It's a lie you must obey (en)

Mentira que debes obedecer



Bruno Santamaría


  • Mexico


Feature film



Film exhibited in Toulouse: 

Cosas que no hacemos - Découvertes Documentaire 2021

Script writer(s): 

Bruno Santamaría


Guadalupe, a single woman in her 60s, volunteers at a soup kitchen for homeless and marginalized people in Mexico City. This is where she meets Claudio, a bachelor in his 40s, who recently lost his job and home. His distinguished and elegant demeanor captures Guadalupe’s attention. The bizarre friendship that arises between the two generates a lot of controversy. Both face disdain, mockery and even threats from volunteers and homeless alike.The film and the huge city give them the gift of anonymity, a space to share outside of the soup kitchen’s community, a pretext to escape prejudice, to share in conversation and get lost in adventures they would’ve never allowed themselves in their normal day to day lives. Even if they know that when the film is over, they will return to normality.

Visual concept: 

I want to take advantage of how the camera accelerates, breaks or modifies behaviors that without it may have not even existed in the first place. The camera will be curious and restless but on a tripod, it will move the way a person’s gaze moves, then I’ll unleash it allowing it to disobey. Sound will help us to reinforce the contrast between order and chaos. The dialogues and cacophony off screen are as important as what’s happening on screen, showing how other’s gazes affect our characters.