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Parts of a family
Director:Diego Gutierrez
Photography: Diego Gutiérrez
Sdition: Danniel Danniel
Sound: Mark Glynne
Music: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Executive producers: JB Macrander, Harmen Jalvingh, Diego Gutiérrez
Production: Bonanza Films

Saturday 11th - 19:30
documentamadridCASA DE AMÉRICA (Cine Iberia)

Partes de una familia (Parts of a family)

Diego Gutierrez
83' / 2012 / Mexico, Neetherlands
Web: www.partsofafamily.com
English subtitled

Gonzalo and Gina live in a world of their own; a magnificent villa on a 4.000 m2 estate, near Mexico City. Walls with barbed wire keep the outside world far away. It’s their son, filmmaker Diego Gutiérrez who tells their story. Parts of a Family is a portrait of how a relation between two people after many years can change from great love into a strangling imprisonment. It's a bittersweet and universal love story.

Main Festivals & Awards

Mención Especial / Special Mention - Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia 2012
Premio Fipresci (Federación Internacional de la Prensa Cinematográfica) / Fipresci Prize (International Federation of Film Critics) - Thessaloniki International Documentaries Festival 2012, Grecia,
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias 2013, Colombia.
Latin American FF Utrecht 2013, Netherlands.
Ambulante. Gira de Documentales. México, 2013.

Director's Biography

Diego Gutiérrez (México, 1966) is a visual artist, film director and cameraman. He studied visual Arts at the UNAM in Mexico City and later on made a two years residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. At this moment he's participating in the 18-months Doc Lab at the Binger Filmlab also in Amsterdam. In 1998 he founded "El despacho"; an artist initiative based in Mexico City and Amsterdam interested in relating visual artists and people from other disciplines with an alternative way of making documentary films by means of playful formative processes. Since 1998 Gutierrez has coordinated numerous documentary-workshop film projects and has co-directed together with other filmmakers and visual artists such as Kees Hin, Yael Bartana, Sebastián Díaz Morales, and Linda Bannink.
His work has been broadly shown in Mexico and in countries like the USA, The Netherlands, Ireland, Indonesia, Malasia, Argentina, Canada, Spain, France among others. He has worked as a teacher and guest advisor at several art institutes among them: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, (Amsterdam), CalArts Photo and Media department (Los Angeles), Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City), Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais, (Sierre, Switzerland), Aavi (Mexico City). He has been awarded with several grants in Mexico and abroad among them: Sistema Nacional de Creadores (FONCA), Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, Estudios en el Extranjero (INBA), Prince Claus Fund, Artscollaboratory-Mondriaan Stichting, Jovenes Creadores (FONCA).


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