V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ALAMAR

V' 10

ALAMAR

Alamar - To the Sea

Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio
Mexiko, 2009
Fiction, 73min, OmdU

ALAMAR

Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio
Mexiko, 2009
Fiction, 73min, OmdU

Actors: 
Jorge Machado
Jorge
Natan Machado Palombini
Roberta
Nestor Marín
Matraca
Roberta Palombini
Roberta
Wild Egret
Blanquita
Screenplay: 
Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio
Sound: 
Manuel Carranza
Rodolfo Romero
Camera: 
Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio
Editor: 
Pedro Gonzáles-Rubio

Production: 
Mantarraya Producciones
World Sales: 
MK2
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. They simply come from opposite worlds: he likes an uncomplicated life in the jungle while she prefers a more urban existence. He is Mexican and she is Italian, and she has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. But before they leave, Jorge wants to take young Natan on a trip, hoping to teach him about his Maya origins in Mexico. At first the boy is physically and emotionally uncomfortable with the whole affair, and gets seasick on the boat taking them to their destination. But as father and son spend more time together, Natan begins a learning experience that will remain with him forever.
The relationship between man and nature is subtly revealed as we bear witness to the day-to-day existence of the fishermen in Chinchorro, who still spear for lobster and live with few modern conveniences. Riding a thin line between fiction and documentary, filmmaker Pedro González-Rubio weaves a delicate, moving narrative in this fine first feature. Via Jorge’s and Natan’s story, Alamar takes us to a remote region in Mexico and puts us in touch with a very pure way of life. (Diana Sanchez)

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