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Cannes Winner From Mexico Makes It To O-town

Cannes Winner From Mexico Makes It To O-town

Winner of 17 international film festival awards including “Un Certain Regard – Best Actor” at Cannes 2006, Francisco Vargas’ EL VIOLIN finally comes to Orlando with a one-time showing on Tuesday night, 10/16, at 6:45 PM. Screening at Enzian as part of the 3rd annual UCF Latin American Cultural Festival of Orlando, this stark Mexican drama was expanded from a prize-winning short and is a masterful combination of social realism, character study, and suspenseful cat-and-mouse game. Brutally violent at the very start, the film quickly settles in to its riveting story of an elderly musician and farmer (Don Angel Tavira and his magnificently weathered face) who is secretly part of a peasant revolt against the local government militia that has occupied their land. With its lyrical black-and-white cinematography, seamless cast of non-actors and professionals, and thoroughly absorbing portraits in dignity and courage, it’s easy to see why Guillermo del Toro called EL VIOLIN “One of the most amazing Mexican films in many a year.” Don’t miss the one chance to see it on the big screen in Central Florida.

–Matthew

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