Press Release: Viendomovies Goes Behind the Scenes at the Miami International Film Festival
MIAMI, Florida, – March 12th, 2014 – ViendoMovies, the 24 hour commercial free film channel owned and distributed by SOMOSTV, will be present at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) covering the premiers as well as interacting behind the scenes with some of the best directors in the independent film industry in this beautiful city. The festival will run from March 7th to the 16th.
The MIFF mission is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence by provoking thought through film. By continuing to bring the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.
“Memories of the Desert”, directed by Jorge Duran and starring Daniel de Oliveira as well as Daniela Ramirez, will premier during the MIFF and compete in The Knight Competition, open to dramatic works from Latin America, Spain and Portugal as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States. The film tells the story of a Brazilian citizen that travels to the Atacama Desert in search for inspiration to write a short story. During the interview with Director Jorge Duran, he commented on the important role the Atacama Desert plays in developing the story.
Another film competing in The Knight Competition is “To Kill a Man” by Jorge Fernandez Almendras, winner of the “Grand Jury Prize” from Sundance Festival. The film is about Jorge, a middle class citizen, who is the target of street thugs and sheds light on the plight between the law of human nature versus man made law.
“Septimo” by Patxi Amezcua, another Latin American director, which tells the story of a father in search for his missing children. The film stars Ricardo Darin, a renowned Argentine actor, and has been a hit in Argentina with over 1 million spectators. Amezcua commented during his interview with ViendoMovies that the film was inspired by personal experience, when he lived on the seventh floor and had a similar experience with his children. Amezcua said the MIFF is a great platform to enter the United States market.
“La Cueva” (In Darkness We Fall) directed by Alfredo Montero will also be premiering at the MIFF. The film is a realistic horror movie about 5 friends that go on vacation and decide to explore a cave, when they get lost. The friends are fighting to survive in this moral experimentation where one error can make the difference between life and death. In his interview with ViendoMovies, Montero commented that casting was difficult to try and find novice actors to add to the realism and who would be willing to endure the physical toll the movie entailed. Similar to “La Cueva” is “The Fault” by the Colombian Director Simon Brand. The film develops its horror category through realistic circumstances within the movie.
ViendoMovies features interviews with directors, actors, actresses and other Latino talent in the dynamic film industry. Don’t miss it; only available on ViendoMovies, the best channel for Spanish cinema! ViendoMovies’ wishes these directors the best of luck in the Miami Film Festival and in their future endeavors.
ABOUT VIENDOMOVIES: ViendoMovies is a Pay TV channel that broadcasts contemporary Spanish-language films 24 hours a day with no commercial breaks, with a culturally relevant Premium on air look. ViendoMovies is produced in the USA for the US Hispanic and Puerto Rico markets and is part of SOMOSTV LLC. For more information please visit us at www.viendomovies.com and www.somostv.net
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