The Check- Panama | Latin American Film Festival


Date(s) - Thursday, April 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Carleton University, River Building Theatre

El Cheque (The Check)

dir. Arturo Montenegro

Panama, 2016, 90 minutes

Spanish, with English sub-titles


21st Latin American Film Festival

River Building Theatre

Carleton University

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 pm


The hilarious feature debut of Panamanian director Arturo Montenegro is a sly, class-conscious comedy that tells the story of a man in need of a maid and the beguiling, larger-than-life angel who promises to fulfill all his needs—at a cost.


As a rather unremarkable middle-class-man, Diego’s uneventful life is utterly transformed by the arrival of witty, extravagant black maid, Dominga. She is unforgettable, and changes Diego’s life forever. A huge box office sensation in Panama, THE CHECK’s uproarious comedy cleverly blends magic realism, poetry, and subtle commentary on social prejudice. An impressive debut feature from one of Panama’s most promising film talents.


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