POSTCARDS FROM LENINGRAD

By Mariana RONDON

SUDACA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2007

Costumes, hide-aways and fake names help a few children rebuild, as if it were a game, their parent's lives, guerrilla fighters during the 60's. But fear is always there, even in their made up world.

    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mariana RONDON
    • Writer(s)
    • Mariana RONDON
    • Producer(s)
    • Marite UGAS
    • Synopsis
    • In Venezuela, during the leftist Armed Revolutionary Struggle of the 1960’s, a young guerrilla woman must give birth clandestinely. To her surprise, her daughter is the first born on “Mother’s Day” and, their photographs are published in the newspaper. From then on, they must both run away.
      Costumes, hiding places and fake names are the day to day of the GIRL who narrates this story. Alongside her cousin TEO, they reinvent the adventures of their guerrilla parents, building a fantastic labyrinth of superheroes and strategies around the armed subversion, where the line between reality and madness is hardly perceptible.
      But the child’s game is incapable of hiding the death, torture, accusations and treason involving the guerrilla. The children dream of becoming The Invisible Man, in order to be safe and out of harm’s way. Nevertheless, even if they run from fear at times, they know that their parents may never return, and instead, only receive “Postcards from Leningrad”.
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