THE HORN. As a human being, aka “The Horn” - a former Colombian guerrilla commander - leaves much to be desired. He cheated, extorted and murdered, up until reaching absolute self-fulfillment in the Far North of Sweden. A haunting, disturbing gaze into the mind of a sociopath, against the backdrop of the European immigration crisis.
directed by Frederik Jan Depickere, produced by Daniel De Valck (Cobra Films) & Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño (Wapu Lab), year of production: 2017, running time: 50 minutes
DOCSMX 2017 (Mexico City, Mexico) // Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017 (USA, Missoula) // DOCSVALENCIA 2018 (Valencia, Spain) OPENING FILM // Festival Traces de Vie 2017 (Clermont-Ferrand, France) // Festival International Signes de Nuit 2017 (Urbino, Italy / Bangkok, Thailand / Tucumán, Argentina) SIGNS AWARD // DOCSPUEBLA Festival Internacional de Cine Documental 2018 (Puebla, Mexico) // London International Documentary Festival 2017 (London, UK) // Berlin Experimental Film Festival 2017 (Germany)
STANDING EAGLE is the chronicle of a life told by the protagonist himself. By means of an amazing monologue, the viewer is invited to dive into the impossible universe of a twenty-first century Don Quixot. An idealist who, after 30 years of devotion to an unattainable project is now close to achieving his dream of a utopia beyond the line that divides reality from fiction, the feasible from the absurd and the delusion of the imagination.
directed by Frederik Jan Depickere and Pablo Castilla, produced by Daniel De Valck (Cobra Films), year of production: 2011, running time: 85 minutes
THE DESERT CHRONICLES. Three men, three lifestories. A Spanish constructor facing bankruptcy, a 60 years old French cowboy and a Senegalese inmigrant searching for a new beginning, face life in a desolate land in South Spain: Almería, a forgotten region formerly known as the setting for major Western-film production. Where the echo of the Westerns still resonate throughout kilometers of dust and silence.
directed by Frederik Jan Depickere and Pablo Castilla, year of production: 2008, running time: 60 minutes
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
DOCSDF 2008, International Documentary Festival, Mexico City (SPECIAL MENTION) // Euganea Movie Movement 2008, Este, Italy. (BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY) // International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey // Filmer à Tout Prix Film Festival 2008, Brussels, Belgium.