Tuesday July 24, 7 PM - Buy tickets

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Co-presented by Austin Film Society and Cine Las Americas as part of AFS' Essential Cinema Series "Cine Sur: Films of Latin America"


"The Bad Intentions is an absorbing and darkly poetic work, which advances slowly but delivers beauty out of its own anguish." – Fred Thom, PLUME NOIRE

 

 

Las malas intenciones
The Bad Intentions

Rosario Garcia-Montero

Peru/Argentina/Germany, Drama, 2011
107 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Peru, 1982. Cayetana, a young girl with a mind of her own, is well aware of the guerrilla war racking her country, but in 1982 she is more concerned with the impending birth of a new baby brother. The girl lives in the very lap of luxury but this threat to her exclusive station as "the only child" is upsetting her equilibrium. Her mother is addicted to downers and is married to a new husband, who has brought the upsetting pregnancy into Cayetana's world. Blessed (or cursed) with a vivid, often morbid imagination, the young girl treats the household staff abominably and creates vivid lies which hurt others. She lives obsessed with the history of suffering and defeat of the national heroes of Peru, and is convinced that upon the birth of the new baby, she herself will die.  LAS MALAS INTENCIONES won both the Jury and Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Cine Las Americas 2012 and has won (or been nominated for) awards in other international festivals, including Berlin, Cartagena, Guadalajara, Lima, Mar del Plata, Pusan, and Viña del Mar, among others.

 

Perú, 1982. Cayetana es una niña de nueve años con una mente sagaz, y es bien consciente de la guerra de guerrillas que asola a su país. Sin embargo, su mayor preocupación es el inminente nacimiento de su nuevo hermanito. La niña vive rodeada de todos los lujos, pero ésta amenaza a su estatus de hija única altera su existencia. Su madre es adicta a las pastillas y se ha casado con un hombre nuevo, quien ha traido éste molesto embarazo al mundo de Cayetana. Bendecida, o condenada, por una vívida, y muchas veces mórbida imaginación, Cayetana trata muy mal a la servidumbre de su casa, e inventa detalladas mentiras para lastimar a los demás. Vive obsesionada por las ambiguas historias de derrota y sufrimiento de los héroes patrios del Perú, y está convencida de que cuando nazca su hermanito, ella misma morirá. LAS MALAS INTENCIONES ganó los Premios del Jurado y de la Audiencia en el festival Cine Las Américas 2012, y ha sido galardonada, o nominada, a premios en otros festivales como Berlin, Cartagena, Guadalajara, Lima, Mar del Plata, Pusan, y Viña del Mar, entre otros.

 

Co-presented by Austin Film Society and Cine Las Americas as part of AFS' Essential Cinema Series "Cine Sur: Films of Latin America"

www.lasmalasintenciones.com

 

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Rosario Garcia-Montero has an international education in film, which ranges from her degree in Film Studies from the University of Lima, her M.A. in Film from the New School University in New York, and workshops at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba, where she worked on the script for Las malas intenciones.

 

 

Producer: Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Müller, Paul Typaldos
Production Companies: Garmont Films, Barry Films, Steve Akerman
Screenwriter: Rosario Garcia-Montero
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Pulpeiro
Editor: Rosario Suárez
Sound Design: Guido Berenblum
Cast: Fátima Buntinx, Katerina D'Onofrio, Paul Vega, Kani Hart, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Jean Paul Strauss, Alberick García, Nicolás Fantinato, Carlos Vertiz, Pietro Sibille, Fernando de Soria, Claudia Dammert

An Ondamax Release

Tuesday July 24, 7 PM - Buy tickets

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Blvd. [Map]

 

Las malas intenciones