In collaboration with Cinema Tropical, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting the fourth edition of Neighboring Scenes, an annual festival of contemporary Latin American cinema. Programmed by Cinema Tropical’s Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Cecilia Barrionuevo, artistic director of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Neighboring Scenes is comprised of 13 features and 10 shorts from across the region, spanning a wide geographic range and established auteurs as well as fresh talent from the international festival scene.
This year’s line-up includes Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León’s animated docu-horror-fairy-tale The Wolf House (2018 Cinema Tropical Best First Film), Iván Fund’s There Will Come Soft Rains (Mar del Plata IFF Special Jury Award), Mauricio Alfredo Ovando’s Still Burn (Best Director and FIPRESCI awards, BAFICI 2018), and Nuria Ibañez’s A Wild Stream (Best Mexican Documentary at Morelia), alongside Cannes favorites such as Renée Nader Messora & João Salaviza’s 16mm-shot The Dead and the Others (Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize winner), Alejandro Fadel’s genre-bending horror film Murder Me, Monster (Un Certain Regard), and Julio Hernández Cordón’s Buy Me a Gun (Directors’ Fortnight).
The fourth addition of Neighboring Sounds also includes several debut features: Óscar Catacora’s Ozu-esque Eternity, Ewerton Belico & Samuel Marotta’s Low Center and Ignacio Juricic Merillán’s Enigma. Eight filmmakers will attend the screenings in person. Starting February 22 at Lincoln Center.