Mexican celebrity filmmaker, winner of international competitions Carlos Reygadas will be the special guest of the Golden Apricot 16th International Film Festival, the festival webpage reported. According to the source, Carlos Reygadas will arrive in Yerevan during the festival scheduled for July 7-14.
To note, Reygadas has been described as “the one-man third wave of Mexican cinema”. His works are generally considered art films, and are known for their expressionistic cinematography, long takes, and emotionally charged stories. His first and third films, Japón (2002) and Silent Light (2007), made him one of Latin America’s most prominent writer-directors, with various critics having named Silent Light as one of the best films of its decade. His films Battle in Heaven (2005) and Post Tenebras Lux (2012) divided critics.
This year the IFF has received over 740 films from different countries and has selected a number of films from prestigious international film festivals such as the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, for the program. The festival will have feature films (including fiction and documentary films), as well as short regional film contests; the non-competition program will feature a regional panorama contest. The rest of the programs such as Yerevan Premieres, Retrospectives, and Tribute are non-competitive.