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The retrospective dedicated to the bicentennial of the independence of Latin America will include ‘Los olvidados’, a classic by Luis Buñuel.

Latin America will have a strong presence in the 15th International Film Festival in Kerala, India, with five films in competition and a retrospective of the subcontinent, announced today the organizing committee. The event, from December 10th to December 17th , will include ‘Dia Naranja’ (Orange Day), which is the debut of director Alejandro Szeplaki of Venezuela, and ‘Ilusión Óptica’, also the first work of the Chilean Cristián Jiménez.

Colombia will be represented by ‘Retratos en un Mar de Mentiras’ by Carlos Gaviria, while Argentina will be screening ‘El Último Verano de La Boyita’ by Julia Solomonoff, and Vino, Diego Fried’s second film.

The retrospective dedicated to the bicentennial of the independence of Latin America will include ‘Los olvidados’, a classic by Luis Buñuel, ‘El estado de las Cosas’ (Bolivia), ‘Machuca’ (Chile), and several more films, according to information posted on the official site of the festival. Beena Paul, artistic director of the Kerala Film Festival told Indian press agency PTI that there will also be films of Central Asia and Africa, plus those from the host country.

The international jury includes Mexican Maria Novaro, US Julie Dash, Ermek Shinarbaev (Kazakhstan), Thai Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Sooni Taraporevala (India). The festival is annually organized by the government in that state of southern India and has the approval of the International Federation of Film Critics.

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