APRIL 3 - 9, 2014

Industry Screenings

Screening – Hell without Limitis
Saturday April 5 – 5:00 PM
Teatro Anita Villalaz

Director: Arturo Ripstein
Country: Mexico
Year: 1978
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Duration: 110 min

Synopsis: Set in a nearly abandoned Mexican village in which the local brothel is run by an elderly transvestite and his daughter, this outrageous melodrama from Arturo Ripstein functions both as a wild, grotesque entertainment and as a sly window into so many aspects of Mexican life, both then and now.

Screening – The Lunchbox
Sunday April 6 – 12:00 PM
Teatro Nacional

Director: Ritesh Bhatra
Country: India, France, Germany
Year: 2013
Language: Hindi, English
Subtitles: Spanish
Duration: 104 min

Synopsis: When a hot lunch is delivered to the wrong desk, a frustrated Mumbai wife finds herself engaging in an intimate, perhaps life-changing correspondence with a complete stranger. Ritesh Batra’s charming, intelligent feature debut is about communication, longing and the good things that can happen when we see accident as opportunity.

Screening – Mondays in the Sun + Q&A – Luis Tosar*
Sunday April 6 – 2:30 PM
Teatro Nacional

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Year: 2002
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Inglés
Duration: 113 min

Synopsis: This multiple Goya-winning drama concerns the closure of a shipyard in Northern Spain and its effect on the lives of five workers it has left unemployed and without purpose. Javier Bardem and Luis Tosar both won acting awards for their work in this moving, immersive slice of social realism.

* Please join us in celebrating the work of multiple Goya-winning Spanish actor Luis Tosar. From the abusive husband in Take My Eyes, to the formidable convict in Cell 211, to the unemployed dockworker in Mondays in the Sun (02), Tosar has built an outstanding, daring career playing difficult, yet captivating characters.

Screening - The Exterminating Angel
Sunday April 6 – 4:00 PM
Teatro Anita Villalaz

Director: Luis Buñuel
Country: Mexico
Year: 1962
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: Inglés
Duration: 95 min

Synopsis: In an affluent Mexico City manor, well-heeled party guests arrive just as the servants, somehow intuiting disaster, quietly evacuate. At some point everyone present will suddenly feel incapable of leaving, hostage to some unknown force. One of legendary director Luis Buñuel’s most iconic works, this ingenious satire is a class-conscious, dreamlike study of unfulfilled appetites. 

About Luis: Luis Buñuel was born in Calanda, Teruel, Spain. His long, prolific output as director includes the films Un chien andalou (29), L’age d’Or (30), Los olvidados (50), Él (53), Viridiana (61), The Exterminating Angel (62), Belle de jour (67), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (72) and That Obscure Object of Desire (77).

Screening – Good Work + Q&A*

Tuesday April 8 – 7:00 PM

Teatro Anita Villalaz

Synopsis: This mesmerizing 1999 masterpiece from French director Claire Denis (whose new film Bastards also screens at IFF Panama) transports us to Djibouti, and the world of the French Foreign Legion. Beau Travail exalts in masculine beauty and discipline, making a sort of ballet out of calisthenics, while slowly unveiling a tale of repressed desire. 

*Special Guest // Claire Denis was born in Paris and raised in colonial French Africa. She graduated from France’s Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (IDHEC). Her films include Chocolat (88), No Fear, No Die (90), I Can't Sleep (94), Beau travail (99), The Intruder (04), 35 Shots of Rum (08) and Bastards (13).

Screening - The Passage
Wednesday April 9 – 11:00 AM
Teatro Anita Villalaz

Director: Alex Douglas
Country: Panama
Year: 2013
Language: Spanish,English
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Duration: 61 min

Synopsis: With this smart, incisive documentary, in which he interviews Panamanians from all points along the socio-political spectrum and investigates the impending expansion of the Canal and its potential long-term impact, Texas-born filmmaker Alex Douglas presents us with a vital, and fascinating portrait of our country in a time of great transition.

About Alex: Was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in Filmmaking. As founder of Sculpting with Time Productions, he has participated in various international film, and art festivals. The Passage (14) is his first feature film.