Venezuelan Popular Cinema

at the New Theatre • 43 East Essex Street • Dublin

Sunday 4 July 2010
In association with the Venezuela Ireland Network
Venezuelan Popular Cinema
The Irish premiere of three contemporary Venezuelan feature films
Admission free

2:30 p.m.
Libertador Morales (2009)
Directed by Efterpi Charalambidis. A light-hearted story about a Caracas
motorcycle-taxi man, Libertador Morales, whose crusade against corruption and
crime (a big issue in Caracas) makes him into an unlikely hero. In Spanish, with
English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

4:30 p.m.
Bloques [Apartment Blocks] (2008)
Directed by Alfredo Hueck and Carlos Caridad. Manuel is a lonely and
unsocial man living in Block 1. His behaviour keeps everyone at a distance, including
his own son. Amid his daily routine and the occasional drink, he finds happiness in a
new love, who comes into his life without realising it. In Spanish, with English
subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes.

6:30 p.m.
Perros Corazones (2008)

Written and directed by Carmen La Roche. A mother’s failure to deal
with her son’s death and her ensuing difficulties in relating to the world are mirrored
by a fraught dog-breeding project. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Running time: 1
hour 45 minutes.

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