From my TIFF Wavelengths coverage for MUBI:
As with jeny303, her film from earlier this year, The Labyrinth finds the highly talented Laura Huertas Millán occupying the twilight zone between ethnography and fiction. An associate of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, Huertas Millán is clearly interested in the margins and forgotten byways of her native Colombia, a nation whose history is too often dictated from the outside. This is a filmmaker who is intrigued by characters and stories, some of which have allegorical valence, while others of them are simply compelling unto themselves.
The Labyrinth begins by telling, and apparently showing, the story of Evaristo Porras. A Colombian druglord, he died penniless. But during his heyday, one of his extravagances…