Till the 19th of September there is a film festival in New York City dedicated to Peruvian film makers. This fifth edition focusses on the Peruvian archaeological heritage. The free event shows documentaries and narrative features as well as video-art installations and concerts of Andean music.
Highlighted films include The Gospel of the Flesh (by Eduardo Mendoza). The film presents a complex portrait of a socially and financially precarious world in Lima. And The Mute, (Daniel and Diego Vega) a dark comedy that is a contender in the Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars.
The festival for Peruvian directors is a way to share their stories with foreigners. Perhaps Peruvian film will be acclaimed internationally just as the nation´s gastronomy has. The festival takes place at Instituto Cervantes in Manhattan.