Director of photography:
Felipe Dieste (Ariel Cruz), Alejandro Urdapilleta (Escribano), Rossana Cabrera (Selva), Leonor Courtoisie (Nadia), Sebastian Blanquer (Richard), Germán de Silva (Dante), Carlos Lacuesta (Raúl)
El lugar del hijo is the story of a student who is being told of his father’s death and has to travel to Salto, a town in the center of the country to attend his funeral. In Salto he discovers that his father left him a farm with debts and a house in town with a lover who expects to keep the place and settles down there with him.
It is a story of rootlessness and of personal reconstruction, a metaphor on the inherited country and the youth which at some point has to deal with it.
The project has received the following supports: Promotional fund for production 2011 Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay (ICAU) / Programa IBERMEDIA support for co-production / Promotion and development fund for production Audiovisual Nacional (FONA) / Awarded project for the Cinecolor/Kodak Prize in Co-production meetings – (BAL) 11 BAFICI
MANUEL NIETO (Montevideo, 1972) studied Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Uruguay between 1991 and 1995. He first worked in the Uruguayan open television as production coordinator until he started working for cinema in 1999. In 2005, he took part in Cinéma en Construction, with his first feature La Perrera. He founded Roken Films in 2007 in order to develop his current project in an independant way.
El lugar del hijo - LM / Feature - postproducción /postproduction
2006 - La Perrera - LM / Feature
2000 - Nico & Parker - CM / short
ROKEN FILMS was founded by Manuel Nieto in 2007 in order to develop and produce his current Project El lugar del hijo independently.