In March, the best of the seventh art, both, national and international, takes the city with projections and conversations aimed at the development of Colombian cinema and its international dissemination. Enjoy the oldest film event in Latin America and do not miss a single second of this artistic and cultural festival. The 60th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) will take place between March 11 and 16, 2020.
More Events in Cartagena de Indias. Since its foundation, the FICCI has welcomed and celebrated the risk and renewal of looks in the cinematography of Latin America and the world, with special attention to the development of Colombian cinema and its international dissemination. This important event encourages meeting scenarios between professionals and audiences, who share an artistic and cultural party every year. On its six competitive programs (Fiction, Documentary, Colombian Cinema, Short Film, New Creators and Gems) the Festival is home and platform of Colombian cinema, supporting its diversity and strengthening its growth and development.
In the 60th edition, “we will reflect on the relationship between the planet Earth and the human primate, forced into an inexorable coexistence during its cosmic drift and, being the 60th such an important anniversary, we will have spaces for memory, reflection, nostalgia and, of course, for the best cinephilia,” said Lina Rodríguez, director of the event.
The Festival will officially count with 195 films from 51 countries in their fiction film competition, of which 10 films are world premiere. Two Colombian productions, "So many souls", by Colombian-Belgian director Nicolás Rincón Gille, which will be in the movie theaters on March 19, and the documentary film "La casa de Mama Icha”, by director Oscar Molina, which will premiere on May 14, stand out in the selection of the Cartagena International Film Festival.
“Tantas almas”: Fiction story starring José, a fisherman from the south of Bolívar, to whom the paramilitaries have murdered his sons, Dionisio and Rafael. He must undertake a stormy canoe pilgrimage in search of the remains, to give them a Christian burial, even though they deny him to recover the bodies.
“La casa de mama Icha”: This documentary tells the story of María Dionisia Navarro, 93, who after living for more than three decades as an emigrant in the United States, returns to her home in Mompox to enjoy her last days. The house was forged with many years of savings from their work abroad and patience, but currently it is falling apart threatened by outstanding debts and difficult family relationships.
Opening and closing of Ficci 2020
The opening of the 60th edition of the Ficci will take place at the Adolfo Mejía Theater on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 7:00 p.m., with the function of the movie “Waiting for the Barbarians”, of the Colombian director Ciro Guerra and with the participation of the Oscar winner Mark Rylance, along with Johnny Depp. Likewise, in the neighborhood Bendición de Dios of Cerro de la Popa, the screening of "Ángel de mi vida” (Angel of my life) will be held. This movie is the debut of director and actor Yuldor Gutierrez, a film inspired by real events that tells the story of a family whose third child is rejected by the father having been born with cognitive disability.
For its part, the closure will be held on Monday, March 16 from 7:30 p.m., at the Adolfo Mejía Theater, with the screening of the multi-award-winning French film "Les Misérables", a story that plunges into the suburbs of Paris to talk about the social tension that is lived in that other mestizo and marginal Europe through a plot of corruption and police violence. Directed by Ladj Ly, a Frenchman of Malian origin, "Les Misérables", which was nominated for best foreign film at the Oscars, was Grand Jury Prize at the last Cannes edition and has just been crowned as Best Film and Audience Award at the most recent celebration of the César Awards.