Panorama 2009
  • Director: Josué Méndez (Peru)

    Was born in 1976 in Lima, Peru. He graduated in Film Studies and Latin American Studies from Yale University in 1998. His first feature film, Days of Santiago, was Peru’s Official Entry for the 2004 Academy Awards. The film won more than 35 international awards, becoming Peru’s most awarded film ever. His second film, Dioses has recently premiered in Competition at the 2008 Locarno International Film Festival, and then won Golden Sun award at Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema.

Peru,  2008,  91 min.
Maricielo Effio, Sergio Gjurinovic, Edgar Saba, Anahí de Cárdenas

Before beginning their university studies, Diego and his sister Andrea spend the summer in the family villa on the Peruvian coast together with their father, a wealthy business man and his new young girlfriend, Elisa. Torn between the extreme love for his sister and the difficult relationship with his father, spending days and nights together with his friends going from party to party where alcohol, drugs and money are not a problem, Diego struggles to find a place in this upperclass society where all characters behave as gods: beyond rules, beyond morality and beyond belief.