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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Lorenzo Vigas

Country: Venezuela/Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: DESDE ALLÁ

Running Time: 93min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

Lorenzo Vigas’ feature debut examines the struggles of a man petrified by the notion of human contact and torn between social classes that rarely intermingle.

Armando (Alfredo Castro) is a well-off denture-maker in Caracas. He mixes in a middle-class neighborhood where his money gives him access to young men whom he invites over to his home, offering remuneration in exchange for unusual favors, but that will never involve Armando’s touch. Things take unexpected turns when Armando’s long-estranged father returns to Caracas, stirring up troubling memories. Armando finds himself drawn to spending more time with one of his young men in particular, Elder (Luis Silva). A somber, strange relationship begins to blossom.

From Afar won the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival, and Castro, already so impressive in films like Tony Manero, No and The Club, won the Best Actor award in Thessaloniki for what is arguably his richest performance yet. – Andres Castillo

This film is also a part of Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Competition.


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Director: Lorenzo Vigas
Producer: Guillermo Arriaga, Rodolfo Cova, Michel Franco
Screenwriter: Lorenzo Vigas

Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong
Editor: Isabella Monteiro de Castro

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla

Lorenzo Vigas

Lorenzo Vigas was born in Mérida, Venezuela. He directed episodes of the Venezuelan documentary series Expedición (1998), produced by Radio Caracas Television, and the short film Elephants Never Forget (2004). From Afar (2015) is his feature debut as a solo screenwriter and director.