DC Latin American Film Showcase

Last week of the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association’s DC Latin American Film Showcase with Spain and Portugal.


Octubre, the first feature film from brothers Daniel and Diego Vega, is a deadpan dark comedy incorporating influences ranging from Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki to Robert Bresson.
Clemente is a moneylender in Lima, Peru and all of his personal relationships are qualified by money.

Money is his guiding compass and determines the people he lends to and the prostitutes he frequents. It’s a lonely existence that is turned upside down when he returns home to discover an abandoned baby left in his charge.

Clemente tries to care for the baby himself; but Sofia, one of his clients, goes in search of the birth mother -a prostitute he once visited. Sofia, lonely for companionship, attempts to bring this unlikely family together.

The film is set in Lima during the month of October when thousands join processions celebrating the Lord of Miracles, as purple- smocked devotees carry Peru’s unique image of Christ.

When: Thursday 23 at 6:30 PM

Where: Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle

About the film:
Directed by
Daniel and Diego Vega
Comedy / 2010
Special Jury Award at the Odessa International Film Festival (Ukraine).
Best Film Award at the Motovun Film Festival (Croatia).
Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival.
Best Film of the Year at 2nd Cinema Tropical Awards.
In Spanish with English subtitles
83 minutes.

About the Showcase :Click here to see the films, the dates and the venues

Tickets:
Free and open to the public.
Unreserved general admission
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Information:
202-238-6464

 

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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