IFF PANAMA UNSPOOLS ITS INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE AND ANNOUNCES OPENING FILM

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A vibrant musical documentary directed by the masterful Carlos Saura about la Jota, the traditional dance and folk music from his homeland, Aragon, will be the opening feature film of the International Film Festival of Panama on March 30th. A special performance by Miguel Ángel Berna, dancer and choreographer of the film, will precede the screening.

IFF Panama puts together a intense and diverse international showcase with the most acclaimed titles of the year, such as I Am Not Your Negro (USA), Toni Erdmann (Germany), Elle (France), White Sun (Nepal), Behemoth (China), The Salesman (Iran), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), Like Crazy (Italy), Barakah Meets Barakah (Saudi Arabia) and A Man Called Ove (Sweden). Likewise, the showcase will include dozens of other films from Central America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.

(See below)

Iberoamerican and Central American and the Caribbean showcases will soon be released.

 

International Showcase
Title Director Year Country
A MAN CALLED OVE Hannes Holm 2016 Sweden
A PERFECT DAY Fernando León de Aranoa 2015 Spain
AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold 2015 United Kingdom,USA
ANNA Jacques Toulemonde Vidal 2015 France,Colombia
APPRENTICE Boo Junfeng 2016 Singapore,Germany,France,Hong Kong,Qatar
BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH Mahmoud Sabbagh 2016 Saudi Arabia
BEHEMOTH Zhao Liang 2015 China,France
CAMERAPERSON Kirsten Johnson 2016 USA
COLOSSAL Nacho Vigalondo 2016 Spain,Canada
DRIVING WITH SELVI Elisa Paloschi 2015 Canada
ELLE Paul Verhoeven 2016 France
FIRE AT SEA Gianfranco Rosi 2016 Italy
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Raoul Peck 2016 USA,France,Belgium,Switzerland
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD Xavier Dolan 2016 Canada,France
LIKE CRAZY Paolo Virzì 2016 Italy,France
PARADISE Andrei Konchalovsky 2016 Russia,Germany
ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA Paul Dugdale 2016 United Kingdom
TANNA Bentley Dean, Martin Butler 2015 Australia,Vanatu
THE SALESMAN Asghar Farhadi 2016 Iran,France
TONI ERDMANN Maren Ade 2016 Germany
WHITE SUN Deepak Rauniyar 2016 Nepal,USA,Qatar,Netherlands
WÙLU Daouda Coulibaly 2016 France,Senegal

 

The IFF Panama Foundation
The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the International Film Festival of Panama while promoting cultural and educational activities as an integral part of the event. The Festival is supported primarily by the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), the Dirección General de Cine (DICINE), the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, Mastercard®, Copa Airlines, Stella Artois, Revista K, TVN and Telemetro, among other generous sponsors.