Undertow / Contracorriente. Colombian actor Manolo Cardona will be in attendance

Coral Gables Art Cinema. From Dec 17 – 23, 2010.

altThe well-known Colombian actor Manolo Cardona will be in Miami to attend the opening of his new film Undertow (Contracorriene) on Friday, December 17th at the Coral Gables Art Cinema for a seven-days-a-week run through December 23rd. Manolo Cardona is one of the most recognized actors in Latin America, having been part such blockbusters as La Mujer de mi Hermano, Rosario Tijeras, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Cardona will be attending screenings opening night only at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m., with a Q & A after each. A complimentary red-carpet reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run till 10:00 p.m. for all ticket purchasers that night, with a Bacardi sponsored bar and typical Peruvian courtesy of Pardo’s Chicken.

This is the first South Florida theatrical run, in 35mm, of the award-winning feature film Undertow (Contracorriente), Peru’s submission for this year’s Foreign Oscar. Set in a remote fishing village, the film beautifully brings to life a place and a culture, telling a lyrical story of love and loss, a ghost tale that explores the love triangle between a married man, his wife and the man’s male lover (played by Manolo Cardona). The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Undertow has won an amazing almost, 40 film festival awards, including the prestigious Sundance World Cinema Audience Award for Dramatic Filmmaking and the Miami Film Festival Audience Award in the Iberoamerican Competition. The Village Voice says that “Undertow is sublime… less a coming-out tale than a magic realism-infused coming-of-consciousness love story,” and The New York Times says that it takes the story of “… the loving, lingering ghost – and gives it reverberant, resuscitated life… it will haunt you.”

Additional screenings
Sat. 12/18 at 4:00, 7:45 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 12/19 at 3:30, 7:15 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 12/20 at 8:30 pm;
Tue. 12/21 at 6:30 & 8:30 pm;
Wed. 12/22 at 8:30 pm; and
Thu. 12/23 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
786.472.2249
www.coralgablescinemateque.org

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