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La Biblioteca presents a multi-awarded documentary

By Jesús Ibarra

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, La Biblioteca is presenting several exclusive events each month, with an open invitation to the general public.

Quebranto (Disrupted),
Español/Spanish with English Subtitles
Talk with director Roberto Fiesco/Plática con el director Roberto Fiesco
Fri, Apr 4/Vie, Abr 4, 7pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Reloj 50-A
Donation/Cooperación: 30 pesos


April starts with the exclusive presentation of Quebranto (Disrupted), a documentary by Mexican director Roberto Fiesco that has triumphed in various film festivals. Among the awards it has received is the Maguey Award 2013, wich recognizes film productions on sexual diversity at the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG).

This documentary evokes the memory and testimony of two characters: Fernando García Ortega, known as Pinolito during his tenure as a child actor in Mexican movies of the 1970s, and Ms. Lilia Ortega, his mother, an actress and movie extra. Fernando became a transvestite a few years ago and now calls himself Coral Bonelli. They both live in colonia Garibaldi in Mexico City, longing for their former film careers as Coral assesses and assumes her gender identity.

“It’s an emotional journey with poignant, dramatic and terrible moments; they have lived through very difficult situations, such as death, illness, defeat and frustrated hopes. But among all the drama there is also a deep sense of humor and an endearing relationship between them, which is touching for the public,” said Fiesco.

Disrupted will be showcased at the Teatro Santa Ana on Friday, April 4, at 7pm, in Spanish with English subtitles. The film’s director will talk with the audience after the screening. Look for an exclusive interview with Roberto Fiesco next week in Atención.


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