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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Un tigre de papel / A paper tiger
Un tigre de papel

Dir. Luis Ospina

Colombia. 2007. DigiBeta. Documentary.114 min.
NY Premiere


Awards:
Best Documentary Lima Film Festival;
Special Jury Mention Miami Film Festival

QUAD CINEMA 4/18 @ 7:10 pm

  • English
  • Spanish

Pedro Manrique Figueroa, pioneer of collage in Colombia, has never had a biographer. For a very simple reason: his life is like an adventure novel that is both incomplete and contradictory, constantly linked to the sparkling uncertainties of oral tradition. Taking Manrique Figueroa’s life and work as a pretext, this film takes the viewer on a journey through history from the year 1934 up until 1981, when the artist mysteriously disappeared from view. A Paper Tiger is itself a collage, where art and politics rub shoulders, where truth and lies are placed side by side, where documentary and fiction intermingle.

Pedro Manrique Figueroa, pionero del collage en Colombia, nunca ha tenido un biógrafo. Por una razón muy sencilla: su vida es como una novela de aventura que es a la vez incompleta y contradictoria, siempre vinculada a la incertidumbres de la tradición oral. Manrique Figueroa teniendo la vida y la obra como un pretexto, esta película lleva al espectador en un viaje a través de la historia de Colombia desde 1934 hasta 1981, cuando el artista desaparecido misteriosamente de la vista. Un tigre de papel es en sí misma un collage, donde el arte y la política se codean, donde la verdad y la mentira se colocan uno al lado del otro, donde el documental y la ficción se entremezclan.

 

Dir. Luis Ospina

  • English
  • Spanish

Colombian director, editor, screenwriter, and producer, Ospina was born in Cali in 1949. He was part of the Cali Group, which included Carlos Mayolo and Andres Caicedo, who in the seventies founded the Cine Club de Cali and the film magazine Ojo al cine. He has directed two feature-length fiction films: Pure Blood and Breath of Life and has made over 30 short films and documentaries. These include Tthe Vampires of Poverty (co-directed by Carlos Mayolo), a critique of “poverty-porn” and The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo, a documentary about the controversial Colombian author. Ospina has also been a film critic for several publications, including Ojo al cine, El malpensante and Kinetoscopio. Author of the book Palabras al viento, mis sobras completas (2007), an anthology of his writings on film. His most recent film, A Paper Tiger, a mixture of fiction and documentary, has won awards in Miami, Toulouse, Lima, Quito and Havana. Ospina’s films have received awards at the international film festivals of Oberhausen, Cadiz, Toulouse, Bilbao, Sitges, Havana, Biarritz, Miami, Caracas, Bogota and Cartagena.

Director Colombiano, editor, guionista y productor nacido en Cali en 1949. Formó parte del Grupo de Cali, que incluía a Carlos Mayolo y Andrés Caicedo, y que, en la década de los setenta, fundó el Cine Club de Cali y la revista Ojo al cine. Ha dirigido dos largometrajes de ficción: Pura Sangre y El soplo de vida y ha realizado más de 30 cortometrajes y documentales. Estos incluyen Agarrando pueblo (co-dirigida por Carlos Mayolo, 1978), una crítica a la "porno-miseria" del cine y La Desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo, un documental sobre el controvesial autor colombiano. Ospina también ha sido un crítico de cine para varias publicaciones, entre ellas Ojo al cine, El Malpensante y Kinetoscopio. Autor del libro Palabras al viento, mis sobras completas, una antología de sus escritos sobre cine. Su más reciente película, Un tigre de papel (mezcla de ficción y documenta), ha ganado premios en Miami, Toulouse, Lima, Quito y La Habana. Las películas de Ospina han recibido premios en los festivales internacionales de Oberhausen, Cadiz, Toulouse , Bilbao, Sitges, La Habana, Biarritz, Miami, Caracas, Bogotá y Cartagena.