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The Kid Who Lies

  • Venezuela, Peru / 2011 / 94min / 35mm / Colour
  • Original Title : El Chico Que Miente
  • Language : Spanish
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Marite Ugas
  • Screenwriter : Marite Ugas, Mariana Rondon
  • Cinematographer : Micaela Cajahuaringa
  • Editor : Marite Ugas
  • Music : Franklin Hernandez
  • Cast : Iker Fernandez, Maria Fernanda Ferro, Francisco Denis, Beatriz Vasquez

Synopsis

Set a decade on from Venezuela’s worst natural disaster when mudslides claimed tens of thousands of lives and left even more homeless, this is the story of a 13-year old kid in search of his own identify. As he travels along the Venezuelan coast, he tells a myriad of strangers anecdotes about the mudslide. Sometimes he is rescued by his mother, who sacrificed herself to save him; other times it is his father who died. As the film progresses, the forces that destroyed his family are finally revealed

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