This weekend at MBC: The Colombian Film Festival 10/9-12/08

This weekend at MBC: The Colombian Film Festival of Miami Beach
(OCTOBER 09-12. OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY!)
AND…The first five people per screening this weekend to mention this offer get a pass for two for a preview of the new Oliver Stone film… W
T H E M I A M I B E A C H C I N E M A T H E Q U E
The ongoing HD film festival where you don’t just watch, you experience!
512 Española Way at Plaza España, 3 blocks from the beach (305) 67-FILMS (673-567)
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09 THU 7:45pm: Opening Night
Dios los junta y ellos se separan
(God Creates Them and They Fall Apart)
(Harold Trompetero/Colombia/2006 – 95 min)
Filmmaker Harold Trompetero explore what it truly means to be Colombian by looking into the everyday life of a typical middle-class. As they celebrate the father’s birthday, the children cling
to their mother for hope.

10 FRI 7:45pm:
El Carro (The Car)
(Luis Orjuela/Colombia/2003 – 100 min)
When the Velezes agree to buy a used Chevrolet Bel-Air from their neighbors, who’ve recently won a brand-new car in a school raffle, they’re thrilled about the prospect of leaving Bogotá’s public transportation system behind. Little do they know that, despite its glossy red exterior,
their newfound status symbol is a real lemon. Colombian director Luis Orjuela helms this
hilarious look at the pitfalls of automobile ownership.

10 FRI 9:30pm:
La Estrategia Del Caracol
(The Snail’s Strategy)
(Sergio Cabrera/Colombia/1993 – 115 min)
A group of tenants who share an old house in Bogota fear impending eviction when the owner tries to reclaim the building.
WINNER: Berlin Int. Film Festival Jury Prize Forum of New Cinema
Biarritz Int. Film Festival Golden Sun Award
Bogota Int. Film Festival Best Colombian Film, Best Director
Havana Int. Film Festival Grand Coral Prize

11 SAT 7:45pm:
Ser Colombianos Un Acto De Fe
(Being Colombian Is An Act of Faith)
(Carlos Fernández de Soto/Colombia/2004 – 90 min)
A humorous look at the serious topic of abortion this unique Spanish film follows young ER doctor Sara through her decision process on whether or not to bring a baby into a world
ravaged by violence. As Sara tries to make this difficult choice she gets more input than she
asked for from her family friends and even her unborn child.
OFFICIAL Selection: Bogota Film Festival, Nominated Best Film

11 SAT 9:45pm:
La Gente de la Universal
(The People at the Universal)
(Felipe Aljure/Colombia/1994)
Three people running a detective agency provide the focus of this black comedy. It is run by Diogenes, an ex-cop, and his attractive wife Fabiola. Also assisting is his dashing nephew Clemente. Whenever Diogenes is out of the office, Fabiola and Clemente are making
passionate love.

12 SUN 7:45pm: Closing Night
Los Niños Invisibles (Invisible Children)
(Lisandro Duque Naranjo/Colombia/2003 – 100 min)

An elderly gentleman remembers how, in the 1950’s, when he was a little boy in a small town,
he fell in love with a neighbor girl. He feared that she would not like him, but he still longed to
see her up close, so he utilized a brochure of magic tricks to attempt to make himself invisible. This charming, technically lovely tale of youth in rural Colombia was that nation’s Best Foreign Film submission to the 2002 Academy Awards.
WINNER: Bogota Film Festival Best Colombian Film,
Cartagena Film Festival Best Film, Montreal Film Festival Special Jury Prize

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