Friday, 22 May 2015

CANNES REPORT - RUGELES' ALIAS MARIA


Moderate praise at Cannes for Jose Luis Rugeles second feature-length project, Alias Maria, which is screening as a part of the fest's Un Certain Regard stream. Only a few reviews have appeared online so far, despite the film's pre-existence as a theatrical release earlier this year in Colombia; critics are a little lukewarm on the film, which they generally find simplistic but inherently engaging. The bulk of the acclaim is reserved for lead Karen Torres, as a 13-year-old guerrilla coping with her pregnancy in the Colombian jungle.