2009, Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico, 73 min.
Poised delicately between documentary and drama, ALAMAR is the almost wordless observation of life in a stunningly beautiful but demanding paradise that boasts one of the planet’s most intact ecosystems.
Two people fall in love, have a son, and sorrowfully part, acknowledging that they forever exist in different worlds. Natan, the five-year-old child of this fleeting union, is sent from Rome to spend the summer with his father, a subsistence fisherman who lives in a hut on stilts in the Mexican Caribbean.
The wonder of crocodiles and egrets, lobsters and barracuda, sunsets and storms unfolds before Natan’s eyes as he absorbs the lessons of a father’s love.
*In Spanish and Italian with English subtitles.
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