The Costa Rica Film Festival announced on Tuesday its fifth edition's full lineup, which will feature a retrospective of American director Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women), who will attend the festival held in the city of San Jose from Dec. 8-17.
The retrospective program will screen Reichardt's latest film, Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Michelle Williams, which took the best film award at the London Film Festival in October. Reichard was also nominated for best director for this film in the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards.
The festival will screen 72 films spread in a program that also includes a Central American films competition, aimed to "feel the pulse of local and regional film production, offering a detailed landscape of our current film situation in order to contribute to its visibility on both local and international levels," according to a statement issued by the festival.
"Our identity and our program are built around a free, coherent and risky cinema, with films that avoid common places and bring us closer to different voices and visions of the world," said the fest's artistic director Marcelo Quesada.
"The CRFIC continues to be focused on consolidating itself as a top platform for Costa Rican and Central American cinema," he added
Central American Competition
Abrazame como antes - Jurgen Urena - Costa Rica
El sonido de las cosas - Ariel Escalante - Costa Rica
Los ofendidos - Marcela Zamora - El Salvador - Mexico
La felicidad del sonido - Ana Endara - Panama
Es hora de enamorarse - Guido Bilbao - Panama
La sombra del naranjo - Patricia Velasquez and Oscar Herrera - Costa Rica
Alba - Ana Cristina Barragan - Ecuador
The Blind Christ - Christopher Murray - Chile
The Future Perfect - Nele Wohlatz - Argentina
Tarde para la ira - Raul Arevalo - Spain
The Girl Without Hands - Sebastian Laudenbach - France
Clash - Mohamed Diab - Egypt/France
Radio Dreams - Babak Jalali - Iran/USA
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea - Dash Shaw - USA
La tempestad - Tatiana Huezo - Mexico
The Land of the Enlightened - Pieter-Jan De Pue - Belgium/Netherlands/Ireland
Memories of a Penitent Heart - Cecilia Aldarondo - Puerto Rico/USA
All These Sleepless Nights - Michal Marczak - Poland