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Films From Venezuela

A woman sells tickets in a seedy art-deco cine­ma, as voices from a passionate melodrama float through the foyer, disembodied. The clean­er, reflected and distorted in a mirror, becomes the focus of her romantic dreams. When the mirror shatters, the film moves to an inevitable tragic ... Read more
An ambitious actor, Alberto, who as a young man was involved in left wing political activities, now dreams of gaining fame by establishing his own company. At a spiritualist seance, he places himself under the orders of a protective spirit, who promises him all he wants to achieve. ... At the order ... Read more
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There are many aspects that make Orinoko, New World something rather special. First it was shot on Super 8 and blown up to 35mm with astonishing visual, textural results. Of its $US100,000 budget, $30,000 was used to achieve the effect desired on 35mm. Secondly, it comes from Venezuela which has ... Read more
The heroine of the film, Marta. has for long been suffering from indecision and problems of communication. A confrontation at last, brings her to the point where she has to make a decision. ... Read more
This film is the second feature by an Italian now living in Venezuela, whose former jobs include fashion photography for Vogue in Europe and America and a feature starring Verushka. ... Simplicio is poles apart from those worlds, offering as it does a tale about the tender relationship between a ... Read more
This is the story of an eight year old and an old man, both called "Simplicio". ... The old man ekes out a lonely, meagre existence, living in a sunken ship which has been washed ashore a short distance from a fishing village. His fine boat that had made him the envy of his fellows, was destroyed ... Read more
The film concentrates on the history of telephone in Venezuela. It evokes its origins through the century, and culminates in the installation of the ground-station for satellites, which becomes the heart of the country, integrating Venezuela in the network of world communications. ... Read more
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