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El Amparo
(El Amparo)

by Rober CALZADILLA

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Recounting a news story from 1988, when the Venezuelan army massacred fishermen on the Columbian border, mistaking them for guerilleros, Rober Calzadilla’s first feature-film combines a powerful dramatic tension with the sharpness of the political. Instead of a historical reconstitution he films the outskirts of a crime that has scandalously remained unpunished: the monstrous imprisonment of the slaughter’s two survivors, the bodies’ tension, the onlookers’ anger and the twilight atmosphere of a village in turmoil. El Amparo (the protection) is a striking, necessary film that undoubtedly helps us to understand Venezuela today. A remarkable gesture against forgetting and its violence. GM

Participation in the 2013 Caracas Produire au Sud Workshop

  • Titre français
    El Amparo
  • Original title
    El Amparo
  • Scénario
    Karin VALECILLOS
  • Photo
    Michell RIVAS
  • Montage
    Marina RODRIGUEZ, Gustavo RONDÓN CÓRDOVA
  • Musique
    Andrés LEVELL
  • Interprétation
    Vicente QUINTERO, Giovanni GARCÍA, Vicente PEÑA, Samantha CASTILLO
  • Production
    Tumbarrancho Films, Caja Negra Producciones, Peliculas Prescindibles
  • Distribution
    Figa Films (Contact copie) : contact@figafilms.com
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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