Apr 18 - Apr 21
(Javier Andrade, Ecuador, 2012, DCP, 100 min)
Mejor No Hablar de Ciertas Cosas
Friday, Apr 18 at 07:00PM
Monday, Apr 21 at 07:00PM
A corrosive and funny dramaby turns blackly sardonic and deeply tenderabout two brothers trying to grow up amid the torpor of drugs and the insulating comforts of class privilege in Portoviejo, Ecuador.
Elder brother Paco (who dryly narrates from a point in the future) is an insouciant slacker who lives at home with his parents and carries on an affair with his (married) childhood sweetheart. His younger brother Luis is a punk with a short fuse, trying to make it in a one-hit band. Both are compulsive users of freebase cocaine. Their scheme to pawn the family's eponymous heirloom sets in motion an unforeseen tragedy, that director Andrade skillfully wields as a cautionary tale, bitter satire, thriller and eulogy to the living.
Part of our series Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema. Read more about new Latino cinema on our screens >
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