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Paraguayan Hammock (2006)

Hamaca paraguaya (original title)
Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days.

Director:

Paz Encina

Writer:

Paz Encina
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramon Del Rio Ramon Del Rio ... Ramón
Georgina Genes Georgina Genes ... Candida
Jorge López Jorge López ... Hijo
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Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days.

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Brilliantly Simple and Simply Brilliant!
12 September 2006 | by prepostSee all my reviews

I just came back from my fifth TIFF film of 2006 - Hamaca Paraguaya. The film is less than 80 minutes long, and contains maybe a total of about 10 scenes, with no cuts, just long continuous still shots, observing two characters from a distance that made it all so intimate. Such a classic story (war and death) told in a most unexpected angle and a daring way. In my opinion, it's minimalist delivery is parallel to Lars Von Tier's Dogville - "less is more". I have to say it is one of my best TIFF experiences - one-of-a-kind low-budget international films deserves to be promoted.

I thought the director really put herself up for a real challenge and managed to far exceed it - bravo! Both my friend and I loved it. Amazing. I was very happy that I saw it on the big screen, where this film is meant to be seen.


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Language:

Guarani

Release Date:

14 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hamaca Paraguaya - Eine Hängematte in Paraguay See more »

Filming Locations:

Paraguay

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,470
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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