Fifty years of cinema, hero of lost causes

Ricardo Cantor Bossa, director of the District Cinematheque. Taken during the broadcast of Radiovisuales Cine.

Written by: Saray Puentes

The world of cinema is full of unexpected surprises that range from incredible plot twists to strong cultural undertones in films that, despite not having enough deserved attention, are a true jewel in the great world of cinema.

A clear example of this is Moonlight, a film that recounts the life of a young African-American who has had a complex existence and a series of unfortunate events marked by suffering, since he must deal with his mother’s abandonment and addiction, bullying because of their personality and appearance, apart from their own acceptance of their sexual identity.

A film that recounts a moving journey and a charming narration of everyday life, in the ordinary life of a child who, as he grows up, discovers, configures and deals with the elements of his environment. It is a film with multiple points of view that evaluate cultural factors of the 80s and 90s in Miami, showing the perspective of the child, the mother, the best friend, the school, sexuality, psychology, among others.

The film was awarded the Oscars for Best Film, in addition to the award for Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing, key factors that made history at The Academy, considering that Mahershala Ali was the first Muslim man to win the statuette, at as did Joi McMillion, the first African-American woman to earn recognition.

On the other hand, if there was a film that left neither light nor dark and shocked everyone who saw it, it was Midsommar, the second and only one so far, this story led to the big screen by Ari Aster, it presents a totally unknown culture , strange, full of mysticism and acts not so well “seen” by western society.

This was the clear example of culturality, but also, of how the perception of a cinematographic work can change and be totally different from what is intended. You simply either hate it or love it, but it is so strong in all its filmic and social senses that it does not go unnoticed by any viewer.

In Radiovisuales Cine, there was a small space to commemorate fifty years of cinema, history and culture of the seventh art in our country. The cinematheque celebrates 50 years of travel, showing the audiovisual wealth of the capital and the country, and to commemorate the anniversary, the guest of the day was Ricardo Cantor Bossa, who narrated his impressions, goals and hopes as director of this important organization.

Through new ways of seeing cinema and the creation of interdisciplinary spaces, as well as new narrative and aesthetic forms through conversations and offers in training spaces. Likewise, the District Cinematheque relies on social networks in search of broadening its horizons and making the entire film history of Colombia reach more and more people.

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Fifty years of cinema, hero of lost causes