Proimágenes de Colombia announced the films that will be in the 50th edition of the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Festival, which will take place from May 9 to 19. Colombia participates with the inaugural film, two co-productions and two short films that will have their world premiere in a selection where “they will speak a lot of Spanish,” according to Édouard Waintrop, artistic director of this section.
The Directors’ Fortnight is a parallel section of the Cannes Festival, created in 1969 of independent, free and non-competitive character, is open to all forms of filmmaking: fiction and documentary feature films and short films.
For the first time, the inauguration will be with a Latin American film. The Colombian feature film Pájaros de verano directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (El Abrazo de la Serpiente).
The Colombian-Mexican co-production Cómprame un Revólver by Mexican Julio Hernández will participate. Los Silencios a co-production between Brazil, Colombia and France, directed by the Brazilian Beatriz Seigner. In short films, the documentary Our Song to War of Colombian-Belgian Juanita Onzaga.
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