SOUTHWEST, JUAN OROL and LA VIDA ME MATA Selected for Global Lens

The Global Film Initiative has announced that three Latin American films will headline Global Lens 2013, the tenth edition of the Initiative’s film serie which will feature ten international award-winning narrative films. Brazilian director Eduardo Nunes will presents Sudoeste / Southwest, his debut which takes the audience to a magical village on Brazil’s coast in lush black-and-white Cinemascope. This film was previously awarded the Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Rio International Film Festival.

The selection also includes El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol / The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (pictured left) from Mexico, Sebastián del Amo’s eclectic tribute to “the involuntary surrealist,” Juan Orol (played by Roberto Sosa), the king of B-movie films throughout the golden age of Mexican cinema. This film was awarded Best First Feature at the 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival.

Global Lens will also feature the 2007 debut feature film from acclaimed Chilean director Sebastián Silva. La vida me mata / Life Kills Me (pictured right) is the story of an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. This quirky black comedy has been decorated with awards ranging from Best First Feature at the International Latino Film Festival and chosen at the Best Chilean from of 2007 by the Chilean Art Critics Circle.

The Global Film Initiative was founded in 202 to create global understanding, empathy and connectivity though film. Supporting hundreds of filmmakers with grants and networking opportunities, the tenth anniversary of Global Lens will premiere January 10-24 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, before embarking on a year long tour of more than fifty cities throughout the United States.