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Gods

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GLOBAL LENS 2010

ADRIFT
Bui Thac Chuyen, Vietnam, 2009

BECLOUD
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2009

GODS
Josué Méndez, Peru, 2008

LEO'S ROOM
Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay, 2009

MASQUERADES (EDU)
Lyes Salem, Algeria, 2008

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (EDU)
Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (EDU)
Rajesh Shera, India, 2008

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009

THE SHAFT
Zhang Chi, China, 2008

SHIRLEY ADAMS (EDU)
Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

 
 

Gods (Dioses)
A film by Josué Méndez

Spanish, with subtitles in English
Peru, 2008 (91 minutes)

Synopsis
In director Josué Méndez’s stylishly composed second feature, Elisa—the soon-to-be-wife of a wealthy industrialist—is eager to shed her working-class background in favor of the opulence of her fiance’s elite lifestyle. To her dismay, she soon realizes her hopes to slip into magazine-ready images of domestic splendor must also include her future stepchildren: Diego, who is hounded by his overbearing father and reluctantly preparing to enter the family business, and Andrea, Diego’s party-girl sister and the object of both his desire and disgust. As Elisa embraces her new life of lavish parties and beachfront estates, Diego and Andrea rebel against their upper-class upbringing, setting the stage for an ironic contrast of fate and ambition in this biting satire on upper-crust wealth and privilege.

About the Director
Josué Méndez was born in 1976 in Lima, Peru. He graduated with a degree in Film Studies and Latin American Studies from Yale University in 1998. His first film, Días de Santiago, Peru’s Official Entry for the 2004 Academy Awards, won more than 35 international awards. In addition to his work as executive producer and editor for film, he has written and directed for Peruvian television, advertising and theater. Dioses is his second feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Diego
Andrea
Elisa
Agustín

Sergio Gjurinovic
Anahí de Cárdenas
Maricielo Effio
Edgar Saba

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Executive Producers
Producers

Director of Photography
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Josué Méndez
Josué Méndez
Enid Campos, Josué Méndez
Enid Campos, Hugo Castro Fau, Gudula Meinzolt, Paulo de Caravalho, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
Mario Bassino
Roberto Benavides
Rufino Basavilbaso
Leonardo Barbuy

 
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