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Octubre

A film by Diego and Daniel Vega Vidal

2010, Peru, 83 min. Drama/Comedy

 

Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

WINNER – JURY PRIZE, UN CERTAIN REGARD, CANNES 2010

"October" signals the arrival of a distinct cinematic voice from Latin America – INDIEWIRE

 

Octubre

Dir. Diego and Daniel Vega Vidal

Peru, 2010, Drama/Comedy
83 min. HD, Color

In Spanish with English Subtitles

 

The opaque and solitary life of small time pawnbroker Clemente (Bruno Odar) is affected when a baby suddenly appears, basket and all, in his apartment. His rancid vanity disrupted, Clemente investigates the child’s precedence among the women at the brothel he frequents, and tries unsuccessfully to rid himself of the baby. But Clemente’s gray habit of isolation begins to crack down when his client and neighbor Sofía (Gabriela Velásquez), a devout woman as lonely as he is, but who unlike him still preserves a sense of hope, discovers the baby, and Clemente hires her as a babysitter. The remote possibility of another life peeks in, among ghosts from the past and the absurdity of the present. Miracles happen to those who really wish for them… and see them through.


La vida opaca y solitaria de Clemente (Bruno Odar), un usurero de poca monta, se ve afectada por la repentina aparición de un bebé, canasta y todo, en su apartamento. Su rancia vanidad  trastocada, Clemente se da a la tarea de investigar la posible procedencia del bebé entre las mujeres del burdel que suele frecuentar, e intenta infructuosamente deshacerse de la criatura. Su gris hábito de aislamiento se va resquebrajando cuando su cliente y vecina Sofía (Gabriela Velásquez), una devota mujer igual de solitaria que él, pero quién aún conserva un sentido de esperanza, descubre al bebé, y Clemente la contrata como niñera. La remota posibilidad de otra vida se asoma entre fantasmas del pasado y un presente absurdo. Los milagros suceden para quien realmente los desea… y los lleva a cabo.

Eugenio del Bosque – Cine Las Americas

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Daniel and Diego Vega were born in Lima, Peru. Daniel obtained a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a master degree in Management of Audiovisual Enterprise at Carlos III in Madrid. Diego obtained a degree in Economics and graduated as Film Screenwriter at the EICTV – Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He then got a scholarship to follow on screenwriting studies in Escuela de Cinema y Artes de Catalunya (ESCAC), Barcelona, Spain, given by an agreement between EICTV-ESCAC. Daniel has developed his career in the advertisement field in Lima. Diego has developed his career as a screenwriter for cinema and television. In 2009, Diego won the first Script Competition during Festival de Lima 13 Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cine. Their first work as co-Directors, the short INTERIOR BAJO IZQUIERDA (INSIDE DOWN BASEMENT, 2008) has won numerous awards. OCTUBRE is their first feature film. They are currently writing their second feature.

 

CREDITS

Cast

Bruno Odar – Clemente
Gabriela Velásquez – Sofía
Carlos Gassols – Don Fico
María Carbajal – Juanita
Sheryl Sánchez – Milagritos (baby)
Víctor Prada – Julián Gómez
Sofía Palacios – Brenda
Norma Francisca Villarreal – Rosa
Humberta Trujillo – Julia



Crew

Written and Directed by Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal
Producers: Alejandro Palma Verrey, Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal
Cinematographer: Fergan Chávez-Ferrer
Editor: Gianfranco Annichini
Sound: Guillermo Palacios, Daniel Thissen  
Original Music: Oscar Camacho
Art Director: Guillermo Palacios Pomareda
Make Up: Soledad Dibós
Production Managers: Carla Sousa Garrido-Lecca
Assistant Director: Valentina Viso
Production Companies: Maretazo Cine, Fractal Communications
A New Yorker Films Release

 

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Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

Sunday, October 9, 7 PM

Sunday, October 16, 1:30 PM


Alamo Village – 2700 West Anderson Lane [Map]


 

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