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Latin American Film Festival
2 Daly Avenue, Suite 120, Ottawa, Ontario K1N6E2
Another Story of the World (Otra Historia Del Mundo)
Thursday, May 31 at 7pm — Ottawa Art Gallery
Uruguay — 2017 — 105 min — 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.