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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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El violín / The Violin
Horizontes Selection

Plutarco, his son Genaro and grandson Lucio lead double lives. On the one hand, they are simple country musicians, and on the other they actively support the peasant guerrilla movement against the oppressor government. When the army occupies the village, the rebels are forced to flee and leave their ammunition behind. Making the most of the fact that he looks like an inoffensive violinist, Plutarco has a plan: to recover the munitions hidden in his cornfield. His music enraptures the captain, but he has to get his hands on the ammunition...
Before working in cinema, he produced radio programmes promoting and preserving traditional Mexican music. Conejo, his first short film, earned a solid reputation on the international festival circuit. In 2004 he directed the documentary Tierra Caliente... se mueren los que la mueven. El violín is his first feature film. He won the Casa de América Post-production and Signis Awards at Films in Progress 8, and was selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes Festival, at which Ángel Tavira landed the Best Actor Award.
Francisco Vargas
Francisco Vargas
Martín Boege Paré
Francisco Vargas Quevedo, Ricardo Garfias
Cuauhtémoc Tavira, Armando Rosas
Ángel Tavira, Dagoberto Gama, Fermín Martínez, Gerardo Taracena, Mario Garibaldi
Running Time
98 m.
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