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Films & Schedules - CRAB TRAP


Tue, Feb 22, 2011
at 6:30 PM (B2)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 7 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 12:15 PM (B1)
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New and old worlds collide in this atmospheric story set in an almost inaccessible jungle village named La Barra on the Colombian Pacific coast. A mysterious man named Daniel arrives, looking to get a boat and leave the country—and perhaps leave behind some tragedy from his past. Forced to wait until the fishermen return, Daniel gets caught up in the local dramas, including a love-triangle-fueled feud between nightclub proprietor Paisa, the only other white man there; the village’s de facto mayor, Cerebro; and local beauty Jazmin. Exploring the nuances of social, racial, and economic relations with striking visual flair and sense of place, Crab Trap is “moody, poetic… If Samuel Beckett ever went to the beach, this is what he might have thought about.”–Variety. (95 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Winner, Special Jury Prize, Havana Film Festival, and this year’s Colombian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.


Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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