Del 13/09/2012 al 04/10/2012
ICNY in collaboration with artist Lorry Salcedo, as well as the General Consulate of Perú in New York, presents the Third Contemporary Peruvian Showcase. Like previous editions, this festival showcases a selection of the most representative films of Peruvian cinematography in the last 50 years, including short films and documentaries.
This year, the program celebrates the films from Amazonas, known as Iquitos' Cinema, a city located in the jungle of Perú, representing a pivotal point and one of the key historical events of Peruvian cinematography. Due to the 'caucho' fever and the arrival of inmigrants (Europeans for the most part), the cinematographic interest started in the beginning of the 20th Century parallel to the evolution of American Cinema in Hollywood.
The most important filmmaker from the pioneering cinema of Iquitos is Antonio Wong Rengifo, known for expressing his thoughts, ideologies and aspirations through his films. Other filmmakers, such as Werner Herzog, Armando Robles Godoy and Francisco Lombardi, further developed the filmmaking presence in this region of Perú.
Curator: Lorry Salcedo
Consulado de Perú (Nueva York)
Instituto Cervantes (Nueva York)