The Bad Intentions (Las Malas Intenciones)

Unclassified 18+
Rosario García-Montero, 106 mins, Peru, 2011, DVCAM, Spanish with English Subtitles. Source: Barry Films/Garmont Films.

The Bad Intentions (Las Malas Intenciones)
The Bad Intentions (Las Malas Intenciones)

With black humour and heart, this offbeat drama set in the 1980s tells the story of Cayetana, a solitary but intelligent Peruvian girl with a vivid imagination who is convinced she will have to die the day her brother is born.

A life-affirming journey into both the reality and dreams of an eight-year-old, the story is told through the mechanism of South American magic realism and set at the emergence of a violent period in Peruvian history.

Only her creativity and the guidance of the national heroes of her textbooks - Olaya, Grau, Bolognesi - may save Cayetana from an alienating family environment and a country that is about to collapse.

Winner, Best Film - Lima Film Festival
Dates   Tue 6 Mar 2012, 7.30pm
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