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.
Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
Dir: Ciro Guerra
Liveforever (Que viva la música)
Dir: Carlos Moreno
Dir: Jorge Forero
CANADA LOOKS SOUTH
Our Forest Moon (Nuestro Monte Luna)
Dir: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa
SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION
Come back (Volver)
Dir: Iván Luna