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«Twelve Glances at Ecuadoran Cinema»

«Twelve Glances at Ecuadoran Cinema»

«Twelve Glances at Ecuadoran Cinema»
Santo Domingo, January 26, 2015

The Embassy of Ecuador in the Dominican Republic, the General Directorate of Film and its section, the Dominican Film Library, are hosting, since last Thursday, January 22, the international film festival «Doce Miradas del Cine Ecuatoriano» (Twelve Glances at Ecuadorian Cinema).

Admission to the film festival is free of charge and it is taking place at the Dominican Film Library, from January 22 to February 4, 2015.

Today, there will be two presentations: the first will take place at 5:00 pm with a screening of the 2011 documentary «With My Heart in Yambo», directed by María Fernanda Restrepo.

Synopsis: “On January 8, 1988, when I was 10 years old, my parents decided to go on vacation and leave me in the care of my brothers Santiago, 17, and Andrés, 14. That day I had a children’s party and they were supposed to pick me up in the afternoon. Night came and until dawn I stood by a window, waiting for them. They never came. After a year of anguish and without any news, we discovered that on the day in question my brothers were kidnapped, tortured, murdered and disappeared by the Ecuadorian police, for no reason at all. Their bodies were dumped in the Yambo Lake, and we have never found them”.

This documentary is a personal journey, mixed with the collective memory of a country marked by violence.

«Impulso» (Impulse) is the title of the horror drama that will be screened during the second show of the evening, at 7:30 pm. It has been directed by Mateo Herrera, and Cecilia Vallejo, Enrique Acosta, Lady Estrella and Erika Granda are the stars of the film.

Synopsis: Impulse tells the story of Jessica, a 17-year old girl, who travels from Quito, where she lives with her grandmother and aunt, to a farm in the Ecuadorian countryside in search of her father whom she has never met. She is welcomed by her uncles and meets her 20-year old cousin. The atmosphere of the house, first cozy and family oriented, is developing disturbing overtones that baffle Jessica and, while the two young people begin a love affair, increasingly bizarre events start taking place.


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