- Release Information
- March 27, 1994
- Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
- Budget: $100,000
- Executive Producer
- Mary Ellen Davis
Alejandro Cotto has just turned 63. In his village of Suchitoto, El Salvador, young people are barely awakening from the nightmare of civil war, but they have all come out to celebrate the birthday of this strange man. Even though he has made only a small number of films in his life, Alejandro Cotto is convinced of his talent as a filmmaker. He speaks on behalf of a number of Third-World artists who, faced with the impossibility of creating, invent an imaginary world to keep depression and sadness at bay. He tells not only of the greatness and misery of his career, but also of the horror of war, the fate of his village and the path of his dreams. After all, it takes a big dreamer like him to envision making "great cinema" in the depths of a Central American village.
Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)