Date(s) - Thursday, April 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
El Cheque (The Check)
dir. Arturo Montenegro
Panama, 2016, 90 minutes
Spanish, with English sub-titles
21st Latin American Film Festival
River Building Theatre
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.