V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

WAITING FOR SANCHO

V' 08

WAITING FOR SANCHO

Mark Peranson
CAN, 2008
Documentaries, 105min, mehrsprOmeU

WAITING FOR SANCHO

Mark Peranson
CAN, 2008
Documentaries, 105min, mehrsprOmeU

Actors: 
Albert Serra
Montse Triola
Lluís Serrat Masanellas
Lluís Serrat Batlle
Sound: 
Mark Peranson
Marc Benoit
Camera: 
Mark Peranson
Editor: 
Mark Peranson

Production: 
Cinema Scope Productions 465 Lytton Boulevard Toronto, ON M5N 1S5, Kanada T 416 889 5430 sancho@cinema-scope.com
World Sales: 
Cinema Scope Productions 465 Lytton Boulevard Toronto, ON M5N 1S5, Kanada T 416 889 5430 sancho@cinema-scope.com
Format: 
HD
Color and Black/White

Waiting for Sancho is an ontological investigation into a place where cinema becomes something more than cinema. Filmed in high-definition colour over five days in the Canary Islands of Fuerteventura and Tenerife, Waiting for Sancho is a kind of experimental «making of» the critically acclaimed El cant dels ocells (Birdsong) by Albert Serra (p. 46). Entirely improvised based on a 30-page outline, the film saw the crew traversing scorching deserts, climb the highest mountain in Spain, and hike through wind-scraped, rocky plains in an environment of barely controlled anarchy. Given unfettered access to shoot anything as long as he didn't step in front of the camera, Mark Peranson created an intimate, dignified, and humorous tracing of the interplay between Albert Serra, his nonprofessional actors, and his dedicated crew (in particular, Montse Triola, Serra's partner in Andergraun Films). The result is an immersive, intimate look into the process and elements of filmmaking. Waiting for Sancho shows how Serra creates a familial world that extends outwards from in front of the camera to behind it, a world bursting with invention, generosity, frustration and love, where the rules are created by the authors.

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