The Accordionist’s Wedding (La Boda Del Accordeonista)

Director: Luis Fernando Botia
Screenwriters: Luis Fernando Botia

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


La Bodo del Accordeonista is a riparian fable sung by a jumpy balladeer, a musical romance often Caribbean coast. The filmmaker sets his exuberant lens on a brightly detailed here-and-now, but its focal length i. set at supernatural distance.

Adel, a young troubadour of modest looks and behavior, wanders from town to fishing town with his accordion and catchy songs; women fall in love with him and the lien become enraged. He meets Blanca, who agrees to marry him on one condition. Before he can keep his promise, he is seduced. Who is this intoxicating woman? What is her mystery? Perhaps she is La Mohana, the submarine siren.

Saturday, January 20, 10:15 a.m.
Holiday Village Cinema II

Sunday, January 28, 8:30 a.m.
Holiday Village Cinema I


— Lawrence Kardish

Screening Details

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