THE KID WHO LIES [El chico que miente]
Ten years after a tragic mudslide claimed more than 10,000 lives on the Venezuelan coast, a 13-year-old boy sets out in search of the mother he hopes may still be alive. Forced to invent the past he's never known and protect himself from the all-too-painful truth, the young traveler lies to survive. Trekking over the beautifully desolate coastline, he gets by with the help of strangers who, like him, have suffered terrible loss. Marité Ugás' poignant coming-of-age film portrays the lasting effects of grief, still shaping the survivors' lives many years later, even as the eyes of the world have turned elsewhere. Official Selection, 2011 Berlinale, Guadalajara Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Marité Ugás; SCR/PROD Mariana Rondón. Venezuela/Peru, 2011, color, 99 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED V L
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