In the context of the apparent adjustment that the IMF has organized and which also covers culture and art, poor Film Festival Mar del Plata develops these days version no. 33. Not only this year, the biggest event in Argentina is two days less, but it also made an aggressive cut that left films, guests and journalists, with the removal that includes failure.
In this context, the unburned Minister for Culture, Pablo Avelluto, stopped in front of those who attended the inauguration and wanted to pretend that nothing was happening, but the audience at the Amphitheater Theater told him that things were not free.
His words were interrupted by "cynical" screams! and "liar!", which, however, was not repeated with other officials, such as the respected festival owner José Martínez Suárez. The artistic director of the exhibition also participated in the opening, Cecilia Barrionuevo and the owner of INCAA, Ralph Haiek, who also he received some whistles before his speech.
The MDQ festival is in danger of losing the category A class fest due to the financial hurts it has suffered. The two-day cut that punishes him this year also adds an opportunity to degrade.
Undoubtedly the star of the first days of the contest is the favorite French actress Jean Pierre Léaud, the protagonist of his unforgettable classic Francois Truffaut, The 400 Goals, who received a prize for the track.
On the other hand, Martínez Suárez He reiterated a crutch that almost escorted him from the beginning to his eleven years at the head of the festival, saying that this edition is the best of all.
"At this festival we celebrate a more humane movie. A cinema that is committed to more sensitive environments, "said Barrionuevo, the first woman to hold the artistic direction of the Festival.
Lucrecia Martel (Photo: MDQ Festival)
In the meantime, the spawns also ran for the director Lucrecia Martel (La ciénaga, Zama) and Mercedes Morán, as well as for Narcisa Hirsch, a pioneer of Argentine experimental cinema, who received the Astor Award along the way and were honored for their contribution to national cinema.
Morán thanked that for the first time at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, there will be a Prospective Friendship and Gender Forum. "I dedicate them to the women who struggle, who have struggled and for what we want to achieve, what a law!", Spurred in connection with the legalization of abortion.
Cecilia Barrionuevo closed the opening with his presentation Florianópolis dream of Argentine director Ana Katz, starring Mercedes Morán and Gustavo Garzón, who went with the cast on stage
The closure will be the 17th with Rome, the Mexican director and the winner of Oscar Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, "And Your Mom).
During the ceremony, they thanked the Embassy of France, the French headquarters of Argentina, Unifrance, the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Film Institute, the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe Institut, the Embassy of Spain and the Cultural Center of Spain and the Cultural Action of Spain, the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Chile and the Matta Cultural Center and the FIAFP.
The 33rd International Mar del Plata Film Festival will also have honorary guests Léos Carax and Pierre Richard, who will present their movie titles, just like Mark Berger, Laura Huertas Millan, Fran Healy, Valerie Sarmiedo, Don McCallar, Zelimir Silnik, and Patricia Mazowie.
The audience can also participate in his masterclass Mark Berger at Cine Los Gallegos, and see a big screen step by step on how to create it "His Parthenon the forbidden books of Marta Minujín ".
On Wednesday, November 14, Festival President José Martínez Suárez will be honored at the MAR Museum with the presentation of a book that includes the collection of his five films (Give the Face, The Crack, The Boys of the Past Did not Use Male, The Scandals And The Moons Without Moons or Suns) And The Projection Of The Movie The boys of the previous did not use male, a unique opportunity to meet the filmmaker of the master of the great directors of our time and the lively memory of our festival.
The jury of the international competition consists of María Alche, Maria Bonsanti, Valérie Massadian, Lluís Miñarro, Andrei Ujica. The Latin America contest will be evaluated by Adam Cook, Camila Donoso, Lee Sang Yong. Andy Starke, Violeta Kovaesles, José Luis Torres Leiva will be Argentinian competition consultants and the Altered States contest will be Laura Huertas Millán, Natalia Marín and Mark Peranson. The Work in Progress contest, this year, will be evaluated by Chiara Marañón, Nico Marzano and Hernán Musaluppi.
Tickets for this version cost 45 pesos and 20 for students and retirees. Complete scheduling at mardelplatafilmfest.com (where you can also get tickets).