V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

INTIMIDADES DE SHAKESPEARE Y VÍCTOR HUGO

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INTIMIDADES DE SHAKESPEARE Y VÍCTOR HUGO

SHAKESPEARE AND VICTOR HUGO'S INTIMACIES

Yulene Olaizola
Mexiko, 2008
Documentaries, 83min, OmeU

INTIMIDADES DE SHAKESPEARE Y VÍCTOR HUGO

Yulene Olaizola
Mexiko, 2008
Documentaries, 83min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Yulene Olaizola
Sound: 
Pablo Fernández
Camera: 
Yulene Olaizola
Rubén Imaz
Editor: 
Yulene Olaizola
Composer: 
Emiliano Motta
Emiliano Gonzalez de León

Production: 
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
World Sales: 
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica Calzada de Tlalpan 1670 Esq Rio Churrubusco Col. Country Club 04220 Mexico City, Mexiko T +52 55 415 50 09 0 sandra@elccc.com.mx
Format: 
35 mm
Color

In her debut feature documentary Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo, young Mexican film-maker Yulene Olaizola investigates a mysterious nook in her family's history, by revisiting the house owned by her grandmother, Rosa Elena Carbajal, on the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City. There, she uncovers the strange story of Jorge Riosse, who died over fifteen years ago, yet still exerts a profound and unsettling presence in Carabajal's life. Rosa Elena remembers him vividly, for his sensitive disposition, intelligence and his unfailing ability to make her laugh. But she also recalls his tormented private side, wracked with identity issues, battling schizophrenia and depression. Most worrying of all, his stay at her house coincided exactly with a spate of grisly murders of young women in the district - could he have been responsible? A profound sketch of two characters, lonely in their own way or in spite of themselves, strongly and strangely entwined.

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