THE LIGHTHOUSE

EL FARO

By Luis Fernando BOTTÍA

DE LA TIERRA PRODUCCIONES E.U. - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2012

At the top of a lonely island of stone called the Morro of Santa Marta is a lighthouse, whose tireless light beam illuminates the story of four characters.

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luis Fernando BOTTÍA
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlos FRANCO, Luis Fernando BOTTÍA
    • Producer(s)
    • Juan Manuel BUELVAS (De La Tierra Producciones)
    • Synopsis
    • At the top of a lonely island of stone called the Morro of Santa Marta is a lighthouse, whose tireless light beam illuminates the story of four characters: Angel, the lonely old keeper, Dolores, former wife of Angel, finally Genaro and Ophelia, two castaways forced to choose between a dream of love in distant lands and the duty to safeguard the dignity of this desolate place forgotten by the world.
      One day the old lighthouse keeper's daily life is shattered by the arrival of Genaro and Ophelia. Angel accepts without question the couple of castaways on the island of stone. Around the same time ends to gather enough money for a house is promised to Dolores, but she refuses saying it is too late. Frustrated by his failure, Angel decides to spend the money at the Morro and offers the couple a deal: he offers them his savings to continue their journey if they rescued from the basement Morro’s a Canyon, a priceless historical relic, and returned it at the top of the cliff. With nothing to lose, the couple agrees and delivers them to the titanic rescuing the canyon. A few days later, Angel dies. Ofelia, exhausted, proposed to Genaro taking the money and leave, but he refuses to break his promise.
      Finally, Genaro and Ofelia put the barrel in place, but when they are going to leave The Morro, they receive an unexpected visit from Senator Valencia, political boss of the region. Seeing the beautiful canyon, Senator decides to give it to a colleague to seal an alliance. Genaro opposes, but Ofelia, frightened, begs him to forget the canyon and leave. Genaro resists. Confused, Ophelia left him. A dilemma arises for Genaro, to escape or to face his present.
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