Susan Sarandon takes in Colombian sights, filmfest


March 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) – Oscar-winning actress and producer Susan Sarandon has touched down in Cartagena, the historic resort city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast for its celebrated annual film festival.

“Morning Cartagena!” she said on Twitter from the city which has a large Spanish-colonial era old city, a massive fort and glittering highrises along the beach.

On Friday, Sarandon, 69, was honored with a showing of her film “Dead Man Walking” for which she won an Academy Award for best actress in 1996.

As a guest of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival, now in its 56th year, Sarandon also gave a seminar at Latin America’s oldest film festival, a showcase for the region’s works in progress.