Yesterday, Venezuela’s Cinema City (in Spanish, Villa del Cine) celebrated its second anniversary! If you haven’t already heard, the Cinema City was founded by the government to promote film making as an integral part of national culture. It has stimulated an enormous amount of activity in Venezuela’s movie business, and has created opportunities for many independent writers, directors and artists.
The BBC has called it “a state-of-the-art production house that is changing the face of Venezuelan cinema.”
Cinema City’s second anniversary was celebrated at the facility in Guarenas with a special pre-screening of 1, 2 y 3 Mujeres. The film offers dramatic accounts of the lives of three Venezuelan women who come from very different backgrounds and face distinct challenges. 1, 2 y 3 Mujeres is the collaborative project of directors Andrea Herrera, Anabel Rodríguez y Andrea Ríos. It is one of 18 films to emerge from Cinema City in the last year. Watch the trailer here.