El Remolino (The Swirl)

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Mexico
Runtime
72min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Pedro is a farmer who defends his identity and his dreams; his sister Esther strives for a better future for her daughter as she shares her world through the lens of her small camera. They live in El Remolino, a tiny riverside community in Chiapas, Mexico, which is affected by strong floods every year. To them, life is like a Swirl that spins them across the journey of their internal cycles and of the greater natural cycle of the river.

Details

  • Original Title
    El Remolino
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Laura Herrero Garvín
  • Cinematography
    Laura Herrero Garvín
  • Editing
    Lorenzo Mora Salazar
  • Music
    Josué Vergara, Juan Cubas Fridman
  • Sound
    Josué Vergara, Eloísa Diez
  • Runtime
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Mexico
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • LOCARNO IFF​, Critics Week.​Switzerland ​2016
    • Camden International Film Festival. ​USA 2016
    • Morelia IFF​. Mexico 2016
    • Ambulante​ 2016. Mexico 2016
    • FULL FRAME Film Fest. ​USA 2017.
    • Oaxaca Film Fest​. Mexico 2016
    • DocsMX​. Mexico 2016
    • MICGénero. ​Mexico 2016
    • FILMAR en Latinoamérica. Switzerland​ 2016
    • ​Festival de Cine Documental Mexicano Zanate. ​Mexico 2016
    • FIC San Cristóbal. ​Mexico 2016
    • ​MIRADASDOC. S​pain 2017
    • DCEFF Environmental Film Fest. ​USA 2017
    • Selection Découvertes Documentaire Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse. ​ France 2017
    • Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental. ​Brasil 2017
    • Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Canada 2017
    • Muestra Nacional de Imágenes Científicas México, MUNIC 2017
    • Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA)
    • Muestra M: Cine por nosotras. Argentina 2017
    • Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara. Colombia 2017
    • PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND ANTHROPOLOGY FILM FESTIVAL
    • MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL CENTRAL-DOC
    • CIBRA​, Toledo. España 2017
    • FICMA, Muestra FICMA ONU Medio Ambiente. Mexico 2017
    • Luson-Hispanic Film Festival, USA 2018
    • Mostra de Cinema BRAM, Cataluña 2018
    • Festival Internacional BioBioCine, Chile 2018
    • Green Film Festival, Brasil 2018
    • Lakeside Doc Festival, India 2018.
    • Docu Forun ACÚ, República dominicana 2018
    • FINCA, Argentina 2018
    • CineHomo, Valladolid España 2018
    • Muestra de Cine Mexicano Contemporáneo. Barcelona 2018
    • Muestra de Cine Mexicano. San Francisco 2018.
  • Awards
    • ​First Prize National Feature DocumentaMadrid​. Spain 2017
    • First Prize International Feature ECOZINE. ​Spain 2017
    • Grand Prix and Best Photography at Saratov Documentary Film Festival​, Russia 2017
    • Mark Haslam Award at Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Canada 2017
    • Best Documentary at Festival Internacional Contra el Silencio todas las Voces. ​México 2018
    • Award Latin American Documentary​ at Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental ​FINCA​. Argentina 2018
    • Special Mention of the Jury​ ​FICMY​. Mexico 2016
    • Special Mention of the Jury FICBAQ​. Colombia 2017

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