Sion Sono “The way things are, I don’t think I will film in Japan again”

Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono (Toyokawa, 1961) can well be within the most exuberant personalities to come to FICVALDIVIA. The owner of a filmography with over 50 titles, where he has tackled every manifestation of popular and genre cinema conceivable – exploitation films, B horror movies, fantastic cinema, catastrophe dramas, vampire flicks, mockumentaries and hard police…

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The Valdivia International Film Festival kicked off its 24th version

Starting at 8pm, the Valdivia International Film Festival celebrated the Opening Ceremony of its 24th edition. The function took place at the Aula Magna Auditorium of Universidad Austral de Chile, gathering important figures in national and international cinema, and hosted by actors Francisco Reyes and Daniela Vega. The Valdivia International Film Festival, which takes place…

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Rey, by Niles Atallah, and Casa Roshell, by Camila José Donoso, are the Chilean films in the international competition at FICValdivia

Both films will celebrate their Chilean premieres, after screening at the Rotterdam and Berlin festivals, respectively.   The story of Antoine de Tounens, the French citizen that, after having lived in a Mapuche community during the 19th century, proclaimed himself king, to unify these communities, is the topic of the new movie by filmmaker Niles…

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FICValdivia [24] anuncia su Selección Oficial de películas en competencia

31 movies participate in the competitions of International Feature, Chilean Feature and Latin American Short Film. Rey, by Niles Atallah, and Casa Roshell, by Camila José Donoso, are the Chilean films present in the international competition. Also announced were the titles in the Chilean Cinema Showcase, and a new section that supports the internationalization of…

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Sion Sono from Japan, American Deborah Stratman and Bolivian filmmakers from Socavón Cine will be some of our international guests at 24th FICValdivia

Each one will have a retrospective of their essential filmography, part of the festival’s out-of-competition program.   Two filmmakers and a collective, with completely different stylistic focuses, will head up the list of international filmmakers present at 24th FICVALDIVIA, which will take place this coming October 9-15. The objective is not just to promote and…

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The Valdivia International Film Festival gives a sneak preview of its 2017 program, confirming this year’s three films by Hong Sang-soo

During its 24th edition, FICValdivia will screen all the films Hong Sang-soo premiered this year: On the Beach at Night Alone (2017 Berlinale Official Selection competition), The Day After (2017 Cannes Official Selection competition) and Claire’s Camera (Special Screening at Cannes 2017). In the words of FICValdivia director Raúl Camargo, “the decision to present the…

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