San Cristóbal De Las Casas Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

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San Cristóbal De Las Casas Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

The San Cristóbal De Las Casas International Film Festival revealed yesterday the full lineup for its very first edition, which kicks off next week (January 16).

The definitive highlight is the Ukrainian silent film The Tribe, which for me is a masterpiece. As opening film, San Cristóbal De Las Casas will have the documentary ThuleTuvalu, about the consequences of global warming (I recently reviewed it after its screening at Los Cabos).

The official selection in competition is divided in three sections: short film, fiction, and documentary. 

The acclaimed Timbuktu as well as Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders' doc The Salt of the Earth are among the must-see films from the official selection.

Check the complete feature lenght lineup here:


Official Selection: Fiction

White Lies (dir. Dana Rotberg, New Zealand)

La Tirisia (dir. Jorge Pérez Solano, Mexico)

Charlie's Country (dir. Rolf de Heer, Australia)

Vie Sauvage (dir. Cédric Kahn, Belgium/France)

Beautiful Youth (dir. Jaime Rosales, Spain/France)

Sto Spiti (dir. Athanasios Karanikolas, Greece/Germany)

Timbuktu (dir. Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania/France)

Dólares de Arena (dir. Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Mexico/Argentina/Dominican Republic)

Macondo (dir. Sudabeh Mortezai, Austria)

The Tribe (dir. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, Ukraine/Netherlands)

Official Selection: Documentary

Eco de la Montaña (dir. Nicolás Echevarría, Mexico/US)

The Salt of the Earth (dir. Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders, France/Brazil/Italy)

My Name Is Salt (dir. Farida Pacha, Switzerland/India)

Propaganda (dir. Christopher Murray, Chile)

We Come as Friends (dir. Hubert Sauper, France/Austria)

On the Bride's Side (dir. Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, Khaled Soliman al Nassiry, France/Gerymany/Italy/Denmark/Occupied Palestinian Territory)

All of Me (dir. Arturo González Villaseñor, Mexico)

I Am the People (dir. Anna Roussillon, France/Egypt)

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Opening and Closing Film

Opening: ThuleTuvalu (dir. Matthias von Gunten, Switzerland/Tuvalu/Greenland)

Closing: Samba (dir. Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, France)

Pulse of the World Section

Tierra Sublevada: Oro Impuro (dir. Fernando E. Solanas, Argentina/Venezuela)

Marmato (dir. Mark Grieco, Colombia/US)

Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians (dir. Hernán Vilchez, Mexico/Argentina)

Retratos de una Búsqueda (dir. Alicia Calderón, Mexico/US)

Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (dir. Lourdes Portillo, Susana Blaustein, Argentina/US)

La Hora de la Siesta (dir. Carolina Platt, Mexico)

The Narrow Frame of Midnight (dir. Tala Hadid, Morocco/UK/US/Qatar/France)

Open Air Screenings

Cesar Chavez (dir. Diego Luna, US/Mexico)

The Golden Dream (dir. Diego Quemada-Díez, Mexico/Guatemala/Spain)

Music is My Mother Language (dir. Todd Clouser, Billy Martin, Mexico/US)


Check the previously announced details of the festival here, including a retrospective dedicated to Costa-Gavras.
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