At the Cannes Film Festival “a lot of Spanish will be spoken”

Proimágenes de Colombia

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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