The feature debut from writer/director Jhonny Hendrix heralds the arrival of an electrifying new talent. In an impoverished Afro- Colombian village on the Pacific coast, Chocó (talented Karent Hinestroza, wife of the filmmaker) ekes out a meager existence for herself and two children working in a gold mine, no thanks to her musician husband Everlides (Esteban Copete), a hopeless drunk, gambler and serial abuser. After Everlides raids their daughter's birthday fund, Chocó responds with surprising resolve to put an end to the deprivations her husband visits upon her. Official Selection, 2012 Berlin Film Festival.
DIR/SCR/PROD Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza; PROD Maritza Rincón. Columbia, 2011, color, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED S V D L
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