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10.03, - 20:00, National Palace of Culture Hall 1
13.03, - 21:00, Lumiere
19.03, - 22:30, Cinema House
Director:  Walter Salles
Cinematography:  Eric Gautier
Screenplay:  Jose Rivera
Producer:  Michael Nozik , Edgard Tenembaum , Karen Tenkhoff
Music:  Gustavo Santaolalla
Cast:  Gael Garcia Bernal , Rodrigo de la Serna , Mia Maestro , Gustavo Bueno , Jorge Chiarella
Production:  South Fork Pictures/Tu Vas Voir Prods.
International distribution:  Pathe Pictures Intl.
Galas & Avant-premiers
5 x 2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Land of Plenty
Life Is a Miracle
Lost & Found
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Sea Inside
Trilogy The Weeping Meadow

, 2004, 126 min, color

In 1952, the 23-year old Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Y tu Mama Tambien's Gael Garcia Bernal) the man we now know as Che set out from Buenos Aires on a dilapidated old Norton motorbike with his family friend, Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna), with the aim of crossing the continent. Middle-class young men both aspired to be doctors they found that encounters with, for example, a group of Indians thrown off their land and a leper colony in the Amazon jungle, forever changed how they thought about the rights and responsibilities inherent in the human condition.

The Motorcycle Diaries is a stirringly compassionate road movie that charts Ernesto Che Guevaras political awakening over the course of one seminal year... Rather than try to deify or debunk that myth, director Walter Salles and his inspired team of collaborators delight in simply documenting the telling human and vivid geographical details that would eventually inform the future revolutionary leader. The affecting result illuminates the legend more than any conventional screen biography could hope to, while also stirring the idealist within us all.
Colin Brown, Screen Daily

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1956, Walter Salles has been an influential figure in the Brazilian film industry for more than a decade. In addition to directing, he has co-produced such recent Brazilian features as Karim Ainouzs Madame Sata (2001) and Fernando Meirelless City of God (2002). His Oscar-nominated feature Central Station (1998) was presented at the 1998 Berlinale and won the Golden Bear.
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