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Film Critic Review: Alamar

Film Critic:

Jorge, the elder of the two subjects of Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio's lovely new documentary hybrid Alamar, makes his living catching fish, stingrays and lobsters in Banco Chorrico, an atoll reef off the southeast coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. A lean and tan man of Mayan heritage, Jorge, as the film's prelude informs, enjoyed an intense but ultimately short-lived romance with an Italian woman named Roberta. The result was Natan who, at five years old, is told that he will spend a week with his father in the wilds of Banco Chorrico before moving back to Rome with his mother.

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