IDB Cultural Center 20th Anniversary, 1992-2012
As part of the Division of Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs in the Office of External Relations the IDB Cultural Center presents the DC debut of the Venezuelan drama/biography REVERÓN
Directed by Diego Rísquez (Isla Margarita, Venezuela 1949), who will be here to introduce his film and take questions afterwards.
2011, 110 mins. Blue Ray, color, Spanish with English subtitles, adult themes.
This film tells the story of classically trained Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón (1889-1954) who lived on the Caribbean coast with his wife and muse Juanita between 1924 and 1954. There he constructed a primitive magical realm at his home, El Castillete (the little castle) where he was alternately engaged in games, ceremonies, and delusions in the ludic, sensitive and painful universe he inhabited. His painting became impressionistic as he tried to capture blinding white tropical light. He won Venezuela´s National Prize for Painting the year before his depression and eccentricities resulted in confinement in a mental hospital where he died.
With spectacular cinematography by Cezary Jaworski, original music by Alejandro Blanco Uribe, and a performance of controlled abandon by celebrated Venezuelan actor Luigi Sciamanna, Reverón is a love story set within the artist´s creative struggle. In 2007, New York´s Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective of Reverón´s work. This is Diego Rísquez´s seventh film.
Audience Award, Best Actor and Best Director at 2011 Mérida International Film Festival
Free, open to the public, Photo ID required. Limited seating is unreserved general admission, 380 seats.