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Panorama Films From Latin America At Berlinale

The 35 films from thirty countries, including 28 world premieres and eleven debuts, trace the invisible and present cinema as a tool of resistance, the statement said.

A Spanish, a Chilean, a Mexican and a Brazilian film are part of the 35 titles that will be screened in the Panorama section of the 73rd Berlinale, which begins on February 16, the festival organization reported today in a statement.

The debut feature of the Spanish Álvaro Gago, “Matria”, is a vibrant portrait of a woman who with a lot of work and a rude charm fights to get ahead in a Galician fishing village.

When her 18-year-old daughter is ready to fend for herself, Ramona begins to question her life before her.

The Chilean documentary “The Eternal Memory”, by Maite Alberdi, shows the progress of Alzheimer’s in journalist Augusto Góngora, documented by his wife, Paulina Urrutia, and reveals the tragedy and sadness that memory loss entails for both of them .

The Mexican film “Heroico”, by David Zonana, co-produced with Sweden, deals with the story of 18-year-old Luis, who in order to support himself and his mother, only sees one path: train at the National Military Academy of Mexico.

The rigid system of violence that should make him the perfect soldier takes him to his limits.

The Brazilian film “Propriedade” (“Property”) is a thriller that reflects the extreme class antagonisms in Brazil.

When the rebellious workers occupy Teresa’s family farm, she takes refuge at the last moment in an armored van; she is trapped, but refuses to bargain.

What to do When The world is on Fire?

This is the question many of the filmmakers on this year’s Panorama program are asking, the statement said.

“Content and form are the means used to convey his cinematographic responses to complex current events and individual upheavals,” according to section manager Michael Stütz.

He adds that “the camera functions as a tool, inspiration as a weapon.” “Images are created that fill gaps and represent (counter) positions in societies,” he observes.

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