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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 »
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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,
Camilo, Mechas, Manu, Ana and Pipa are five friends going through that blended trance of intense unrest, astonishment, contained tenderness and manifested rage that is typical of the end of... See full summary »
Juan Sebastian Mesa
Maria Camila Castrillón,
Maria Angélica Puerta
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Tito Alexander Gomez,
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Rosa Esther Mosquera Aramburo,
Miguel Ángel Banguela
Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.
Carlos Mario Restrepo,
Jackson Idrian Gallego
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.
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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.
This film tells the story of young migrants trying to fit in.
In Mexico City David has arrived from his village to be a construction worker after his father's death and is introduced into the punk scene. However his cousin wants him to be a gang member.
Alex has been deported from the USA to his poverty stricken and gang infested fishing village in Columbia. He now cuts people up for local gangs and dumps their bodies in the mangrove swamp. His younger brother knows what he has been up to and might even follow his path.
Filipina teenager Maria has to come to live with her grandmother in Canada after the death of her mother. She fights back at school after being bullied and is expelled. She continues to be rebellious, mixing with other Filipina teenagers.
There is no connection between the three stories and it has a multi language dialogue but the film does slowly draw you in. Director Juan Andrés Arango adds some visual flair here and there.
It is a film that explores alienation and the need to survive or feel included, especially as two of them are in mourning. Despite the dire circumstances the three people find themselves in, I found it comical to see David getting a blue mohican punk hairstyle, 40 years after it first became fashionable in Britain.
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