The Spanish-language film Las Malas Lenguas, which will be screened at the 21st Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend, tackles both abortion and homosexuality in culturally conservative Columbia and features a breakout performance by young actress Sara Montoya. As Mark Maynard writes:
"Director Juan Paulo Laserna's feature debut tells an understated cautionary tale pitched in an almost heightened reality with a notably stylized cinematic language. Lead actress Sara Montoya delivers a breakout performance in a multilayered story rife with sharp and penetrating observations of the complicated world of the Colombian elite."
Followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers afterwards, the film will be screened on Saturday, June 13 at 1:50 pm at the Regal Cinemas LA Live, 800 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.