Sunday, December 26, 2010

La Yuma (2009)

La Yuma (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Florence Jaugey
Starring: Alma Blanco, Gabriel Benavides, Rigoberto Mavorga
Duration: 90 min.
Rating: 6.5/10

This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.


La Yuma by Florence Jaugey, is Nicaragua's official submission to the 83rd Academy Awards.  Based on a true story, La Yuma is a realistic film set in a dark and troubled environment but comes across as positive and very enjoyable.  I look forward to seeing more work from Jaugey in the future. 

1 comment:

Adalmin said...

My brother did a project about the depictions of women's boxing in film, and it's pretty interesting. Million Dollar Baby was actually really problematic.

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