North American premiere
Documentaries from the Edge On Demand

Act Of Violence In A Young Journalist (Acto de violencia en una joven periodista)

Directed by Manuel Lamas

Thu August 12, 2021
9:30 PM

Festival Scope
PRESENTED WITH Straight To VHS

Sat August 14, 2021
9:00 AM

Festival Scope
PRESENTED WITH Straight To VHS

Uruguay 1988 108 mins OV Spanish Subtitles : English
Genre DramaHorrorAction

Blanca, a brilliant young journalist who is writing a thesis on violence, is unaware that a psychopathic killer is on her trail. Manuel Lamas’ ACT OF VIOLENCE IN A YOUNG JOURNALIST is a filmic curio that has never been shown outside of Uruguay, and remained a VHS oddity since its release. “Action.. Romance… Mystery… Sex… Magic…” proclaims its trailer as we witness what seems to be an absurd supernatural drama, with a “raw, a rough, unusual narrative impulse”, featuring some cringey yet fascinating telenovela acting. This film has been celebrated as a cult film (a? la THE ROOM) by local cinephiles and camp aficionados, while its origins have remained shrouded in mystery for decades... Until now!

FANTASIA EXCLUSIVE: ACT OF VIOLENCE IN A YOUNG JOURNALIST is presented as a double bill along with the fascinating documentary feature STRAIGHT TO VHS, of which it is the subject. – Celia Pouzet

Showings

Thu August 12, 2021
9:30 PM

Festival Scope
PRESENTED WITH Straight To VHS

Sat August 14, 2021
9:00 AM

Festival Scope
PRESENTED WITH Straight To VHS