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BATERÍA

BATERÍA

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Running Time: 15:30
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

The ruins of an ancient military fortress outside Havana have become a clandestine gay cruising spot. The old walls and the rubbles give shelter not only to Cuban male homosexuals, but also to a culture of resistance and socialization.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: JAVIER FERREIRO
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

MAIN CREDITS

Director: DAMIÁN SAINZ EDUARDO
Screenwriter: DAMIÁN SAINZ EDUARDO
Producer: JAVIER FERREIRO LÓPEZ
Director of Photography: HÉCTOR DAVID ROSALES
Sound: RAYMEL CASAMAYOR
Editing: DAMIÁN SAINZ EDUARDO
Sound Editing: SERGIO FERNÁNDEZ

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Sub-genre: DRAMA
Language: SPANISH
Country of origin: CUBA - SPAIN
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 15:30
Shooting format: HD
Color type: COLOR
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: 5.1 DOLBY SURROUND / STEREO

AWARDS

XVI New Filmmakers Film Festival ICAIC 2017 (Cuba)
Documentary Mention
Photography Mention
Sundance Prize / Premio del Instituto Sundance
Creation Scholarship of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

1. Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano - La Habana 2016 (Cuba)
2. XVI New Filmmakers Film Festival ICAIC 2017 (Cuba)
Documentary Mention
Photography Mention
Sundance Prize / Premio del Instituto Sundance
Creation Scholarship of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
3. DOCUMENTAMADRID 2017, XIV Internacional Documentary Film Festival of Madrid (Spain)
4. 12th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival 2017
5. Internacional Film Festival of Gibara (Cuba)
6. LASA FilmFest 2017
7. 8th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017
8. PHLAFF 2017
9. Toronto Queer Film Fest 2017
10. Yale Latin Film Fest 2017
11. Morelia Film Festival 2017
12. Espacio Queer Argentina 2017
13. FICGLB 2017
14. ALCINE 2017
15. Bogoshorts 2017
16. Transcinema Lima 2017

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Havana Cuba. 1986. Graduated from the University of Arts, Havana, Cuba on Media Arts and from the EICTV (International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños) on Documentary Direction. He also studied at the Mel Oppenheim Film School in Montreal, Canada and at the Cinema Department at HEAD Genève, Switzerland. Sainz has worked as director, editor and producer in documentary films in Cuba, Canada, Switzerland and Spain and had collaborated with visual art projects like Inventario at the Ludwig Foundation and online Project Docuselfie. His short documentary films have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals like Havana Film Festival, Fribourg in Switzerland, FICUNAM in Mexico and FICU in Uruguay. Sainz teaches documentary cinema at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He lives and works as an independent filmmaker between Spain and Havana.