The Special

91 min |  Spanish. Subtitles: English. Dir. Ignacio Márquez

Fiction. 2020. Venezuela

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Synopsis: Chuo is a charming young man who must navigate the challenges of early adulthood with Down syndrome as he seeks to build an independent life from his troubled father, a frustrated percussionist and refugee in the city.  Long separated by an ocean of silence and shame, will the two men be able to build a common future?

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Festivals/Awards: 

  • 56th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – USA. World Premier

  • BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Bahamas

  • 9th TORONTO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – Canada

  • 18th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – India

  • 1is OTTAWA BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – Canada. Opening Film

  • 13th REEL ABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL NY – USA

  • CALGARY FILM FESTIVAL – Canada

  • 23es RECONTRES DU CINEMA SUD-AMERICAIN – Marselle, Franc17

  • FESTIVAL DEL CINE VENEZOLANO - Venezuela

    • Best Film / Best Director/ Best Actor / Best Production Design / Best Edit / Best Camara/ Best Costume Design/ Best Casting.

  • SANFIC 17 – Santiago de Chile, Chile

  • 17th MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL – Canada

    • Premio del Jurado

  • 3ra edición MIRADAS DIVERSAS – Venezuela

    • Opening Film

  • REEL ABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MÉXICO

  • 2Iis ESKISEHIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Turkey

  • VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Canada Closing Film

  • ELCO – Venezuela

  • Best Sreenplay / Best Actor / Best Music

  • Best Production Design

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