[Free Admission] III Venezuelan Film Festival
||Enjoy internationally awarded Venezuelan films from genres as diverse as horror, drama, history and comedy.
||19 July 2016 (Tuesday) - 23 July 2016 (Saturday)
||The Arts House
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
Tickets are complementary and will be given half an hour before each screening on the basis of first come, first served.
The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Singapore cordially invites everyone to the III Venezuelan Film Festival.
The Festival includes The House at the End of Time (La casa del Fin de Los Tiempos) directed by Alejandro Hidalgo; Venezzia by Haik Gazarian; Fresh Air (Aire Libre) by Luis Armando Roche; The Parrot’s Mess (Er Relajo der Loro) by John Petrizzelli; 1888, The Extraordinary Journey of The Santa Isabel (El Extraordinario Viaje de la Santa Isabel) by Alfredo Anzola and Brother (Hermano) by Marcel Rasquin.
This event is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with one of Latin-America’s most vibrant film industry and through it to understand this region’s idiosyncrasy.
THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME (LA CASA DEL FIN DE LOS TIEMPOS)
directed by Alejandro Hidalgo | Drama, Horror, Mystery | In Spanish with English subtitles
19 July (Tuesday), 7PM
Dulce is a mother who has encounters with apparitions in her old house, where it unleashes a terrible prophecy. Thirty years later, turned into an old woman, she returns home to unravel the mystery and tragedy that has tantalized her.
Cast: Rudy Rodríguez and Gonzalo Cubero
Awards: Best Picture at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival LA, 2014, Best Director at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival LA, 2014, Best Iberoamerican Picture at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival, 2014, Best Iberoamerican Performance for Ruddy Rodríguez at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival, 2014
directed by Haik Gazarian | Drama | In Spanish with English subtitles
20 July (Wednesday), 7PM
A love story between an American officer and a Venezuelan woman depicts the real events surrounding Venezuela's participation in World War II.
Cast: Rudy Rodríguez, Alfonso Herrera y Rafael Romero
Awards: Best Picture, Best Story, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Director at El Universo del Espectaculo Festival 2009, Best Picture & Best Story at Palm Beach International Film Festival 2009, For Excellence in Film won Silver Lei Award at Honolulu Film Festival 2010, Best Foreign Film at Sonoma International Film Festival 2010, Best Romantic Feature at Amsterdam Film Festival, Best Actor at Canada International Film Festival
FRESH AIR (AIRE LIBRE)
directed by Luis Armando Roche | Drama | In Spanish with English subtitles
21 July (Thursday), 7PM
A historical reconstruction of the groundbreaking journey that Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland made to Venezuela at the beginning of a long expedition through Latin America in the early 19th Century.
Cast: Roy Dupuis, Christian Vadim, Carlos Cruz, Wolfgang Preiss, Dimas González ,Orlando Urdaneta.
Awards: Caracas Municipal Film Award for Best Cinematography, Best Sound & Best Original Music
THE PARROT’S MESS (ER RELAJO DER LORO)
directed by John Petrizzelli | Comedy, Drama | In Spanish with English subtitles
22 July (Friday), 7PM
Fifty years (from 1950 to 2000) of historical developments in Venezuela cheerfully narrated by a parrot.
Cast: Luis Gerónimo Abreu, Verónica Arellano, Gonzalo Cubero
1888, THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE SANTA ISABEL (EL EXTRAORDINARIO VIAJE DE LA SANTA ISABEL)
directed by Alfredo Anzola | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | In Spanish with English subtitles
23 July (Saturday), 5PM
“1888: The Extraordinary Voyage of The Santa Isabel" is a whimsical adventure about a tired Jules Verne, fleeing from Paris and a boring wife, who joins Italian explorer Stradelli in an expedition on the Orinoco river. This experience lead to his famous book “The Mighty Orinoco”.
Cast: Elba Escobar: Marco Villarubia, Kristin Pardo,
directed by Marcel Rasquin | Drama | In Spanish with English subtitles
23 July (Saturday), 7PM
Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.
Cast: Fernando Moreno, Eliu Armas , Ali Rondon
Awards: Golden Saint George Prize to the Best Film, Public Choice Award and Russian Film Critics Award at Moscow International Film Festival 2010, Audience Award at Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2010, Special Jury Prize at Havana Film Festival 2010, Golden Colon to the Best Film at Huelva Latin American Film Festival 2010, Audience Award at Lima Latin American Film Festival 2011, Best Director and Audience Award at Lleida Latin American Film Festival 2011