27' / 2015 / Spain, Switzerland
Madrid. A woman follows the trail of a father she never knew. Pedro Martín, a cameraman for Spanish TV, shot the film live on 23 February. Searching for a dead father, the cameraman’s daughter meets people who are tormented by images from the past. Sometimes historic archives hide personal drama. A captivating fictional take on reality.
Visions du Réel 2015 / Festival dei Popoli 2015 / Festival L’Alternativa 2015 / Etats généraux du film documentaire - Lussas 2015 / Doc Buenos Aires 2015 / Les Ecrans Documentaires - Arcueil 2015 / Corto y Creo - Festival de cine de Santander 2015 / Zinebi Bilbao Festival 2015 / Family film project Porto 2015 / Festival de cine de Malaga 2016
Andreas Fontana was born in Geneva in 1982. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Geneva, he moved to Buenos Aires to study to be an Assistant Director. In 2010 he completed a Master’s Degree in Film in Switzerland (ECAL- HEAD). His first short, COTONOV VANISHED (2009), won the First Steps Award at the Vision du Réel Film Festival in Nyon in 2010, as well as the award for Best Short Film at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence in 2010. His latest film, PEDRO M, 1981, was nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2016 in the Best Short Film category. In January 2016 Andreas Fontana and Zahra Vargas won the Upcoming Lab Award (Soleure) for a new documentary, NOTHINGWOOD. He has worked as an assistant to Jean-Stéphane Bron, Ingrid Wildi, David Maye and Mathias Staub. He also wrote a script for Zahra Vargas (La Fin d’Homère, which was presented in Berlin and at Clermont Ferrand in 2016) and for Maryam Goormaghtigh (Vol au Panthéon, 2011). He currently lives and works in Geneva.
|Sound:||Carlos Ibañez Diaz, Jorge Alarcón San José|
|Producers:||María Gómez de Liaño, Terrain Vague / Marie-Eve Hildbrand, Andreas Fontana|
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