Classless Society Cinema presents: ‘Madeinusa’ by Claudia Llosa.
A native Peruvian girl who lives in a remote and secluded community somewhere in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Andes comes of age during a unique festival in her village. From Good Friday until Easter Sunday, every taboo can be transgressed, and all rules suspended. Christ is blindfolded and anything is allowed; God is dead at this time, nobody is watching, and any sin is permissible. Ruled by her father, who is also mayor of the isolated community, it takes the arrival of a stranger from Lima into the village’s three day festivities for the protagonist to avenge her father’s sexual advances and to change the course of her life.
“Madeinusa” is the name of the protagonist of this film. Her name comes from the usual label of American products (Made in USA). The film depicts the clash between old and new in the historic tensions between the coastal metropolitan Peru and the highland areas, where in the fictional community of Manayaycuna the name means “the town no one can enter.”
“Madeinusa” is Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s incredible debut feature film which is at once unsettling and uplifting.
Dir: Claudia Llosa, 2006, Peru.
Film at 7:30Running time: 100 mins
**Food provided from 7pm by The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham for a suggested donation of £3***
Film Screening: Madeinusa
Hosted by Classless Society Cinema
Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm - 10:00pm