FROM AFAR
Desde allá

Venezuela, 2015
Spanish with English subtitles/ 93′
Director/Writer: Lorenzo Vigas

Tuesday, August 1st | 8:45 PM
The Cinematheque
1131 Howe St (btw Helmcken and Davie)

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VENICE FILM FESTIVAL  2015 - Golden Lion for Best Film.

Lorenzo Vigas’ mesmerizing feature debut examines the struggles of a man petrified by the notion of human contact and intimacy. Armando, aged 50, (played by Pablo Larraín favourite Alfredo Castro in one of his most striking performances yet), cruises young men in the streets of Caracas and pays them to come back to his house. He also regularly spies on an older man with whom he seems to have ties from the past. One day he meets 17-year-old Elder, leader of a small band of thugs. Their turbulent relationship will come to mimic the violent, passionate, oppressive unpredictability of the city around them.

From Afar won the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival, and Castro, already so impressive in films like Tony Manero, No and The Club, won the Best Actor award in Thessaloniki for what is arguably his richest performance yet. – Andres Castillo

Cuenta la historia de Armando, un hombre de mediana edad que lleva jóvenes adolescentes a su casa ofreciéndoles dinero. Pero no los toca, solo los observa desde una estricta distancia. Al mismo tiempo sigue a un hombre mayor con quien parece haber tenido una relación traumática del pasado. El encuentro violentocon un joven ladrón callejero, Elder, despierta en Armando una fuerte atracción hacia este adolescente. Atraído en un principio por el dinero, Elder sigue frecuentando a Armando hasta que una inesperada intimidad nace entre ellos. El tormentoso pasado de Armando lo sigue persiguiendo, y Elder termina cometiendo el acto de afecto más extremo en su nombre.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Producer: Michel Franco, Rodolfo Cova
Screenwriter: Lorenzo Vigas
Cinemagrapher: Sergio Amstrong
Editor: Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Principal cast: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva