El chico que miente | The Kid Who Lies

Directed by Marité Ugás Friday 8 November

2011, 99 min, Español con subtítulos en inglés. Spanish with English subtitles
With: Iker Fernández, Francisco Denis, María Fernanda Ferro, Beatriz Vázquez, Beto Benites

Synopsis

 

Un CHICO de 13 años abandona su hogar e inicia un viaje por la costa de Venezuela. Para lograr sobrevivir, seduce a los otros contando anécdotas sobre la Tragedia del Deslave. En algunas, él es rescatado por su madre, quien se inmola para salvarlo; otras veces es su padre quien muere. Sin embargo, estos relatos revelan algo de verdad y su pasado se va aclarando.

Hace 10 años un Deslave acabó con su mundo. Mucha gente desapareció, entre ellos, su madre. Ahora los recuerdos, hilados cuidadosamente por su padre, se contradicen y lo impulsan a buscar su propia historia.

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A 13-year-old boy leaves home and starts a journey along the Venezuelan coast. In order to survive, he captivates the others by telling them anecdotes about the Landslide Tragedy. Sometimes he is rescued by his mother who sacrifices herself to save him; some other times it’s his father who dies. These stories, however, reveal some of the truth, and his past becomes clearer.

Ten years ago, a landslide tore his world apart. Many disappeared, his mother among them. Now the memories, carefully threaded by his father, contradict one another and push him to search for his own story.

festivals & awards

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Mejor guión / Best Screenplay, 2011 Havana Film Festival

 

 

 

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