International Film Festival in Costa Rica will feature more than 100 films

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The International Film Festival Peace with the Earth 2013, which starts this Friday in San Jose, Costa Rica, will feature more than 100 films produced around the world, organizers announced today.

    The events, which will be held until October 19th in seven venues (including cinemas and theaters), are part of the 40 year celebration of the Costa Rican Film Production Center. The producer of the festival, Itatí Moyano, said in a press conference that the festival has the participation of more than 90 guests who were all part of the productions that will be presented.

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    Argentina is the country of honor at the festival and will be presenting eight films, including Oscar winner and Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, The Official Story.  The film’s director, Luis Puenzo, will be there live to share her experiences as a filmmaker.

    Costa Rican Vice Minister of Culture, Ivan Rodriguez, said, “The art and film industry contribute to economic and social development of a country” while stressing the importance of the festival as a platform to promote local films. Rodriguez also mentioned the importance of policies to promote the film, adding that the support given by the Argentine government to national cinema is a role model for Costa Rica, where there is a government fund to promote film.  (EFE)

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