Liborio (2021)

  • New Directors/New Films
  • 1h 39m
  • Dominican Republic
Last Chance to Rent May 8, 6:00 PM ET

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Faith and magic become flesh and blood in this consummate debut feature from Dominican filmmaker Nino Martinez Sosa. Divided into seven sections, the film tells the legend of Liborio, a farmer who disappeared from his village near the beginning of the 20th century, only to be resurrected as a figure of spiritual healing and political rebellion, both an exalted messiah and a tangible human being. Using a prismatic storytelling approach, ultimately centering on the villagers’ fight for independence from occupying U.S. forces, Sosa weaves a tapestry made of multiple perspectives, a reminder that history is collective memory and shared myth.





Bonus Content

New Directors/New Films 2021 Trailer
Liborio Q&A

A conversation with director Nino Martinez Sosa moderated by FLC programmer Dan Sullivan.

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