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ALTIPLANO

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Wednesday, June 20th


Co-presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, and with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).

Belgian beer reception to follow the screening.



ALTIPLANO

2009, First Run Features, 109 min, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Dir: Peter Brosens, Jessica Hope Woodworth

Set in the Andes of Peru, optometrist Max (Dardenne brothers regular Olivier Gourmet) and his adrift photojournalist wife Grace (Jasmin Tabatabai) are installing a rural clinic offering free eye surgery to the indigenous population. When a soon-to-be-married villager dies from an illness related to the nearby mining activity, Max and Grace find themselves caught up in battle that has the locals vehemently uprising against the mining company. Official selection of the Cannes International Critics' Week. In Spanish, French, Quecha and Persian with English subtitles


 

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Foreign Films 

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