San Sebastian announces Horizontes Latinos titles

10 films compete for prize

by Amber Wilkinson

The world premiere of Jesús López will open the Horizontes Latinos section
The world premiere of Jesús López will open the Horizontes Latinos section Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
The San Sebastian Film Festival has announced that 10 Latin American films will compete in its Horizontes Latinos section this year. The selection includes five films from the festival's Latin American work in progress (WIP) initiative.

The winner of last year's WIP Latam award Dusk Stone, directed by Iván Fund, will compete for the Horizontes Award following its screening in the Venice Festival’s Giornate degli Autori section.

Also in the line-up are three returning directors Paz Fábrega, Alonso Ruizpalacios and Lorenzo Vigas - who bring Aurora, A Cop Movie and The Box respectively.

Uruguayan film The Employer and the Employee, directed by Manuel Nieto Zas, winner of the Egeda Platino Industry Award for best WIP Latam 2020, will close the Horizontes selection.

The section will open with the world premiere of Jesús López, directed by Maximiliano Schonfeld, which was also part of WIP Latam.

Rounding out the section are Madalena, from Brazilian director Madiano Marcheti; Azor, the first feature from Swiss director Andreas Fontana, which places two bankers in the context of the Argentine dictatorship and its disappeared; Columbian director Simón Mesa Soto’s debut Amparo and Mexican director Tatiana Huezo's Prayers For The Stolen.

The section prize is 35,000 euros for the director of the film and its distributor in Spain.

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