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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Desierto adentro / The desert within
Desierto adentro

Dir. Rodrigo Pla

Mexico/2008/35mm/Fiction/110 min.
NY Premiere

QUAD CINEMA 4/22 @ 9:35 pm & 4/23 @ 5 pm

  • English
  • Spanish

Elías has commited a great sin against God and is convinced that his children’s lives will be taken prematurely as a consequence. In an attempt to reverse the punishment, he dedicates his life to building a church in a plea for absolution. The story is told through the voice of Aureliano, Elías’s youngest and most vulnerable son, who depicts the family saga with religious altarpieces.

Elías ha cometido un gran pecado contra Dios y está convencido de que sobre sus hijos caerá la condena de una muerte prematura. Queriendo detener el temible castigo, dedicará su vida a construir una iglesia para obtener el perdón de Dios. La historia es narrada a través de la mirada de Aureliano, el hijo más joven y vulnerable, quien retratará la saga familiar en retablos religiosos.

 

Dir. RODRIGO PLA

  • English
  • Spanish

A cum laude graduate from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), he has written and directed five fictional shorts, including Novia mía which received the award as Best Short Film at the Biarritz Festival (France, 1996) and the Guadalajara Film Festival (Mexico, 1996), and Ojo en la nuca, which, among other awards, received the student Oscar for Best Foreign Short (USA, 2001) and the Ariel for Best Fictional Short (Mexico, 2001). He has also written and directed two feature films, La Zona which received several international recognitions, including: the Lion of the Future for the Best Debut Film at the 64th International Venice Film Festival (2007) and the International Critics Award (FIPRESCI) – Toronto International Film Festival (2007); and Desierto adentro that closed the Cannes Critic´s Week 08 and won at Guadalajara Film Festival for Best Mexican Film.

Se gradúa cum laude en el Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). Ha escrito y dirigido cinco cortometrajes de ficción entre los que cabe destacar Novia mía premiado como mejor cortometraje en el Festival de Biarritz (Francia, 1996) y en el Festival de Cine de Guadalajara (México, 1996) y El ojo en la nuca, el cual entre otros premios recibe el Oscar Estudiantil al mejor cortometraje extranjero (EEUU, 2001) y el Ariel al mejor cortometraje de ficción (México, 2001). También ha escrito y dirigido dos largometrajes, La Zona, el cual ha recibido diversos reconocimientos internacionales, entre ellos el León del Futuro a la mejor Opera Prima en la 64 Mostra Internazionale D´Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (2007) y el Premio de la crítica internacional (FIPRESCI) – Toronto International Film Festival (2007) y Desierto adentro, su segundo largometraje, que cerró La semana de la crítica en Cannes y ganó en el Festival de Guadalajara como Mejor Filme Mexicano.