The 2014 edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase (NYPFS) will be dedicated to Peruvian archeology and will take place from September 16-19, at Instituto Cervantes in midtown Manhattan. This year's lineup includes the award-winning film The Mute / El mudo from directors Daniel and Diego Vega, Josué Méndez's Gods / Dioses, and the short film Loxoro, winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival and directed by Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) who will travel to New York to present her film.
El Mudo | Directors: Daniel y Diego Vega
Was it a stray bullet or a botched assassination attempt that left Constantino mute? Fernando Bacilio delivers a stunning performance as an obsessed magistrate who goes beyond the bounds of his powers to get answers. Diego and Daniel Vega combine deadpan existentialism, political satire, and slow-burning mystery for a winning combination. The plot is tantalizing: as in classic movie mysteries like The Conversation and Blow-Up, the uncertainty extends beyond the criminal’s identity to the very nature of the crime itself.
New York: All events are free. Visit NYPFS website for details.