All Caribbean films must start with the waves, the sea. It’s a rule that Bogotá-born director Samir Oliveros isn’t about to break in his crowdfunded debut Bad Lucky Goat.
To be fair, his opening is novel. A decapitated goat’s head floats peacefully by.
This was one of two films made on the same Colombian island screened at the TT Film Festival which ended yesterday.
Keyla was the other. Isla de Providencia’s population of just 5,000 might be forgiven for wondering when the big guns in Hollywood will discover this sleepy patch of paradise.
Apart from a tame Carnival, horse races on the beach and clandestine jet-ski drug-running, not a lot happens here.
Which is why a missing goat is enough to rouse the excitement of Oliveros’ fictional Port Paradise police force.