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496 Don Policarpo & I: Travels With a Puppeteer.
Who is the man behind the curtain?


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Overview

Genre

Arts, Culture, Personal Doc, Biography, and Foreign Worlds

Synopsis

A trip to Paraguay to document the story of the traveling puppet theatre that his father started in the 1970s, leads the filmmaker on a nostalgic trip in which he reacquaints himself with the puppets of his childhood. Creatively using archival footage, photographs and insightful interviews, this film is an homage to an artist and his work--the filmmakers' father and an extended family of artists--who live and work in one of South America's poorest and lesser known countries. It celebrates the creativity and passion of artists and reminds us why the magic of puppetry is universal and timeless.

Stage

finished

Running time

44 minutes

Credits

Nicolas Gulino ... Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Toposcope Films

Country

Canada

Production years

2005-2009

Locations

Paraguay

Prod. Partners

Co-producer: Amanda Holmes

Distribution Details

Release year

2009

Festivals

Boston Latino International Film Festival; DC Latin American Showcase; Ciclo de Cine Nacional de la Cooperativa Universitaria (Paraguay)

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English