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Locarno: ‘Siembra,’ a New Take on Urban Immigration in Colombia

9 August 2015 10:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno: Welcome to one face of new Latin America cinema. The latest film from Colombia’s Contravia Films- an arthouse powerhouse credits include Oscar Ruiz Navia’s “Crab Trab” and “Los Hongos” and William Vega’s “La Sirga,” and co-produced by the directors’ label Barbara Films and Germany’s Autentika Films, (post Mortem,” “Workers”),

Siembra” is an immersive drama, shot in black-and-white. It turns on “Turco,” a 60-year-old fisherman – – tall, graven, gaunt – who comes to the big city to live with his son, Yosser, aged 19, a hot head. One night, Yosser is shot dead. Turco organizes the vigil, buries his son, and discovers he now has a reason to stay in the city. A fiction feature, is also multi-toned, part the tale of a man’s farewell to his rural origins, part near documentary, enriched with a fascination for the rich Afro-Colombian heritage of country-folk, now living in big cities, »

- John Hopewell

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