Magallanes


December 5 // Magallanes 

6:30 pm.
ACMI cinemas 

//SYNOPSIS

This suspenseful political thriller reaches deep into Peru’s long-troubled history to tell a moving tale of a man’s quest for redemption. Director Salvador del Solar has made a tense thriller with a strong humanist core, resulting in an unforgettable and emotional film.

Taxi driver Magallanes (Damián Alcázar) struggles to get by, and spends his spare time with his former military superior, a once-feared colonel during the civil conflict, who is now senile. One day Magallanes encounters Celina (Magaly Solier), an Indigenous woman he knew decades before, under very different circumstances. He begins following her, eager to help and protect her when he discovers that she is in trouble with nasty loan sharks. Magallanes decides that the only solution to Celina's troubles is a dangerous extortion scheme; one that will unearth a history of terrible abuse.

"A gripping character study built into a story of potent tragedy."
THR
"Del Solar turns the screws on the audience expertly, but the thriller elements never distract from the moral crisis of a man — and a country — whose decades-old mistakes cling to him like a tattoo."
Variety
FILM INFO

Director: Salvador del Solar 
Country: Peruvian co-production
Year: 2015 
Duration: 109 mins
Classification: 18+ 
Spanish with English subtitles

//AWARDS
WINNER: Industry Prize, San Sebastian Intl Film Festival 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto Intl Film Festival 2015