De Chile — Venezuelan drama “La Familia
,” which had its world premiere at Cannes Critics Week, took home top international honors at the 13th edition of the Sanfic Santiago
International Film Festival. The film’s father-son leads, Giovanny García and Reggie Reyes
, also scored best actor awards.
Snagging best director was fiction feature “Porto
,” from Brazilian Gabe Klinger
whose prior movie “Double Play
” won best documentary at Venice. Korean arthouse film “Autumn, Autumn,” and Brazilian doc “In the Intense Now,” secured special mentions at Saturday night’s award ceremony.
” marks the feature debut for Venezuelan director Gustavo Rondón Córdova
. Set against the seething violence of the city of Caracas, the film focuses on the estranged relationship between Pedro, a street-wise 12-year old boy played by non-pro actor Reyes
, and his father Andres, played by García. Pedro finds himself in trouble with the law after a street altercation. The boy and his father are forced to