The XXXVII edition of the Ibero-Latin American Film Festival of Trieste took place from November 12 to 20, 2022. As never before, this edition of the festival was a “meeting” of yesterday and today of dozens of intellectuals, artists, singers, writers, poets, Nobel Prize winners, actresses, actors, filmmakers who have indelibly marked the history of our cinema. and contemporary history of Latin America. A unique opportunity to “discover” works, stories, films, anecdotes, experiences of an extraordinary number of Latin American cultural and artistic personalities, from yesterday and today, in dozens of films, feature films and documentaries.
when i look at her, is based on a script by Julio Chávez and Camila Mansilla and stars the renowned actor, author and director together with actress Marilú Marini. The film was shot in different locations in the city of Buenos Aires, and its filming took place over four weeks in Argentina.
Both protagonists of when i look at her, reflect the film directorial debut of the same winning actor; together Marilù and Julio “They talentedly create a subtle, moving, profound mother-son dialogue.”
The film tells the story of Javier, a plastic artist, who spends his days uneventfully. One day he undertook a strange project: filming his mother. Javier is not a filmmaker, and he improvises this task. However, his artist and son eyes, he needs to look at her and register her. This filming will not only record her, but also Javier’s meeting with her mother. When I look at it, it is the story of a fascination.
when it gets dark It is the second part of the Self-Deception trilogy that began with 36 hours, released in 2021. Both films are starring César Troncoso, Andrea Carballo and the girl Matilde Creimer Chiabrando. The cast is completed by Edgardo Ibañez, Danna Basso, Ramiro Vayo, Osvaldo Gamba and Juan Pablo Repetto.
The jury awarded the prize for “his vision of the loving father-daughter relationship with the impeccable direction of the actors that always touches the truth; and a management of space and time resolved with imagination and efficiency”.
In when it gets dark Pedro (César Troncoso) and his family are the protagonists of this story that follows the evolution of a family that begins to fall apart when economic problems get mixed up and have personal repercussions. In this second part, the conflict is exacerbated by the wear and tear of time, lies and the impossibility of adults to dialogue.
In addition, in the Contemporary ContestChronicles of an Exile by Micaela Montes Rojas and Pablo Guallar, won the Special Jury Prize, while the Malvinas Prize granted by students of the Marco Belli Institute went to A place called Dignity by Matías Rojas Valencia (co-production with Chile, France, Germany and Colombia) and The shadow of the crows by Elvira Barboza (co-production with France).
Choice Movie: Station Fourteen by Diana Cardozo, Mexico, 2022
Special Jury Prize: Samichay, in search of Happiness by Mauricio Franco, Peru, 2020
Best Direction: when it gets dark by Nestor Mazzini, Argentina, 2022
Best screenplay: The patient by Constanza Fernandez, Chile, 2021
Best Performer: Marilú Marini and Julio Chávez for when i look at her from Julio Chavez, Argentina, 2022
Special mention: the silence of the mouse by Anaís Taracena, Guatemala, 2021
Best film: 499 by Rodrigo Reyes, Mexico/USA, 2020
Best Production: Rafaela by Tito Rodríguez, Dominican Republic, 2021
Best screenplay: Until the end of time by Alejandro Molina, Mexico, 2022
Special Jury Prize: Chronicles of an Exile by Micaela Montes Rojas and Pablo Guallar, Argentina, 2021
FILM AND LITERATURE
Best Film Adaptation: ernest on earth by Manuel Alejandro Bonilla, Costa Rica / Nicaragua – 2021
AUDIENCE AWARD: fugitive neruda by Manuel Basoalto, Chile, 2015
MALVINAS AWARD awarded by students of the Marco Belli Institute: A place called Dignity by Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile/France/Germany/Argentina/Colombia, 2020 and the shadow of the crows by Elvira Barboza, France/Argentina, 2021
LATIN WORLD AWARD: For your peace of mind, Make your own museum by Pilar Moreno and Ana Endara, Panama, 2021
BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD: The patient by Constanza Fernandez, Chile, 2021
Best film: Samichay, in search of happiness by Mauricio Franco, Peru, 2020
Best screenplay: Mapu Kutran by Roberto Urzúa Castillo, Chile, 2022.
LIFETIME AWARD: Manuel Antín (Argentina)
FILM AND LANGUAGE INNOVATION AWARD: Ciro Guerra (Colombia)
Néstor Mazzini, Julio Chávez and Marilú Marini awarded at the 37th Trieste Ibero-Latin American Film Festival, Italy | WritingCinema