The Liberator (film)

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The Liberator
File:The Liberator movie poster, United States.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alberto Arvelo
Written by Timothy J. Sexton
Starring Édgar Ramírez
Music by Gustavo Dudamel
Cinematography Xavi Giménez
Release dates
  • 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 24 July 2014 (2014-07-24) (Venezuela)
Running time
119 minutes
Country Venezuela
Language Spanish
Box office $113,067 (US)[1]

The Liberator (Spanish: Libertador) is a 2013 Spanish-Venezuelan historical drama film directed by Alberto Arvelo, starring Édgar Ramírez as Simón Bolívar. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3] It has been selected as the Venezuelan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards,[4][5] making the January Shortlist.[6]



The film debuted on 9 September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival and opened in its home country of Venezuela on 24 July 2014. The film was released by Cohen Media Group on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 10 March 2015.[7][8]

See also


  1. "The Liberator (2014) at Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. "The Liberator". TIFF. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. "Libertador representará a Venezuela en los premios Oscar". El Nacional. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  5. "Oscars: Venezuela Picks ‘The Liberator’ for Foreign Language Candidate". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  6. "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". AMPAS. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  7. "The Liberator - Cohen Media Group". Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  8. "The Liberator". Retrieved 2015-09-18. 

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