Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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by José Pablo ESCAMILLA


Lucas lives with his mother and sister and works in a fast-food restaurant where he is craftily exploited by his boss. He befriends his co-worker, Oscar, a highly-strung and psychologically unstable rebel. The heavy atmosphere in this industrial Mexican town seems to dialogue with the camera obscura shots: the strangeness of coal-black darkness that even tars the daytime scenes, edgy compositions gnawed by the frame, which convey a feeling of struggle – one appeased for a moment by a splendidly piercing shot of clouds. The artisanal and sometimes experimental form of the film vibrates and resonates poetically, combining the sensation of a hand-made film and the question underpinning all the gestures filmed by José Pablo Escamilla: how to act, resist, inhabit this world, and even make its interstices bear fruit. FM

French Premiere

  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Scénario
    José Pablo ESCAMILLA, Nicolasa RUIZ
  • Photo
    Miguel ESCUDERO
  • Montage
    Julieta SECO
  • Son
    Laura CARRILLO, Gerardo MARTINEZ
  • Musique
    Lucerna Records, Isaac SOTO
  • Interprétation
    Diego SOLIS, Imix LAMAK, Teresita SANCHEZ, Francisco BARREIRO, Amaresh V NARRO
  • Production
    Colectivo Colmena
  • Ventes internationales
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  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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