films by first-time feature film directors working with budgets of less than $1 million and without US distribution. This year's selection features 10 films, including several world and North American premieres.
Starring Rezeta Veliu, Roger Mendoza, Paulina Dávila and Sebastián Córdova, Rezeta tells the story of a jet-setting model who leads a freewheeling and spontaneous life in Mexico City that starts to change when she falls in love with an unexpected young artist.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Fernando was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete a Masters in Fine Arts by Columbia University in New York City. He has worked as a director, cinematographer, and editor for short films, art videos and TV series. His documentary Calentamiento local was awarded the prize for Best Digital Film at FICCO (Festival de Cine Contemporáneo) in 2009, as well as the prize for Best TV Documentary in DOCSDF that same year.
The 2014 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 17th - 23rd, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
Watch the trailer for the film: