Please join us this Sunday, February 17 for the first screening of the 2013 edition of "The Best of VLAFF". We are very happy to present, Expiration Date (Fechad de caducidad) from Mexico, the winner of VLAFF's 10th Anniversary Award for First-Time Directors. Read more...
Please note that you will need a 2012 VLAFF Membership for admittance to the screening. Memberships will be available for purchase at the box office.
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Spanish with English Subtitles/ 100min
Director: Kenya Márquez Producers: Karla Uribe González, Héctor Zubieta, Kenya Márquez
Screenplay: Kenya Márquez, Alfonso Suaréz Cinematographer: Javier Morón Editor: Felipe Gómez,
Juan Manuel Figueroa Music: Mario Osuna, Alejandro Segovia Principal Cast: Ana Ofelia Murguía,
Damián Alcázar, Marisol Centeno, Marta Aura, Eduardo España, Jorge Zárate, Eduardo Villalpando
In this off-the-wall macabre comedy, Ramona, a widow who becomes a compulsive wreck when her only son disappears, begins to frequent the morgue; the only clue she has to identify his body is a minor cut that she caused him when clipping his toenails. There she encounters Genaro, a handy-man who collects articles on crime, and she becomes obsessed with the idea that he is somehow connected to the disappearance of her son. The arrival of Mariana, an attractive young woman who appears to be fleeing from something, adds an unexpected twist to Ramona's desperate search.
Close to a decade in the making...Kenya Márquez's hard work pays off in this dark, inventive and satirical comedy. Andres Castillo
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APPLY FOR THE 2013 YOUTH JURY!
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30? Do you love film and meeting new people? If you answered "yes" to those questions, apply to be a part of VLAFF's third annual Youth Jury! The Youth Jury will present the Youth Choice Award at the closing ceremony of VLAFF 2013.
To be considered for a place on this year's Youth Jury, you must attend one of VLAFF's monthly presentations and write a 500-word essay on the movie. Jury members will be selected based on quality of work, academic experience, and interest in Latin American culture and film. More information...
VANCOUVER WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL
Check our our community partner, the 8th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, March 7-10, 2013. Coinciding with International Women's Day on March 8, the festival offers a wide variety of dramas, documentaries and animation. Countries range from Russia, Israel, Germany and South Korea, to Denmark, New Zealand and Spain. Visit www.womeninfilm.ca for tickets and more information.
The VLAFF Team