Colombia, 2017, 90 min, Digital, Dir. Nicolás Casanova, Not Rated, SENIC
“It is a nostalgic and comforting documentary that supports my belief that Hernando Casanova was and is, to date, the best actor that Colombian cinema and television has had." — André Didyme-Dôme Fuentes, Playbuzz
"The possibility of presenting the person that was hiding behind the humor." — Sofía Gómez, El Tiempo
“It is a cornerstone and fundamental documentary to know the history of one of the most important personas of Colombian television.” — Nicolás Samper, RCN Radio
RECEPTION AND FILM WITH Q&A
Enjoy light bites and wine with the sounds of El Culebro Casanova and Los Meros Recochan Boys at the red carpet reception on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 pm, followed by the film and Q&A led by Miami filmmaker Chris Molina with director and Gables Cinema film programmer Nicolás Casanova at 8:00 pm.
A Colombian cultural touchstone captivating fans across generations, the enduring legacy of Hernando "El Culebro" Casanova has immeasurably influenced several actors and comedians and rightfully earned his legacy as one of the greatest actors in the history of Colombia.
In a career spanning three decades, Hernando "El Culebro" Casanova won the heart of Colombians due to his ground-breaking performances in TV Shows and films. El Culebro: La historia de mi papá brings light to the person behind the cameras, 20 years after his death. Directed, produced and edited by his youngest son as he reconstructs his father's footsteps. From his beginnings as a singer to his breakthrough as a pioneer of comedy, this documentary weaves interviews and clips with never-before-seen footage of El Culebro and interviews from the people who knew him best.
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