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El laberinto

The Labyrinth

Laura Huertas Millán
Kolumbien/F, 2018
Shorts, 21min, OmeU

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El laberinto

Laura Huertas Millán
Kolumbien/F, 2018
Shorts, 21min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Laura Huertas Millán
Sound: 
Laura Huertas Millán
Guillaume Couturier
Olivier Guillaume
Camera: 
Laura Huertas Millán
Editor: 
Laura Huertas Millán
Composer: 
François Bianco
Laura Huertas Millán

Production: 
Laura Huertas Millán, Studio Arturo Lucia
World Sales: 
Studio Arturo Lucia
Format: 
DCP
Color

An inspired melding of fact and fiction: the Colombian drug trafficker Evaristo Porras, at the height of his criminal ecstasy in the 1980’s, built himself a mansion modelled on the one seen in the TV soap opera DYNASTY. Today it is a paltry ruin, merging into the surrounding forest – so Huertas Millán, expert in “ethnographic fiction”, intercuts it with DYNASTY footage. There is a further element in this intoxicating mix: a shadowy witness-survivor-narrator, telling the historic, SCARFACE-like tale of the Medellín cartel, relating his own nightmarish hallucinations: like the cocaine, mansions and gangsters, he too will fade away. (Adrian Martin)

EL LABERINTO (THE LABYRINTH) - trailer from Laura Huertas Millán on Vimeo.