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  • International Festival in Paraguay to Screen Films from 30 Countries
Published 9 September 2014

The 23rd Films, Arts and Culture International Festival, which will screen more than 82 films, is about to kick off in Asuncion.

The 2014 edition of the Films, Arts and Culture International Festival will start this Thursday, with the screening of the Mexican film, “Herod’s Law,” by Luis Estrada. The Festival will take place at the Villamorra Cinecenter in the country's capital city of Asuncion, and will end October 2.

“For the third time in the Festival’s history, the motto, ‘The women at cinema’, highlights the glimpse of women; screening mainly works of female filmmakers, […] and movies with a female protagonist,” wrote the Municipality of Asuncion in its website.

During the Festival, about 82 movies from 30 countries will be exhibited, mainly from Spain, Germany, U.K., Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Argentina, Mexico, France, Poland, Italy, Brazil, Finland and Norway. 

Some of the most important international films of 2013 and 2014 will be screened at the festival such as Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida”, 2013 Best Film of the BFI London Film Festival; Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty”, 2013 Oscar Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Film; Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Color”, Palme d’Or winner at 2013 Cannes Film Festival; and Calin Peter Netzer’s “Child’s Pose”, Golden Bear Winner at the 2013 Berlinale.

Also, the Paraguayan movie, “Latas Vacías” (Empty Cans) by Herib Godoy will be premiered at the Festival. "Empty Cans is the first movie filmed at the Paraguayan city of Coronel Oviedo.

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