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Carlos Mayolo – Carne de tu carne (1983)

All Movie Guide:
Darting first in one direction and then in another like a school of erratic fish, this film starts out (in 1956) focusing briefly on a Colombian military dictatorship and political terrorism then brings in the bourgeois class as co-conspirators in the dictatorship and next enters the bizarre lifestyle of a wealthy family fighting over the last testament of a just-deceased matriarch. From there, the family members are shown to have quite an incestuous relationship, and eventually vampires come into the picture, as well as unbridled slaughter. By that time, the neglected, wounded plot is beyond resuscitation.
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Carlos Mayolo – La Mansión de Araucaima (1986)

A young model runs away from the set of a commercial spot she’s filming, and enter the mansion of Araucaima, where its dwellers indulge in strange rites.

Filled with symbolism, this metaphorical drama by Colombian director Carlos Mayolo is centered on an old mansion, isolated and ambiguous in its actual location. Revolving around the mansion is a static society made up of a pilot, landowner, priest, soldier, and other people representative of professions or occupations. Read More »