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Gian Maria Volontè
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José Carlos Ruiz,
A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.
I saw this film at the inaugural ceremony of this year's Bogota International Film Festival. I really wasn't very enthusiastic about a film I thought wasn't going to be anything special, but having free entries and looking forward to the ceremony itself, I went to see it. As soon as the film started I realized I had been mistaken about it. And by the end I was so glad I hadn't missed it! This is truly one of the best films made in Colombia in the past ten years. The film is set in the 1930's or 40's in a small Colombian town and tells the story of three children who go through all sorts of adventures and misventures in order to become invisible. The protagonist's motivation is the secret love he has for his neighbour, a very beautiful but unkind little girl (only she is also secretly in love with him). The story is narrated by this protagonist around fifty years afterwards, and the tone of the story is the perfect one: an epic tone that gives the children's adventures enormous proportions. The film is full of tender and hilarious moments that bring many spectators close to tears and remind all of our childhoods. Technically speaking, the film is also remarkable!! The quality of this film is quite good for a Colombian one, and I specially liked the cinematography. So, if you can catch this film... I recommend it.
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