World Premiere

Karnawal

Local title
Karneval
Original title
Karnawal
Director
Juan Pablo Félix
Country
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Norway
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

Life is not easy in the frontier region of Jujuy (Argentina). Cabra is a teenager with a dream: he wants to become a professional dancer of Malambo. During the Carnival the most important competition of his life will take place, and he will be ready for it no matter what. However, his father, an unbridled ex-convict, seems to have another plan.

Debutant Juan Pablo Félix shows his depurate skills. With an interesting framing carefully studying the movements and a steady hand for drawing a rather tense atmosphere, he builds up a story that catches you since the first sequence, jumping from a social drama to an unexpected thriller.

Embodied in a savage landscape, between town and pampas, this appealing and intriguing plot is carried by two main actors, the charismatic father, the great Chilean actor Alfredo Castro, and the young Martin López, whose magnetic presence will lead you along the story. Both represent two faces of eternal fight of ‘good and evil’ forces while you get trapped by rhythmic and hypnotic movements of malambo dancers.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Juan Pablo Félix
Screenwriter
Juan Pablo Félix
Cast
Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi, Mónica Lairana, Martín López Lacci
Producer
Joceline Hernandez
DoP
Ramiro Civita
Editor
Luz Lopez Mañe, Eduardo Serrano
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Director
Juan Pablo Félix

Juan Pablo Félix (snd 1983) on lõpetanud Argentina Rahvusliku filmikooli (ENERC). Pärast kooli lõpetamist töötas eriefektide projektijuhina suurimas filmiefektide tootmisele spetsialiseerunud Iberoameerika kompaniis. On töötanud filmide „The Secret in Their Eyes“ (rež Juan José Campanella, 2009), „The Headless Woman“ (rež Lucrecia Martel, 2008) ja „Carancho“ (rež Pablo Trapero, 2010) tootmises. Lavastajana teinud nii dokumentaalfilme, telesarju, lühifilme ja reklaamfilme nii Argentinas kui Hispaanias. „Karneval“ on tema debüütmängufilm.

Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening020504 / Karneval
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsEdson Sidonie
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025020 / Karneval
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening042102 / Karneval
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening130601 / Karneval
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker