Thursday, December 1st
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 6:30pm
La Muralla Verde/The Green Wall
Armando Robles’s La Muralla Verde (The Green Wall), is a film that embeds the senses of the viewer from the first scene because of the strength of its narrative, the usage of juxtaposed time, and its dialectical display of images. It is a story of an urban heroic young couple and their little son who against all odds decide to move to the Peruvian jungle embracing a nationalistic colonizing project encouraged by the government during the 70’s. The family’s idyllic life is disrupted by the many difficulties they have to face in order to fulfill their dreams. The story is a metaphor of the dilemma that Peruvian citizens were experiencing during that time in a country where social change, progress, and individual realization were difficult to achieve. The masterful final sequence will leave the spectator speechless for its unexpected development of the story. The Green Wall is considered “a bitter and beautiful movie”, a piece of art from the late Armando Robles Godoy who is considered the only Peruvian filmmaker to have created an auteur cinema in Peru. (By Mildred Lopez)
Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano
Fall 2011 Film Series
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion.
Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.