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Latin America & Spain Film Festival - Artigas: the Exodus


Tue 13 Oct 2015, 7:00pm

Where: Ashhurst Library, 64 Bamfield Street, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Artigas: the Exodus (Artigas: La Redota)
118 mins
Directed by Cesar Charlone

Synopsis :
In 1884, the famous Uruguayan painter Juan Manuel Blanes is commissioned to recover the face of a legend. Blanes must imagine what Jose Artigas looked like by reading up on his ideas and learning about his life. Amongst the different materials he is given in order to discover Artigas’ features he finds the notes of an old Spanish spy, Anibal Larra, hired by the Argentine triumvir to kill Artigas for refusing to succumb to the dominance of Buenos Aires. At the time, Artigas was hiding out in Ayuí, to the north of what is known today as Uruguay. Blanes understands what the feature that defines his portrait is: a utopia that went further than what his contemporaries ever imagined.

Entry by donation.