Shot through the eyes of Felipe, a tortured film director trying in vain to create the authentic portrayal of love that his grandfather so easily captured in his amateur films of decades prior, his lens follows Edel and May, actors playing the characters Alejandro and Rita, strangers with different motives looking for the same girl. Their search meanders through a chaotic Havana that gets them simultaneously nowhere and entangled. Likewise, Felipe’s film meanders from scene to scene lacking a coherent thread and conclusion and leaving him unsatisfied. He is incapable of capturing the compassion in his takes that his grandfather did until he realizes that – unlike himself – his grandfather had the capacity for love. With his new-found awareness, he sets his characters free from their hopeless search.
Feature (70mins) Narrative | Cuba
Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1986. Direction and Scriptwriting degree, Escuela Internacional de cine y TV, Cuba (EICTV). His artistic formation started in theater as an actor and writer. He has directed the short films: Me dicen Drupi ... (Fiction, 2008) I live in the downtown (Documentary, 2009) Bolivar, the liberator of souls (Documentary 2015) Two feet (Documentary, 2016) Child fish (Fiction, 2016), The Flood (Fiction, 2018), Autumn of Socialist Nation (the collapse of the Soviet Union) (2019) . His short films have been screened in deferents festivals like the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba); Huesca Film Festival (Spain); Dresden filmfest, Germany, Videoteca del Sur (New York, EEUU), United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival, (New Jersey, EEUU); Dresden International Film festival (Germany); Festival de cine universitario Eureka (Colombia); Panalandia (Panamá); Festival de cine Manuel Trujillo Durán (Venezuela), Margarita Film Festival and Documenta (Venezuela), Muestra Cine Joven (Cuba). He has directed the feature film La Imagen del Tiempo (Timeless Havana), an official selection in FID Marseille 2019. He’s currently working on the short film I Suoni del tempo (Italian-Cuba-Venezuela co-production, Premio Zavattini 2018 for development project with archive films).