A Dios Momo - Goodbye Momo - 2006 Uruguayan film directed by Leonardo Ricagni. With a poetic nod to Fellini, Leonardo Ricagni uses the carnival atmosphere to transport the viewer to a magical place where realism and surrealism live side by side in Uruguay - and what a wonderful place to be. An 11-year-old street boy, OBDULIO, who sells newspapers for a living but cannot read or write, finds a magical 'Maestro' in the night watchman of the newspaper's office. OBDULIO's charismatic mentor not only introduces him to the world of literacy but also teaches him the real meaning of life through the lyrics of the 'Murgas'(Carnival Pierrots) during the mythical nights of the irreverant and provocative Urugauyan Carnival. Stars Mathias Acuña, Jorge Esmoris and Washington Luna. Unrated (but nothing objectionable for schools!), 108 minutes.
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