Diversity, excitement in TTFF Panorama features

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Twenty-six feature films from beyond the Caribbean will screen in the Panorama section of the 2013 T&T Film Festival (TTFF), Trinidad’s Guardian reports.

The Festival, now in its eighth year, takes place from September 17 to October 1, and screens feature-length, short and experimental films from the Caribbean and its diaspora.

The Festival also screens feature-length fiction and documentary films from world cinema in its Panorama section.

A release from the TTFF said this section comprises films from Latin and North America, as well as from T&T’s “heritage” regions, including countries in Africa and Europe, India, and, for the first time, China.

The majority of these are new or recent films which had their world premiere at some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Berlin. The announcement of the 26 Panorama films brings the number of features screening at this years Film Festival to 49. The total number of films screening at the Festival, including short films and experimental film and video works in the New Media section, is 151.

“The TTFF will present a programme of world cinema, alongside our Caribbean selection of films, in order to offer our audiences the opportunity to see films primarily from the global south that will enlighten and entertain,” said Emilie Upczak, Creative Director, TTFF.

“And we are pleased to be able, with the support of our partner diplomatic missions, to host a group of filmmakers and talent from selected Panorama section films to be present to engage with our audiences.”

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Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Pablo Larraín

Region: Chile

Year: 2012

Running Time: 118 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Rating: PG-13

Screening Times:
Sept 20, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre
Sept 23, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne POS

Papilio Buddha

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Jayan Cherian

Region: India

Year: 2012

Running Time: 108 mins

Language: English, English subtitles, Malayalam

Rating: 16+

Screening times:
Sept 19, 5.30 pm, Little Carib Theatre
Sept 25, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre

Pirogue, The

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Moussa Touré

Region: Senegal

Year: 2012

Running Time: 87 mins

Language: English Subtitles, French and Spanish, Wolof

Rating: PG-13

Screening Times”
Sept 24, 6 pm, MovieTowne POS
Sept 29, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre

Portrait of Jason

Type: Documentary Feature

Director: Shirley Clarke

Region: USA

Year: 1967

Running Time: 105 mins

Language: English

Showing At: Studio Film Club

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Hernán Jabes

Region: Venezuela

Year: 2012

Running Time: 111 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Rating: 18+

Screening Times:
Sept 19, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre
Sept 28, 11 pm, MovieTowne POS

Senoritas

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Lina Rodríguez

Region: Colombia

Year: 2013

Running Time: 87 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Rating: 18+

Screening times:
Sept 23, 5.30 pm, Little Carib Theatre
Sept 26, 5.30 pm, Little Carib Theatre Q&A

Anina

Type: Animated, Narrative Feature

Director: Alfredo Soderguit

Region: Colombia

Year: 2013

Running Time: 80 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Rating: GA

Screening times:
Sept 18, 11 am, MovieTowne POS
Sept 24, 11 am, MovieTowne POS
Sept 28, 11 am, MovieTowne POS

Born to Hate… Destined to Love

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Habib Faisal

Region: India

Year: 2012

Running Time: 120 mins

Language: English subtitles, Hindi

Rating: 16+

Screening Times:
Sept 21, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne POS
Oct 1, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne POS

Candid

Type: Narrative Feature
Director: Vishnu Seesahai
Region: Trinidad + Tobago, USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 92 mins
Language: English
Rating: 18+

Screening Times
Sept 21, 11 pm, MovieTowne POS
Sept 26, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre, Q&A

Dream of Lu, The

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Carlos Sama
Region: Mexico
Year: 2011
Running Time: 106 mins
Language: English Subtitles, Spanish
Rating: GA

Screening Times
Sept 18, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS
Sept 28, 5.30 pm, Little Carib Theatre, Q&A

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Type: Documentary Feature

Director: Shola Lynch

Region: USA

Year: 2012

Running Time: 102 mins

Language: English
Rating: GA

Screening Times:
Sept 22, 6 pm, MovieTowne POS
Sept 27, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS, Q&A
Sept 28, 8 pm, MovieTowne Tobago, Q&A
Oct 1, 8 pm, MovieTowne Tobago

Gloria

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Region: Chile

Year: 2013

Running Time: 110 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Rating: 16+

Screening times:
Sept 19, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS
Sept 28, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS

Handsworth Songs

Type: Documentary Feature

Director: John Akomfrah

Region: United Kingdom

Year: 1986

Running Time: 61 mins

Language: English

Rating: GA

Screening times:
Sept 23, 3.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS
Sept 30, 11.45 am, UWI

The Kid Who Lies

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Marité Ugás

Region: Venezuela

Year: 2011

Running Time: 100 mins

Language: English Subtitles, Spanish

Screening Times
Rating: GA

Screening Times:
Sept 23, 11 am, MovieTowne PoS
Sept 24, 11.45 am, UWI
Sept 27, 11 am, MovieTowne PoS

The Last Summer of La Boyita

Type: Narrative Feature

Director: Julia Solomonoff
Region: Argentina
Year: 2009
Running Time: 93 mins
Language: English Subtitles, Spanish
Rating: PG-13

Screening Times
Sept 24, 8.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS, Q&A
Sept 30, 6 pm, MovieTowne PoS

Middle of Nowhere
Type: Narrative Feature
Director: Ava DuVernay
Region: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 97 mins
Language: English
Rating: PG-13

Screening Times
Sept 20, 6 pm, MovieTowne PoS
Sept 29, 3.30 pm, MovieTowne PoS

Neighbouring Sounds
Type: Narrative Feature
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Region: Brazil
Year: 2012
Running Time: 131 mins
Language: English, English Subtitles, Mandarin, Portuguese
Rating: 16+

Screening Times
Sept 18, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre
Sept 23, 8 pm, Little Carib Theatre

For the original report go to http://guardian.co.tt/entertainment/2013-09-09/diversity-excitement-ttff%E2%80%88panorama-features

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