WHAT LUCÍA SAW
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In this gripping historical thriller, El Salvador-born Spanish filmmaker Imanol Uribe (FAR FROM THE SEA, NUMBERED DAYS) recounts the infamous 1989 assassination of six Jesuit priests at a university residence in San Salvador during the Salvadoran civil war of 1979–1992. Inspired by Salvadoran writer Jorge Galán's novel "Noviembre," Uribe approaches the subject matter through the harrowing true story of Lucía Cerna (Colombian actress Juana Acosta, CARLOS, PERFECT STRANGERS), a housekeeper at the university and the only surviving eyewitness to the massacre. While the Salvadoran government immediately blames the guerrillas for the killing, Lucía knows she saw members of the army on that fateful night. When her knowledge threatens to undermine the official version of events, Lucía is forced to escape to the U.S. with her family, where she faces further interrogation and immense pressure from both the Salvadoran and U.S. governments to change her story. Pulled from all sides, Lucía faces an impossible choice between going public with the truth and protecting her family. Official Selection, 2022 Málaga Film Festival. DIR Imanol Uribe; SCR Daniel Cebrián; PROD María Luisa Gutiérrez, Gerardo Herrero. Spain/Colombia, 2022, color, 107 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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