23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival

Leon and Olvido (Contemporary World Cinema)
2004 - Spain - 112 minutes

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DIRECTOR: Leon and Olvido
CAST: Marta Larralde, Guillem Jiménez, Gary Piquer, Mighello Blanco

A touching and poignant tale of a Down syndrome orphan's relationship with his older sister. Leon is 20 years old. After the death of his mother his older sister Olvido puts him in a group home for those with Down´s syndrome. He promptly gets kicked out. She sticks him another and then another one. During the two years since his mother´s death Leon has actually been asked to leave no less than four institutions because he can´t fit in. This creates problems for Olvido, who keeps insisting that Leon should live in a home and not with her. But Leon insists on them living together, and moves into his sister´s tiny apartment. It´s not long before Leon, Olvido and her boyfriend Ivan are on a collision course - heading right at each other. Xavier Bermúdez has worked for the press, radio and television. He shot hist first short film The Anarchist’s Daughter in 1980. In 200 he published a book on Luis Bunuel entitled Bunuel: Mirror and Dream. In the same year he shot Peregrinos. His other projects include Black Light (1992) and Nena (1997). -AHS

PRODUCER: Xavier Bermúdez, Óscar del Caz, Beatriz Navarrete
SCREENWRITER: Xavier Bermúdez
EDITOR: Javier Alberto Correa Harley
MUSIC: Coché Villanueva
PRINT SOURCE: El Paso Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.

Thursday, April 14 4:45pm Crown Theaters Block E
Saturday, April 16 2pm St. Anthony Main Theatre
Thursday, April 21 7:00pm 2

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