El Soborno del Cielo

El Soborno del cielo
Lisandro Duque Naranjo | Colombia | 2016 | Fiction | 95 min | U.S. PREMIERE
SVA Theatre 4/1 @ 9:15 PM
Director & actor German Jaramillo present for Q&A 
NY Film Academy 4/3 @ 2:30 PM

SYNOPSIS

In a small community life is placid till Aimer commits suicide. The new pastor refuses to give Catholic burial to those who commit suicide so Aimer’s family defies his authority by burying Aimer in the churchyard. Furious, the pastor refuses to administer the sacrament to anybody until Aimer’s body is moved away.

Español
En una comunidad pequeña, la vida es tranquila hasta que, desafiando la autoridad del cura, la devota familia de un suicida lo entierra en el camposanto, lo que hace que el párroco se rehúse a administrar los sacramentos mientras no se cambie el cadáver de sitio. La ciudad sufre el enojo del sacerdote: hay niños sin bautizar, bodas que se retrasan y moribundos que fallecen sin recibir la extremaunción.

DIRECTOR

Lisandro Duque Naranjo is a Colombian film director who served as the director of the International School of Cinema and Television. He has collaborated with Gabriel García Márquez in the realization of several audiovisual projects, among them the television miniseries MaríaMiracle in Rome and The Invisible Children. Duque Naranjo is also a columnist for the daily El Espectador and professor at the Central University and the National University of Colombia. He was manager of Canal Capital until December 31, 2015, when the period of Gustavo Petro as Mayor of Bogotá ended.