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Another Story of the World

  • Ottawa Art Gallery 10 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1N Canada (map)
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General Admission: $13 (HST incl)

CFI Members/Students/Seniors: $9 (HST incl)

Another Story of the World (Otra Historia del Mundo)

Uruguay - 2017 - 105 minutes - dir. Guillermo Casanova

Spanish with English subtitles

This sly, deceptively barbed social and political satire revolves around a history teacher in a rural town who decides to take control of the historical narrative to get a friend out of jail. Esmail and Milo are a couple of drinking buddies, small-town freedom fighters living in a rural Uruguayan town in the early 1980s. After the family of new military governor Werner arrives in town, along with their odd collection of garden gnomes, Esmail steals four of the gnomes in protest, while Milo visits the local radio station and obliges the DJ to read a politically subversive message out over the airwaves. Meanwhile, the local postman, who's working for Werner, recognizes Milo's handwriting on the message, and by the next morning Milo is gone, presumably arrested and imprisoned in Montevideo. Esmail springs into action to save his friend. Selected as the Uruguayan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

Earlier Event: May 30
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