SCREENWRITER: Chris Gude
CAST: Jorge Gaviria, Edward Duigenan, Mago Cayory, Marcos Maldonado, Yair Mejía
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Liberman Arango
EDITOR: Felipe Guerrero
PRODUCER: Felipe Guerrero
CONTACT: Felipe Guerrero | firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Mariana? In Chris Gude’s film, more than a character, Mariana is a desire to reach, the matter of a dream territory. Two smugglers flee through the desert, between Colombia and Venezuela, while they hear a speech about men in already past times. The filmmaker establishes a symbolic comparison with the name of their country, as the fruit of an interrupted collective dream, recalled in a radio address recovering Simón Bolívar’s liberator imaginary. As in his previous film, Mambo Cool, Gude appeals to ghostly archetypes, characters and settings, to evoke a Colombia of political abstractions, where the bolero has its place.