Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) (Videofilia [y otros síndromes virales])
With director Juan Daniel F. Molero in person
Nominated for Best First Film at the 6th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards
Presented in collaboration with the NY Peruvian Film Showcase
Peru/U.S. Dir. Juan Daniel F. Molero. 2015, 102 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. U.S. premiere. The first Peruvian film to ever win the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) follows Luz, a teenage misfit from Lima who meets online Junior, a weird slacker who is obsessed with conspiracy theories, Mayan prophecies of the end of the world, and underground porn. They try to hook up in the real life but supernatural events start to unfold. Set in Lima, Juan Daniel F. Molero’s exhilarating debut fiction film is a playful mashup of internet cafes, slackers, not-so-innocent schoolgirls, amateur porn, Google Glass, acid trips, and guinea pigs as extras in an exorcism.
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