Acapulco

ACAPULCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Technical Info / Información Técnica:

(2018) / 00:18:00 / Black Magic 4k / 24 FPS / 2.35:1 / COLOR / NTSC / SOUND 5.1 / DCP 2K / Argentina / short film

 

 

 

- Synopsis / Sinopsis:

Buenos Aires at night. In an old eccentric gallery that has seen its majesty gone away, an entrepreneurial Asian group is interested in buying the property. In this hallway of indifference and speculations, a new relationship between Dante and Malena is born, two young guys who desire to live an adventure: Malena pushes Dante to steal her father’s gallery.

 

Acapulco, una galería que supo tener sus momentos de éxito, ha quedado en el pasado. En este pasillo de desapego y especulaciones nace una relación entre dos jóvenes que buscan vivir una aventura: Malena incita a Dante a robar la galería de su padre.

 

 

 

- Long Synopsis / Sinopsis Larga:

Buenos Aires at night. In an old eccentric gallery that has seen its majesty gone away, an entrepreneurial Asian group is interested in buying the property. In this hallway of indifference and speculations a new relationship between Dante and Malena is born, two young guys who desire to live a life like in the movies. Dante works at a video club and spends his days watching film noirs in the attic. Malena, the daughter of the gallery’s owner looks for a drastic change in her life before moving to Hong Kong with her father. Between kisses and sex, they decide to rob her father’s gallery and escape to Brazil with the money. Just like the movies. The palm trees and neon tubes are lit waiting for the outcome of this adventure.

 

Buenos Aires de noche. Una galería que supo tener sus momentos de éxitos en una época que ha quedado en el pasado, un grupo empresario oriental con intenciones de armar un negocio inmobiliario. En este pasillo de desapego y especulaciones surge una relación de dos jóvenes que buscan vivir una aventura de película. Dante atiende el videoclub de la galería y se pasa las tardes viendo VHS policiales en el altillo. Malena, la hija del acaudalado dueño de la galería, busca darle un vuelco a su vida. Es así que ellos se encuentran y viven un apasionado romance. Entre, besos y sexo, Malena lo incita a robar la galería de su padre. Al igual que las películas de acción que ama Dante, ambos se lanzan al drama del robo y su posterior escape. Los tubos de neón de palmeras esperan prendidos al desenlace de la historia.

 

 

 

- Director´s Biography / Biografía del Director:

IGNACIO OYUELA

Web: https://vimeo.com/user2583445 / https://www.behance.net/oyuelae088

Ignacio Oyuela is a filmmaker and teacher at the University of Buenos Aires. For 8 years he has been working as a Director and Cameraman. In 2015 he won the ‘Mecenazgo’ fund from Buenos Aires to shoot his short film Acapulco. In 2016 he wins different contests and a scholarship to shoot a documentary in China. In 2017 he participates in the Berlinale Talents within the BAFICI activities. His short documentary film ‘love’ participates in different national and international festivals winning some awards. In 2018 his short film “Acapulco” is selected to compete in BAFICI. He is now working on his first long feature film “É tutto un gioco”, a documentary shot in Sicily.

 

Ignacio Oyuela is a filmmaker graduated in the University of Buenos Aires. He directed the short films ‘Love’ and ‘Acapulco’. The first one thanks to a Chinese scholarship program and the second one through the Argentinan Mecenazgo and Metropolitan arts funds. He also attended the Berlinale talents in Buenos Aires and participated in different contests and festivals both national and international winning distinctions and prices. At the moment he is post-producing his first documentary long feature ‘It’s all a game’.

 

Ignacio Oyuela es un Realizador Audiovisual egresado de DIyS en la UBA. Dirigió los cortos ‘Love’ y ‘Acapulco’. El primero gracias a una beca para viajar a china y el segundo a través de los fondos de Mecenazgo y el Metropolitano de las artes. A su vez participó del Berlinale Talents y de distintos concursos y festivales nacionales e internacionales obteniendo distinciones y premios. Actualmente está produciendo su primer largometraje documental ‘Es todo un juego’.

 

 

- Filmography / Filmografía:

2018 – Yamnago – Fiction (in development)

Director, script

2018 – É tutto un gioco – Long feature Documentary (in post-production)

Director, producer, script

2018 – Acapulco – Short fiction film

Director, producer, script

2017 – Retrato de propietarios – Long feature Documentary (in postproduction)

Assistant Director and Cameraman

2017 – Motocross – Short fiction film (Premiered in Mar del Plata Film festival)

Director of Photography

2017 – Love – Short Documentary film (selected in various festivals with mentions and winnings)

Director, producer, script, DoP

 

 

 

- Director Statement / Declaraciones del Director:

This short movie reflects my early days finding movies. I used to visit video clubs and watched lots of noir films. These galleries, such as the one where the story occurs, were the places I visited to rent them. So I tried to gather these things: Noir films, old galleries, and my dream; to be inside a movie and live an adventure.

 

 

- Overview / Ficha técnica:

Script / Guión: Ignacio Oyuela

Director / Director: Ignacio Oyuela

1st Assistant Director: Patricia Oyuela

2nd Assistant Director Manuel Waldman

Producer / Producción: Ignacio Oyuela

Executive Productor / Productor Ejecutivo: Ignacio Oyuela, Lucila Pace

Production Manager / Jefe de Producción: Lucila Pace

Production Assistants: Charo Mato, Katia Schneider

Director of Photography and Camera / Dirección de Fotografía y Cámara: Matías Matoqc

1st Camera Assistant: Nicolás Gombinsky

Gaffer: Jonathan Ros

Electricians / Eléctricos: Juan Pedriel, Ezequiel Bermúdez

Art Director / Dirección de Arte: Joaquín Maito

Editing / Montajista: Mariano Morita, Francisco Chiapparo

Assistant Editor: Luciano Militello

Post production coordinator: Leonardo Funes

Sound design / Diseño de sonido:

Cast: Dante: Diego Fraile; Malena: Pilar Viñes; Agustín: Pablo Chao

 

 

 

- Festivals, Awards and Nominations / Festivales, Premios y Nominaciones:

- BAFICI: Short film competition; 04/2018; Argentina

 

 

 

- Links:

 

 

 

 

- Contact / Contacto:

Gisela Chicolino

Gisela@filmstofestivals.com

 

 

Paraíso Films

www.paraisofilms.com.ar

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