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ZO 21 AUG - 19.10u

DO 25 AUG - 16.45u

 

LORENZO VIGAS

 

Lorenzo Vigas was born in Mérida, Venezuela in 1967. He graduated in Molecular Biology from the University of Tampa, Florida. In 1995 he moved to New York City to study film at NYU. In 1998 he returned to Venezuela to direct the documentary series Expedition. From 1999 to 2001 he worked with Bolivar Films and Cinesa directing ads and documentaries. In 2004, while living in Mexico, he directed Los Elefantes Nunca Olvidan (Elephants Never Forget), the multiple award-winning short film that premiered in the Critics' Week section of Cannes 2004. Then he started filming for the documentary  El Vendedor de Orquídeas about his father and the search for a painting. This documentary still needs to be released. With his debut feature film  Desde Allá  (From Afar) Vigas became the first Venezuelan to be invited in competition to the Venice International Film Festival and he wrote Venezuelan film history when he won the Golden Lion 2015.