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Blanco en blanco

Théo Court
In the early 20th century, photographer Pedro (played by the outstanding Chilean actor Alfredo Castro) arrives in Tierra del Fuego to capture the marriage of an influential landowner. But the wedding keeps getting postponed, so Pedro, fascinated by the beauty of the bride-to-be, breaks the rules and finds himself face to face with the land, which is inextricably tied to violence and the genocide of indigenous peoples. The starting point for Théo Court's second feature were the photos of massacres of the native Selk’nam people. The director, who is also a photographer by training, styled his hypnotic anticolonial message to resemble the photo art of the early 20th century. In the slow, mostly static shots of this film, which is clearly imbued with Kafkaesque motifs, Russian audiences will recognise a kinship with the early works of Alexey Balabanov, especially his film Of Freaks and Men.

Théo Court was born in 1980 in Spain to Chilean parents, and grew up in Spain and Chile. In 1999 he began studying photography in Madrid, and in 2000 returned to Chile where studied film at ARCIS. In 2004 he graduated in direction at the International School of Film and TV in Cuba. His graduation film, El Espino, competed in La Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2007, he won the Hubert Bals Fund prize to develop the script of his first feature film Ocaso, which premiered in the Bright Future programme of the International Rotterdam Film Festival. Blanco en Blanco is his second feature film.

Théo Court was born in 1980 in Spain to Chilean parents, and grew up in Spain and Chile. In 1999 he began studying photography in Madrid, and in 2000 returned to Chile where studied film at ARCIS. In 2004 he graduated in direction at the International School of Film and TV in Cuba. His graduation film, El Espino, competed in La Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2007, he won the Hubert Bals Fund prize to develop the script of his first feature film Ocaso, which premiered in the Bright Future programme of the International Rotterdam Film Festival. Blanco en Blanco is his second feature film.

Year of production:
2020
Country:
Spain, Chile, France, Germany
Length:
100'
Language:
Spanish
Subs:
Russian
Director:
Théo Court
Script:
Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado
Producers:
José Alayón, Giancarlo Nasi, Marina Alberti, Andreas Banz, María Alejandra Mosquera, Carlos E. García, Eva Chillón
Cinematography:
José Alayón
Music:
Jonay Armas
Cast:
Alfredo Castro, Lars Rudolph, Lola Rubio, Esther Vega, Alejandro Goic, David Pantalón, Ignacio Ceruti, Santos Luis Terrazas Ayca
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