UN SEÑOR MUY VIEJO CON UNAS ALAS ENORMES / A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

UN SEÑOR MUY VIEJO CON UNAS ALAS ENORMES / A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS

Fernando Birri | Cuba-Italy-Spain | 1988 | Fiction | 90min

 

CUNY’s MARTIN E. Segal Theater 4/11 @ 4:00PM – Preceded by TIRE DIÉ
A conversation with Senel Paz & Jerry Carlson following the screening
Free & open to the public

 

SYNOPSIS

An elderly angel falls to earth, staying in a village for six years as he mends his wings to return to heaven.
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Un ángel anciano que cae a la tierra permanece en un pueblo durante seis años mientras repara sus alas para regresar al cielo.

DIRECTOR

Fernando Birri (1925-2017) directed 17 films, founded 3 films schools, and subsequently cemented the principles of what would come to be known as “New Latin American Cinema.” He was the father of, in his own words, a “nationalist, realist, critical, and popular cinema” in Latin America.

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Fernando Birri (1925-2017) dirigió 17 películas y durante este proceso fundó 3 escuelas de cine, creando los principios de lo que se llamaría más tarde el Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. Él era el padre de, en sus propias palabras, un “cine nacional, realista, crítico y popular” en América Latina.