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Karnawal

Despite living for the malambo and wanting nothing more than to dance, the passionate and ambitious Cabra gets deeper and deeper into the world of crime.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Karnawal

The lure of crime is never far away in the border region between Argentina and Bolivia, where Cabra lives with his mother. While his Chilean father (Alfredo Castro) is serving a long prison sentence, his mother is making plans to move to the more prosperous south of Argentina with her boyfriend. Cabra won't hear of it. He lives for the malambo, the energetic, fiery dance of gauchos.

While Cabra is making final preparations for an important dance competition, his impulsive father, on short leave from prison, suddenly shows up, demanding all the attention of the family. Against the background of the chaos and excitement of carnival, Cabra is dragged deeper into the criminal world than he wants to, jeopardizing his own dreams for the future in the process. Malambo champion Martin Lopez Lacci plays an impressive lead role as a timid teenager showing his true self in the powerful dance.

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Antonia Sanchez, Vicente Fres  | Chile | 2022 | 20’ | Spanish spoken | English subtitles
The world comes to an end. In the midst of love, euphoria and destruction, a group of friends reflect on their lives. A chaotic farewell to a world in decline.

JUAN PABLO FÉLIX (1983, Argentina) graduated from the national Argentinian film school ENERC before working as a producer with FX STUNT TEAM, a company making film special effects. He has directed shorts, TV series and advertisements. Karnawal is his debut feature and picked up awards including Best Director & Best Actor at Guadalajara International Film Festival and a Grand Prize at Aubagne International Film Festival.