Cine Latino: Horizons


The Main 3 Sun, Nov 13, 2016 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Horizontes
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
The Art of Living
Women Directors
Release Year:2015
Runtime:71 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Mention - Visions du Réel
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Taskovski Films
Director:Eileen Hofer
Producer:Aline Schmid
Intermezzo Films
Cinematographer:Grégory Bindschedler
Editor:Damian Plandolit
Valentin Rotelli
Composer:Julien Painot
Ladislav Agabekov
Heidi Happy
Filmography:C'était un géant aux yeux bruns ('12)


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Screening with short film Being Cuban.

Opening with haunting, ghostly archival footage of young prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso receiving an ovation after performing her signature role of Giselle before segueing into a breathtaking montage of Alonso, National Ballet of Cuba principal dancer Viengsay Valdes and teenage ballet student Amanda De Jesus Perez Duarte each performing a pirouette (or in the case of the young upstart, valiantly trying), Horizons is a stirring, lyrical portrait of the lives of three Cuban women who are each wholly and completely dedicated to the art of ballet.

Only the second documentary from Swiss writer/director Eileen Hofer, this finely drawn labor of love is a poetic intergenerational glimpse into the life of a now 94 year-old living legend as she surrounds herself with memories of an unparalleled career while maintaining her role as a stern, unwavering mentor; of an acclaimed prima ballerina in the prime of her life yet one growing keenly aware of the fragility of her body; and of a young upstart struggling to rise through the ranks while searching for her voice.

Título: Horizontes

Horizontes es el lírico retrato de las vidas de tres mujeres cubanas dedicadas al arte del ballet- una leyenda viviente de 94 años que se rodea de recuerdos; una afamada prima bailarina en la cúspide de su carrera y sin embargo perspicazmente consciente de la fragilidad de su cuerpo, y una joven principiante luchando para ascender en las filas de la danza y para encontrar su voz propia.


"An almost spiritual celebration of classical ballet... 'Horizons' pays tribute to the discipline and dedication it takes to dance."- Variety

Screening with Short Film

Being Cuban
2015 | 4 min | Documentary | Cuba | English, Spanish

With Spanish, African, Chinese and no surviving indigenous roots, what is it to be Cuban?

Director(s): Quinton Simmonds, Cameron Stine | Producer(s): Cheri Gaulke, Jeff MacIntyre, Alethea Paradis | Writer(s): Quinton Simmonds, Cameron Stine | Cinematographer(s): Quinton Simmonds, Cameron Stine, Jeff MacIntyre | Editor(s): Quinton Simmonds, Cameron Stine | Composer(s): Killer Tracks | School: Harvard-Westlake School