Venice world premiere on September 6, 2021 – Orizzonti
Bolivian director Kiro Russo wins the Special Orizzonti Jury Price at the 2021 Venice Film Festival with ‘El gran movimiento,’ his second feature, shot in La Paz, in which he succeeds in creating a striking level of chemistry between profound documentary realism and mesmerising fiction.
Cannes world premiere on July 15, 2021 – International competition
Eleven years after winning the Palme d’or for ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’, the Thai director wins the Special Jury Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Memoria’, a sensitive feature film about memory and solitude in which, for the first time, he has left his native land, where he had set all of his previous films.
Cannes world premiere on July 15, 2021 – Un Certain Regard
Mexican director Tatiana Huezo wins the Special Mention of the Jury in Un certain regard section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Prayers for the Stolen,’ a delicate portrait of a childhood friendship, ephemeral but profoundly intense and hopeful, contrasted by the sordid cruelty of the reality that surrounds them.
Radu Jude’s “Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc” wins the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival
Cristi Puiu’s “Malmkrog,” wins the best director award at the Berlin Film Festival’s new competitive strand, Encounters. The 200-minute drama is based on a text by the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.
Alejandro Landes’ Monos has been selected as Colombia’s bid for an Oscar in the international feature category. The film will also represent the country at the Spanish Goya awards.
Canción sin nombre, by Peruvian director Melina León, is selected for the 51st Directors’ fortnight – Cannes International Film Festival 2019.
Pájaros de verano, by Colombian directors Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, is screened (August 10th) on Piazza Grande at the 71st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival.
Figlia mia, by Italian director Laura Bispuri, is selected for the main competition at the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.
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