The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film S h o w c a s e (NYPFS) will be dedicated to Peruvian archeology and will take place from September 16 to September 19, 2014, at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St., New York City. This celebration of Peru’s historical legacy will present 13 films from the last 50 years, including documentaries, features, shorts, and video art, as well as an homage to the life and work of the Peruvian documentary film director, producer and cinematographer Roberto Guerra, who left us this past January. Guerra ́s films are international in scope and of timeless significance. Major networks in more than thirty-five countries have broadcast over thirty of his films and many of them have been featured in international festivals in New York, Edinburgh, London, Cannes and Los Angeles.On Friday September 19 the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Claudia Llosa will present her short film Loxoro, winner of a Teddy Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival 2012. Llosa ́s movie The Milk of Sorrow was the first Peruvian film to win the Golden Bear award in the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The film selection will also present, among many other groundbreaking works, The Mute, from award winning emerging directors Daniel and Diego Vega, and Dirge for a hug, from the legendary filmmaker Nora de Izcue, who is best known for her projects that reflect the daily life of the humble communities of inner Peru.The Fifth Edition of the New York Peruvian Film Showcase is directed and produced by the photographer and filmmaker Lorry Salcedo Mitrani, in collaboration with UCP Backus & Johnston and the Wiese Foundation. NYPFS is made possible thanks to the generous support of Mr. Guzman Aguirre Altamirano, Ms. Martha Meier Miro Quesada, Mrs. Ana Maria Estrada de Rosen and Mr. Carlos Sandoval de la Cruz, President of the Regional Government of La Libertad.
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