Latino Bar

Director: Paul Leduc
Screenwriters: Jose J. Blanco, Paul Leduc

Institute History

  • 1992 Sundance Film Festival


Without a single word being uttered, Latino Bar weaves a richly suggestive story of love, death and repression on the docks of an unnamed Caribbean locale. A young longshoreman escapes from prison and finds sanctuary at the Latino Bar, where he meets a mulatto woman. Within their silent world, their passions are ignited, their love is consummated, and a tumultuous future is set in motion for them. Paul Leduc’s demanding personal vision creates a striking visual excursion, conceived with the precision and grace of a musical composition. Similar to his previous endeavors, the imagery of Latino Bar is densely layered and combines with the muted characters to add a rich metaphorical level to the film. Rather than being a minimalist conceit, the fact that the film is silent seems integral to its design. Latino Bar represents Paul Leduc’s unrestrained talent and sensibilities at their peak.

Screening Details

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