Ficci de Cartagena Goes Face to Face with Cinema Under the Stars | Culture and entertainment | America edition

With the screening of “Honey Land” by Macedonian directors Tamara Kotevska and Lyubomir Stefanov, and “August” by Cuban Armando Cabo, Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (Ficci),

The 2021 edition, named Interruptus due to the pandemic, has changed the format for Ficci that will not be shown in closed cinemas or for six consecutive days, but will hold its shows on full moon nights the next day eight months through October, in open spaces and of limited capacity.

On Sunday’s full moon, the films will be shown: “Lara” by Jan Ull Gerster (Germany, 2019); Then We Dance, by Levan Akin (Georgia / Sweden, 2019) and Once Upon a Time in Venezuela, Congo Mirador, by Annabel Rodriguez Rios (Venezuela / UK / Austria / Brazil, 2020).

Also, “The Mother,” by Rodrigo Soruguin (Spain / France, 2019); Los Sonampoulos, Paula Hernandez (Argentina / Uruguay, 2019), and Senisa Negra by Sophia Quiros Ubeda (Costa Rica / France / Argentina / Chile, 2019).

Cinema all over Cartagena

The forecast will be placed in three fixed points and two tracks throughout Cartagena de Indias.

The panels will be fixed in the courtyard of the Palace of the Inquisition, the Plaza de la Advertising and the Bahia de Las Onmas, where there will be a screen mounted on a floating panel with the wall and a clock tower as the backgrounds.

Ficci can be enjoyed in sports fields and open squares in popular neighborhoods such as Canapote, Nelson Mandela, Caracoles, San Francisco, Almirante Colón, La Boquilla, San José de los Campanos, Las Palmeras, and the Rocky Valdés Sports Unit.

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There will also be jobs in tourist areas such as Castillo de San Felipe, Plaza de la Aduana and Getsemaní on the walls surrounding the old town and on some beaches.

The Training Center for Spanish Cooperation in Cartagena (CFCE) will host the Academic Agenda, which this year will also be broadcast online, and will host a “Country Screen”, where films from different countries will be shown.


Ficci’s “Interruptus” version presented a virtual statuette of India Catalina to American director and actor Terry Gilliam on its opening day, who praised the festival for its “unmistakable humor, its baroque aesthetics, and its impossible worlds of particular disrespect”.

Gilliam’s works include titles The Life of Brian (1979), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), 12 Monkeys (1995), Death and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).

The next tribute to Yugoslav film director Emir Kusturica, recognized by El Pepe, A Higher Life (2018), On the Milky Road (2016) Words with Gods (2014), Maradona by Kusturica (2008), Promise me (2007)), Blue Gypsy (2005), Life is a Miracle (2004) and The Arizona Dream (1993), among others.

The next installment of Ficci Interruptus Movies will premiere with the Full Moon on Tuesday, April 27. EFE

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