LA CASTRACIÓN (CASTRATION)
WINNER – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Mexico / Foreign Language Film /
81 minutes / Spanish w/Subtitles
Director: Ivan Lowenberg
Producer: Marcelino Islas
Lourdes is almost 24, works at a casting agency and takes care of her handicapped father, since her mother abandoned them years ago without explanation. Strange for her age and despite the advice of her best friend Victoria, Lourdes has never had a boyfriend, not even been kissed, not anything. One day her mother returns home reopening old wounds.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, World Extreme Film Festival
Ivan Lowenberg was born in Mexico City in 1985. He has been working as director, photographer and screenwriter for various TV documentaries. In 2008 he won the Hubert Bals Fund and he is currently working on his second feature film.