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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Edgardo Cozarinsky reels on

Filmmaker Edgardo Cozarinsky’s new opus Carta a un padre will be featured in the internacional section of the Festival Cinéma du réel (Paris), programmers reported yesterday. The festival, organized by the Bibliotheque Public d’Information of the Centre Pompidou, runs March 20 through 30.

The French section includes the Argentine-French coproduction Sangre de mi sangre, by Jérémie Reichenbach.

The Festival Cinéma du réel specializes in documentary films, and has a built a reputation as the world’s beacon in this genre.

Bolivia’s entry, El corral y el viento, directed by Miguel Hilari, is among the nine movies included in the opera prima and second films section. Four of the 10 productions in the Short Films Competition hail from Latin America: Cuba’s ¡Bello, Bello, Bello!, by Pilar Álvarez García; Brazil’s A que deve a honra da ilustre visita este simples marques?, by Rafael Urban; and the coproductions O Arquipélago, by Gustavo Beck (Brazil-Chile); and Belva Nera, by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis (Italy-Argentina).

Latin America normally has a high profile in the Festival Cinéma du réel — last year, a special section commemorated the 40th anniversary of the coup that overthrew the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile.

The International Competition includes the documentaries Iranien, by Mehran Tamadon; Examen d‘État, by Dieudo Hamadi; and The Stone River, by Giovanni Donfrancesco.

The Festival Cinéma du réel will screen 40 movies from 26 countries. The entries were selected from nearly 2,300 submissions to the festival.

—Herald with Télam

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