Latin Beat Film Festival 2010 – Retrospective: The Motorcycle Diaries


The Motorcycle Diaries is an adaptation of a journal written by Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In 1952, Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student, sets out from the comfort of his bourgeois Buenos Aires home to explore South America with his older cousin, the biochemist Alberto Granado. Adapted from both Guevara’s and Granado’s memoirs the film documents the journey up to their separation eight months later in Venezuela. Granado went on to become a doctor who founded a hospital in Cuba, the country Che and Castro helped to liberate from the Batista puppet, and Guevara to become one of the century’s most revered figures, a revolutionary socialist who eventually got a CIA-sponsored bullet in the head trying to radicalize Bolivian peasants.
* Honored by the London Film Critics’ Circle as 2004 Best Foreign Film and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film
Director:  Walter Salles  (“Foreign Land” (1995) / “Central Station” (1998)
Script:  Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Alberto Granado
Cast:  Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De La Serna, Mia Maestro
2003/ Drama/England, USA/ 127 min
Original title:  Diários de Motocicleta

Exhibition dates: 
September 22nd (Wednesday), 2010
/ Time:  6:30 pm ~
September 25th (Saturday), 2010 / Time:  1:00pm ~
Venue:  Kyoto Eki Bldg. Cinema
Address:  Kyoto-shi Shimokyo-ku Karasuma-dori Shokoji kudaru,
Kyoto Station-Bldg 7F
Tel:  075-361-4423
Venue Website:  http://www.kyoto-station-building.co.jp/cinema/index.html
Latin Beat Film Festival 2010 website:  http://www.hispanicbeatfilmfestival.com/lbff2010/top.html

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