This is the story of three old friends in downtown Bogotá. A chess player and small-time gambler, a watch maker, and a Spanish homeopath obsessed with poker. Finding comfort in the confines... See full summary »
Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and... See full summary »
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
Angela, 12 years old and her three stepsisters around their 30s. All of them, daughters of a charismatic slacker who just died. Angela must find a new home by crossing half of the country ... See full summary »
Lina Sanchez Calderon,
Loren Paz Jara,
Maria Camila Mejia
Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger... See full summary »
Juan Andrés Arango Garcia
Luis Carlos Guevara,
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
In Buenaventura-Colombia, Harvey and his three friends are doomed to a life of poverty and uncertainty. While attempting to escape their reality, they use music and urban dance to overcome and defy their violent destiny.
Rosa Esther Mosquera Aramburo,
Miguel Ángel Banguela
The Seven Last Words sounds out the experiential states and rituals particular to humanity, based on seven themes expressed in an oratorio: forgiveness, hope, relation, abandonment, distress, triumph, and life after the death.
Maria arrives to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother and struggles to adapt to her new environment; Afro-Colombian Alex is deported from the US to Colombia, in his old neighborhood now controlled by criminals; David leaves his indigenous village after his father's death to find work on a construction site in Mexico City. The film follows these three teenagers living in different cities of the Americas yet going through the same experience of grief, migration and transformation.
I saw x500 at the palm springs film festival January 7, 2017. The director spoke afterward. I was extremely impressed by this film. The film moves quickly and as there are 3 story lines it never lags. The director really was able to capture not only how difficult emigrating to a foreign land can be, but also the effects that has on the location. The acting was outstanding: quite a feat for a film starring newcomers. I was able to relate specifically to the maria character as I too got shipped to another country for high school; so I can say emphatically that the director really understands the topic. Also, in the Colombia portion of the film, the 2 9 year old boys gave amazing performances. It is a very moving film and I think just about anyone can relate to it as these type of issues are universal.
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