Karai norte
Man from the North

Marcelo Martinessi

Paraguay, Drama, 2009
20 min, 16 mm, Black & White
Guaraní with English subtitles


A man. A woman. An encounter forces them to evoke events they were both determined to forget. Karai norte is based on Paraguayan author Carlos Villagra Marsal’s classic short story.


Regional Premiere



Born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1973, Marcelo Martinessi studied communication in Asunción and film in New York, Madrid and London. He has worked as a director on documentary and short films in Paraguay since the 1990’s.


Producer: Marcelo Martiness, Gabriela Sabaté
Production Companies: Mira
Screenwriter: Marcelo Martinessi, Based on a short story by Carlos Villagra Marsal
Cinematographer: Luis Arteaga
Editor: Marcelo Martinessi
Sound Design: Martín Grignaschi
Music: Maestro César Cataldo
Cast: Lidia Vda. de Cuevas, Arturo Fleitas

Karai Norte


Regal Metropolitan - Fri. April 23  10:00PM

(preceding Muamba)


Narrative Shorts Competition Showcase

Regal Metropolitan - Sun. April 25  4:00PM

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