The Dreamer

The Dreamer / El Soñador   |   Saturday 10th September  7pm


Sebastian is a young man immersed in a life of petty crime in Lima. Blurring dreams and reality, he uses imagination to escape the shackles of his narrow existence. Seeking tenderness in Emilia, he dreams and plans for their escape but soon becomes unable to distinguish between reality and fiction. Sebastian soon realises there’s only one way out of the nightmare.

Feature, Peru/France, 2016, Dir. Adrián Saba, 80 min, Spanish with English subtitles


Castillo y el Armado. A short film by Pedro Harres, Brazil, 2014. Presented by the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Castillo is a young dockworker who lives in the coast between Brazil and Uruguay. He divides his time between the carpets he has to carry, his family and a fishing rod at the pier. On a windy night, he faces his own brutality on the line of the fishhook.

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Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

Director: Adrian Saba

Adrian studied film at Hofstra University with a Fulbright scholarship and graduated with his thesis film El Río in 2010. His debut film, El Limpiador, premiered in 2012 in the New Directors competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival where it received the Jury’s Special Mention. He developed his second film The Dreamer at The Residence of La Cinefondation de Cannes and it premiered in the Generation section at the Berlin Film Festival.