Lorenzo Vigas

2004 Los elefantes nunca olvidan/Elephants Never Forget
2015 Desde allá/From Afar

Son of artist Oswaldo Vigas, he was born in Merida, Venezuela, in 1967. He studied Molecular Biology before moving to New York in 1995. He attended 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. His narrative short Elephants Never Forget was presented at Cannes (Critics’ Week), Clermont- Ferrand and New Directors/New Films (New York). From Afar is his first feature film.

International Competition

From Afar / Lorenzo Vigas

The leading character of Lorenzo Vigas’s film lures young men to his apartment and asks them to allow him to look at them without touching, in exchange for money. From afar. The film, unfolding like a psychological thriller, explores the behaviors of its complicated characters. Psychological or social distance – and the possibility of its painfully violent annihilation at any moment – lies at the core of a film that is built without simplifying its characters or manipulating its audience, addressing every possible facet of human behavior.

Director:Lorenzo Vigas
Script:Lorenzo Vigas based on a story by Guillermo Arriaga, Lorenzo Vigas
Cinematography:Sergio Armstrong
Editing:Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Sound:Waldir Xavier, Mario Nazoa
Costumes:Marisela Marin
With:Alfredo Castro (Armando), Luis Silva (Elder), Jericó Montilla (Ameila), Catherina Cardozo (Maria)
World Sales:Celluloid Dreams, France T. +33 1 4970 0370
Production Design:Matias Tikas
Producer:Rodolfo Cova, Guillermo Arriaga, Michel Franco, Lorenzo Vigas
Production:Factor Rh, Venezuela-Mexico Τ. +58 212 235 7148, + 5255 4753 3505 coordinacion@factorrhproducciones. com & Malandro Films, Mexico T.+58 212 2831171
Production Country:Venezuela-Mexico
Co-production:Lucia Films, Mexico
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Grand Prize –Venice IFF 2015, Italy
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:115
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 15:30 | ID:244