22-28 Sept 2021
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The Legend of Buchi Fil

The Legend of Buchi Fil

Buchi Fil is a Caribbean legend, the strongest slave who ever lived. In this film, based on a poem by acclaimed Curaçao poet Pierre Laufferm, the plantation master becomes obsessed with breaking Buchi Fil. Only when he sells Buchi Fils’s beloved wife, Mosa Nena, does the proud slave crack. Buchi Fil’s final act shows the power of his spirit and his love.

The Legend of Buchi Fil (2008)

Region:

Curaçao

Language:

Dutch and Papiamento, with English subtitles

Rating:

All Ages

Director(s):

German Gruber


German Gruber

German Gruber

German Gruber was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1980, and moved with his family to Bonaire when he was 12 years old. He studied film in the Netherlands and graduated with the short film The Legend of Buchi Fil (2009), a story about slavery on Curaçao, which won numerous international awards, including Best Short Film at ttff/10. Sensei Redemption is his debut feature film. He has settled in Curaçao with the intention of making films that tell the story of the island and its people.

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