Felipe, come back / Felipe, vuelve. Malena Martínez, 2009 (67’)

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Perufest 2012
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SATURDAY  / SÁBADO   APRIL 21       4:00 PM

Male travels back to the downfallen ex-hacienda of her grandmother in Peru to meet a character of her childhood: Felipe Valer, in order to film him and not allow his image to fall into oblivion. He was the last country worker there (unpaid, under an old customary contract). But he has been thrown out after a 29 years working life. Male will first have to find him with the help of her mother. The film shows the remaining colonial mentality in Peruvian society as well as its ambiguities. The story includes childhood memories and historical information about the Peruvian Agrarian Reform.

Male regresa a la ex hacienda de su abuela en Perú para filmar a un personaje de su niñez: Felipe Valer, el último trabajador; y evitar que sea olvidado. Pero él ha sido echado luego de décadas de trabajo. Ella tendrá que encontrarlo con ayuda de su madre, quien quiere que vuelva. El film deja ver las remanencias de la mentalidad colonial y sus ambigüedades en la sociedad peruana actual. Contiene recuerdos de infancia de la autora e información histórica sobre la Reforma Agraria de 1969, que pareciera no haber existido para Felipe.

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