Catch the latest Colombian films at New York's Colombian Film Festival. Here's a couple highlights:
Qué Viva la Música!
Hovering over the river that segregates Cali, Colombia, into haves and have-nots, a haunting presence identifies a perilous willingness among the populace to do anything that is asked of it. A blonde teenage girl, knowing she must change her life, leaves her well-appointed house and flagrantly gives herself over to this tolerant city, saying “yes” to everything provocative it offers her. Only the music tethers her body and spirit together, even as she reaches for redemption through a bold, delicious, and resplendent self-destruction.
La Ciénaga, Entre el Mar y la Tierra
Disabled Alberto dreams of visiting the sea, which seems out of reach although it's just across the street.
New York: March 22 - 27. Full lineup and details on their website.