In this presentation, which is the second of a series of classes on the ELEMENTS: earth, air, fire and water, Ken goes into great detail about air, breath of life, that includes stories, ... See full summary »
The action is situated in Colombia on April 9, 1948, date in which took place the famous "Bogotazo". It is a story of love frustrated by political circumstances. Laura, a spinster ... See full summary »
Jaime Osorio Gómez
María Cristina Gálvez,
13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »
A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »
Louis Gossett Jr.,
Rodrigo, a poor and troubled teenager in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, struggles to find hope in a world ravaged by violence and chaos. An aspiring drummer in a punk band, he uses his ... See full summary »
Carlos Mario Restrepo,
Jackson Idrian Gallego
Based on real life conditions, Raul Trellez, a homeless person, goes around Bogota's streets finding ways to support his drug addiction, which leads him to wander around appreciating life from a fearless and passionate way.
A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But ... See full summary »
In this presentation, which is the second of a series of classes on the ELEMENTS: earth, air, fire and water, Ken goes into great detail about air, breath of life, that includes stories, myths and examples of how we are interacting with this element every day. This presentation is classroom worthy from grade school to college, loaded with information I'm sure you didn't know. Enjoy! Written by
I went to see this film at the Hispanic Film festival of Miami, and it was certainly a success. Judging by their reactions, people on the theater were extremely pleased with the film, which is the first film Noir made in Colombia.
What a wonderful experience it was, especially for the wonderful actress Flora Martinez, who really brings life to her character.
Also, the histrionic talent of Cesar Mora as the blind man who sells lottery tickets is fantastic, he has such strong features that allow him to really mold into his character (I just saw him during the same festival, leading another Colombian film, "Golpe de estadio").
I was very pleased with the movie in general, although I must say that the script doesn't live up to my expectations; its erratic, monotone narrative really blocks the brilliant cast, mostly because it wants to achieve so much that it leaves many sub-plots points unresolved. Otherwise a fairly enjoyable film that exemplifies the strong influence of American cinema in Latin America, even though shoestring budgets and cultural differences make this kind of film a lot more enjoyable-for me at least-than their cousins from the north.
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