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.