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Thursday, FEBRUARY 2 Chile / Spain

A un metro de ti (A stop away from you) Sebastián and Paula are the first two kids to get lost in the subway in Santiago, Chile, back in the 70’s, their lives then becoming intertwined. They were living ordinary lives in the city until today, when they encountered again and recognized each other. Daniel Henriquez Drama / 2008 / 94min. Spanish with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEJPYxYK46E

Brasil

WHEN:

Thursday, February 2 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:

EMBASSY OF CHILE 1732 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036

Casa de Areia (The house of sand) Filmed entirely on the magnificent, sandy coast of northern Brazil, Áurea’s saga begins in 1910, in Maranhão, where her fanatical husband has relocated his family to start a farm. Desperate and pregnant, Áurea longs to return to the city, but cannot traverse the dunes with her aging mother, Maria in tow. When calamity strikes, the two women find themselves stranded. Eventually, they settle among the shifting sands and Áurea finds peace. But her passionate daughter, Maria, longs to explore the world beyond the dunes. Andrucha Waddington Drama / 2005 / 115 min. Portuguese with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlxSR1-sErk WHEN:

Thursday, February 2 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:

EMBASSY OF PORTUGAL

Cuba

2012 Massachusttes Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036

Eso que anda (Van van fever)

Since 1969, Juan Formell and The Van Van have been, without any doubt, the most popular Orquestra in Cuba. Throughout their national tour, in 2006, more than 1 million dancers vibrated with their music, it tells their story in their first 40 years. This documentary has received many awardas. Ian Padrón Documentary / 2010 / 75 min. Spanish with English subtitles movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_SVV9wkDBQ

WHEN:

Thursday, February 2 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:

EMBASSY OF VENEZUELA 2443 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008


Friday, FEBRUARY 3 Portugal

Estranho caso de Angélica (The strange case of Angelica) Isaac is a young photographer living in a boarding house in Régua. In the middle of the night, he receives an urgent call from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter, Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. Arriving at the house of mourning, Isaac gets his first glimpse of Angelica and is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, the young woman appears to come back to life just for him. Isaac instantly falls in love with her. From that moment on, Angélica will haunt him night and day, until exhaustion. Manoel de Oliveira Fiction / 2010 / 94 min. Portuguese with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19ZPLr_8z6M WHEN:

Friday, February 3 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE: EMBASSY OF PORTUGAL 2012 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Venezuela

Zamora, tierra y hombres libres ( Zamora, free land and men) Venezuela, middle of 19th century. Polarization between Liberals and Conservatives in Venezuela marked the political agenda of the period. The inequalities of colonial society kept farmers and slaves under the oligarchy’s yoke. Ezequiel Zamora a hero of his time, took it upon himself to fight for the equal rights of peasants and farmers afflicted by the class struggle that was caused by wealthy landowners. Román Chalbaud Historical Fiction / 2009 / 128 min. Spanish with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9wBby9FESA WHEN:

Friday, February 3 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:

EMBASSY OF VENEZUELA 2443 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Costa Rica

Cielo rojo (Red sky) Bernie, Manuel, and Nestor just graduated from high school, and have no plans for the future. Unsatisfied with the opportunities Costa Rica presents, the boys decide to concentrate on mundane activities. However, over the course of a few days, key events in the boys’ personal lives conspire to make a disinterested lifestyle difficult. After a break-up with his girlfriend, Bernie reconsiders going to college, in hopes of repairing his relationship. In the midst of an identity crisis brought on by concerned adults, Manuel tries to survive mental confusion. Bound by revolutionary spirit, the friends must handle their internal conflicts individually and as a group. Miguel Alejandro Gómez Drama / Comedy 2008 / 85 min. Spanish with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agmXYE_VLxo WHEN:

Friday, February 3 @ 6:30 PM

WHERE:

EMBASSY OF URUGUAY 1913 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006


Saturday, FEBRUARY 4 Mexico

Silvestre Pantaleón The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustin Oapan, Guerrero, Mexico. Silvestre Pantaleon follows the protagonist as he struggles to pay for a curing ceremony and provide for his family. He dedicates himself to the only remunerative activities he knows: handcrafting rope for religious ceremonies and building seldom-used household objects that he alone still has the skills to produce. Silvestre Pantaleon is a simple though universal tale of aging, told with a lyrical combination of lingering imagery and detail. Roberto Olivares Ruiz Documentary / 2011 / 65 min. Spanish with English subtitles. movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Njcl6Mi10 WHEN:

Mexico

Saturday, February 4 @ 1:00 PM

WHERE: MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 2829 16th St NW, Washington DC 20009

La maleta mexicana ( The mexican suitcase) The story of three lost boxes, found in a closet in Mexico City in 2007, that disappeared in the chaos of Europe at the beginning of World War II. Contained in the titular suitcase were 4,500 photo negatives, the work of three young European photographers: Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and Gerda Taro. Exiles from different places (Hungary, Poland, Germany), they had become friends in Paris, then traveled to Spain together to fight fascism with their cameras. This fascinating documentary from Trisha Ziff (CHEVOLUTION, 2008 Silverdocs) explores not only the historical mystery of how this photographic treasure trove came to be stashed—and nearly forgotten—in a modest Mexico City apartment, but also the living history of people affected by the Spanish Civil War: in Spain, the contemporary descendants of the defeated Republicans; in Mexico, the refugee children—now senior citizens—who fled war-torn Spain for the safety of a new home.

Trisha Ziff Documentary / 2011 / 86 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eEKIVT65n4&feature=fvsr

WHEN:

Saturday, February 4 @ 4:00 PM

WHERE:

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 2829 16th St NW, Washington DC 20009


Ibero-American Film Showcase 2012 - Week 3