Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The first night of Rá’s journey in Laura Mora’s “Los Reyes del Mundo” (2022)

On the first night of his 350-kilometer trip with four friends from Medellin to Nechí to claim the land he inherited from his grandmother, nineteen-year-old Rá (Carlos Andrés Castañeda) enters a truck stop, goes to the counter, and orders two bags of chips and a soda. The man behind the counter opens two bottles of beer and takes them to customers sitting across the room. When he returns, Rá places his order again, but the man continues to ignore him. From this point on in Laura Mora's Colombian movie "Los Reyes del Mundo" (2022), the five travellers confront a world where they never can tell whether they will be listened to. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 16 August 2023)

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