La realidad is the story of Jorge, a Chilean cameraman who was exiled in the seventies and his son a young documentary maker who was born in Belgium.
The documentary tries to give a picture of the consequences that Jorge his experiences had on his life and his son´s life. It looks that after what happened in Chile, Jorge can handle very well the pressure of being in difficult circumstances, he prooves that acting as a cameraman in wars (Afghanistan, Irak, ex-Yugoslavia, Gaza...) during the last 20 years. The director tells his reality of the events, expressing his feelings and on the other side he uses an old testimony of his father.
Andrés Lübbert (24) has worked as a director, cameraman and editor capturing stories of his multicultural environment since 2004. His documentaries have been exhibited in 40 international film festivals.
With his documentary “Búsqueda en el silencio” (2007) he received a Mention at the International Film Festival of Bogotá and won the Choben Prize for best documentary at the Espiello Documentary Festival in Spain.
And “Mendoza Territorio Punk” (2007), a documentary that he co-directed was broadcasted at Canal 7 (Argentinean public television) and won the third Arcoiris Prize at the Latin American Film Festival Trieste in Italy.
“Los Murginales” (2008) was also broadcasted at Canal 7 and participated at the official competition at the Festival de Cine Pobre in Cuba. “La realidad” (2009) is his newest creation and was shot on 16mm. In november 2009 he organizes the first Latin American Film Festival in Flandes (Belgium).
Screening / Award history:
International Short Film Festival Brussels, Belgium