Día 4: En la nieve
Por: Clara Itzel Hernández Valladares19-01-2009
Entra y lee nuestro blog directo desde el Festival de Sundance.
Cast y director de Sin nombre
The inevitable festival “hangover” is beginning to take hold – seeing so many movies back to back, the details sometimes begin to blend together. But not today. The first film is a disturbing documentary BOY INTERRUPTED, made by veteran documentary filmmaker Dana Perry as an exploration of her own 15 year old, bi-polar son’s suicide. This was a lucky accidental choice for me, a default screening when I couldn’t get the ticket I wanted – but that’s what’s great about film festivals – you get to see films you might never otherwise see, stories that take you to places you might never otherwise go. And so it was with the next two films, that both really captured my heart. DON’T LET ME DROWN, developed by director Cruz Angeles at the Sundance lab, is a poignant glimpse at a Mexican immigrant family’s experience living and working in New York post 9-11. SIN NOMBRE (exec produced by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal) follows the devastating, heart journey of illegal immigration into the U.S. from south of the border. This is a compelling heart-wrenching film, and most amazing because it seems like such an insider’s view of a specific culture in Mexico, but first time director Cary Fukunaga is Japanese American, his only previous connection to Mexico being through his Mexican step-father. A stunning cinematic journey, this is my favorite film here, and it has distribution already – so hopefully it will get the attention it deserves. But later at The Blind Dog Café cast dinner, Focus Features CEO James Schamus explains that even though the company is really high on this film, it presents marketing challenges as a spanish-speaking “art house” film. Isn’t it sad that box-office predictions limit the potential of great little movies that should be seen – and marketed to – general audiences? But one thing is sure, this young director will go on to have a career. He’s already been named on Variety’s 10 Directors To Watch list.
El cast de Don’t Let Me Drown.
Cruz Ángeles, director de Don’t Let Me Drown
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