Cine Latino: Between Sea and Land


The Main 3 Mon, Nov 14, 2016 7:00 PM
The Main 5 Tue, Nov 15, 2016 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:La Ciénaga - Entre el Mar y la Tierra
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Focus - Colombia
Release Year:2016
Runtime:98 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Actress, Seattle International Film Festival
Audience Award, World Cinema - Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Director:Manolo Cruz
Carlos del Castillo
Producer:Manolo Cruz
Cinematographer:Robespierre Rodriguez
Screenwriter:Manolo Cruz
Editor:German Duarte
Felipe Doncel Huertas
Composer:David Murillo R.
Principal Cast:Manolo Cruz
Vicky Hernandez
Viviana Serna
Filmography:Debut Feature


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Help kick off Global Minnesota’s year-long celebration of Colombia with a reception before the screening on November 14. Registration includes Colombian hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. To RSVP for the reception click here.

Screening with short film Strong Women.

Afflicted with dystonia, a rare condition that degrades the body’s muscles, Alberto (Manolo Cruz in a fearless performance) has lain bedridden for most of his 28 years, cared for by his doting, protective mother Rosa (Vicky Hernandez) in their small shack perched above Colombia’s Caribbean coast, his few connections to the world being a small mirror used to look outside and cherished visits from his beautiful childhood friend Giselle (Viviana Serna). When Giselle’s efforts to get Alberto medical attention through her job at a local NGO threaten Rosa’s caretaker role, the mother’s fiercely protective instincts take over, leading to a desperate and devastating resolution.

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance World Cinema dramatic competition as well as a Special Jury Prize for acting for both Cruz and Hernandez, writer/actor/producer and co-director Manolo Cruz (together with co-director Carlos del Castillo) offer a tour de force that is a profound and powerful mediation on the strength of a mother’s love, gorgeously lensed using natural light by Roberspierre Rodriguez and grounded with two of the most committed of performances in recent memory.

Título: La Ciénaga - Entre el Mar y la Tierra

Afectado por una extraña dolencia, Alberto ha pasado la mayor parte de sus 28 años bajo el cuidado de Rosa, su devota y protectora madre. Cuando un amigo trata de obtener atención médica para Alberto, Rosa ve amenazado su rol de cuidadora, y el feroz instinto maternal se apodera de ella. Premiada en Sundance, La Ciénega entre el mar y la tierra es una meditación profunda sobre la entereza del amor maternal.

"Stirring emotional directness and a rich, unusual sense of place." - Variety

Screening with Short Film

Strong Women
2016 | 3 min | Documentary | USA | Spanish

Original title: Mujeres Fuertes. This film focuses on the strengths and sacrifices it takes to be a strong, Latina woman in America.

Director(s): Angela Benavides | School: Lynn Classical