The Colombian film festival officially opened with the premiere of “Dogs”, starring John Leguizamo

28 films make up the fifth edition of the Colombian Film Festival in New York

Leguizamo plays Misael, a prisoner who is imprisoned after committing a crime of passion.

Violence, discovery, overcoming obstacles and even shamanic lighting … Get ready to live a roller coaster of emotions at the Colombian Film Festival in New York, which has already become the largest Colombian film event outside its borders.

This year the show celebrates its fifth edition from 23 to 26 March with 28 films on display and the firm objective of discovering and rediscovering the history, roots and talents of that country through its cinema.

The programming, which contains a wide selection of fiction films and also documentaries and short films, opened it’s red carpet this passed Thursday March 23, displaying the best of Colombian talent at the Village East Cinema with the premiere for States United “Dogs”, directed by Harold Trompetero and starring John Leguizamo.


Juan Carvajal, director of the festival, says he is very excited about the success of the festival in its first five years. He says it’s a lot of work but the results have been worth it.

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