The Lighthouse | El Faro

[button color=”green” size=”medium” align=”left” link=”http://www.stickytickets.com.au/12387″]Buy Tickets[/button]SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 6PM | BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE
FEATURE, COLOMBIA, 2012, DIR. LUIS FERNANDO “PACHO” BOTTÍA, 83 MIN, SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Atop the solitary stone island of Morro Santa Marta, a lighthouse illuminates the sea below. It is a solitary existence for Angel, the lighthouse keeper, whose life is marked by endless routine. His memories, the sea below and an unfulfilled promise shape his days. Bound by duty, the keeper watches, waits and remembers. A suitcase full of money is his hope for realising a lingering pledge he made to his life’s love, Dolores. That was almost a lifetime ago…

Angel’s solitary routine is sent awry when a couple is shipwrecked on the shores of the island. Time passes and the couple find themselves bewitched by the tiny forgotten island. With striking scenery and an otherworldly quality, this original love story heralds the return of one of Colombia’s most admired and respected directors, Fernando Bottía.

Screens with: The Last Veil, Mexico, Dir. Luis Palomino

FREE PARKING is available in the centre’s surroundings:
Greenfield Pde Car Park (opposite Bankstown Sports Club) Raymond St Car Park (P7) Bankstown Arts Centre Car Park (limited spots)

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Luis Fernando Pacho BottíaLuis Fernando Pacho Bottía

Screenwriter and Director. Bottía founded the Cinema and Audiovisuals Program at Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia, where he also teaches. His first feature film, La boda del acordeonista (1985), received the First Feature Film Award at the Havana Film Festival. He has also directed Juana tenía el pelo de oro (2006) and the TV serie Corralejas (1987).

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