No One Writes to the Colonel - Colombian Gala

(El coronel no tiene quien le escriba)
Mexico / France, 1999
Duration: 
1:58

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The Colombian Gala reception will be followed by the screening.

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, THERE WILL NOT BE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

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Spanish with English subtitles.

Director: Arturo Ripstein Producers: Mariela Besuievsky, Laura Imperiale Writer: Paz Alicia Garciadiego, adapted from the novella by Gabriel García Márquez
Cinematographer: Guillermo Granillo Editor: Fernando Pardo Music: David Mansfield  Cast: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek

Celebrating the literary legacy and love of cinema of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, the Consulate General of Colombia in Vancouver and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival are proud to present No One Writes to the Colonel, a film which many consider to be the finest cinematic adaptation of a García Márquez novel.

The Colonel waits. They promised him a pension, which for years has remained a promise unfulfilled. Every Friday, solemn and dressed in his finest suit, the Colonel waits by the dock in anticipation of the letter announcing the arrival of his pension. Everyone in the small town knows that he waits in vain. He knows it too. And every Friday, his wife watches him as he stands at the mirror dressing and preparing to pick up the letter that for years has eluded him. But the Colonel, eyes closed to the all too evident truth, stands by his dream - if not, what else remains for him?

Celebrando el legado y su amor por el cine del recién fallecido escritor colombiano, Gabriel García Márquez, el Vancouver Latin American Film Festival y el Consulado General de Colombia en Vancouver, se unen para conmemorar la vida y obra del premio nobel, con la proyección de El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, la que es, para muchos, la mejor adaptación al cine de las obras de García Márquez.

El Coronel espera. Le prometieron una pensión, que durante años ha seguido siendo una promesa incumplida. Todos los viernes, solemne y vestido con su mejor traje, el coronel espera en el muelle a la espera de la carta que anuncia la llegada de su pensión. Todo el mundo en el pequeño pueblo sabe que él espera en vano. Él también lo sabe. Y todos los viernes, su esposa lo mira en el espejo preparándose para recoger la carta que desde hace años no llega. Pero el coronel, con los ojos cerrados a la más que evidente verdad, es fiel a sus sueños - si no, ¿qué más le queda?

05-Sep-2014
6:30 pm|SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (GCA)
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Arturo Ripstein (b. 1943, Mexico City) is one of Mexico’s most important filmmakers. In 1965, he directed his first feature, Tiempo de Morir, written by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez. Recipient of the National Prize for Arts and Sciences of Mexico, he has directed 28 feature films and won over 35 international awards.