Retratos en un mar de mentiras | Portraits in a Sea of Lies

Retratos en un mar de mentiras | Portraits in a Sea of Lies

Carlos Gaviria (Colombia, 2010) 90min


*contains graphic violence, nudity and heavy language

A Pair of cousins living in the outskirts of one city in Colombia represents “the children of displacement.” They decide to travel to their hometown to try to recover the land taken from them when they were younger. This road film portrays an aspect of the long lasting internal conflict in Colombia in which factions of illegal forces (leftist guerrillas and right wing paramilitaries) fought for control of territories to cultivate, produce and smuggle drugs and weapons. Portraits in a Sea of Lies won the Best Narrative Feature in the Cine de las Américas Film Festival (2010).

Camera (color, Super 16-to-35mm), Edgar Gil; music, Leonardo Gomez, Diana Hernandez "Maria Mulata"; production designer, Claudia Fischer; costume designers, Carolina Martinez, Edgar Martinez. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Generation 14plus), Feb. 18, 2010. Original title: Retratos en un mar de mentiras. Running time: 90 MIN.


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