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CENTAUR



Argentina, 2016, Red Scarlet - Color - 14

DIRECTED BY:
Nicolás Suárez

CAST:
Agustín Alcides Otero & Walter Jakob

SCREENPLAY:
Nicolás Suárez

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Federico Lastra

EDITING:
Sebastián Agulló

MUSIC:
Gabriel Chwojnik

SOUND:
Paula Ramírez & Diego Martínez

PRODUCER:
Mariana Luconi

PRODUCTION:
Nicolás Suárez

WORLD SALES:
Nicolás Suárez

STORY DESCRIPTION:

CENTAUR is a Greco-creole, grassroots political western set among the palm trees and the digital antennas of the soy-producing Argentine pampas. When the outlaw gaucho summons the spirit of his dead brother, the drama is unleashed and violence –always instrumental– emerges in the shape of a riding crop-knife the horse-man carries. The centaur, just like the gaucho, is a myth, but an interrupted myth that was lost far away and long ago. Only that this story occurs nearby and in more recent times.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Nicolás Suárez was born in Buenos Aires in 1987. He completed his studies on Screenwriting at ENERC and Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. He currently teaches Literary Theory and pursues a PhD on Argentine literature and cinema. He has co-directed and written the feature film Hijos Nuestros (2015), screened at such festivals as Mar del Plata, Málaga, Toulouse, Cartagena, Guadalajara and La Habana. His book The work and life of Sarmiento in cinema was awarded in the National and Federal Contest of Studies on Argentine Cinema, and is to be published in 2017.

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