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LA VISITA

LA VISITA

LANGUAGES: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 10’53’’
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

It's Isabel's birthday, and once again she will have to celebrate it in the mental institution where she is hospitalized. Isabel has been yearning to see her sister for years to vent the ghosts from a family past that torments her. Today, the visiting room will witness the meeting she has been waiting for.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Marisol Correa & Altiplano GPS
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Marisol Correa: Isabel - Julia
Gabriela Álvarez: Little Isabel
Marlena León: Little Julia
Margarita Rosa Gallardo: Head of nurses
Luis Alexander Moreno : Nurse
Paula Malik: Isabel and Julia’s Mother

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Esteban Castaño
Screenwriter: Esteban Castaño - Marisol Correa
Producer: Marisol Correa
Director of Photography: Pedro Pablo Vega
Sound: Germán Abella
Editing: Luis Javier Agamez – Esteban Castaño
Sound Editing: Manuel García
Music Composer: Yeison Bedoya

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Colombia
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 10’53’’
Shooting format: Full HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 4/3
Sound format: Stereo

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Esteban Castaño is a filmmaker and graduate from the National University of Colombia with a background in Civil Engineering. He studied sound and image design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and has participated in various national and international seminars and conferences. Among which are: the Iberoamerican Films Crossing Borders (Guadalajara, 2011), the International Meeting of Photography: Laberintos del Rostro [Labyrinths of the Face] and Paisajes de la Conciencia [Landscapes of the Conscience] (Bogotá, 2009), the Festival of Light (Buenos Aires, 2008), and the IberTalent (Valencia, 2008) where he received the prize for Creative Risk and Will of Experimentation from the Foundation Bureau.
During his professional career, he has worked as a screenwriter, director of photography, and producer. As a fiction director, he has made the short films Pésame [Condolences] and 23m². The latter was selected at the Short Film Festival of Popayán (2017), the Cinetoro Festival (2017), and the Alucine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival (Toronto, 2018). He was director of photography in the documentary series Dictator in the Dock, and cameraman in the documentary 500 Years which premiered at Sundance in 2017; both projects are about the extermination of the Ixil who are a Maya people indigenous to Guatemala.
La Visita [The Visit] is his third short film as director. He is currently working on Construcción [Construction] a fiction short film, and is finishing the script for his first full-length film.