27th New Latin American Film Festival
of December 2005
There were some older and some newer motifs in the 27th New Latin American Film Festival of December 2005. Jorge Fons (Mexico), Orlando Lübbert (Chile), Juan Padrón (Cuba) and Alberto Lecchi (Argentina) made up the juries with Juan Madrid (Spain), Nitza Kakoseos (Sweden), Vicente Ferraz (Brazil) and Juan Pablo Rebella from Uruguay, who passed away this year. Gabriel García Márquez, Fernando Solanas, Felipe Cazals, Ignacio Ramonet, Fernando Birri and others returned to the Festival, which was “invaded” by the most novel creators of the region.
Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Cuba split the awards, with Fiction going to Argentina for Iluminados por el fuego (Illuminated by fire, by Tristán Bauer). Best director was taken by Felipe Cazals for his work in Las vueltas del citrillo (Citrillo´s travels) and Chilean Matías Bize for En la Cama (In bed). Best First Piece was given to Play, by Alicia Scherson from Chile, Barrio Cuba (Cuba neighborhood) by Humberto Solás took the special jury award. Habana Blues (Havana blues) by Benito Zambrano from Spain was the Best Foreign Film on Latin America, while Cuban Pavel Giroud won the award for best unpublished script.
Best Documentary went to the Mexican Toro Negro (Black bull) by Carlos Armella and Pedro González-Rubio, the Brazilian Entreactos (Intervals) by Joao Moreira Salles and Estamira, by Marcos Prado...
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