El Vuelvo del Cangrejo (2009) – aka. Crab Trap
Genre: Light Drama
Directed by: Oscar Ruiz Navia
Crab Trap tells the story of Daniel (Rodrigo Velez) and the relationship he makes with La Barra, a little black community in Colombiaâ€™s Pacific coast. In it, he meets with Cerebro (Brain), the leader of the afro-descendant natives who are having territorial issues with a white man called El Paisa, who wants to build a hotel on the beach.
The film is a little over 1.30hr, even though it feels it could hit the 2hr. mark. Itâ€™s slowly-paced with descent performances from the main cast — even if some of the scenes and situations felt forced. The most interesting part of the film is, perhaps, Danielâ€™s relationship with Lucia (Yisela Alvarez) a little girl he befriends in the community. Other than that, I did not care about him as a character, so I didnâ€™t care for what he was looking for, or whether he would get it.
Cerebroâ€™s struggle with progress distanced me even further from the story, when you had other characters that didnâ€™t have issues with it. Cerebroâ€™s antics just end up as a childish, not comfortable with things changing. However, I will give in into something — El Paisa playing his damn Reggaeton music every night was annoying.
COMPETENCIA OFICIAL â€“ FICCION
Saturday 7 â€“ 8.30pm â€“ Cineplanet Risso
Sunday 8 â€“ 10pm â€“Centro Cultural CatÃ³lica â€“ Sala Azul
Wednesday 11 â€“ 10.30pm â€“ Cineplanet AlcÃ¡zar â€“ Sala 5
Thursday 12 â€“ 8pm â€“ Cineplanet Primavera â€“ Sala 1
Friday 13 â€“ 3pm â€“ Cineplanet AlcÃ¡zar â€“ Sala 5