LA Film Fest

The Los Angeles Film Festival is June 16-26, 2011 and is estimated to attract some 90,000 visitors. This year the festival will show both a full-length film and a short film from Chile. The two movies will be showing in different venues depending on the date. Click on the event date for more information.

You can also use the Events section of Fundi2 for full calendar of events.

Decline (Ocaso)
June 20/June 23

This film already showed at Premier Internacional Rotterdam International Film Festival 2011 and Festival Internacional de Cine en la Ciudad de México FICC MEX this year.

An entrancing work of pure cinema, Decline captures with an austere beauty the daily routines of the elderly caretaker of a dilapidated country estate in the Chilean countryside. As the man goes about his tasks, a sense of timelessness is evoked, even as changes elsewhere signal the end of an era.
With its focus on physical labor, Decline brings to mind another striking directorial debut, Lisandro Alonso’s La Libertad. Just as that film did a decade ago, Decline heralds the arrival of a strikingly assured new filmmaker who has made a quietly mesmerizing meditation on the passage of time, the impermanence of place and the power of ritual.

The Shower (La Ducha)
June 23/June 25

This Chilean short film called “The Shower” (La Ducha) will also be shown as part of a Shorts Program 5. It deal with a last moments of a relationship between a couple that has been together for 5 years.

Here is an interview of the Director and Producer of the short film. It is taken from a recent film festival in Berlin in which it won a Teddy Award.

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