VLAFF has had a strong relationship with Colombian cinema for many years (in 2013 our Festival was recognized by the Government of Colombia for our work in the promotion of its cinema) and we are pleased to screen the highly acclaimed Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerra (his previous film The Wind Journeys was the Opening Night Film at VLAFF in 2010)—nominated this year for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. We are also happy to present the Vancouver premiere of Liveforever, the latest film by Carlos Moreno (Dog Eat Dog, All Your Dead Ones). As part of the New Directors competition we’ll screen Violencia, a multifaceted discourse on the country’s history of violence. Come Back (Volver) screens in the short film competition and the documentary Our Forest Moon (Nuestro Monte Luna) explores the controversial world of at-risk youth training as matadors in a small Colombian town.

571172098_640

INTERNATIONAL HITS 

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) Dir: Ciro Guerra Colombia

Liveforever (Que viva la música) Dir: Carlos Moreno Colombia

berlinale-violencia

NEW DIRECTORS

Violencia Dir: Jorge Forero Colombia

Nuestro_Monte_Luna_Frame1

CANADA LOOKS SOUTH 

Our Forest Moon (Nuestro Monte Luna) Dir: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa

comingback

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

Come back (Volver) Dir: Iván Luna Colombia