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.
direction, cinematography, sound design and editing by Frederik Jan Depickere, produced by Daniel De Valck (Cobra Films) & Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño (Wapu Lab), scored by Carlos Andres Lopez Pazmiño, investigation and production management by Roger Viñas Lopez, post-production image by Mauricio Agudelo Bueno, all round technical assistance by Diego Leon Certuche, with the support of The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and Le Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, 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)
SCREENER AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
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), co-produced by Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, sound recording by Louis Storme, editing by Inneke Van Waeyenberghe, sound design by Charo Calvo, with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) & De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), 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 immigrant 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.