More than a dozen recently produced Peruvian films will be shown today and tomorrow at New York University’s PeruFest. The movies will be shown for free and with English subtitles.
"These short and feature-films explore issues as social struggle and identity conflicts in contemporary Peru, political violence, mourning and family relations," according to the PeruFest website, which includes a complete schedule of events.
Today at 6 p.m., three short films will be shown, followed by the feature-length Dioses, about a brother and sister from an upper-class family who spend vacation on the Peruvian coast with their father’s young girlfriend.
The festival ends on Friday with Claudia Llosa’s 2006 film Madeinusa, about a disturbing chain of events in an Andean village during their holy festival. Llosa is director of The Milk of Sorrow, Oscar-nominated for a best foreign-language film.
Directors will give talks at various movies. A closing reception will take place Friday at 10 p.m.
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