Sundance Selects Argentinean and Chilean Films

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the 56 films in the festival's dramatic and documentary competition as well as 11 titles in the Next lineup for the 30th edition of the festival.

Two South American films will be featured in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition: the Argentine film, Lock Charmer / El cerrajero, written and directed by Natalia Smirnoff and To Kill a Man / Matar a un hombre, (pictured), a Chilean and French production written and directed by Alejandro Fernández Almendras. Smirnoff's film deals with a locksmith who begins to have strange visions about his clients. Fernández Almendras' film is a story about the chain of violence and retribution set off after a man is mugged.

This year's U.S. Documentary Competition includes Cesar's Last Fast, directed by Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee, which presents a portrait of Cesar Chavez's devotion and personal sacrifice in the fight for economic justice for America's poorest workers. The documentary competition also includes Marmato, directed by Mark Grieco, which takes place in a historic Colombian mining town which becomes the center of a modern gold rush.

The 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 16 - 26 in Park City, Utah.