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Film: Zonazine documental, Baracoa

May 21, 2021

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE

Baracoa, by Pablo Briones and The Moving Picture Boys (Sean Clark and Jace Freeman), documents the lifelong friendship between nine-year-old Leonel and thirteen-year-old Antúan, two boys who live in Pueblo Textil, a small village in the Cuban countryside. During the hot summer holidays, the boys explore the isolated areas surrounding the town, bonding through games, fights, and simple pleasures, as well as conversations about everyday life and existential questions. But just as Cuban society is going through a transitional period, Antúan is moving to Havana at the end of the summer, and this vacation may be their last together. As his older friend is drawn to the busy life of the city, Leonel is forced to examine his own place in the world.

Colombia/Switzerland/U.S./Cuba; 2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 90 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

During May, in collaboration with Spain’s Festival de Málaga, established in 1998 to promote Spanish cinema and celebrating its 24th anniversary next month, Instituto Cervantes presents four documentaries that were screened at the festival in 2019. The series “Zonazine documental,” whose name is taken from one of the components of this festival, has been an integral part of Instituto Cervantes’ programming since 2014, sharing the best work of contemporary Spanish and Latin American documentary filmmakers.

Zonazine documental Film Schedule:
May 7: El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos (Adán Aliago & Álex Lora, 2019)
May 14: Para la guerra (Francisco Marise, 2018)
May 21: Baracoa (Pablo Briones, Sean Clark & Jace Freeman, 2019)
May 28: Una corriente salvaje (Nuria Ibañez, 2018)


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