The IDB Cultural Center
presents the DC debut of the Ecuadoran/Colombian drama
Pescador (The Fisherman)
Friday, July 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Directed and introduced by Sebastián Cordero (1972, Quito, Ecuador) Q&A with the director will follow the film.
2011, 94 mins, HD, color, Spanish with English subtitles, adult themes.
2012 Cartagena Film Festival, Best Actor Award
2012 Guadalajara Film Festival, Best Actor and Best Director Awards
Crates of uncut cocaine wash up on the shore of a tiny coastal town in Ecuador. Immediately, residents race to scoop up the illegal booty. When the dealers come to recover their lost goods, the townspeople line up to sell them back their stash. But not Blanquito (Andrés Crespo). He leaves for Quito with Lorna (María Cecilia Sánchez) who claims she can hook him up with people willing to buy the cocaine at market value. Little does Blanquito realize that in the days that follow he will be staring at death and losing his head for love.
Beautifully shot with a terrific tropical score (including songs by La-33 and Ruben Blades), Pescador is part sunbaked noir, part road movie and part absurdist comedy. Sebastian Cordero is probably the best known Ecuadoran director since his 1999 feature film, Ratas, Ratones, Rateros which was nominated for the Goya Awards. Pescador is his fourth film.
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