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SE POR ACASO

SE POR ACASO

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Fiction / Romance
Running Time: 15:39
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

In a small village in Cuba, an old man watches a film done 14 years ago. It's a film about teenage love, a boy with no mother and child zombies.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Blackfactory
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Hector Echemendía
Luiz Ángel Urquiza
Isabela Cerro
Pedro Freire
Luiz Urquiza
Valentina Manzoni

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Pedro Freire
Screenwriter: Pedro Freire
Producer: Pedro Freire
Director of Photography: Pedro Freire / Pablo Ascanio
Sound: Pedro Freire / Renan Braga
Editing: Pedro Freire
Sound Editing: Ricardo Cutz
Music Composer: Ricardo Dias Gomes
Artistic Supervision: Abbas Kiarostami

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Romantic
Language: Spanish / French
Country of origin: Brasil / Cuba
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 15:39
Shooting format: HD
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16/9
Sound format:

AWARDS

Janela de Recife: Best editing (Pedro Freire)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Locarno 2016: Special tribute to Abbas Kiarostami
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2016: official competition

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Film and theatre director. Wrote and directed 8 short films, shown in competition at international festivals such as Venice, Locarno, Oberhausen, Torino, Huelva, Cinéma du Réel, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. His short film "O Teu Sorriso" (Bliss) earned several prizes in Brazil, including Best Film at Gramado and Rio de Janeiro. Also directed several TV series and 2 theatre plays. Worked as a screenwriter to Ruy Guerra and as an assistant director to Karim Aïnouz, also collaborating with filmmakers such as Sandra Kogut, Jonathan Nossiter, Marcelo Gomes, Sérgio Machado and Cao Guimarães, as well as theatre directors Enrique Diaz and Bia Lessa. On TV, was an episodes director under the directors Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Anna Muylaert, Maurício Farias and Jayme Monjardim. As theater director he staged Harold Pinter's "Old Times", 2011. Participated at Lincoln Center's theater residence "Director's Lab" (New York, 2012) and at the Buenos Aires Berlinale Talent Campus (2008). Currently writing his first feature film script, "Malu", produced by Bubbles Project (Brazil).

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Shot in five days in a small village in Cuba, SE POR ACASO was entirely conceived, wrote, cast, shot and edited under the close supervision of Mr. Abbas Kiarostami, in a workshop the Iranian master gave in the Cuban film school EICTV in february 2016. Mr. Kiarostami especially praised the image of the film, the direction of non-professional actors and said that "the director does a lot with very little, with style".