Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Karnawal

Year: 2020
Country: ARGENTINA, MEXICO, BRAZIL, CHILE, NORWAY
Run Time: 95 minutes

Karnawal
Karnawal
Karnawal
Karnawal

With a glorious mane of jet black hair and a furious talent for the dazzling footsteps of malambo, teenaged Cabra wants nothing more than to be a professional dancer. Living with his mother and her stern boyfriend in a bordertown slum, Cabra escapes into the world of dance, pummeling the floor and practicing with a vigor and passion in anticipation of a major competition on the horizon. However, when his ex-convict father is released from jail and starts to stir up trouble again, a complex triangle of familial wounds overtakes the narrative, morphing KARNAWAL from a rhythmic portrait of dance into a powerfully realized exploration of the inescapable blood ties that bind us. Capturing the rich regional texture of the northern border of Argentina, the film is an effusive display of athletic prowess, vibrant South American culture, and an ensemble firing on all cylinders—delivering a bold and dynamic coming-of-age dance drama. (In Spanish with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Film is Art

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director

Director
Juan Pablo Félix

Producer
Edson Sidonie

Screenwriting
Juan Pablo Félix

Cinematography
Ramiro Civita

Editing
Eduardo Serrano, Soledad Salfate, Luz Lopez Mañe.

Principal Cast
Alfredo Castro, Martín López Lacci, Mónica Lairana

Film Contact

Community Partners

ORMACO: Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach

Stocker Arts Center

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