Lírio Ferreira’s drama Sangue Azul (Blue Blood) that took home three prizes at the last Festival do Rio, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Rômulo Braga, has been selected to open the Panorama at the Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival on 5 February.

Another Latin American film, Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Ripstein’s tension-driven directorial debut, 600 Millas (600 Miles), will open Panorama Special on 7 February 2015.

Latin America has a strong presence in this year's Panorama: Brazil's Chico Teixeira and Anna Muylaert join Ferreira and are contributing Ausência (Absence) and Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother) respectively. Chilean director Sebastián Silva is presenting his film Nasty Baby, and from Argentina come Juan Schnitman’s El incendio (The Fire)and Marco Berger’s Mariposa (Butterfly). The director won a TEDDY Award in 2011 in Berlin for Ausente (Absent).




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