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‪Bolivar soy yo!‬

‪Bolivar is Me!‬


‪A film by Jorge Alí Triana‬

‪2002, Colombia, Comedy/Drama/History, 93 min.‬

‪Starring: Robinson Díaz, Amparo Grisales, Jairo Camargo, Fanny Mikey, Gustavo Angarita, María Eugenia Dávila, Carlos Barbosa, Alejandra Borrero‬


‪In Spanish with English subtitles‬

‪Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 pm – FREE‬

‪Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)‬

‪600 River St. [Map] – Tel: 512-974-3772‬

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‪Triana has crafted an intelligent black comedy that celebrates while it also satirizes Bolivar's hero status, network television and the violent, marvellous, chaotic world of contemporary Colombia. – AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE

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Screens as part of the series “A decade of comedy in Latin American cinema” [Read more]‬


‪The case of actor Santiago Miranda (Robinson Díaz), who played the role of Simon Bolivar on a soap opera, and identified with such intensity with El Libertador and his ideals that he refused to follow the script, thus becoming apparently confused between reality and the character’s fantasy, yet certainly emerged illuminated in the face of the political games and media manipulation exercised by his contemporaries in power. BOLIVAR SOY YO! is like a voice from the South American subconscious; a lens through which to imagine how it would be were El Libertador alive today, and reconsider the popular imaginary of history, from the conquest to independence, to present day.‬


El caso del actor Santiago Miranda (Robinson Díaz) quien interpretara a Simón Bolivar en una telenovela y se identificara con tal intensidad con el Libertador y sus ideales, que se rehusara a seguir el guión, y resultara aparentemente confundido entre la realidad y la fantasía de su personaje, mas ciertamente emergiese también iluminado ante los juegos políticos y la manipulación de los medios de comunicación que ejercen sus contemporáneos en el poder. BOLIVAR SOY YO! es como una voz del subconsciente sudamericano, una fuente para imaginar lo que pensaría el Libertador si viviera en nuestros días, y reconsiderar el imaginario popular histórico de la conquista a la independencia, y hasta nuestros días.‬


About the director

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Jorge Alí Triana

1942, Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia

Colombian-born Jorge Ali Triana has directed, written, produced, as well as acted for feature films, TV series, and theatre. His latest feature Esto Huele Mal (2007), a Comedy/Drama about seduction, lies, and unfaithfulness, played as part of the 2009 Latin American Film Festival hosted by the Canadian Film Institute.




Filmography
2007 - Esto Huele Mal (Lies)
2002 - Bolivar Soy Yo (Bolivar is Me)
1996 - Oedipo Alcalde (Oedipus Mayor)
1986 - Tiempo de morir


Bolivar soy yo!‬

Bolivar is Me!‬

2002, Colombia/France, Comedy/Drama/History‬
‪93 min, 35mm, Color‬

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Cast‬

Robinson Díaz – Santiago Miranda/Simón Bolívar‬
Amparo Grisales – Alejandra Barberini/Manuela Sáenz
Jairo Camargo – President of Colombia
Fanny Mikey – TV Producer
‪Gustavo Angarita – Psychiatrist‬
María Eugenia Dávila – Mother of Simón Bolívar
‪Carlos Barbosa – Minister of Defense‬
Alejandra Borrero – Vice President
Santiago Bejarano – TV Director
Ana Soler – Makeup Artist
Álvaro Rodríguez – Parmenio, E.P.R. Commander
Vicky Rueda – Kelly

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Credits

Directed by Jorge Alí Triana‬
‪Written by Manuel Arias, Alberto Quiroga, Jorge Alí Triana‬
‪Producers: Jorge Alí Triana, Darío Beltrán, Fanny Mikey, Gustavo Angel Olaya, Andrés Tagliavini, Guido Villegas, Tomás Zapata‬
Executive Producer: Clara María Ochoa‬
‪Cinematographer: Rodrigo Lalinde‬
‪Editor: Erick Morris‬
‪Original Music: Osvaldo Montes‬
‪Production Designer: Rosario Lozano‬
Costume Designer: Angélica Perea‬
Sound: Jorge Carrasco, Evelia Cruz, Pierre Laroche, Mario Martínez, Eduardo Vaisman
Production Companies: Grupo Colombia, United Angels Productions‬

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‪A Venevision Release‬





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