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Sunday 30th September – Garter Lane Waterford
Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores perros) stars as film director Sebastian who, along with his hard-nosed producer Costa (Luis Tosar), sets out to make a revisionist drama about the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Costa has decided to shoot in Bolivia, because it’s the cheapest place in South America. Sebastian casts a local man, Daniel, as the Taino chieftain who led a rebellion against the Spaniards. Unbeknownst to the director, Daniel is leading his community’s demonstrations against the government’s decision to privatise water. As the filming progresses, the two stories – the 1512 rebellion and the twenty-first-century riots – cleverly serve to underline the impact of colonialism on the New World and the continuing exploitation of its resources by outsiders. This engrossing and multi-layered film-within-a-film is scripted by Ken Loach-collaborator Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) and directed by Iciar Bollain (Take My Eyes).103 mins. Starring: Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde, Carlos Santos, Raul Arevalo.
Language: Spanish, Quechua with English Subtitles
Time 8.00 p.m.
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