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San Diego Latino Film Festival



Directed by Andrés Baiz

World Cinema / Colombia / 2013 / Biopic, Drama / 91 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Color / Video / San Diego Premiere


In the late 1940s, Juan Roa Sierra (Mauricio Puentes) was accused of killing the mayor of Bogota and popular presidential candidate, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan. With this detailed period piece and political thriller, director Andrés Baiz retraces the steps of history to examine exactly what happened that changed the course of Colombia’s history forever. Co-starring Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge, Maria Full of Grace), Roa is both an intense genre film and evocative look at how historical events can change depending on the perspective.


cast: Mauricio Puentes, Catalina Sandino Moreno

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