New films from talents across Latin America will beshowcased in the San Sebastian International Film Festival's (Sept 17-25)second annual Latin Horizons competition.
The section carries a jury-awarded prize worth Euros 18,000.Films entirely or partially produced in Latin America, directed by filmmakersof Latin origin or inspired by Latin culture are eligible. The sectionsolidifies San Sebastian as a place to discover Latin talents.
Ten films from six countries comprise this year's line-up,including the world premiere of opening film Your Life For Peron (La Vida Por Peron) by Argentina's SergioBelloti, whose film Southeast (Sudeste)participated in the 2002 edition of the Films in Progress financing initiative.
Three more Films in Progress alumni also compete fromArgentina: Santiago Palavecino's AnotherTurn (Otra Vuelta); Ana Poliak's PinBoy (Parapalos); and Fernan Rudnik's LittleVillage (Pueblo Chico). Other Argentine entries include coming-of-age dramaBuenos Aires 100 Km from Pablo JoseMeza; and Juan Taratuto's romantic comedy It'sNot You, It's Me (No Sos Vos, Soy Yo).
Brazilian Marcos Bernstein's, co-writer of Walter Salles'
Paolo Agazzi's noir caper El Atraco is a Bolivian-Spanish co-production based on real events;Sebastian Corder's Ecuadorian-Mexican-Spanish co-production