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Alsino y el cóndor

Miguel Littin Nicaragua, 1982

Sunrise's rating of the film Alsino and the Condor

Despite limited expressionism governed by low budget, Littin vocalizes a poetic coming-of-political-age tale. Self-proclaimed “free man” sells caged birds, Alsino sees corrupted capitalist fantasy. No wings for the people, only delusional submission to incompatible foreign ideals. While the imagery is certainly poetically evocative, the narrative could benefit from stronger, and more constantly present struggle.