Saturday January 14th begins the 13th edition of the José Ignacio International Film Festivalwhich will take place until Sunday, January 22, 2023 in José Ignacio, Uruguay.
IS one of the classic festivals of the regionwith a rich history and always with the sponsored by Clarinto enjoy a unique cinematic experience for a week.
Total, there will be six international features and seven Uruguayan shorts.
Location and access
This year, JIIFF comes with a combination of outdoor venues and an enclosed space facing the sea. The functions under the stars are performed in The Descent of the Fishermen by José Ignacio, a JIIFF classic on the corner of Las Garzas Los Horneros; It is in the The Mallorcan farmin the middle of the Uruguayan countryside (Camino Sainz Martínez 3km from Ancap towards road 9).
The third location of this edition is VIK Paviliona dazzling space with a domed structure that began to be used in last year’s edition on Route 10, kilometer 182,500.
Access to scheduled functions in the farm La Bajada de los Pescadores and La Mallorquina is free and free. She is advised to go with chairs and a coat.
One detail is that access to the functions of the VIK Pavilion is free but upon booking via the internet on the official website, as it is a closed space with limited capacity.
Each person will be able to make up to two reservations per show and, so that everyone can enjoy the films in competition, there will be a double show only for these days: matinee and late evening. Short films are shown at matinee and late night shows.
in case of rain the functions planned in the Bajada de los Pescadores and in the La Mallorquina farm will be transferred to the VIK Pavilion and will require a reservation.
Feature films in competition
The feature film program is the result of a curatorship in which JIIFF sets out to find and analyze both new trends and cinematic masters.
In this edition the feature films in competition are: Triangle of sadness (Ruben Östlund, 2022); The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022); corset (Marie Kreutzer, 2022); MRI (Christian Mungiu, 2022); close (Lukas Dhont, 2022) e holy spider (Ali Abbasi, 2022).
As for 13 years, it is the viewers who decide, through their vote, which film is the winner. At the end of each function they will be able to evaluate the films in the program from 1 to 5.
At the close of the festival all votes are tallied. This year the winning feature film will receive a work created by Uruguayan artist Federico Benites.
Inauguration, Saturday 14 January, Triangle of sadness:
In Ruben Östlund’s latest film, the wickedly funny social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the gaudy relationship between power and beauty. A couple of famous models, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Granny (Charlbi Dean), are invited to a luxury cruise for the ultra-wealthy, run by a deranged sea captain (Woody Harrelson). What used to seem instagrammable ends up with them struggling to survive.
Sunday 15, The Banshees of Inisherin;
Set on an island off the west coast of Ireland, The Spirits Of The Island follows two lifelong friends, Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly decides to end their relationship. .
Confused, and with the support of his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and young and troubled Dominic (Barry Keoghan), Padraic struggles to mend the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But his repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm issues him an ultimatum, events quickly escalate, with shocking consequences.
- Tuesday 17, corset
- wednesday 18, MRI
- Friday 20, close
- Saturday 21st, holy spider
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