01 / 03 / 2013
19 / 02 / 2013
The drive-in screening is one of the most expected FICUNAM events; in this third edition, the drive-in is back with a disturbing film, set in the 70s, featuring elements of suspense, impeccable aesthetics, and an excellent soundtrack: Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio.
Sound is not often the protagonist and the dramatic, narrative, conceptual, and structural chore of a film. Gilderoy, a naïve sound engineer, looses touch with reality after accepting to work in an Italian horror film in the 70s. Known as Giallo Cinema, this genre astonished their viewers with gore-psychedelic stories of an erotic tone which often featured sophisticated compositions by masters such as Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai.
This second feature by Peter Strickland —featuring a soundtrack composed by Broadcast before the passing away of their leader, Trish Keenan— is close to the surreal horror of Lynch’s Eraserhead and kin to Lang’s The Testament of Dr. Mabuse.
Enjoy this disturbing film at the FICUNAM 2013 Drive-In Screening Session, on February, Tuesday 26, in the Parking lot 4 of the Centro Cultural Universitario, at 20:30.12 / 02 / 2013
Trying to encourage and to recognize the production of innovative international films, the UNAM Internacional Film Festival presents its International Feature-Film Competition as part of the program of its 2013 edition.
This section acts as an exhibition platform for fiction, documentary, and hybrid film pieces made by directors with less than three productions in their filmography; films that show the awakening of youthful rebellion and emotions, the decadence of stars, crimes, social effervescence, and the complicated nature of human relations, among other subjects.
An international panel of jurors will award the Silver Puma Award for Best Film and Best Director (100,000 pesos M.N., each). Also, the audience will vote for an Audience Award.
• The Act of Killing de Joshua Oppenheimer (Denmark-Norway-United Kingdom, 2012)
• Arraianos de Eloy Enciso (Spain, 2012)
• Avanti Popolo de Michael Wahrmann (Brazil, 2012)
• Carmita de Laura Amelia Guzmán e Israel Cárdenas (Mexico-Argentina, 2013) *World Premiere*
• Cumbres de Gabriel Nuncio (Mexico, 2013) *World Premiere*
• DEAD BODY WELCOME de Kees Brienen (Holland, 2013)
• Escuela Normal de Celina Murga (Argentina, 2012)
• Leones de Jazmín López (Argentina-France-Holland, 2012)
• Leviathan de Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor (United Kingdom-France-United States, 2012)
• The Murder of Hi Good de Lee Lynch (United States, 2012)
• Time Goes by Like a Roaring Lion de Phillip Hartmann (Germany, 2013) *World Premiere*
• Two Meters of This Land de Ahmad Natche (Palestine, 2012)
• Vers Madrid - The Burning Bright! (Scene from the Class Struggle and the Revolution) de Sylvain George (France, 2012)
• Yumen de J.P. Sniadecki, Huang Xiang y Xu Ruotao (China-United States, 2012)
International Panel of Jurors
• Jean-Pierre Rehm (France). Academic, art curator, and cultural promoter. Since 2001 he directs the International Film Festival of Marseille, FIDMarseille.
• Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece). Filmmaker. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered at the 2010 Venice Festival, receiving the Coppa Volpi for its protagonist and winning other 13 awards in international festivals.
• Dennis Lim (United States). Critic and programmer. He collaborates for The New York Times and teaches at the Institute of Journalism of the University of New York.
• Nicolás Pereda (Mexico). Filmmaker. His films have been screened at the International film Festivals of Cannes, Rotterdam, and San Sebastian.
• Mark Peranson (Canada). Writer, programmer, and filmmaker, Mark Peranson is editor and editorial proofreader for CinemaScope magazine. His first film, Waiting for Sancho (2008), was screened in over 25 international film festivals.
The International Feature-film Competition is a section that captures the essence and the vision of FICUNAM, a must for all cinema lovers. From February 21 to March 3.06 / 02 / 2013
Feats is one of FICUNAM competing sections, its aim is to help the new generations of film students and to contribute in the education of emerging talents. This is a space to foster the exchange of experiences and to build networks among young creators from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
This encounter sets up a space of analysis and reflection around the screenings of films by young filmmakers, promoting a dialogue and debate on the new narrative forms, the latest changes in cinema teaching, and the inclusion of new technologies, delving into this region’s audiovisual culture.
This year selection is formed by 13 short films from eight different countries, competing for a 35,000 pesos M.N. ($2,750 USD) award.
• Campo (Víctor Flores). Universidad Arcis – Escuela de Cine. Chile
• De agua dulce (Damián Saínz Eduardo). Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños. Cuba
• Distopía (Jeffrey Frígula) Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Cataluña. Spain
• Gil (Daniel Nolasco, Marcella Coppo). Universidade Federal Fluminense: Departamento de Cinema e Vídeo. Brazil
• La madre (Ernesto Martínez Bucio). Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Mexico
• La sed (Nicolás Wong Díaz). Universidad Veritas. Costa Rica
• La visita del cangrejo (Pelayo Lira Díaz). Universidad de Chile: Instituto de Comunicación e Imagen, Carrera de Cine y TV. Chile
• Los galgos (Gabriel Azorín). Escuela de Cinematografía de la Comunidad de Madrid. Spain
• Los murmullos (Gastón Andrade Juárez). Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, UNAM. Mexico
• Mupepy Munatim (Pedro Peralta). Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Portugal
• Pude ver un puma (Eduardo Williams) Universidad del Cine. Argentina
• Que viva el agua (Cecilia Kang) Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica. Argentina
• Vacaciones (Ana María de Loera) Universidad de Guadalajara. Mexico
The International Jury Panel will be formed by:
Raúl Camargo (Chile).- Scholar and film programmer. Art delegate for the Valdivia International Film Festival.
Rebeca de Pas (Italy).- Programmer for the FidLAB of the Marseille International Film Festival.
Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico).- Filmmaker, alumnus of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). Director of Trópico de cáncer (2004), Los herederos (2008), and Mitote (2012).
This section represents a unique opportunity to take a look at the current state of film teaching in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Don’t miss Feats: International Film Schools Meeting in this Third Edition of FICUNAM, from February 21 to March 3.
05 / 02 / 2013
02 / 02 / 2013
Among the vast French filmography, there is a name that escaped commercial screening circuits but that is distinguished from everyone else’s due to the mastery and singularity of his work: Marcel Hanoun (Tunisia, 1929 – France, 2012). FICUNAM 2013, collaborating with the Cinémathèque Française, carries out a tribute to this filmmaker, who passed away on September 22, last year.
An author of more than seventy works —among videos, short films, and feature films—, Hanoun conquered the 1959 Cannes Film Festival with Une simple histoire. Admired by great filmmakers and specialists alike, such as Jean-Luc Godard, Jonas Mekas, and Nicole Brenez, Marcel Hanoun’s films captivated audiences due to the great poetic power imprinted in his images, with styles that escape conventional narratives. This director, born in Tunisia, also wrote several books: Cinéma Cinéaste, Notes sur le cinema, Le ravissement de Natacha, and Le Cri.
We invite you to learn more about this author and remember his film legacy at the Tribute to Marcel Hanoun that FICUNAM 2013 presents in its current edition, from February 21st to March 3rd.
30 / 01 / 2013
As in each FICUNAM edition, the program offered includes a section with the best national productions of the former year: “Mexico, Right Now.”
In this third edition of the festival, “Mexico, Right Now” holds titles such as Sebastián Hofmann’s Halley (2012), about the horror suffered by a sick man whose body is falling into pieces; Pablo Delgado’s Las lágrimas (2012), about two siblings living in a fractured home and forced to escape into the woods for a weekend; and Fernando Frías’ Rezeta (2012), that shows the complicated love story lived by a beautiful model born in Kosovo who arrives to Mexico City to work.
“Mexico, Right Now” will also present the world debut of Despertar el polvo (2013), third feature film by Hari Sama; Calle López (2013), by Gerardo Barroso and Lisa Tillinger; Panorama (2013), by Juan Patricio Riveroll; and El cuarto desnudo (2013), by Nuria Ibañez.
This section will also screen feature films which had a relevant participation in their journey through important international film festivals. Eugenio Polgovsky’s Mitote (2012), Yulene Olaizola’s Fogo (2012), Eduardo Villanueva’s Penumbra (2013), and Enrique Rivero’s Mai Morire (2012) are part of this innovative section which aims to support recent Mexican talent.
If you want to get a closer look at a current perspective of national cinema, you can’t miss “Mexico, Right Now,” at FICUNAM, 2013, from February 21 to March 3.
In the early 80s of the 20th century, the economic boom in Taiwan captured the attention of the whole world. However, it was this country’s filmic production —the so-called “Taiwanese New Wave”— which highlighted the social transformations which shook this tiny Asian island during those years. Edward Yang (Shanghai, 1947 – United States, 2007) was one of the most representative directors of that movement and he is also one of the most unknown in the American Continent. In its Third Edition, FICUNAM offers an in-depth approach to the work of this filmmaker in its section Retrospective.
A child of a generation which migrated to Taiwan after the 1949 Civil War in China, in his films Yang registers the search for an identity in a country moving between the Western and the Eastern values, as well as the meaning of drifting in the enormity of a city such as Taipei, and the implications of this. Local and autobiographic issues are explored in Edward Yang’s films in such a way that they also delve into universal matters: malfunctioning human relations, absence of family figures, and the longing for opportunities lost.
Edward Yang’s short and brilliant filmography includes the films Taipei Story (1985), The Terrorizers (1986), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Mahjong (1996), and Yi Yi (2000), his last film which earned him the Best Director award at Cannes. The passage of time establishes Edward Yang as one of the most interesting directors not only in Asia, but in the whole world.
Look for the Edward Yang Retrospective as well as other approaches to the best cinema at FICUNAM 2013, from February 21 to March 3.
The UNAM International Film Festival joins efforts with the crowd-funding platform Fondeadora with the intention of collecting funds for the project “Diaries, Notes & Sketches,” which will be presented during the Third Edition of this Festival where filmmaker Jonas Mekas is also the special guest.
The name of this project is related to everyday life events —which for Mekas are like an art piece— and it also reminds us of the early times in this filmmaker’s career when he began recording brief moments of his life with his first camera, a Bolex. “Diaries, Notes & Sketches” allows for a dialogue to be established with Mekas’ film work as a selection of home videos are screened. These home videos will be donated by anyone willing to contribute with his or her own home-recorded material. The audience will take part in an open-air, picnic-like screening experience.
As way to reciprocate and thank for the donations given through Fondeadora, FICUNAM will offer different benefits according to the amount of the contribution, from T-shirts to special catalogue editions, autographed posters and newsletters, free passes to screenings and invitations to attend dinners and other events together with the Festival team as well as our invited directors and special guests.
Help us to make possible this project —“Diaries, Notes & Sketches”— and discover all the benefits you can get by giving to Fondeadora in this Third Edition of FICUNAM, from February 21 to March 3, 2013
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