Now in its fifth year, Neighboring Scenes is Film at Lincoln Center’s wide-ranging showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema, highlighting impressive recent productions from across the region. This selective slate of premieres exhibits the breadth of styles, techniques, and approaches employed by Latin American filmmakers today, and spans a wide geographic range, featuring established auteurs as well as fresh talent from the international festival scene. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical.
The Opening Night selection is Joanna Reposi Garibaldi’s documentary Lemebel, an intimate portrait of pioneering queer writer and visual artist Pedro Lemebel, told with unprecedented access and footage. Other highlights of the lineup are Pablo Larraín’s Ema, an electrifying character study anchored by performances from Gael García Bernal and Mariana Di Girolamo; José Luis Torres Leiva’s tender, emotionally raw Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes, a poetic meditation on death, mortality, and selfless love in the face of terminal illness; and five short films: Daniela Delgado Viteri’s Shortcuts, Miguel Hilari’s Bocamina, Pablo Mazzolo’s Green Ash, Alejandro Alonso’s Home, and Ulises Conti’s Persona 5.