Screening of La Gunguna and Q&A with director, Ernesto Alemany

Screening of La Gunguna and Q&A with director, Ernesto Alemany
11 December 2018, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
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Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Ernesto Alemany’s La Gunguna (2015) tells the story of a tiny pistol with a dark history.

With a legendary past supposedly linking it to a trio of dictators – Mussolini, Franco, and Trujillo – the gun has the potential to act as a protective amulet or, if it’s one rule is broken, a curse. After passing from corrupt military men, to pimps, to professional pool players, and more, the gun ends up in the hands of good guy Montás, an unemployed construction worker with a mission that sets him off on a quest to visit the President.

As it circulates among this bizarre cast of characters, the gun reveals a chaotic Caribbean underworld that is portrayed with unrelenting dark humour and more than the odd nod to Tarantino.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

Ernesto Alemany

is a Dominican film producer and director known for La Gunguna (2015), Loki 7 (2016), and La musiquita por dentro (2018). With a background in commercial and music video directing, Alemany forms part of a new wave of Dominican filmmakers benefitting from a new film law in the country, a wave which has produced international successes such as Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán's Dólares de arena (2015), and Nelson de los Santos Arias' Cocote (2017).


Olga Jimenez
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