Films from Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador in Southwest festival


The film The Beach Bum by Harmony Korine, the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, a documentary about the political campaign of Beto O'Rourke as well as films from Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador will be presented at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash
Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

The festival held in Austin, Texas, announced the selection for its 26th edition on Wednesday after previously revealing that Jordan Peele's Us will open the festival on March 8. Among the films selected are Korine's most recent, starring Matthew McConaughey, and Wilde's Booksmart, about a group of graduating high school students who want to add four years of fun in a single night.

Also premiering Running with Beto, the intimate portrait of David Modigliani with behind-the-scenes scenes of Rourke's campaign to remove Ted Cruz from the senate and John Lee Hancock's drama about the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde The Highwaymen, with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson.

In the same way, the documentary Nothing Fancy will be presented in competition: Diana Kennedy of Mexican-American co-production, directed by Elizabeth Carroll, about British nonagenarian and environmentalist Diana Kennedy who has dedicated her life to Mexican cuisine.

The Global Section has a wide variety of Latin American films. Among them will be the Mexican-Ecuadorian co-production film "La mala noche de Gabriela Calvache", about a woman seeking freedom, and the Colombian film Las días de la ballena (Days of the Whale) by Catalina Arroyave Restrepo about two Graffiti artists in Medellín.

The Salvadoran film Cachada: The Opportunity by Marlén Viñayo on five Salvadoran women who want to take their violent lives to the theater and the Venezuelan "Yo, imposible" ("Being Impossible") by Patricia Ortega about a woman who discovers that she was subjected to surgeries for correct their intersexuality.

In Section 24 Beats per Second, specializing in music-related content, Amazônia Groove by Brazilian Bruno Murtinho will be presented about artists in the Amazon state of Pará in Brazil.

While in the section Visions, on avant-garde proposals, will have its world premiere The Garden Left Behind by the Brazilian Flavio Alves about a Mexican transsexual who struggles to build his life as an immigrant in New York.