Neighboring Scenes, the annual festival of contemporary Latin American cinema returns to New York City with 13 features and 10 shorts with seven filmmakers in person, from February 22 to 26.
There Will Come Soft Rains (Vendrán lluvias suaves)
NAME OF FILM: THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS (VENDRÁN LLUVIAS SUAVES) (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Iván Fund
STARRING: Alma Bozzo Kloster, Florencia Canavesio, Massimo Canavesio
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: A remarkable ensemble of young nonprofessional actors leads Argentine director Iván Fund’s latest feature—an oneiric vision of the apocalypse in which a strange incident sends the adults of a working-class neighborhood into an everlasting slumber. Left to their own devices, the town’s children gradually adapt to a peculiar new world that remains largely undisturbed by mankind’s absence. Fund draws inspiration from Sara Teasdale’s 1918 poem of the same name, lucidly translating the imagery and themes of the original text into a lyrical film about the regenerative, blissful elements of nature in the aftermath of calamity.