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.