|Also known as||A Carnival Affair|
|Written by||Dago García|
|Opening theme||"Polvo carnavalero" by Beto Villa Jr.|
|Country of origin||Colombia|
|No. of episodes||90|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Caracol Televisión|
|Original network||Caracol Televisión|
|Original release||January 10 –|
May 19, 2017
|Preceded by||Cuando vivas conmigo|
|Followed by||Los Morales|
Polvo carnavalero (English title: A Carnival Affair) is a Colombian telenovela based on the 2016 film of the same title written by Dago García. It stars Rafael Zea, Johanna Cure, Beto Villa Jr., Víctor Hugo Morant and Patricia Tamayo. It premiered on Caracol Televisión on January 10, 2017 and concluded on May 19, 2017.
It tells the story of Alejandro, a man from the capital who feels a great rejection by the people of the coast and their customs. He will be surprised when Alejandro's mother confesses that he is the product of a night of passion at the Barranquilla Carnival, and that his father is a coastal.
Alejandro is now the son of an unknown father, will embark on a journey to find his real father in Barranquilla and become everything he always hated. Alejandro will find a new love in the beautiful Elizabeth, a costeña. Alejandro must rediscover himself and follow his heart to find true love between two totally opposite women.
- Rafael Zea as Alejandro "Alejo" Mallarino Otero
- Johanna Cure as Elizabeth "Eli" Abuabara de Mallarino
- Isabela Córdoba as María José "Majo" Santamaría
- Beto Villa Jr. as Ramón de Jesús "Moncho" Abuabara
- Pedro Palacio as Bonifacio "Bony" del Cristo Martínez Botero
- Patricia Tamayo as Beatriz "Betty" Otero
- Stefany Escobar as Beatriz Otero (young)
- Nestor Alfonso Rojas - Teófilo "Teo" Martínez "Pelucavieja"
- Jaime Enrique Serrano as Teófilo "Teo" Martínez "Pelucavieja" (young)
- Víctor Hugo Morant as Julio Santamaría (owner of the Santamaría Clinic)
- Jennifer Steffens as Patricia "Paty" Pumarejo
- Emilia Ceballos as Lorna Martínez Botero
- Luly Bossa as Lola "Loly" María Botero Pumarejo
- Rodrigo Castro as Gustavo Adolfo Gómez Mejía (psychologist)
- Martha Osorio as Bárbara Grimaldi Gómez
- Emerson Rodríguez as Dr. Fernando Bocanegra (doctor)
- Sergio Borrero as himself
- José Rojas as the doctor
- Alexandra Serrano as Emiliana
- Hugo Luis Urruchurto as Paragüita
- Francisco Rueda as Francisco "Pacho"
- Santiago Bejarano as Teófilo's lawyer
- Felipe Galofre as Ricardo Forero (timid employee of María José) #1
- Tuto Patiño as Ricardo Forero (timid employee of María José) #2
- Eileen Roca as Dr. Sol Prieto Paolo (psychologist)
- Claudia Martínez as Elizabeth's friend at the university
- Natalia Salazar as Margarita (secretary)
- María Claudia Torres as Simona Matamoros
- Julieth Arrieta as Alejo's client
- Marco Gómez as Felipe Godinez
- Bernardo García as Santiago Goyoneche
- Manuela Valdés Ruiz as Margarita Rueda "Marguie"
- Christophe de Geest as Mike
- Fernando Bocanegra as Martín
- Yipsy González as Julio's dance teacher
- Laura Lara as Carmenza (secretary)
- Kristina Lilley as Ester "Estersita"
- Margarita Amado as Pepa
- Andres Mejía as system engineer
- Juan Carlos Solarte as sergeant Trespalacios
- Valentina Lizcano as Deyanira / Renata Concepción Roncancio De los Arrayanes (secretary)
- Marcelo Castro as Toño (Alejandro's companion of spiritual retreat)
- Antonio Di Conza as Usmail
- Ricardo Vesga as Maestro Camilo
- Félix Mercado as Bonny's partner and the theater student of Goyoneche
- Walter Luengas as Virgilio (Renata's ex-wife)
- Jennifer Ochoa
- Patricia Castaño as Margarita's mother
- Gerardo Calero as Aristóteles Nepomuceno Urrutia
- Frank Solano as Domingo (presenter of Todos con la arenosa)
- Astrid Junguito as Concha "Conchita" (Aristóteles' friend)
- Álvaro García as the resident of La Abadía de los Santos
- Luis Miguel Hurtado as Abogado Roncancio
- Arnold Cantillo as Guillermo "Guillo"
- Freddy Ordóñez as María José's partner
- Juan Pablo Acosta
- Christian Gómez as priest
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