Costa Rica Film Festival to Honor 'Certain Women' Director Kelly Reichardt

The Hollywood Reporter

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 program also features Reichardt's Night Moves (2013), Meek's Cutoff (2010), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Old Joy (2006) and River of Grass (1994)

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

 

International Competition

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