2014: 11th edition

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28/08/2014 h 22:00Perla 2
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06/09/2014 h 14:00Perla
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Official Selection
by Adrin Biniez
world premiere
Argentina, Uruguay, 2014, 100', color, DCP

screenplay Adrián Biniez
cinematography Guillermo Nieto
editing Fernando Epstein
music Adrián Biniez
Sebastián del Muro
sound Diego Martínez
art direction Gonzalo Delgado
costumes Paola Delgado
cast Esteban Lamothe (Patón Bonassiolle)
Julieta Zylberberg (Ale), Nestór Guzzini (Hugo Donato)
Matías Castelli (Besasso), Alfonso Tort (Negro Iono)
Luis Martínez (Tincho), César Bordón (Mariano)
Cristian Wetzel (Maxi Callizo), Marcelo Furchi (psychologist)

producers Fernando Epstein
Agustina Chiarino, Gonzalo Rodriguez Bubis
line producers Roxana Ramos, Martín Aliaga
productions Mutante Cine, Morocha Films
coproductions Pandora Films, Petit Film
Topkapi Films, CTB Film Company
with the support of ZDF - ARTE, Moviecity
ICAU, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
Hubert Bals Fund (IFFR)
Film und Medienstiftung NRW
Media Program of the European Union
in association with Aramos Cine

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After being expelled during a C division match, Patón Bonassiolle, the captain and midfielder for the team Talleres de Escalada, realizes his career as a footballer has come to an end. He has played his whole life for Talleres, but neither fame nor fortune has come his way. Together with Ale - his wife - they look around for a fresh new start. But Patón needs to come to terms with the fact that this is not only the end of his football career; it's also his farewell to youth and the beginning of adulthood.
"I made my first film at 34. At the same time, a friend of mine who was a football player was playing the last games of his professional career. While I was at the beginning of a whole new world he was at the very end of a lifestyle he had been immersed in since he was a child. How does one accept the end of a world with all its routines and codes and rituals at such a young age?" [Adrián Biniez]

Patón is a professional footballer for a third-tier team who, at 35, is getting on, has made a disastrous start of the seasonand has a coach who's depressed! Not Patón's wife, though: she's peppy and full of life, and Patón will be forced to make a decision that will have far-reaching consequences on his life, and his marriage. With this film portrait of a middle-class Argentinian couple, Adrián Biniez, a director acclaimed for his first feature, Gigante, treats us to a bittersweet comedy, humorous and well-paced, about being over the hill at forty, starring two rising Argentinian actors (Esteban Lamothe and Julieta Zylberberg). A lot of football, a lot of ribbing, a lot of beer and barbecues, not to mention picnics on the pampas. A film short on pretensions and long on humanity. [Sylvain Auzou]

ADRIÁN BINIEZ (1974, Remedios de Escalada, Argentina) now lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2005 he made his first short film 8 Hours. In 2009 he released his first feature film, Gigante, which received several international awards, including the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

2014 El 5 de talleres
2009 Gigante
2007 Total disponibilidad (short)
2005 8 horas (short)


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