From Afar
aka Desde allá
First screened in June 2016
Director: Lorenzo Vigas. Cast: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo, Jorge Luis Bosque, Greymer Acosta, Auffer Camacho, Ivan Peña, Joretsis Ibarra, Yeimar Peralta, Scarlett Jaimes, Ernesto Campos, Marcos Moreno. Screenplay: Lorenzo Vigas (based on a screen story by Guillermo Arriaga and Lorenzo Vigas).

Twitter Capsule: Study of two men's erratic behavior, suggestive but not all that plausible. Interesting debut but Lion seems generous.

VOR:   A major success for Venezuelan film amidst that country's terrible tumult. The movie's acclaim and circulation are more remarkable than its originality, though.

Photo © 2015 Malandro Films/Lucia Films/
Factor RH Producciones, © 2016 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion (Best Picture)
Sundance Film Festival: Alfred P. Sloan Prize

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