COSTA RICA EXTRA – The Costa Rica Festival Internacional del Cine (Costa Rica Film Festival) announced on Tuesday its 5th edition’s full line-up, which will feature a retrospective of American director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women), who will attend the festival held in the city of San José from December 8 to 17.

The festival will screen 72 films spread in a program that also includes 16 Central American projects under development and postproduction were selected in the Industry Section of the Sección de Industria del Costa Rica Festival Internacional de Cine (CRFIC) 2016 competition, aimed to “feel the pulse of local and regional film production.

15204023_10154711138423454_1370056595_oThe Festival is an initiative promoted by the Costa Rican Film Production Center (Centro de Cine) of the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ).

The retrospective program will screen Reichardt’s latest film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Michelle Williams, which took the best film award at the London Film Festival in October. Reichard was also nominated for best director for this film in the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards.

“Our identity and our program are built around a free, coherent, and risky cinema, with films that avoid common places and bring us closer to different voices and visions of the world,” said the fest’s artistic director Marcelo Quesada

“The CRFIC continues to be focused on consolidating itself as a top platform for Costa Rican and Central American cinema,” he added.

Central American Competition

Abrázame como antes – Jurgen Ureña – Costa Rica

El sonido de las cosas – Ariel Escalante – Costa Rica

Los ofendidos – Marcela Zamora – El Salvador – Mexico

La felicidad del sonido – Ana Endara – Panama

Es hora de enamorarse – Guido Bilbao – Panama

La sombra del naranjo – Patricia Velásquez and Oscar Herrera – Costa Rica


International Competition

Alba – Ana Cristina Barragán – Ecuador

The Blind Christ – Christopher Murray – Chile

The Future Perfect – Nele Wohlatz – Argentina

Tarde para la ira – Raúl Arévalo – Spain

The Girl Without Hands – Sébastian Laudenbach – France

Clash – Mohamed Diab – Egypt / France

Radio Dreams – Babak Jalali – Iran/ USA

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea – Dash Shaw -USA

La tempestad – Tatiana Huezo – Mexico

The Land of the Enlightened  – Pieter-Jan De Pue – Belgium / Netherlands / Ireland

Memories of a Penitent Heart – Cecilia Aldarondo – Puerto Rico/USA

All These Sleepless Nights – Michal Marczak – Poland

The films will be shown at several venues, that include: Cine Magaly, Teatro 1887, Teatro de La Aduana, and Anfiteatro del CENAC.

Details of the Festival are at:

Original article appeared at Costa Rica Extra. Reposted with Permission

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