Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Freedom (La Libertad)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2001
Running time:73 minutes
Cast:Misael Saavedra, Humberto Estrada, Rafael Estrada, Omar Didino, Javier Didino
Director:Lisandro Alonso
Writer:Lisandro Alonso

Description: This fluidly constructed documentary from Argentinean director Lisandro Alonso follows one day in the life of Misael Saavedra, a woodsman who lives and works in a rural community. As Saavedra rises with the dawn, he sets out to chops down several trees, and then cleans them of their bark before cutting them into timber ready for the fireplace; he eventually takes his day's work to the market, where it fetches him $27. As the rising and setting of the sun bookends Saavedra's day, he is also at the mercy of nature and the elements, as good weather helps him along and thunderstorms bring his work to a halt. La Libertad was screened at the 2001 Buenos Aires Independent Cinema Festival, as well as the same year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was shown in the Un Certain Regard series.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best Outdoor Toys of 2015
Looking for an amazing toy that will keep your child playing outside until the sun goes down? See our picks for 10 hot new outdoor toys for all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks