Photo: Sundance Film Festival 2012
Check out the Spanish Language competing films and the documentaries with Hispanic themes competing in next year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The largest independent film festival, Sundance, announced this week its list of competitors.
Competing in the U.S. Cinema Dramatic Competition is Filly Brown— A Hip Hop-driven drama about a Mexican girl who rises to fame and consciousness as she copes with the incarceration of her mother through music. Lou Diamond Phillips, Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera and Edward James Olmos star, and it was directed by Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos.
Participating in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, are Argentine film “The Last Elvis,” “Father’s Chair” from Brazil, “Madrid, 1987” from Spain and two Chilean films, “Violeta Went to Heaven” and “Young and Wild.”
‘The Last Elvis’ (El Ultimo Elvis), Directed by Armando Bo and written by Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo, tells the story of a Buenos Aires Elvis impersonator who believes that he is the reincarnation of the King himself and struggles to shake free from reality and live his musical dream.
‘Father’s Chair’ (A Cadeira do Pai), directed by Luciano Moura, and written by Elena Soarez and Luciano Moura tells the journey of Theo, who follows th the trail of his runaway teen son through the film, while confronting his own identity as a son, a father and a man along the way.
In David Tueba’s ‘Madrid, 1987,’ the balance of power and desire constantly shifts during the meeting of an older journalist and a young student who belong to two generations completely foreign to one another.
Violeta Went to Heaven (Violeta se Fue a Los Cielos) Directed by Andrés Wood, and written by Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, and Wood draws a portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes,
while the other Chilean entry, Young & Wild directed by Marialy Rivas, tells the struggles of 17-year-old Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents.
Finally, in the Documentary Category, Gypsy Davy follows a white boy with Alabama roots through his journey in becoming a Flamenco guitarist in Andalusian boots.
The Sundance Film Festival will start on January 19 2012 in Utah, and will feature well over a hundred independent films over the next ten days.
For a complete competitors list, visit http://www.sundance.org/festival/