WELCOME TO PANORAMICA 2017
Stockholm’s Latin American Film Festival PANORAMICA celebrates three years! We offer you a warm welcome to four days filled with Latin American movies, discussions and other activities.
Much has happened in these past three years: we have established ourselves as one of Stockholm’s most interesting film festivals, we have had various collaborations with other festivals, we have attended seminars and debates on Latin American cinema and PANORAMICA has served as an important hub for the Latin American diaspora in Sweden.
For this year’s edition of PANORAMICA we are especially pleased to inform of our successful collaboration with Swedish film distributors, enabling us to open this year’s festival with the Chilean film NERUDA by Pablo Larraín, before its opening in Swedish cinemas.
The theme of this year’s festival is (IN)JUSTICE, a subject that is more relevant than ever in today’s harsh political climate in the region. The films in this year’s program give us different perspectives from different Latin American countries, where justice and injustice is constantly discussed in both private and public spaces. We see how Mexico tackles violence and the drug cartels war through the amazing documentaries TEMPEST by Tatiana Huezo and DEVIL’S FREEDOM of Everardo González, and how the Chilean director Lissette Orozco tries to contribute to the search for justice with her fascinating documentary ADRIANA’S PACT.
How the theme is tackled through film will also be discussed by Everardo González and Lissette Orozco in this year’s seminar on Documentary film and justice. They will visit us to talk about the role of documentaries in the political battlefield in Latin America. We have also invited Swedish-Latin American filmmakers to discuss their work in the seminar Filmmaking within the Latin American diaspora in Sweden. In this context Ángela Bravo, Manolo Díaz Rämö and Gorki Glaser Müller will talk about the role that their connection to Latin America has played in their creative processes.
We are also extremely happy to be collaborating with CINEMATEKET this year. They will offer an Uruguayan retrospective by director Federico Veiroj, who also comes to Stockholm to present his latest film The Apostate at PANORAMICA.
Finally, we are very pleased to announce that this year we will be giving out the PANORAMICA Award for the first time in two categories: one for best documentary and one for best feature film.
We would like to welcome you again to PANORAMICA 2017 and hope that the program we have prepared this year can both entertain, worry and inspire you.