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The Reel Film Club: Costa Rica
November 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$20
Víctor has lived by himself, tending to his cows, in the mountains of Costa Rica for decades. He believes his neighbors have ordered their one indigenous employee to spy on him and that they have stolen his favorite cow. His 12-year-old grandson has been sent by his mother to live with Víctor just as the old man’s paranoia and hatred has worsened. News of a fugitive hiding in the mountains adds to the tension, as well as Víctor’s growing blindness. Gustavo Fallas’s follow-up to “Puerto Padre” (an official selection of the 30th Chicago Latino Film Festival) is a low-key, fog-shrouded, unsettling portrait of a man quickly succumbing to his prejudices and demons.