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Cinema Klandestino @ the Cube Cinema Thurs 4th Dec

Cinema Klandestino return for Cube V

Presenting: the 'Wandering Shadows' and 'En Agosto'

This month Cinema Klandestino brings two Colombian films to the Cube Cinema for our 5th event there.

With a 35mm monochrome and an award winning short animation, this'll be a quality night.

Doors 7pm


This Thursday 4th December 2008 Cinema Klandestino presents:

'The Wandering Shadows' 
(La Sombra del Caminante, Colombia 2004, 90mins)


'In August' 
(En Agosto, Colombia 2008 14 mins)

El Kolectivo Klandestino invites you to this 35mm stark monochrome 1st anniversary flick n' party!

'The Wandering Shadows'

Colombia's 2004 award-winning and bid for the Foreign Language Oscar 'La Sombra del Caminante' is Ciro Guerra's disquieting parable of a silent, goggle-wearing silletero (someone who carries a chair decorated with flowers) on the streets of Bogota, who scrapes a pittance carrying passenger Mañe, a middle-aged amputee in a roughly hewn seat on his back.

"Taking the hitherto tired 'odd couple' concept to alien new heights, the two gradually form a wary friendship. However, in a twist as David Lynchesque as the all-pervading air of dark portent, a shared secret begins to emerge that could sever their fragile bond." (Mark Powell, Metro 2006) 

Jaw-droppingly quirky and utterly absorbing from start to finish, The Wandering Shadows is Cinema Klandestino's 1st Anniversary celebratory experience.

Can't be missed! 

PLUS the night's prelude will be:

'In August'

The Colombian official entry for this year's Bristol Encounters Short Film Festival. A fifteen minute short film in 2D and 3D animation which was two years in the making. The film was written and directed by Andrés Barrientos and Carlos Andrés Reyes.

It depicts a city transformed by a diluvian cataclysm in the distant future, a young indigenous shaman woman's vision is strangely related to a similar vision of an old man's deceased wife across a vast span of time. In their visions the world's future shall be revealed. Veronica and Pedro foresee the arrival of the end of the world in August. They each anticipate it at different points in time, one in the present and one in the distant future.

Andres Barrientos will be presenting his film and doing Q&A.

So really, a night that can't be missed!

Thurs 4th December
7pm doors for pre-film party, 8pm start 
£5 (bring da badge for £1 discount)
*CineK price for best goggles.

Cube Cinema
Dove Street South,
BS2 8JB 

Links for further information, trailers and images

Directions to the Cube Cinema: 

La Sombra del Caminante:

En Agosto
Official site with trailer:
Interview with Andrés Barrientos


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