Pantanal (en)

Pantanal
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Chosen in: 

Original version: 

Espagnol

Director: 

Andrew Sala

Country: 

  • Argentina

Year: 

2013

Length: 

73 m

Scriptwriter: 

Andrew Sala

Director of photography: 

Manuel Forbes, Joaquín Neira

Actors: 

Leonardo Murúa

Production: 

Brief synopsis of the project: 

A man skedaddles from Buenos Aires towards the Pantanal in Brazil's Mato Grosso with a bag full of money. He plans to repay a debt outstanding with the brother he lost touch with years ago. The tale intertwines with documentary testimonies of people who say they met him on the way. Pantanal is a South American road movie midway between fiction and documentary.

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Director's biography: 

Born in the United States in 1981. Graduated as an Economist from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, going on to study film at the Universidad del Cine and at the Laboratorio de Cine UTDT. His short film Asesinato en Junín (2012) won the Best Fiction Award at the Tampere Festival and the Prix Spécial du Jury at the Rencontres Henri Langlois. He was the executive producer of the full-length anthology film Cinco (2010), for which he also directed one of the episodes. Pantanal is his first single-handed feature.