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Cine Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival

Such is Life in the Tropics

Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval

Directed by Sebastián Cordero

International, Narrative / Ecuador, Germany, Mexico / 2016 / Drama, Thriller / 100 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Color / DCP / Bay Area Premiere Premiere

Such is Life in the Tropics

Opera Plaza Cinema
09/16/2017 9:00 PM

Such is Life in the Tropics

Roxie Theater
09/22/2017 7:00 PM

Description

In Guayaquil, a populous city in Ecuador, a wealthy young man is trying to evict 250 families who have been squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate, but can this tense conflict be resolved without bloodshed?  (Ariel Award for Best Ibero-American Film, Platino Award)


Director's Bio

SEBASTIAN CORDERO (1972) spent his childhood in Ecuador, his teenage years in Paris, and his college years in Los Angeles, where he studied at USC’s Film Writing program. In 1995 he returned to Ecuador, intent on making a feature in a country where filmmaking was practically non-existent at the time. To the date Sebastian has directed six feature films: Ratas, Ratones, Rateros(Venice), Cronicas (Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian, Sundance, Rotterdam), Rabia (Toronto, Tokyo Special Jury Prize), Pescador(Guadalajara), Europa ReportSuch is Life in the Tropics is his latest.


Credits

Writers: Andrés Crespo Arosemena, Sebastián Cordero
Producer: Sebastián Cordero, Bertha Navarro, Arturo Yepez
Cinematographer: Tonatiúh Martínez
Cast: Daniel Adum Gilbert , Víctor Aráz, Diego Cataño Elizondo, Andrés Crespo Arosemena, Erando González, Antonella Valeriano, María Josefina Viteri, Maya Zapata

Dates & Times

Such is Life in the Tropics

Opera Plaza Cinema
09/16/2017 9:00 PM

Such is Life in the Tropics

Roxie Theater
09/22/2017 7:00 PM