RoxCine: VIDEOFILIA (and Other Viral Syndromes)

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First show: January 06

Peru’s 2017 Academy Award Submission for Best Foreign Film.

Director Juan Daniel F. Molero IN PERSON for Q&A after 7pm show on Friday, 1/6 (moderated by sales agent Steve Holmgren), and after 7pm show on Saturday, 1/7 (moderated by Craig Baldwin (Other Cinema))

purely psychedelic… mesmerizing, nearly horrifying” -John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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Sex, drugs, and rock n roll in cyber apocalyptic Lima underground.

Videofilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) begins as a teenage misfit spends her first days out of school slacking and experimenting with drugs and cyberspace. She meets Junior online. He’s an aspiring amateur porn dealer into conspiracy theories and is also convinced that the Mayan Apocalypse is happening. Once they meet in the ‘real world,’ a series of bizarre events unfold in this contemporary non-love story that portrays a post-modern Lima as a glitchy computer virus full of corruption, psychedelia and ancient ruins.

International Rotterdam Film Festival award winner for best international film

Written/Directed by Juan Daniel F. Molero; Produced by Juan Daniel F. Molero; Cinematography by Omar Quezada; Edited by Juan Daniel F. Molero; Music Composed by Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga. Starring Terom, Muki Sabogal, Michel Lovón, Liliana Albornoz, José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal,  Tilsa Otta, Alfredo Villar, Rafael Gutiérrez, Caterina Gueli Rojo, Manuel Siles and Nuria Zapaa. Peru. 103 min. HD Digital.

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Se suponía que el mundo iba a terminar, pero no fue así. Luz sigue viva. Ella es una adolescente inadaptada que pasa sus primeros días libre de la escuela vagando por el Internet en búsqueda de experiencias nuevas y extrañas. Conoce a Júnior en línea porque le capta su atención; es un holgazán mayor, obsesionado con las teorías de conspiración, videojuegos y pornografía. Después del cibersexo lo único que queda es el encuentro en carne y hueso, pero en la víspera de la reunión eventos inusuales suceden y otros personajes extraños aparecen en esta tragicomedia psicodélica que tiene lugar en una Lima de decadencia espiritual, una sobrecarga de medios de comunicación, problemas técnicos y ruinas pre-incaicas.

Videofilia is a Factory 25 release. Check out Videofilia’s official website here.

About the director

juadanielmoleroJuan Daniel F. Molero is a filmmaker, film editor and cultural entrepreneur born and based in Lima, having also lived in Buenos Aires and New York where he earned his first experience in film journalism, video blogging, experimental film and film programming. Founded Tiempo Libre Studio in 2012 with which he makes films, workshops, screenings, editing residencies and other film related activities. His work is specialized in lo-fi, genre bending and hybridization of images that have manifested in non-fiction and experimental narratives screened at many renowned international festivals such as Rotterdam, New Horizons, BAFICI, FIDMarseille, Valdivia, Lima Independiente and La Habana, including venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Museum of Lima and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. His latest feature film, Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes), won the first Tiger Award for Peruvian cinema at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 and got the Hubert Bals Fund for Post-Production in Fall 2014.

Presented by RoxCine. Special thanks to Marca Perú and Cinema Tropical!

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