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Columbia 2014, 104', Feature Film
Director
Libia Stella Gómez
Contact
Dos de dos Producciones Limitada, Julio Hernan Contreras | www.dosdedosproducciones.com

 

Synopsis

»The indifference towards death in this story mirrors the indifference towards life, an open wound in our modern Colombia, indeed in all the South American countries.« Stella Libia Gómez

Old Alcides and his wife Georgina live in a run-down rented apartment on the hills of Ciudad Bolivar outside Bogotá. Alcides collects old paper in his cart for recycling while Georgina has resigned her job to devote herself to household duties. She is helped by Guiselle, a 12-yearold girl from next door, the eldest of three sisters who are growing up without their mother and being bullied by their father Facondo. After an argument with Facondo, Georgina dies of a lingering hernia. Alcides is as though frozen. He lies down at her side on her bed. He would have preferred it to be him. Let Georgina come and take him, because he has no idea of how he will live without her! Although Alcides has no money for the funeral, he is convinced that anyone who has lived a dignified life deserves a dignified send-off. So with his wife’s body on the cart, he trundles through the streets of the city, looking for an affordable funeral parlour. This strange pilgrimage is also a means of emancipation – as he experiences much solidarity but also some indifference. It all ends with a solution more than creative.

Libia Stella Gómez
Colombia
2014
Feature Film
2015
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