• The Gold Seekers

    Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Paraguay | 102 minutes | International Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • The Gold Seekers

    Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Paraguay | 102 minutes | International Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • The Gold Seekers

    Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Paraguay | 102 minutes | International Premiere | New Voices New Visions

  • The Gold Seekers

    Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Paraguay | 102 minutes | International Premiere | New Voices New Visions

Fast-paced, funny and full of piquant observations about Paraguayan society, Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori’s clever heist movie pits modern-day treasure hunters in Asunción against a security-laden embassy building. Old-fashioned entertainment in the best sense of the phrase, the film fairly zings along.

Schedule

January 9, 2018 10:00 AM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 7:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 2:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Fast-paced, funny and full of piquant observations about Paraguayan society, Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori’s clever heist movie is old-fashioned entertainment in the best sense of the phrase: its focus on story and character keep the plot humming along.

Good-natured and clever to a fault, newspaper delivery boy Manu dreams of a life of opulence and wealth, one far beyond his shantytown outside Asunción. Given a book on his nation’s history by his once-thrill-seeking grandfather, Manu discovers a weathered treasure map hidden within, and visions of untold wealth begin to float before his eyes. Enlisting the help of his manic best friend Fito and the cautious local café owner Elio, Manu sets out to uncover a hidden fortune. But they quickly discover that Paraguay—as well as a colorful cast of locals just as desperate to escape poverty—does not give up its secrets easily.

In competition for the the Cine Latino Award, the New Voices New Visions Award, and the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Original Language Title: Los Buscadores
Country: Paraguay
Year: 2017
Running Time: 102 minutes
Premier Status: International Premiere
Language: Spanish and Guarani (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Producers: Richard Careaga
Principal Cast: Tomás Arredondo, Cecilia Torres, Christian Ferreira, Mario Toñanez, Sandra Sanabria
Cinematographers: Richard Careaga
Editor: Alfredo Galeano
Music: Derlis A. González
Screenwriter: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Mario González Martí

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