Director of photography:
Esteban Lamothe, Esteban Bigliardi, Mauricio Minetti, Paula Carruega, Lucía Cavallotti, María Inés Aldaburu
Brief synopsis of the project:
After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father’s funeral in Villegas, small inland town where they grew up together. This coming back soon turns into an intense emotional journey, punctuated by the reunions, the weight of the past and the end of an era.
The film has received the following supports: INCAA – prod. / Hubert Bals Fund Plus – (co) prod. / Dutch Film Fonds – (co) prod. / Municipalidad General Villegas – prod. / Cinéfondation Cannes – Development / Hubert Bals Fund – Dev. / Australab – Dev. / BAL – Dev. / TyPA – Dev. / Kodak in the BAL co-production meetings
GONZALO TOBAL (Argentina – 1981). Between 2003 and 2009, he wrote and directed the short-films Cerrar la Tapa, Álbum Familiar en cuatro entregas, Ahora todos parecen contentos (1st Prize – Cinéfondation 2007) and Cynthia todavía tiene las llaves (Cannes Critic’s Week – 2010). Villegas is his 1st feature film.
Villegas - LM/ feature - posproducción - postproduction
2010 - Cynthia todavía tiene las llaves -CM / Short
2007 - Ahora todos parecen contentos - CM / Short
2005 - Album familiar en cuatro entregas - CM / Short
2003 - Cerrar la tapa - CM / Short
Notes de production:
REI CINE was created in 2008 with the aim to provide a smart and daring production platform for up and coming talents. The company totally goes in for its directors, seeking to start long-term relationships that equally commit themselves in the production of the projects as well as in their creative process.