Arturo Menéndez

Malacrianza – THE CROW’S NEST

Protagonist Don Cleo battles through everyday life with unswerving optimism, even when he one day finds an extortion note before his door. But from where can he find $500, and above board? Don Cleo tries everything to raise the money to survive, approaching his friends, the police, and even the Church. The colourful streets of San Salvador provide the story of Don Cleo with an idiosyncratic dynamic. El Salvador’s first film for over 40 years was produced on a shoestring budget, guaranteeing its cool look. SAL 2014 Regie: Arturo Menéndez 68 min, Colour, DCP, Original with English subtitles