Opening Night Film: Magallanes

A film by Salvador del Solar

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)

With Special Guest Dr. Henry Dietz in Attendance (UT Dept of Government)



Peru/Argentina/Spain, Drama/Thriller, 2015
109 min, Color
Spanish, Quechua with English subtitles

Magallanes (Damián Alcázar) is a taxi driver and former army soldier. He also drives around a retired colonel (Federico Luppi), who was his commander during the struggle against the Shining Path subversion in Ayacucho, Peru. A dark secret begins to emerge when Celina (Magaly Solier), takes a ride in his cab. Magallanes remembers that Celina was held captive by his former colonel, and furthermore, he has proof of the colonel’s crimes. Magallanes seizes on an opportunity to blackmail the colonel’s son, setting in motion events through which the history of these characters will unravel, and reveal the atrocities of war.

Austin Premiere

About the director

Salvador Del SolarBorn in Peru, Salvador del Solar gained international recognition for his starring role in PANTALEÓN Y LAS VISITADORAS, and won several best actor awards. He has appeared in films such as THE WATERCOLORIST, GREETINGS TO THE DEVIL and THE VANISHED ELEPHANT. He is also a lawyer and holds a Master’s in International Relations from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He worked as a professor of Political Communication and presented the TV talk-show ESTA SEMANA on Peruvian television.



Producer: Salvador del Solar, Amador del Solar
Production Companies: Péndulo Films, Tondero Films, CEPA Audiovisual, Proyectil, Cinerama, Nephilim Producciones
Screenwriter: Salvador del Solar
Cinematographer: Diego Jiménez
Editor: Eric Williams
Sound Design: John Figueroa, Amador del Solar, Martín Litmanovich, David Mantecón, Nicolás Paulpiquet
Music: Federico Jusid
Cast: Damián Alcázar, Magaly Solier, Federico Luppi, Christian Meier, Bruno Odar, Tatiana Astengo

Print Source: Fernanda Descamps – Meikincine,