Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bolivia cinema takes Sundance

Zona Sur, cast (white) and director (black)

Last week at Sundance, the 2009 Bolivian film "Zona Sur" (Southern District) won the festival's World Cinema awards in both writing and directing. The film is also Bolivia's submission to the Academy Awards. I have yet to see the film but understand that it is about the psychosis of sureños (residents of the wealthy southern suburb of La Paz). It at least convinced this one US reporter to even use the taboo word "bourgeois society" (commie!), so it is probably good. I did hear that like the director Juan Carlos Valdivia's other film "American Visa" there is quite a bit of explicit sex (get your attention?). So, in case you weren't aware, Bolivia has good cinema.

La Mala Palabra put together the English subtitled trailer below.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

China and Russia put the blame on some screwed up experiments of US for the earthquake that happened in Haiti.
Chinese and Russian Military scientists, these reports say, are concurring with Canadian researcher, and former Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief of Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, who in a very disturbing video released from his Japanese offices to the American public, details how the United States attacked China by the firing of a 90 Million Volt Shockwave from the Americans High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facilities in Alaska
If we can recollect a previous news when US blamed Russia for the earthquake in Georgio. What do you guys think? Is it really possible to create an earthquake by humans?
I came across this [url=http://universalages.com/hot-news/what-happened-in-haiti-is-it-related-to-haarp/]article about Haiti Earthquake[/url] in some blog it seems very interesting, but conspiracy theories have always been there.

The Scarlet Pimpernel said...

Not sure what the previous comment post was getting at, but I can suggest a good shrink. Maybe you can suggest one in Bolivia for him.

As to the movie, Mala Palabra used discretion to tone down the language in the subtitles for a PG rated clip, because some of the spoken language would definitely get an R rating. I'm thinking specifically of the scene where she smacks her lover and tells him she'll throw his ass out of the house. :-)

Bina said...

I didn't even read the subtitles, except for where they were speaking Aymara. I'm assuming that was toned down, too.