Scene from the film A Paper Tiger
Scene from the film A Paper Tiger

A Paper Tiger

  • Colombia
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The life of Pedro Manrique Figueroa, a pioneer of collage in Colombia, is like an adventure novel that is both incomplete and contradictory. Taking his life and work as a pretext, this mockumentary takes the viewer on a journey through history from the year 1934 up until 1981, when the artist mysteriously disappeared from view. Un tigre de papel is itself a collage, where art and politics rub shoulders, and where truth and lies are placed side by side.


  • Original Title
    Un tigre de papel
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Jaime Osorio, Carlos Mayolo, Arturo Alape, Joe Broderick, Jotamario Arbeláez, Vicky Hernández, Juan José Vejarano, Tania Moreno, Beatriz González, Santiago García, Umberto Giangrandi, Jorge Masetti, Krishna Candeth, Penélope Smith, Rolando Peña, Carolina
  • Cinematography
    Luis Ospina
  • Editing
    Rubén Mendoza, Luis Ospina
  • Music
    Guillermo Gaviria
  • Runtime
    115 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Colombia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Awards
    • Best Documentary Award – Ministry of Culture of Colombia (2007)
    • Special Jury Prize - Miami International Film Festival (2008)
    • Signis Award - Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse (2008)
    • Second Award to Best Latinamerican Documentary - Festival de Lima (2008)
    • TeleSur Award – EDOC Encuentros del otro cine (2008)
    • “Revolución y Cultura” magazine award to Best Documentary - Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana (2008) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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