. El Velador

EL VELADOR

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SYNOPSIS

From dusk to dawn EL VELADOR accompanies Martin, the guardian angel whom, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico's most notorious Drug Lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us how, in the turmoil of Mexico's bloodiest conflict since the Revolution, ordinary life persists and quietly defies the dead.

72 / 52 minutes - HD – 2011

SCREENINGS

UPCOMING SCREENINGS
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Suède, April, 2013
Comptoirs du Doc, Rennes, France, March, 2013
Tucson Cine Mexico, Tucson, AZ, March1 - April 12, 2013


THEATRICAL RELEASE, MEXICO, 2012 - 2013
Cineteca Nacional


PAST SCREENINGS
FESTIVALS
New Directors/New Films, New York, March 23-April 3, 2011
Cannes: Directors' Fortnight, May 10-21, 2011
Cinema South Festival, Israel, May 28-June 1, 2011
Los Angeles Film Festival, June 16-26, 2011
Silverdocs, June 21 and 24, 2011
Munich International Film Festival, June 29 and July 1, 2011
FIDMarseille, July 8, 2011
Melbourne International Film Festival, July 20-Aug 6, 2011
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, July 21, 2011
Festival Internacional de Cine de Lima, 10 August, 2011
Milwaulkee International Film Festival, July 25- October 2, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival, September 30 and October 6, 2011
Festival do Rio, October 6-18, 2011
Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, October 15-23, 2011
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, October 25-30, 2011
Minneapolis St.Paul Latin Film Festival, October 31, 2011
International Film Festival Bratislava, November 4-9, 2011 ***BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, November 5-13, 2011 *** PREMIO SICA Y MENCION ESPECIAL PREMIO FEISAL
25th Leeds international Film Festival, 6 November, 2011, 2011
Cinema Verita Doc Film Festival, Teheran, November 6-11, 2011
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, November 9-20, 2011 ***BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
IDFA (International Documentary FIlm Festival Amsterdam), November 16-27, 2011
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Habana, December 1-11, 2011
Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival, December 4-9, 2011
Taiwan Latino Film Festival, December 16, 2011 - January 6, 2012
Goteborg International Film Festival, January 27 - February 6, 2012
Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), Adelaide, February 28 - March 3, 2012
CineFestival, San Antonio, Texas, February 28 to March 3, 2012
Tucson Cine Mexico, March 1-4, 2012
Festival de Cine de Punta del Este, Uruguay, March 10-18, 2012
Ciclo Ternium de Cine Latinoamericano, Monterrey, México, April 20-22, 2012
Festival de Málaga, España, April 21-28, 2012
EDOC, Ecuador, May 9-19
Ambulante 2012, Mexico, GIRA NACIONAL 2012
Makedox, Macedonia, June 14-21, 2012
Barcelona International Women's Film Festival, June 6-16 2012
Art Film Fest, Slovak, June 15-25, 2012
Shanghai International Film Festival, June 15-23, 2012
Open City London Documentary Festival, June 20-23, 2012
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Nov. 2012 2012
Rendez-Vous Documentaire Mensuel, Bruxelles, Belgique. Nov. 2012
CINEMA TROPICAL AWARDS: Nominated for Best Documentary Film and Best Documentary Director


MUSEUM SCREENINGS
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, March 8 - July 9, 2012
US THEATRICAL PREMIERE The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, June 14-20, 2012
Documenta 13, June 30-July 1, 2012
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, August 4, 2012
The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, September 26, 2012
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, September 27-28, 2012
ICA, Boston September 30, 2012
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas, October 19, 2012
Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, November 1-4, 2012


POV BROADCAST
National broadcast on PBS’ award-winning program POV, September 27th, 2012
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PRESS

 "EL VELADOR is an unsettlingly quiet, even lyrical film about a world made and unmade by violence"
- AO Scott, The New York Times

"The Mexican drug cartels have inspired countless films, but never one as final as Natalia Almada's documentary "El Velador." After this experience, everything else seems trivial."
-Roger Ebert

"Mesmerizing!"
-Time Out

"An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery"
-Variety

"(An) hypnotically detailed feature documentary depiction of life and death"
-The Wall Street Journal

"Two documentaries, El Velador and The Black Power Mixtape, provide chilling accounts of their subjects that are matched by a refreshing vitality."
-New York Press

- "El Velador is deliberate, repetitive, and deceptively peaceful. Watching it feels at first as if you're eavesdropping on someone else's daydream.”
-Slant Magazine

POV INTERVIEW WITH SIMON KILMURRY
ALPERT AWARD INTERVIEW
BOMB MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
TEDx SAN MIGUEL TALK

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EXCERPTS

PRESS KIT/IMAGES

FUNDING AND SUPPORT

CONTACT

Daniela Elstner, Doc & Film International
International Sales
www.docandfilm.com
daniela.elstner@gmail.com
Tel : +33(0)1 42 77 56 87
Fax : +33(0)1 42 77 36 56

Livia Bloom, Icarus Films
Distribution, USA and Canada
www.icarusfilms.com
livia@icarusfilms.com
Tel : +1 718 488 8900

Altamura Films/Natalia Almada
Director/Producer
natalia@altamurafilms.com
+52 55 5207 4401 Mexico
+1 347 228 8368 USA

Laurence Ansquer, Tita Productions
Associate Producer
www.titaproductions.com
l.ansquer@titaprod.com
Tel : +33 4 91 334 463
Fax : +33 4 91 907 512