To celebrate its silver anniversary, the Valdivia International Film Festival has selected a series of Chilean features and short films that not only marked its previous 24 editions, but also became landmarks in the recent history of national cinema, thus solidifying the close ties the event has with the emergence of our films in the global arena.
Between October 8 and 14, the festival will screen pictures with great audience success, such as Mirageman by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, others with important international repercussions, like Neruda by Pablo Larraín, as well as representational milestones including Naomi Campbel by Camila Donoso and Nicolás Videla. Other full-length films in the series are Sebastián Lelio’s debut production La Sagrada Familia, Gatos Viejos by Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano, and El Otro Día, by renowned documentary filmmaker Ignacio Agüero.
In addition to these feature-length movies, the program presents a number of short films by Chilean directors who have achieved global acclaim, such as Andrés Wood, Alicia Scherson, Dominga Sotomayor and Alejandro Fernández Almendras, rounding out the 25-film series celebrating the variety and evolution in the last three decades of Chilean cinema history, which has been interwoven with the Valdivia International Film Festival.
Many filmmakers present in the series, with names that include Marialy Rivas and Vivienne Barry, have given their testimony on the role the festival has played in their careers and their lives. These memories, anecdotes, and perceptions can be read at www.ficvaldivia.cl/25-anos.