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Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. They simply come from opposite worlds: he likes an uncomplicated life in the jungle, while she prefers a more urban existence. He is Mexican and she is Italian, and she has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. Before they leave, Jorge wishes to take young Natan on a trip, hoping to teach him about his Mayan origins in Mexico. At first the boy is physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the whole affair, and gets seasick on the boat taking them to their destination. But as father and son spend more time together, Natan begins a learning experience that will remain with him forever.
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'Banco Chinchorro is the richest coral reef site in Mexico and is part of the second largest coral reef barrier on the planet. Birthplace and home of a unique wildlife, efforts are being made to declare Banco Chinchorro a world heritage site.'
While it is in documentary-style it is based on the real lives of the characters/actors: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, and young Natan Machado Palombini.
A young man of Mayan roots, Jorge, marries an Italian woman, Roberta, but their feelings for each other change over time because their lifestyles are not compatible. Roberta wants to live in the bussling city of Rome and Jorge wants to live the wild and free life of a fisherman living above the waters of the Caribbean Sea. They have a beautiful son called Natan and Natan is taken to stay with his father in his little wooden stilt house (palafitte) perched above the Banco Chinchorro reef. While there, little Natan learns to snorkel and catch fish and learns about the local flora and fauna alongside his father and grandfather. He makes friends with a white egret which he calls Blanquita.
I just wish there were more movies like this. I was enthralled by the delightful story and the beauty of it all.
It is in Spanish with English subtitles.
The first time I watched Alamar I wasn’t sure what to make of it until toward the end. I didn’t get the point of it and thought it was a bit strange, long winded and lacking in any sort of meaty storyline. Where is this going, I asked?
Now I get it.
Alamar is a true/real life film following a boy who leaves his mother in Rome, to go and spend time on a fishing trip with his Mayan father in the coral reef region of Banco Chinchorro, Mexico.
The film is subtitled but easy to follow – it doesn’t spoil the flow.
Like any art form, different people will always take different things from it.
For me, this little film captured a simpler perspective on fatherhood, a father spending quality time his son, passing down what he knows (in this case fishing, swimming, painting, and handling a pet/animal).
The happiness of simply spending time together in the simplest ways, and seeing how much that time is cherished.
The pain of having to part, when the father is not the full time parent.
The father-grandfather relationship mirroring that of the father and young boy.Read more ›
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The real life of a family of mixed ethnic background. Or, rather, of what could have been a family but wasn't. Not sure what the point is about this film. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carno Polo
More of a documentary than a film. Nothing much happens and although visually strikingly it lacks impact.Published 16 months ago by Brian Baker
Beautiful, soft, relaxing, therapeutic. My 87 year old mum watched it with me and absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MS JANET BOWEN
Interesting film, it can be regarded as mainly a documentary about fishing though.Published 22 months ago by Fabrizio Scisci