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Four movies from the Peruvian cinematography, in Bucharest

The Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Romania and the Cervantes Institute of Bucharest will organize on November 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2017, the Peruvian Film Days, at the Cervantes Institute (38 Regina Elisabeta Blvd.)

The access is free, the number of seats is limited. Please book your seat by sending a message at cultbuc@cervantes.es


Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 19.00 – Contracorriente (Undertow), directed by Javier Fuentes- León, Peru, 2009, 100 minutes (photo);

Synopsis: An unusual story taking place on the Peruvian coast, where Miguel (Cristian Mercado), a married fisher, who will become a father, tries to keep an improbable balance between his passion for his lover and his family. A much-awarded movie. Sundance Festival (2010) – Public’s Award – Drama (World Cinema), the Goya Awards: nomination for the Best Spanish-American Movie (2010); the Macondo Awards (2010) – The Best Actor in a Leading Role, awarded to Manolo Cardona.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 19.00 – El destino no tiene favoritos (Destiny has no favorites), directed by Alvaro Velarde, Peru, 2003, 90 minutes;

Synopsis: The story of Ana, who wakes up in the middle of some intrigues dominated by blackmail and ambivalence, after her husband rents the garden of their house to film a soap opera. A world more and more alike with the real world.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 19.00 – Locos de amor (Crazy in Love), directed by Frank Pérez-Garland, Peru, 2016, 100 minutes;

Synopsis: The story of four girls belonging to the same family, who live in the same house and who are facing various living situations: love and hate, a number of tragic-comic adventures that they face easily and joyful. Musical comedy.

Friday, November 10, 2017, at 19.00 – Pantaleon y las visitadoras (Pantaleon and the visitors), directed by Francisco J. Lombardi, 137 minutes, 1999.

Synopsis: A movie based on the homonymous novel by Mario Vargas Llosa in which the worthy Captain Pantaleon Pantoja receives the task to become a pimp. He is sent in a lost city in the Amazonian Selva, where soldiers rape women they meet, an unusual preacher convinces the locals to crucify insects, hens and any living body. The outcomes: the birth increase, full orphanages, human sacrifices. Pantaleon has to handle all this mess.

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