International Film Festival
of
Panama

APRIL 11-17, 2013

Magic Words

Mercedes Moncada

Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez was born in Seville. She is a trained sociologist with experience in journalism and field research. She began her filmmaking career in 1996. Her films include The Passion of Maria Elena (2003), El inmortal (2005), :a sirena y el buzo (2009) and Magic Words (2012).

Original title: 
Palabras mágicas
Director: 
Mercedes Moncada
Country: 
Mexico
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Year: 
2012
Language: 
Spanish
Subtitles: 
Inglés
Duration: 
80 min.

Screenings

Venue Day and Time
Teatro Anita Villalaz April 12 6:30 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 3 April 13 7:15 pm
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 8 April 17 10:00 pm
Synopsis: 

A highly personal, poetically suggestive essay film about Nicaragua’s history from the Sandinistas rise to power onward, Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez’s Magic Words underlines how the Revolution and the subsequent government, rather than usher in a wave of radical change, simply offered proof to the notion that history is destined to repeat itself.