DocumentaMadrid 2017


Rafael de Jesús Ramírez Pupo
12' / 2016 / Cuba

In an isolated region of the country a family transforms daily acts into rituals .The focus of its circular existence is the father, around whom the limbo of the nation takes shape.

Director's Biography

He graduated with a degree in Audiovisual Communications from the University of the Arts (ISA) in Cuba and is currently in the second year of the specialised Documentary programme at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños.

His work has been screened at events in France, Colombia and the USA. He directed the fake documentaries
Filmar Pedro Páramo (2007), Tractatus (2008) and Diario de la niebla (2017), as well as the documentary short film Limbo (2016), the experimental short film Traces of the Inscribed (2017) and the short fiction film Alona (2017).

He is currently in the post-production stage of his first feature fiction film,
Year of Meteors (2017). He has also published the fiction book Umbralismo: una Antología (2014) as well as Purple Traffic (2015), a translation of Emily Dickinson’s poetry.

More information

Director:Rafael de Jesús Ramírez Pupo
Language: Spanish
English subtitled
Screenplay: Rafael Ramírez, Lisandra López
Photography: Rafael Ramírez
Edition: Rafael Ramírez
Sound: Jesús Bermúdez, Alejandro Alonso
Music: Rafael Ramírez, Jesús Bermúdez
Producers: Rafael de Jesús Ramírez Pupo y Alejandro Alonso


Thursday 11th 19:00

Friday 12th 21:30


(Cineteca screenings only)
From 3pm on 27 April

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