The Colors of the Mountain

Part of Havana Film Festival New York
Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

New York Premiere

Dir. Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010, 88 mins.

Colombia/Panama. 35mm print. While nine-year-old Manuel is playing a game of soccer, his precious ball is kicked into a minefield. Amid adventures and kids’ games, signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of a village deep in the La Pradera region of the Colombian countryside. An impressive debut by Arbeláez, who tells the story almost entirely from the children’s perspective.

Preceded by:
Dir. Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010. 5 mins. Digital projection. Guatemala. U.S. premiere. Ixquic is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism.

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