THE BELLA VISTA (DOCUMENTARY)
Director: ALICIA CANO / Documentary / 73' / Uruguay - Germany. Premier at Karlovy Vary International Film festival, 2012. AUDIENCE AWARD, Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile. JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Zurich Film Festival, Swiss. JURY SPECIAL MENTION, La Habana, Festival del Nuevo Cine, Cuba. JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Festival Internacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Lakino Berlin Film Festival, Germany. OFFICIAL SELECTION: San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain; Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil; Chicago International Film Festival, USA; Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada; Bergen International Film Festival, Norway; International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico City - DOCSDF, Mexico; Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden; Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria; Bilbao International GLT film and performing arts Film Festival, Spain; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece; Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania; Planete Doc, Poland; Filmfest Hamburg, Germany; Olhar de Cinema, Brazil.
'El Bella Vista' is the story of a house started as a football club, becoming a successful transvestite brothel and changes at last to a Catholic Chapel, all in a small conservative village in Uruguay. Two transvestites, one brothel's Madame, a brickmaker, ex football player, and a nun will bring to life this battle for control of a single physical space, home to mutually antagonistic institutions, driven by the same motivation: passion.