“El Vuelco Del Cangrejo” Wins International Federation of Film Critics Award

The Colombian film “El Vuelco Del Cangrejo”, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, “a drama set in the black communities of Colombia’s Pacific coast, where a man looking to flee the country by boat encounters a local fisherman,” won the International Federation of Film Critics Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

After receiving the International Federation of Film Critics, or FIPRESCI, prize, the 27-year-old director dedicated the award “to the whole community of La Barra,” the village on Colombia’s northern coast where the filming took place.

SYNOPSIS: At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian Community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives in the place, looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part in the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity.

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