DEAD SLOW AHEAD
Photography: Mauro Herce
Producers: José Alayón (El Viaje Films), Ventura Durall (Nanouk Films), Jasmina Sijercic, Mauro Herce (Bocalupo Films)
Editing: Manuel Muñoz R.
Script: Manuel Muñoz R., Mauro Herce
Sound: Daniel Fernández, Alejandro Castillo, Manuel Muñoz R., Carlos E. García, José M. Berenguer
A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailor’s gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of the 21st century. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.
GOD BLESS THE CHILD
Cinematography: Robert Machoian
Producers: Robert John Thomas and Laura Heberton
Editing: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Script: Robert Machoian and Rebecca Graham
Five siblings, aged one to thirteen, spend a day on their own, uncertain whether this time their depressed and unreliable mother is really gone for good. Harper, the eldest and the only girl, looks after her brothers as she always does, as their day descends into fantasy and chaos.
INGEN KO PÅ ISEN (NO COW ON THE ICE)
Super 8 footage: Pilar Monsell
Sound: Ricardo Atienza, Niklas Billström, Johanna Byström, Sara Campanella.
Language and landscape as a gate into a new life. A young Galician filmmaker emigrates to Sweden, where he performs different part-time jobs. His learning of a new language and fascination for the Swedish landscape become a driving force against the difficult life conditions.
Eloy Domínguez Serén
OLEG Y LAS RARAS ARTES
Photography: Carmen Torres
Producers: Marta Andreu, Tània Balló, Serrana Torres, Luis Miñarro.
Editing: Félix Duque
Sound: Boris Alexseev
Post production: Federico Delpero
Music: Oleg Karavaychuk
Oleg Nikolaevich Karavaichuk at 89 years of age continues to be a controversial and enigmatic figure for the Russian culture. Who is this man who looks like a character out of a story by Gogol? Is he a servant of the Tsar Nikolas II who was entrusted with the piano of the palace to keep alive the spirit of the past? Oleg with his art challenges the identity of his country, transforming and reinventing himself at every moment.
TALES OF TWO WHO DREAMT
Cinematography: Noé Rodríguez, Andrea Bussmann
Producers: Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda, Dan Montgomery
Production: MDFF, Interior 13
Editing: Andrea Bussmann
Script: Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda
Sound: Dan Montgomery, Alejandro de Icaza
Drifting between fiction and documentary, Tales of Two Who Dreamt follows a family of Hungarian Roma (Gypsy) asylum seeking refugees living in a large apartment complex in Toronto. The film follows their everyday life routines and also ventures into the characters’ hopes and dreams. Constructed through characters and the building’s corporeal landscape, we drift with various members of the family through spaces and people suffering the effects of displacement and disconnection in their hope to build a sense of community in a foreign space. The film tells the several different tales: a woman who went crazy after her son fell of a balcony, an abandoned dog locked in an apartment, a fire that burned an entire floor in the building, an enormous snake that escaped and was never found, a child that turned into a bird, among other stories.