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9th edition: 21 April - 26 April 2020

Mundo Místiko (2018 Feature Film)

Felix Rene DE ROOY | Curaçao | 2018 | doc | color | DCP | 55' | Dutch, German, Papiamentu | e.s.

LOCAL & REGIONAL HISTORY_A journey through the ‘mundo místiko’, the mystical world created by visual artist Tony Monsanto. 

Cinematographic portrait of visual artist Tony Monsanto. Born on Curaçao in 1946 into a family of Suriname parents, Monsanto grew up in the Netherlands where he studied at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and later architecture at the Technical University Delft. Since returning to Curaçao, he worked full time as an artist. His work, characterized by a brilliant mastery of classical western painting techniques, contains both direct and discreet references to Caribbean legends and Afro-Caribbean traditions. It incorporates contemporary environmental and social issues dealing with the complexity of Caribbean identity and reality.

The documentary explores his life and work, philosophy of life, and social criticism. Family and friends talk about the artist, who passed away in 2014, and accompany the viewer on a journey through the ‘mundo místiko’, the mystical world created by Tony Monsanto. 

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 18:15

Duration: 0:44

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 16:30

Duration: 0:44

Year in Festival
Felix Rene DE ROOY
Kirk Claes
Kirk Claes
Stichting Curacao Filmboard
Michel Drenthe
Robin Amatmoestar
Production Company
Caribbean Filmcom
Sound Design
Kirk Claes
Year of Production
Felix Rene DE ROOY

Felix Rene DE ROOY (1952, Curacao) visual artist, film and theatre director, curator, graduated from NYU filmschool in 1982. He directed award winning feature films (Almacita di Desolato 1985, Ava & Gabriel 1990) and many documentaries often in relation to exhibits he curated. He has collaborated with Curacao film maker Kirk Claes on a series of documentary films on the artists from Curacao: Island Reflections 2012. Rust and Coral 2015. Mundu Místiko 2018.


(selection) Almacita di Desolato (1985), Ava & Gabriel (1990) Island Reflections (2012), Rust and Coral (2015), Mundo Místiko (2018)