Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Program on Latin America and the Caribbean present
Magallanes – Film Screening
The sins of the past force a painful reckoning in the present in “Magallanes,” a quietly gripping Peruvian thriller about old political wounds and the elusive quest for redemption. Repping an assured bow from Salvador del Solar, a veteran actor stepping behind the camera for the first time, the film follows a cabbie’s attempt to right a past injustice through desperate criminal acts, but his conscience isn’t so easily unburdened. Adapting Alonso Cueto’s novel “La pasajera,” del Solar turns the screws on the audience expertly, but the thriller elements never distract from the moral crisis of a man — and a country — whose decades-old mistakes cling to him like a tattoo. This Peru-Argentina-Colombia-Spain co-production has built-in appeal to Latin territories and festival showcases, but its accessibility and depth suggest an even broader audience.
Directed and written by Salvador del Solar
Lawyer, Actor, Filmmaker, and Former Prime Minister, Perú
Maxwell Alum – de Sardon-Glass Fellow (2002)
The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles.
This film screening is part of PLACA Cinelatte Series.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA)
Contact Havva Karakas-Keles for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event was first published on January 30, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2020.