Cine Brasília hosts the 1ª Mostra de Cinema Latino Americano e Caribenho (Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival) from May 24 to June 6. The festival is promoted by the Latin Americans and Caribbean embassies in Brasília in an effort to present to the audience the growing and exciting new cinema of these countries.
The program includes movies from the Dominican Repubic, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Cuba and more. One of the highlights of the festival is “Barrow: Freedom Fighter”. Directed by Marcia Weekes and produced in Barbados, “Barrow: Freedom Fighter” is the first film to feature the life story of a prominent Caribbean politician/statesman and includes interviews with Barbadian historians, politicians, icons like cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers and of course family members. There are also reenactments of some of the major moments in his personal and professional life.
Friday, May 25
6h30 pm – 3
For Rodolfo, life is empty and cold. Graciela, Rodolfo’s first wife, and their teenage daughter, Ana, are facing decisive moments in their lives. Little by little, Rodolfo will try to occupy the place next to them again.
8h30 pm – Mamá
Victoria is surprised by the visit of her daughter Sara, with whom she has not spoken for some time. Her daughter asks her to take care of Nicole, her 7 year old granddaughter, for a few days. Victoria is a reserved and independent woman, who apparently enjoys her loneliness. This favor will alter her life and change her routine.
Saturday, May 26
6h30 pm – Adero
Vivid and disturbing dreams lead a man to seek the identity of his parents. An elderly and enigmatic indigenous woman seems to have the answers to his questions.
8h30 pm – El Sueño de Lu
Lucía is a single mom mourning the death of her 5-year-old son.
Sunday, May 27
6h30 pm – Climas
Three women of vastly differing ages and origins cope with life in three distinct regions of Peru. Eva, a young girl from the lush tropics of the Amazonian jungle, experiences a sexual awakening by way of a forbidden relationship with her uncle. Victoria, a wealthy socialite from Lima, suffers a terrible secret that renders her inner life as gray and melancholic as the city surrounding her. Zoraida, an elderly peasant from a destitute village in the Andean Mountains, confronts her worst fears in the wake of the unexpected return of her estranged son. Three unconnected regions, three introverted women, three stories of discovery shaped by three different geographies, societies and climates of the same fragmented country.
8h30 pm – La Recta Provincia
Este lived with his mother. He looked after an employer’s house in the countryside of Chile. One day the man found a bone in the garden. It was a flute that bone. The man played music with that flute. And music became song. The voice of the song begged them to look for the other bones of his scattered body.
Monday, May 28
6h30 pm – Barrow: Freedom Fighter
Barrow Freedom Fighter is the first film to feature the life story of a prominent Caribbean politician/statesman and includes interviews with Barbadian historians, politicians, icons like cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers and of course family members. There are also reenactments of some of the major moments in his personal and professional life.
8h30 pm – Um Lugar en el Caribe
Three love stories in a wonderful place in the Caribbean. Gael Castillo is a famous Latin American writer married to a woman in California. During a trip he meets his best friend’s ex girlfriend. At the same time, Sofia and her father are trapped on the island, which helps Sofia embark on a new love.
Wednesday, May 30
6h30 pm – Azu
In the year 1780, a group of slaves flees from a sugarcane plantation, looking for a quilombo. They are pursued by Don Manuel, an obsessed landowner.
8h30 pm – Viejo Calavera
Elder Mamaní (Julio Cezar Ticona) is a young man who has just become an orphan after losing his father. He moves to Huanuni, a mining town, where he will live with his grandmother and work in the mine of a powerful local man. Elder does not care about much, does not seem to care at all about the death of his father and the state that his life is. However, when a secret about the father’s death comes to light, Elder’s life changes completely.
Thursday, May 31
6h30 pm – Ixcanul
On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.
8h30 pm – La Yuma
This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Friday, June 1
6h30 pm– El Lugar Más Pequeno
The inhabitants of a small town in El Salvador relive their life experiences during the civil war while remembering their loved ones.
8h30 pm – Alba
ALBA, an 11 year old girl, has to move to her father’s house due to her mother’s illness. She barely knows him and sharing time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy, both feel lonely but they can’t find a way to approach each other.
Saturday, June 2
6h30 pm – 7 Cajas
Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.
Venue: Cine Brasília
Where: EQS 106/107 – Asa Sul
When: May 24 to June 6.
Price: Free Admission