Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano
Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (Venezuela, 2002)
Director: Mariana Rondón
Thursdays, March 28 , 6.30pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Room 125
(In Spanish with English subtitles)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Games, hiding places and fake names are the day to day of the little girl who narrates this story. Alongside her cousin Teo, they reinvent the adventures of their guerrilla parents, building a fantastic labyrinth of superheroes and strategies around the armed subversion, where the line between reality and madness is hardly perceptible. But the child's game is incapable of hiding the death, torture, accusations and treason involving the guerrillas. The children dream of becoming The Invisible Man, in order to be safe and out of harm's way. Nevertheless, even if they run from fear at times, they know that their parents may never return, and instead, only receive "Postcards from Leningrad". This film has won many prizes and awards, including the Best Director Award and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award at the International Film Festival of Kerala (2008), the Golden Sun Award at Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema (2007), and the International Jury Award (Revelation Category) at São Paulo International Film Festival (2007). It was Venezuela's official submission to the best foreign language film category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008. This movie is PG – Parental Guidance Suggested.
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