Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation is organizing a VENEZUELA FILM FESTIVAL sponsored by the Embassy of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela, Villa del Cine Foundation and Amazonia Films Distributor from 20th to 22nd February 2023 at Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Subba Road Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034 as per the schedule given below.
Date: 20th – 22nd, February 2023
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)
0. Inaugural Function – February 20 | 6.00 p.m
1. Azú/2013/Dir.: Luis Alberto Lamata/100 min | February 20 – Monday | 6.30 p.m
In 1780, an African woman is forced into slavery and sold at auction. The sugarcane farmer who buys her becomes obsessed and has no idea her ancestral destiny will disrupt his plantation.
Awards: 1 Won and 1 Nominated
2. Amor Cuesta Arriba/2015/Dir.: Nelson Núñez/85 min/6.00 pm/21st Feb 2023
Pablo has no social life to speak of. And he seems to like it that way. He goes to the same Chinese restaurant every night, orders the same takeout meal and eats it, alone, at his dining room table. Then, one night, his best friend and business partner drags Pablo down to a school reunion party where he runs into Daniela, with whom he had a crush back in the day. Daniela’s life hasn’t been easy; she now makes ends meet as a prostitute.
Awards: 7 Won and 2 Nominated
3. Zamora: Tierra y hombres libres/2009/Dir.: Román Chalbaud/128 min/7.30 pm/21st Feb 2023
Setting: Venezuela, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Disputes between Liberals and Conservatives marked the political agenda. Social inequalities inherited from colonial times have kept peasants and slaves under the yoke of the Oligarchy. Ezequiel Zamora, mobilized by the profound ideals of freedom, leads a struggle trying to erase the gap between the opulence of the rich and the misery of the poor, and fair allocation of land.
4. El DiCaprio de Corozopando/2017/Dir.: Luis Octavian Rahamut/90 min/6.00 pm/22nd Feb 2023
Welcome to Corozopando! A small town located in the Guarico state. In this little piece of land, in the heart of the Venezuelan plain, which is more than quesadillas, meat on a stick and posadas, its people are also valuable and talented, as well as Rubén Darío, a child, whose talent will give birth to this town and will insert it on the world map. But… what are those talents? Nobody knows, much less him.
5. Bolívar, el hombre de las dificultades/2013/Dir.: Luis Alberto Lamata/117 min/7.30 pm/22nd Feb 2023
By the first time, Simon Bolivars story is been told from the perspective about the man, not the heroe but the human been itself; with his weakness and troubles that led him to think even in death. Based on one of the most dramatic years at Libertadors life, between May 1815 and May 1816, can be seen the man without the uniform, the man who suffered a rough exile on Jamaica, in the midst the loneliness and the penury from a young man who though he have failed.