The Colombian Film Festival returns to New York, presenting new Colombian film at Tribeca Cinemas in March. Colombian fiction, documentary, and short films will be presented. Highlights include:
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Eric, 10, finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. The man has trouble keeping their heads above water and building a relationship with his son. Maria Isabel, the woman Gabriel works for as a carpenter, decides to take the child under her wing.
In the western Colombian district of Caldas, mules are still an important - if fast-diminishing - form of transport. This nearly wordless documentary follows a family of muleteers as they split their time between the city and the country.
New York: March 24 - 29. See their website for a full lineup and details.