La Sirga (The Towrope). 2012. Colombia/Mexico. Written and directed by William Vega. In Spanish; English subtitles. 88 min.
With Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias. As the distraught Alicia arrives at her uncle’s cabin in the Colombian Andes, having escaped a war that left her home village decimated, she attempts to rebuild her life while grappling with lingering fears. With emphasis on sound and visual poetics over dialogue—recalling the hazy, languid worlds of 1970s Andrei Tarkovsky—Vega evocatively details the anxiety of negotiating an unfamiliar environment, even one where beautiful scenery still hints at a hidden menace.
Monday, May 12, 2014,4:00 p.m.T2, Theater 2
Saturday, May 10, 2014,7:30 p.m.T2, Theater 2