The Costa Rica International Film Festival (CRFIC) is a truly international festival, with films from Poland, Egypt, South Korea and more in its lineup. But it stays true to its roots with a competition just for Central American films, another for Costa Rican shorts, and a heavy emphasis on Latin America overall. We're super excited to announce that we'll be heading to the fest in December!
Here are some highlights of their movie lineup:
Central American Film Competition
This section includes three films from Costa Rica (Abrázame como antes by Jurgen Ureña, El sonido de las cosas by Ariel Escalante, and La sombra del naranjo by Patricia Velásquez and Oscar Herrera), two from Panama (La felicidad del sonido by Ana Endara and Es hora de enamorarse by Guido Bilbao) and an El Salvador-Mexico co-production (Los ofendidos by Marcela Zamora.)
Latin American Films
There are several films from across Latin America playing in several different sections and competitions including:
El Cristo Ciego, Chile
No one believes a mechanic when he tells them he’s experienced a divine revelation in the desert. But when he decides to undertake a pilgrimage on foot through the Chilean desert, his voyage exposes the need for faith amongst the exploited local people.
Primero de Enero, Dominican Republic
While he’s divorcing his parents, a twelve-year-old boy decides to take off with two friends to recover his father’s piano, which has been stolen.
Tempestad, El Salvador/Mexico
This documentary follows the emotional journey of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.