New Colombian Film ‘Gente de Bien’ in UK Cinemas from April 17th

By | 08 April, 2015

The award-winning Colombian film Gente De Bien, from writer/director Franco Lolli, is set to hit selected UK cinemas from April 17th. The film tells the story of a young boy who is sent to live with his estranged father. Remarkably, it is one of the first Colombian feature films since Maria Full of Grace, way back in 2005, to get a cinema release in the UK.

Gente De Bien won a number of awards at Cannes last year, as well as at San Sebastián International Film Festival and Ghent International Film Festival, and is set to offer new perspectives on Colombia to all who see it. Here’s the synopsis for the film:

Set in the backdrop of modern day Colombia, newcomer Brayan Santamaría plays 10-year-old Eric who, with his dog Lupe, is sent to live with his father Gabriel, played by Carlos Fernando Pérez. Gabriel’s employer offers to help by taking them away for Christmas with her family, but her good intentions merely highlight the class divide between them.

Gente De Bien will be showing at selected cinemas across the UK. These are the cinemas that are currently confirmed but please check your local cinema listings for details (as more screens may be added at a later date):

Curzon Bloomsbury – from 17 April
Glasgow GFT – from 17 April
Manchester Home (formerly Cornerhouse) – from 20 April
Dublin IFI – from 24 April

Watch the trailer:

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