22 October, 19:45 · Od Nowa – new hall
Wealthy middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. He also follows an elderly businessman with whom he seems to have had a traumatic relationship. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn’t discourage the lonely man’s fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges...
From Afar is the shattering feature debut from Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas. Set in Caracas’ chaotic lower class communities, Vigas’ turbulent story reveals the complex bond between two men worlds apart.
|Cinematography:||Sergio Armstrong G. ADFCH|
|Editing:||Isabela Monteiro de Castro|
|Cast:||Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo, Marcos Moreno|
|Production:||Rodolfo Cova, Guillermo Arriaga, Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas|
|Producer:||Factor RH Producciones|
|Awards:||MFF w Wenecji / Venice IFF – Złoty Lew: Najlepszy Film / Golden Lion: Best Film (2015); MFF w Toronto / Toronto IFF – oficjalna selekcja / official selection (2015); MFF w San Sebastian / SanSebastian IFF – oficjalna selekcja / official selection (2015)|
Lorenzo Vigas was born in Merida, Venezuela, in 1967. He studied molecular biology before moving to New York in 1995. He attended several film workshops at New York University. In 1998, he returned to Venezuela to direct the TV documentary series Expedición. Between 1999 and 2001, he directed several documentaries for the production company CINESA.