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Sin muertos no hay carnaval (Such Is Life in the Tropics) I 2016 I 1 h 40 m I Fic.

EFFNY2017 I NEW YORK PREMIERE I IN COMPETITION

Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by Sebastián Cordero I Featuring Daniel Adum Gilbert, Víctor Aráz, Diego Cataño Elizondo I Written by Andrés Crespo Arosemena and Sebastián Cordero.

In Guayaquil, a populous city in Ecuador, a wealthy young man is trying to evict 250 families that have been squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate, but can this tense conflict be resolved without bloodshed?

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: 

SEBASTIAN CORDERO (1972) spent his childhood in Ecuador, his teenage years in Paris, and his college years in Los Angeles, where he studied at USC’s Film Writing program. In 1995 he returned to Ecuador, intent on making a feature in a country where filmmaking was practically non-existent at the time. To date, Sebastian has directed six feature films: Ratas, Ratones, Rateros (Venice), Crónicas (Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian, Sundance, Rotterdam), Rabia (Toronto, Tokyo Special Jury Prize), Pescador (Guadalajara), Europa Report. Such is Life in the Tropics is his latest.  

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