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 a duel of improvised verse. Set in the plains of Venezuela, it is the story of a struggle to retain the native “llanero” culture against the forces of powerful invaders – ultimately a battle between good and evil, life and death, told through the music and voice of Florentino. Based on the poem by Alberto Arvelo Torrealba. Directed by Trinidadian Michael New.