LANGUAGES: No Dialogue
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Narrative
Running Time: 12 min 30 sec
Year of production: 2010
The film shows the nightly ritual of a man who recovers bodies from a river to return them to their mourners. Animal and insect noises, wind-swung vegetation, the black waters, and an impenetrable darkness overtake the viewer’s aural and visual fields to create an air of mystery and apprehension.
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions
Director: Mauricio Arango
Screenwriter: Mauricio Arango
Producer: Mauricio Arango
Director of Photography: Juan Carlos Martínez
Sound: Neil Benezra
Editing: Mauricio Arango
Sound Editing: Neil Benezra
Language: No Spoken language
Country of origin: Colombia / USA
Year of production: 2010
Total running time: 12 min 30 sec
Shooting format: HD, 1080p. 30 fps
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo
Best Experimental Film. IN THE PALACE film festival.
2012; Varna, BULGARIA
Black Agave Award. Best Short Film. Oaxaca Film Festival.
2011; Oaxaca, MEXICO
Jury’s Choice. Black Maria Film Festival.
Best in show. Video Art Salon. Matt Roberts Arts.
2010; London, ENGLAND.
18th Festival of Contemporary Art Sesc VideoBrasil, 2013
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Antimatter [Media Art]. Deluge Contemporary Art. 2013
Kino Der Kunst (Cinema of Art). Munich, Germany. 2013
Charleston International Film Festival. 2013
Salento International Film Festival, 2012
Tricasse (Lecce) ITALY
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival. 2012
Vienna Independent Shorts. 2012
9th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival. 2012
Chicago Underground Film Festival. 2012
Cine Las Americas, International Film Festival. 2012
28th Chicago Latino Film Festival. 2012
New Narratives, Berkshires International Film Festival. 2012
Great Barrington, USA
Festival de Film Underground de Montréal. 2012
Fastnet Short Film Festival. 2012
Schull & West Cork. Ireland
Souvenirs From Earth. 2011
Oaxaca International Independent Film And Video Festival. 2011
Anthology Films. 2011
New York, USA
Black Maria Film Festival. Itinerant Festival. 64 cities. 2011
2010 Video Salon. Matt Roberts Arts. 2011
BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Mauricio Arango was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in New York City. He is an alumnus of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum and has participated in residences at Headlands Art Center in San Francisco, the MacDowell Artist Colony, USA; Museo El Barrio, New York. He earned and MFA from the University of Minnesota. His films have been screened at art and film festivals including New Directors/New Films at the Lincoln Film Society and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kino Der Kunst, Münich; VideoBrasil, Sao Paulo; FiD Marseille, Rencontres Internationales, Paris; IndieLisboa, Lisbon. He has received awards in the form of financial support from institutions including The Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York; RivieraLab Coproduction Fund, Mexico; Secretary of Culture, Colombia; Filmmakers Fund, Rooftop Films, New York; Matt Robert Arts, London; Bush Foundation For the Arts, Saint Paul, USA; The Jerome Foundation, New York; the National Fund for the Arts from the National Association of Latino Artists and Communities, USA; and The Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.