MoMA to Screen Ibero-American Films

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Museum of Modern Art will screen eight new Spanish- and Portuguese-language films next week. The films will be shown in the museum's Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters as part of its Iberoamérica: Our Way(s) festival from November 5 through 13.

Filmmakers from 10 "Ibero-American" countries, or North and South American countries that were former Spanish and Portuguese colonies, have documentaries and narrative film at the festival that they made between 2007 and 2009.

Artdaily.org reports that Qué Culpa Tiene el Tomate? (From the Land to Your Table) will have its world premier November 5, the day the film festival opens. Ibero-American fruit and produce is the subject of that documentary, and seven directors from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Spain contributed to the film.

Brazilian soap opera star Matheus Nachtergaele also has a directorial debut at the festival in his A Festa da Menina Morta (The Dead Girl’s Feast), which is about religious ritual and superstition in a remote Amazonian village. Nachtergaele will introduce his film at the museum November 6.

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