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Nuestro Monte Luna

Overview

Synopsis

Built on a hillside, the Colombian village of Choachi becomes, in this first feature film by Pablo Alvarez-Mesa (Jelena’s Song and Speaking Into the Air), the setting for a coming-of-age story with deep political ramifications. While the mayor of Bogotá has decided to ban bullfighting – considered a barbaric colonialist symbol – young devotees in Choachi keep training every day, preserving the fading traditional sport and dreaming of a glorious future away from the mountains and their painful, impoverished past. Capturing the smallest details, the filmmaker is not content to observe his characters. He accompanies them on a road to adulthood full of hopes and fears, the building blocks of tomorrow’s Colombia.

Stage
finished
Running time
96 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Parabola Films
Country
Canada
Years of Production
2015
Locations
Colombia

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
Hot Docs, Ambulante, RIDM
Broadcast (Prod.)
CBC
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, French

Photos

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