LA VIRGEN NEGRA

THE BLACK VIRGIN

By Ignacio CASTILLO COTTIN

PA'LOS PANAS PRODUCCIONES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2008


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Sao Paulo IFF 2009
    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • VENEZUELA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ignacio CASTILLO COTTIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ignacio CASTILLO COTTIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Nathalie SAR-SHALOM (Pa'los Panas Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • What would happen if all your dreams came true?

      La Virgen Negra (The Black Virgin) narrates the surprising changes in the lives of the people in a small fishing village after the appearance of a black virgin. In the authentic style of “Postman: Il Postino” (Neruda’s Postman by Skármeta) and “Chocolate” by Lasse Hallström, La Virgen Negra is a mixture of magic and comedy that tells a romantic story that takes place in a colorful rural environment saturated with music, sensuality and “sabor”.

      The black virgin stopped it from getting dark, stopped the vandals invasion, killed and sickened some, fattened and thinned others; but above all, disrupted the routine lives of the people in a catholic town, that never imagined it could be a victim of the Caribbean magic. After a few months something unbelievable happened and that is when the inhabitants of “El Pueblo de Negros” had to face the most cruel change of all, the one no one could avoid.
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