La suerte del salao / Unlucky’s Luck

A film by Felipe Holguín Caro

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

With director Felipe Holguín Caro and producer María Gaviria in attendance

This short film preceded the feature El vigilante (The Night Guard)




Colombia, Comedy/Drama, 2017
16 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Pellito lives in a small caribbean town in Colombia. Abandoned by his wife, with no job or money, he lives a cursed life. His friend Antonia gives him a ticket for the Fortune’s Raffle, which ends up being the winner. After much celebration, Pellito will confirm the saying: from luck and death no one is safe.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Tere Gaviria,