"Explores the ways in which the creative imagination can transform the raw material of life-time, memory, history, even the stone and soil of the earth itself-into illuminating works of art." —The Boston Globe
How did a boy from a small town on Colombia's Caribbean coast go on to become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality?
The answer lies in the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez – ‘Gabo’ to all of Latin America – winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, author of the globally popular masterpiece ‘100 Years of Solitude’. Growing up in the poverty and violence of northern, Gabo was propelled by a love of life and a sensual, magical sensibility. He pioneered life-affirming literature and - through his militant journalism and friendships with leaders like Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton - was at the forefront of the political struggles of the 70s and 80s.
More than just a biography, this film follows the interwoven threads of Márquez’s life and work to reveal the incredible power of human imagination.