Detroit Film Theatre


THE VIOLIN

Friday, March 07, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(Mexico/2007) Directed by Francisco Vargas)

 

Mexico, the 1970s: Don Plutarco (the amazing Don Angel Tavira), his son Genaro and his grandson Lucio live a double life: on one hand they are musicians and humble farmers, on the other they support the peasant guerilla movement's armed efforts against their oppressive government. When the military seizes the village, old Plutarco executes his own plan. He plays up his appearance as a harmless violin player in order to get back into the village from which he was driven, hoping to recover the ammunition hidden his corn field. His violin playing charms the army captain, who orders Plutarco to come back daily. As arms and music play a tenuous and suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse, this deceptively simple new masterwork moves stealthily toward a startling conclusion. Best Actor Award, Cannes Film Festival; Audience Award (Best Film), San Francisco Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. (98 min.) Fri. & Sat. at 7:00; Sun. at 4:00 and 7:00

 

“One of the most amazing Mexican films in many a year. Lyrical, honest, moving, urgent and necessary.” -Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth

 

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