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Magic Words (breaking a spell)
Director:Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez
Screenplay: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez
Photography: Carlos F. Rossini, Leoncio Villarías
Sdition: Mercedes Cantero
Sound: Lena Esquenazi
Music: Leoncio Lara Bon
Executive producers: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez, Jorge Sánchez Sosa
Production: Miss Paraguay Producciones, Producciones Amaranta S.A. de C.V. Imcine-Foprocine, Casa Comal, TVUNAM

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Pálabras mágicas (para romper un encantamiento) (Magic Words (breaking a spell))

Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez
83' / 2012 / Mexico, Guatemala

Here, in Lake Managua, Sandino's ashes are dissolved. Will the content convert its container? Is Lake Xolotlan possessed by him, by Sandino? If this is true, then the lake is the whole of Managua, because it is the city’s place of drainage and waste from all of us has flowed into it. I resemble Lake Managua: rather than being a flowing river that continually renovates itself, it hoards and saves, just like Nicaragua. It starts with childish imagination where death is romantic and heroic, going on to grow with the deepest and most beautiful love, the pain of loss, passing through betrayal and finally arriving at emptiness. Palabras Mágicas is an emotional look at the Nicaraguan Revolution by the documentary-maker, Mercedes Moncada.

Main Festivals & Awards

2º Premio al Mejor Documental- 16º Festival de Cine de Málaga 2013
Festival Internacional de Cine de Berlín
Ambulante. Gira de Documentales
Toronto International Film Festival


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