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Postales de Leningrado (2007)

Se fueron a salvar al mundo y los seguimos esperando Durante los levantamientos armados de izquierda de los años sesenta en Venezuela, una joven guerrillera debe dar a luz en la ... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Laureano Olivares ... Teo
... Marcela
William Cifuentes ... Teo niño
Haydee Faverola ... Abuela
María Fernanda Ferro ... Marta
Ignacio Marquez ... Tío Miguel
Oswaldo Hidalgo ... Abuelo
Claudia Usubillaga ... La niña (6 años)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Cadenas
Daniel Isaac ... Locutor de noticias
Nadeschda Makagonow ... Señorita Mayonesa
Valeria Márquez ... La niña (8 meses)
Richard Navarro ... Raúl
Camila Tikas ... La niña (voz de adulta)
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Se fueron a salvar al mundo y los seguimos esperando

Durante los levantamientos armados de izquierda de los años sesenta en Venezuela, una joven guerrillera debe dar a luz en la clandestinidad. Para su sorpresa, su hija es la primera en nacer el DÍA DE LAS MADRES y sus fotos salen en la prensa. Desde entonces, ambas tienen que huir.

Disfraces, escondites y nombres falsos son la vida cotidiana de la NIÑA, narradora de esta historia. Junto a su primo TEO, reinventan las aventuras de sus padres guerrilleros, construyendo un laberinto fantástico de superhéroes y estrategias alrededor de la subversión armada, en el que nunca se sabe donde empieza la realidad, o la locura. Pero el juego infantil no logra ocultar la muerte, las torturas, delaciones y traiciones que se viven dentro de las guerrillas.

Los niños desean convertirse en El Hombre Invisible, para estar a salvo y no correr más peligros. Sin embargo, aunque logren escapar por momentos del miedo, saben que sus padres tal vez no regresen ...

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Cartes postales de Leningrad  »

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One of the most original politically correct film to have emerged from Latin America in recent times.
11 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

In the history of cinema,plenty of films have been made about wars and their devastating effects on human beings.However,it is very rare to showcase a film which looks at war especially guerrilla warfare from a humanist point of view. Postcards from Leningrad is a different film as it shows the humorous side of guerrilla life.The film is about a couple of children who learn about the involvement of their parents in war. All this is told from the view point of a young girl who tells how she was conceived.We also learn about her friendship with her cousin.Venezuelan director Mariana Rondon won the best director award for this film at 13th International Film Festival of Kerala,2008.Her film is a bold example of socially committed Latin American cinema as she films a tale of survival by depicting NLM guerrillas who are fighting the mighty Venezuelan army.Although there is no mention of a Russian city called Leningrad,this film appears to be a mind blowing work of art because of its effective use of colors to tell the story of events which took place 40 years ago.As far as a non political message is concerned,Postcards from Leningrad suggests that guerrilla warfare is an absolutely tough business involving torture and separation from family.


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