"The First Night"
2003
Directed by Luis Alberto Restrepo

From Colombian filmmaker Luis Alberto Restrepo comes this South American film festival favorite that puts a human face on the harsh social realities of present day Colombia. Set amidst a civil war, two brothers - one a soldier, the other a guerilla - are fighting on opposing sides in the Colombian jungle. When the woman they share is forced to abandon her village, she leaves for the city in hopes of finding a better life for her and her child. However, without shelter and no one to fall back on, they are at the mercy of the city when night falls. Riveting, heartfelt, and honest. Spanish with English subtitles.  90 minutes.