SUCH IS LIFE IN THE TROPICS

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Sebastián Cordero

Country: Ecuador, Germany, Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Competition

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s populous city. It is also the most afflicted with class disparity. Such is Life in the Tropics focuses on a wealthy young man struggling to evict 250 families who have been squatting on the land he has inherited from his father. The appointed leader of the squatters is willing to negotiate—but can this high-tension conflict, so emblematic of the city’s fraught economic imbalances, be resolved without bloodshed?

At once an homage and a scalding social critique, the latest from Miami Film Festival veteran Sebastián Cordero (Cronicas, Pescador) portrays Guayaquil in all its colour and chaos.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition  Film Category

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credits

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Producer: Arturo Yépez, Sebastián Cordero, Bertha Navarro, Stelios Ziannis
Screenwriter: Andrés Crespo Arosemena, Sebastián Cordero
Executive Producer: Patricio Rodríguez

Music: Toño Cepeda, Leonardo Heiblum, Andrés Sánchez
Cinematographer: Tonatiuh Martínez
Editor: Jorge García, Sebastián Cordero

Cast: Daniel Adum Gilbert, Víctor Aráuz, Diego Cataño Elizondo, Andrés Crespo Arosemena, Erando González, Antonella Valeriano, María Josefina Viteri, Maya Zapata

Sebastián Cordero

Sebastián Cordero was born in Quito, Ecuador. His films Cronicas (04) and Pescador (11) both screened at the Festival. His other films include Ratas, ratones, rateros (99) Rage (09) and Europa Report (13). Such is Life in the Tropics (16) is his latest film.

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