Miami Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Team for U.S. Premiere of Prominent Chilean Filmmaker Cristián Jiménez’s Third Feature Film

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Voice Over

Voice Over

One of Chile’s leading auteurs, and soon to be three-time Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) alum, Cristián Jiménez, is set to U.S. Premiere his third feature film, Voice Over (La voz en off), jointly in the Knight Grand Jury Competition at MiamiFF’s 32nd edition (March 6-15, 2015) and in Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Selects 2015. This two-city U.S. premiere shows unprecedented cooperation, rather than competition, between two of the nation’s most influential film programming organizations.

A familial comedy drama, Voice Over follows Sofia, a married woman with two kids, seeking to purify herself through a “disconnection vow”. When she leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home—hoping for peace and quiet—she encounters a host of unexpected family issues that arise following the disintegration of her parents’ 35-year marriage. The film chronicles the modern day Chilean family, revealing how our breeding inevitably plays a hand in determining our fate—even when we’re convinced we’re forging our own paths.

Jiménez’s first film Optical Illusions (2009) screened at numerous international film festivals, including MiamiFF27 in 2010; his second film Bonsái world premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section in 2011, and later won MiamiFF29’s Knight Ibero-American Grand Jury Competition and the Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Award in 2012.

MiamiFF, a program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, is teaming up New York City’s Film Society of Lincoln Center, for a mutual U.S. premiere of Voice Over at both MiamiFF 2015 and Film Comment Selects 2015—premiering only days apart in Miami and New York City. The US distributor for Voice Over is Outsider Pictures, whose new label is Todo Cine Latino. MiamiFF’s 32nd full program lineup will be announced on Tuesday, January 27th. Film vouchers are now available for Voice Over’s U.S. Premiere at MiamiFF; click here to purchase!—Tatyana Chiocchetti[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Jaie Laplante

Jaie Laplante is the Miami Film Festival's executive director and director of programming. Learn more about Jaie on Programmers.