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From Afar

Director Lorenzo VIGAS
Info
  • Venezuela, Mexico│
  • 2015│
  • 93min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Wealthy middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home. He doesn’t touch, only watch. Financial interest keeps thug Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
267 2016. 04. 30 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 HEK19
756 2016. 05. 05 21:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 1 HEK19GV
911 2016. 05. 07 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 HEK19GV

Review

The star of the 72nd Venice Film Festival may be a new Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas. Under the unseen backing of Latin American filmmakers Michel Franco and Guillermo Arriaga, Vigas won the Golden Lion award. The film is mainly about a relationship between a successful dental prosthetics technician, Armando and a young street thug, Elder. Armando’s distorted lust for teenage boy causes violence but their relationship leads to understanding, compassion, and communion. The story evolves from sexuality, to father-son-like relationship, and to unexpected conclusion. The film deliberately avoids any effort to analyze emotions and behaviors of characters. There is no clear explanation about Armando’s perversion, obssession, and rightabout. By watching from afar, the film captures the tragedy of a mysterious life. Chilean actor Alfredo Castro’s presence overwhelms the wide screen. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Lorenzo VIGAS
Screenplay Lorenzo VIGAS
Producer Rodolfo COVA, Guillermo ARRIAGE
Cinematography Sergio ARMSTRONG
Art Director Matias TIKAS
Editor Isabela Monteiro De CASTRO
Cast Alfredo CASTO, Luis SILVA

Director

Lorenzo VIGAS

Born in 1967, Venezuela. He studied cinema at?New York University. He directed the?RCTV?documentary series?Expedicion?and various documentaries and commercials. His first feature From Afar won the?Golden Lion?for best film of the?72nd edition?of the?Venice International Film Festival and was invited several festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Gothenburg Film Festival.

Trailer

(From Afar) DIR. Lorenzo VIGAS

Wealthy middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home. He doesn’t touch, only watch. Financial interest keeps thug Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges.