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12 June 2018


One of the most successful festival films of 2017, Virus Tropical is a coming-of-age story based of the autobiographical graphic novel by Power Paola: the story of the emancipation of Paola and her sisters born to a priest and a fortuneteller who do not want to see their children become rebels, punks, or feminists.

Paola and her elder sisters are growing up in a patriarchal family, whose life revolves around the church and small daily rituals. The fast-changing world comes into conflict with her parent’s worldview. Her father is a catholic priest and her mum has visions and predicts the future in dominoes. As Paola grows older, goes to school, makes friends, and falls in love, she develops a better understanding of herself and her real needs.

The minimalist black-and-white imagery and realistic dialogue of Virus Tropical make Paola a very familiar-looking character: similar to Daria of the American animated sitcom or perhaps, a distant relative of the protagonist from Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Her coming-of-age story is told through a sequence of seemingly trivial episodes: conversations with family, parties with friends, arguments, reproaches, and attempts to understand the other—through which we develop our character as we grow up. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won an Audience Award at SXSW.

Virus Tropical
Director Santiago Caicedo
Colombia, Ecuador, 2017, 97 minutes



Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB.


Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

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