Postales de Leningrado

Mariana Rondón
Venezuela, Black Comedy, 2007
90 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

For the young narrator of Postcards from Leningrad, being born into a socialist uprising in 1960s Venezuela wasn’t easy. She and her cousin Teo have learned how to live a clandestine life, making an ongoing game out of survival, with everything from code names and creative disguises to making themselves invisible and devising fantastic escape plans. A visual collage with playful animation and nostalgic footage of revolutionary youth, the film injects both humor and pathos into a story where wild imaginations, foggy memories, madness, white lies, and grief all mix seamlessly in a child’s reality. Nominated by Venezuela for the 2008 Oscars and for Spain’s 2008 Goyas.


Mature audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 8 PM

Regal Metropolitan, Monday April 27, 2 PM

Mariana Rondón is a director, script writer, producer and artist. In 1986, she became part of the first generation of students to enter the EICTV in Cuba where she directed two short films, Cáscaras and Algo caía en silencio. Her first feature film, A la media noche y media was an official selection in 36 international festivals, including Tokyo, Rotterdam and Seattle. In 1991 she established Sudaca Films, a production company which she currently presides.

Postales de Leningrado PosterProducer: Marité Ugas
Screenwriter: Mariana Rondón
Cinematographer: Micaela Cajahuaringa
Editor: Marité Ugas
Music: Felipe Pérez Santiago y Camilo Froideval
Cast: Laureano Olivares, Greisy Mena