CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: La sombra del caminante (Wandering Shadows)

La sombra del caminante (Wandering Shadows), a film by Ciro Guerra

Colombia, 2004
Drama/Satire, 90 min, Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: César Badillo, Ignacio Prieto, Inés Prieto, Lowin Allende, Julián Díaz, Andrés Gaitán, Diego Manzano

Two Screenings!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 7:00pm
Sunday, February 24th, 2019, 11:00am

(tickets available through links above)

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tel: (512) 495-9600

CLA members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.

Mañe is facing a tough economic situation. He’s lost a leg; as a consequence he is unable to find a job, he’s behind on rent, and finds himself at the mercy of bullies. One day he encounters a “silletero,” a man who charges people 500 pesos to carry them around Bogotá… on a chair on his back. A complicated bond forms between them as they both try to come to terms with the past and forge new paths. Nominated by Colombia to the 78th Academy Awards. A rare opportunity to view the feature film debut of one of Colombia’s most celebrated filmmakers.

“Beckett goes to Bogota in Ciro Guerra’s wonderfully offbeat ‘The Wandering Shadows,’ a darkly comic, melancholy low-budgeter.” – Jonathan Holland, Variety

“Guerra proves himself a born filmmaker, deftly calling upon influences from both Italian neorealism and the Latin-American cinema of the ’60s in both his casting and his distinctive mise-en-scene. The Wandering Shadows takes cinema’s rockiest road – the one that relies upon poetry and metaphors to tell its truth.” – Tribeca Film Festival

CineNoche is a film series presented in partnership with Violet Crown Cinema.
Violet Crown Cinema

The screening of LA SOMBRA DEL CAMINANTE is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.

This is just one of a series of Ciro Guerra films that you can view this spring!

Nominated by Colombia to the 91st Academy Awards
Dirs. Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2018
March 14+ at the AFS Cinema
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Nominated by Colombia to the 82nd Academy Awards
Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2009
March 20 & 24 at the Violet Crown Cinema
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Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year by the 88th Academy Awards
Dir. Ciro Guerra, 2015
April 17 & 21 at the Violet Crown Cinema
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