Limited Latin American Representation at Venice

The Venice Film Festival announced today the full lineup for its 69th edition, which includes two Argentine feature films and some Latin American shorts. The festival’s more cutting-edge section, Orizzonti (Horizons), which features films screening both in and out of competition, will present Leones (pictured), an Argentinean production in partnership with France and the Netherlands, the debut feature film by Jazmín López.

Also from Argentina, documentary film El impenetrable (in co-production with France), directed by Daniele Incalcaterra and Fausta Quattrini is scheduled to screen as part of the special events screening out of competition. The Mexican documentary film Miradas múltiples by Emilio Maillé about the legendary cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, will also be screened out of competition in the Venice Classics program.

Three Latin American shorts were also selected to compete in the Orizzonti section: Las manos limpias by Carlos Armella from Mexico, O Afinador directed by Fernando Camargo and Matheus Parizi from Brazil, and Resistente by Renate Costa and Salla Sorry from Paraguay (in co-production wth Denmark and Finland), becoming the first Paraguayan production ever to participate in the Italian festival.

The 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival will screen run from August 29th through September 8th.