Negro explores the roots of candombe culture, trying to understand the why and how of a culture embedded into the soundscape of Montevideo and the whole of Uruguyay
Olímpicos tells the stories of Uruguayan athletes preparing to reach the highest sporting contest: the Olympic Games. The film portrays these athletes in their daily sacrifice in order to reach Rio de Janeiro 2016. What is it like to be an Olympian in Uruguay? is the main question that this work asks, which includes essential discussion topics for high performance competition in a country depopulated of resources and interest for the so-called “minor sports”. However, this film goes beyond ...
Lucia and Gabriel meet again after 3 months of searching separately, with the excuse of him giving her a gift that he bought online before the separation. With the distance of time between them, the problems of the past reappear and the fear of not meeting again.
Crowds is a feature documentary that records popular events of Uruguay where thousands of people gather spontaneously, called by faith, passion, celebration and memory. What happens when we set aside our individuality to act collectively? This documentary observes the passions that draw thousands of people close in order to join in a choral character. It discovers the crowd while it transgresses and experiences catharsis, while it seeks miracles and hopes; in continuous movement it splits ...
A Monster with a Thousand Heads
When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a critical stage, she races to secure the insurance company’s approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting her family at all costs, Rodrigo Plá’s latest film is an engrossing combination of ...
When Liliana decides to return to Uruguay she will have to face up to a new dilemma, perhaps the last great dilemma of her life: To choose between supporting a collective case for female prisoners, raped during the time of the dictatorship, or to reconcile with her son and be able to live peacefully as a mother and a grandmother.
In two parallel stories, two ladies Clara and Paula are working upon their relationships, parenthood and at the same time not sacrificing professionals and sexual freedom of the couple.
Stefanía is isolated in her apartment. Without being able to express her feelings or find refuge in her partner, a dream appears, pushing her to leave her confinement. Only by moving away she will be able to face the pain and regain her bond with herself and with the outside world.
A lonely man orders a a companion doll by phone. The doll arrives and the man enjoys his presence, but strange events begin to happen.
Irina is a 23-year-old single mother that works at night driving her van, nicknamed Clockwork Orange.
The Boldman Chronicles
In an old bookstore run by an old man, a girl immerses herself in the universe of a graphic novel, which deals with the last moments of the life of an old superhero.
A 30 years old film director wants to make a documentary about love. His search leads him to a dance for the elderly in an old bar in Montevideo. In this dance he collects 11 stories of love, heartbreak, concrete and unsuccessful dreams, deception, violence and hope. How the future is expected in the final stage of life? Love still?
Another Story of the World
A small town, two families joined together over time. A man who does not forget the values of honor and fraternal friendship. From the director of The Journey to the Sea, history proposes the coalition of two worlds or, perhaps, the same but with different ways of understanding it.
Exhausted after leaving work, Alfonso goes to the beach and dives into the sea. Coming to the surface, he finds himself on another beach, in another time. His parents are waiting for him, calling to him from the water’s edge. Alfonso sees and understands everything from his adult’s body, even if they treat him like an 11 year old. This is the beginning of a fantastic voyage through the different holidays in his life, where the situations come one after the other with no chronological order, ...
Life Beyond Me
It's been four years since Sylvie's son Felipe was abducted by his father Pablo after their divorce. Having been let down by the French officials who had succeeded in tracking both them down, only to let them escape again, Sylvie has now decided to take matters into her own hands.
Rosa's father escapes from a nursing home and comes back to his former house. He hides a secret, and he's not coming alone.
Tito is 13-years-old and extremely gifted at soccer, his genius brings him a contract that lifts him and his family out of poverty. He shines with his goals, but turns into a petty player, drops out of school, and has no friends. Tito becomes the breadwinner of the family and his father no longer has the authority to force him to finish school. When Tito is one step away from consecrating himself, something unexpected will make his dream disappear. Having lost everything he must return to ...
A greedy young boy discovers that the Tooth Fairy is a stickler for the rules in this frightening permutation of the folk figure.
A melancholic, aspiring writer and bookseller is shaken by the appearances and disappearances of his newfound muse who steals books from his bookstore. When he discovers that she also steals from other bookstores, he is consumed with jealousy and starts living in a kind of love delirium, on the border between fiction and reality. The closer he gets to her, the more indescribable she becomes and he begins to wonder why she steals, what are her values and who is the older man she lives with. ...