Bella Ciao!

Directed by Carolyn Combs

Canada| 2018 | 84 mins | DCP

 

Vancouver Red Carpet Premiere, April 10 with live music, food, cast & crew

Synopsis

​Vancouver’s most cosmopolitan street - Commercial Drive - is the nexus for Carolyn Combs’ compassionate and heartfelt ensemble drama, a film about home, displacement, community, isolation, and solidarity. Unfolding over the course of just one day, the film hinges on Constanza (Carmen Aguirre), a Chilean refugee and activist whose relationship with her daughter is stress-tested by serious health concerns they would rather not have to confront. But this is just one thread amidst an Altmanesque carnival of characters from myriad walks of life: artists, hustlers, restauranteurs, and the coffee house consiglieri who converge on the Drive on a daily basis. Viva East Van!