Synopsis: Keyla lives with her father on the island of Providencia, a former “land of pirates” in the Colombian Caribbean. On her 17th birthday she waits in vain for her
Synopsis: Keyla lives with her father on the island of Providencia, a former “land of pirates” in the Colombian Caribbean. On her 17th birthday she waits in vain for her father who went out to sea and has not returned. While searching for him, Keyla receives an unexpected visit: her father’s former wife arrives from Spain with her 13-year-old son Francisco, Keyla’s half-brother. Together with Francisco, Keyla discovers that their father kept a map of the pirate Henry Morgan which shows the location of a hidden treasure. Together they undertake a search and, on this journey, they get to know one another and accept each other as siblings. This is the story of a broken family that, through the loss of one of its members, comes together and works toward reconciliation.
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Length: 80 min
Director: Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Cast: Elsa Whitaker Sanchez, Sebastián Enciso Salamanca, Felipe Cabeza, Mercedes Salazar, Anthony Assaf Howard, Norvel Walters
This screening is part of the Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) which will be held at the Māoriland Hub from September 7th-16th.
The festival is a celebration of contemporary cinema from 11 nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay.
The selection includes feature films and documentaries giving the audience a chance to immerse themselves in the languages and social aspects of Latin American and Spanish cultures.
It’s the first time the LASFF has been hosted on the Kapiti Coast as it tours New Zealand.