Uruguayan Films at Malyan Theater in Yerevan
Once again Uruguayan cinema in Yerevan
Following the success of the first edition and under the auspices of the Ministries of Tourism and Sports, Education and Culltura of Uruguay and the Embassy of Armenia in Argentina, among others organisms, the Second Uruguayan Film Festival of Uruguaywill be held July 2/4 this year in the city of Yerevan.
The exhibition's main purpose is to display the most characteristic of the Uruguayan film through an eclectic programming. It includes outstanding documentaries and fiction films that reflect the spirit of a country through its history, music and idiosyncrasies.
The films will be screened in their original language with subtitles
English, with free admission.
The shows will be held in the Malyan theater in the city of Yerevan.
This event has the statement of interest the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Uruguay.
July 2nd., at 7 PM
THE POPE´S TOILET'S (El Baño del Papa)
(Uruguay,2007, 100 min.)
Directors: E. Fernandez, Cesar CharloneCast: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz, Henry De León, José Arce, Rosario Dos Santos.
Following a visit by Juan Pablo II to a small border town in Uruguay, the locals dream about their needs being fulfilled and the money that will hopefully flow in their direction.
It is the year 1988 and Pope John Paul II will visit Melo . An estimated 50,000 people will attend to see him. The humblest people believe that selling food and drink to that crowd will almost rich. Beto , a smuggler in bicycle, decides instead to build a toilet in front of your house and rent the service. To achieve its goal must go through a series of tragicomic difficulties.
July 2nd., at 9 PM.
THE MILITANT(El lugar del hijo)
(Uruguay, 2014, 116 min.)
Director: Manuel Nieto Cast: Felipe Dieste, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Leonor Courtoisie
Ariel, a student leading a 2002 occupation at a Montevideo university, receives news of his father's death in Salto. Leaving the city and all its protests and solidarity move- ments behind, Ariel embarks on a very personal journey as he settles into the tranquil countryside —an area under-explored in Uruguayan cinema— and learns that he has to manage his father’s inheritance, including his debts and a lover who’s still living in his house.