Costa Rica Entertainment News – “Peace with Earth,” Costa Rica’s international film festival, starts tomorrow. It will continue through the 19th in the capital city, San Jose. 140 films from around the world will participate.
This festival is being put together by the Youth and Culture Ministry in conjunction with the Costa Rican Center of Cinematographic Production. It is the second annual event. The first was held in 2012 with participation by Fernando Trueba and Ivan Trujillo, international directors.
This year, the guest of honor country is Argentina. They are exemplary in the film world and other countries study their films for cinematographic reference. We are seeing an evolution of film stemming from Argentina. Some of the Argentinian guest directors will meet with the audience to share their stories.
The film festival will begin at the Melico Salazar Popular Theater with the screening of “Tesis sobre un homicidio.” The jury that will judge films includes Carlos Sorin, Michelle Maheux, and Patricia Howell, among others. Special judges will be brought in for specific categories such as fiction, Costa Rican themes, and international documentaries. Award winners will be announced at a show on the 19th. Musical performances will be involved in the festival, including Mexican Carla Morrison, La Miseria Cumbia Band from Guatemala, and Costa Rica’s Son de Tikizia.
Over 100 people have been invited, including movie makers, actors, producers, and media personalities. Workshops and talks will include students and the public. The curator is Nicole Guillemet who was co-director for the Sundance Film Festival for 15 years. She has made Costa Rica’s festival important on a global level.