WRITE ME–POSTCARDS TO COPACABANA [Escríbeme – Postales a Copacabana]
Fourteen-year-old Alfonsina longs to travel the world and escape her hometown of Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca, where she lives with her mother and grandmother. But for now, she has to settle for the postcards she collects from tourists. When a German student comes to town for a research project, the two strike up a friendship and a tentative romance. Her beloved grandmother offers her sage advice, but does her widowed mother make for a poor exampleÑwith some of the rumors going around town? A dash of magical realism ensures this heartwarming coming-of-age film will enchant all audiences.
DIR Thomas Kronthaler; SCR Stefanie Kremser; PROD Alena Rimbach, Herbert Rimbach. Germany/Bolivia, 2010, color, 96 min. In Spanish and German with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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