CineLit

Literature brought to life on screen though our Latin American and Caribbean Literary Film Festival
Day 1
23 Apr 2016

Taita Boves

Action/Drama / 2010 / 100 min / Venezuela Director/Screenwriter: Luis Alberto Lamata Starring: Juvel Vielma, Daniela Alvarado, Gledys Ibarra José Tomás Boves was a cruel man who became a legend...
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El Premio Flaco

Comedy / 2009 / 104 min / Cuba Director/Screenwriter: Juan Carlos Cremata Starring: Rosa Vasconcelos, Carlos Gonzalvo, Paula Alí. Iluminada lives in a humble neighborhood and her economic situation is...
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El Caballero Don Quixote

Adventure / 2002 / 122 min / Spain Director/Screenwriter: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Starring: Juan Luis Galiardo, Carlos Iglesias, José Luis Torrijo Based on the second half of Miguel de Cervantes’...
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Trópico de Sangre

Drama / 2010 / 116 min / Dominican Republic Director/Screenwriter: Juan Delancer Starring: Michelle Rodríguez, Juan Fernández, César Evora. A true story of how Minerva Mirabal and her sisters came...
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Deus é Brasileiro

Comedy / 2003 / 110 min / Brazil Director/Screenwriter: Carlos (Cacá) Diegues Starring: Antonio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte Tired of the mistakes committed by men, God decides to take...
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Day 2
24 Apr 2016

Cuentos de Cipotes

Animation / 2008 / 20 min / El Salvador Director: Ricardo Barahona A cartoon adaptation of Salvador Salazar Arrué’s (Salarrrué) regular short stories in the newspaper Patria in the late...
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Bombal: Fuego en la Niebla

Drama / 2012 / 81 min / Chile Director: Marcelo Ferrari Starring: Blanca Lewin, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic María Luisa Bombal, one of Chile’s most important writers, struggled to reconcile...
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Gabo: La Creación de Gabriel García Márquez

Documentary / 2015 / 90 min / Colombia Director: Justin Webster Screenwriter: Justin Webster, Kate Horne Includes: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jaime García Márquez, César Gaviria, Bill Clinton How did a...
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Day 3
25 Apr 2016

José Martí: El Ojo del Canario

Drama / 2010 / 120 min / Cuba Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Pérez Starring: Damián Antonio Rodríguez Vidal, Daniel Romero Bildaín, Rolando Brito José Martí, writer, politician, and most revered Cuban national...
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Historias de Cronopios y de Famas

Animation / 2013 / 86 min / Argentina Director/Screenwriter: Julio Ludueña Starring: Stella Maris Closas, Cristina Tejedor, Aldo Pastur In this adaptation of Julio Cortázar’s work, fantastic tales are brought...
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Donde Acaban los Caminos

Drama / 2004 / 82 min / Guatemala Director: Carlos García Agraz Screenwriter: Reynaldo Leon Starring: Giacomo Buonafina, Andrea Rivera, Herbert Ignacio A doctor goes to work in a country...
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Pantaleón y las Visitadoras

Comedy/Drama / 1999 / 144 min / Peru/Spain Director: Francisco Lombardi Starring: Salvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Mónica Sánchez, Pilar Bardem, Gianfranco Brero The Peruvian army captain Pantaleón Pantoja, a...
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Day 4
26 Apr 2016

Cuentos de Cipotes

Animation / 2008 / 20 min / El Salvador Director: Ricardo Barahona A cartoon adaptation of Salvador Salazar Arrué’s (Salarrrué) regular short stories in the newspaper Patria in the late...
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Donde Acaban los Caminos

Drama / 2004 / 82 min / Guatemala Director: Carlos García Agraz Screenwriter: Reynaldo Leon Starring: Giacomo Buonafina, Andrea Rivera, Herbert Ignacio A doctor goes to work in a country...
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Trópico de Sangre

Drama / 2010 / 116 min / Dominican Republic Director/Screenwriter: Juan Delancer Starring: Michelle Rodríguez, Juan Fernández, César Evora. A true story of how Minerva Mirabal and her sisters came...
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El Poeta del Arrabal

Documentary / 2006 / 27 min / Panama Director: Austreberta Torres de Navarro The Panamanian poet Demetrio Korsi was known as “el poeta del Arrabal” after his birthplace. Korsi represents...
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Neruda

Docu-Drama / 2014 / 100 min / Chile Director/Screenwriter: Manuel Basoalto Starring: José Secall, Paulina Harrington, Max Corvalán Pablo Neruda’s speech “I accuse” against President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, made the...
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Del Amor y Otros Demonios

Drama / 2009 / 103 min / Colombia/Costa Rica Rating: PG13 Director/Screenwriter: Hilda Hidalgo Starring: Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder, Joaquín Climent When the young Sierva María is bitten...
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Day 5
27 Apr 2016

Gabo: La Creación de Gabriel García Márquez

Documentary / 2015 / 90 min / Colombia Director: Justin Webster Screenwriter: Justin Webster, Kate Horne Includes: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jaime García Márquez, César Gaviria, Bill Clinton How did a...
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José Martí: El Ojo del Canario

Drama / 2010 / 120 min / Cuba Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Pérez Starring: Damián Antonio Rodríguez Vidal, Daniel Romero Bildaín, Rolando Brito José Martí, writer, politician, and most revered Cuban national...
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Day 6
28 Apr 2016

Literature Alive: Andre Alexis – Memory Places

Documentary / 2005 / 25 min / Canada/T&T Director: Frances-Anne Solomon We travel with Alexis from his birthplace in Trinidad, to Ottawa where he spent his childhood, and finally to...
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Literature Alive: Ramabai Espinet – Coming Home

Documentary / 2006 / 47 min / Canada/T&T Director: Frances-Anne Solomon Celebrated Indo-Caribbean author Ramabai Espinet sits down in conversation with playwright and friend Tony Hall. The two reflect on...
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Tata Mundo

Drama/ 1984 / 35 min / Costa Rica Director: Juan Bautista Castro Starring: Fabián Dobles Based on the stories El detalle and Mamita Maura from his book Historias de Tata...
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A World Apart

Drama / 1988 / 113 min / UK/Zimbabwe Director: Chris Menges Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jeroen Krabbé Gillian Slovo introduces this 1988 dramatic feature based on the lives of...
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Gillian Slovo

Finding Samuel Lowe

Documentary / 2014 / 88 min / Jamaica Director/Screenwriter: Jeanette Kong. Author Paula Madison Williams introduces her documentary tracing her family roots from Jamaica back to China. Bookmark
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Tata Mundo

Drama/ 1984 / 35 min / Costa Rica Director: Juan Bautista Castro Starring: Fabián Dobles Based on the stories El detalle and Mamita Maura from his book Historias de Tata...
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Como Agua Para Chocolate

Drama/Romance / 1992 /113 min / Mexico Rating: R (18 years and over) Director: Alfonso Arau Screenwriter: Laura Esquivel Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné The young Tita is...
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Day 7
29 Apr 2016

Taita Boves

Action/Drama / 2010 / 100 min / Venezuela Director/Screenwriter: Luis Alberto Lamata Starring: Juvel Vielma, Daniela Alvarado, Gledys Ibarra José Tomás Boves was a cruel man who became a legend...
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El Poeta del Arrabal

Documentary / 2006 / 27 min / Panama Director: Austreberta Torres de Navarro The Panamanian poet Demetrio Korsi was known as “el poeta del Arrabal” after his birthplace. Korsi represents...
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The Terror and the Time

Documentary / 1977 / 70 min / Guyana Director: Rupert Roopnaraine This lyrical documentary tells the history of colonialism in British Guyana during the 1950s through the poems of Martin...
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Black Orpheus

Drama/Romance / 1959 / 100 min / Brazil/France/Italy Director: Marcel Camus Screenwriters: Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek...
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Sean Samad

Pedro Páramo

Drama / 1967 / 110 min / Mexico Director: Carlos Velo Screenwriters: Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Velo, Manuel Barbachano Ponce Starring: John Gavin, Ignacio López Tarso, Pilar Pellicer A highly symbolic...
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Day 8
30 Apr 2016

Bombal: Fuego en la Niebla

Drama / 2012 / 81 min / Chile Director: Marcelo Ferrari Rating: 14 years and over Starring: Blanca Lewin, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic María Luisa Bombal, one of Chile’s most...
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Remembering the Merikins: Short Documentary

200 years ago, the Merikins — free black settlers from the United States — arrived in Trinidad, establishing close-knit communities that survive to this day. This special programme of events...
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Florentino y el Diablo

Drama / 2000 / 90 min / Venezuela Director / Screenwriter: Michael New Starring: Pastor González, José Mantilla, José Torres Florentino, a young balladeer and horseman, faces the devil in...
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Neruda

Docu-Drama / 2014 / 100 min /Chile Director/Screenwriter: Manuel Basoalto Starring: José Secall, Paulina Harrington, Max Corvalán Pablo Neruda’s speech I accuse against President Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, made the Nobel...
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Day 9
01 May 2016

Historias de Cronopios y de Famas

Animation / 2013 / 86 min / Argentina Director/Screenwriter: Julio Ludueña Starring: Stella Maris Closas, Cristina Tejedor, Aldo Pastur In this adaptation of Julio Cortázar’s work, fantastic tales are brought...
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Lost in La Mancha

Documentary / 2002 / 93 min / UK/USA Rating: R Directors/Screenwriters: Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe Includes: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges Lost In La Mancha offers a unique,...
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El Caballero Don Quixote

Adventure / 2002 / 122 min / Spain Director/Screenwriter: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Starring: Juan Luis Galiardo, Carlos Iglesias, José Luis Torrijo Based on the second half of Miguel de Cervantes’...
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