The jury appreciates its sobriety, its avoidance of the temptation to give in to sensationalism, a fact that does nothing to prevent it from reflecting, with enormous courage, dignity and respect, the reality and vulnerability of its characters, with a deep and beautiful ending. The jury also values the endeavour to recover the memory for Latin American cinema, in this case Mexican, of those who have been relegated to oblivion by the industry.
The Sebastiane Latino is born as an extension of the Sebastiane Award, which turns 14 this year. It is born from proximity with Latin America and from the commitment of the Film Festival to its cinema, accredited in sections such as Horizontes Latinos and Films in Progress. From this proximity and from the repercussion of an International Festival, this award wishes to contribute to ensuring that the values of respect and sexual freedom spread in Ibero-America to combat male chauvinism and intolerance.
In a globalized world, where we feel increasingly closer to other countries, cinema can do a great deal to provide references as the basis of respect for the different ways of being, seeing life and feeling.