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The Body Against

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ABOUT THE FILM

A woman who has entered a mannequin stands in a show window. Obsessed with her image, she takes a journey into the labyrinth of her own perception, turning her body into a prison for the world to see, lives the self-destructive dream of becoming what she is not. The whirlpool of ambition, desire, and longing gradually and painfully tightens its grip on our heart.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Born in Madrid in 1971, of a Spanish father and an American mother. Studied fine arts and filmmaking in New York. In 1996, returned to Spain as a freelance and started exhibiting his artwork. From 1997 to 2004 worked at one of Spain’s leading production companies, Sogecine. In the meantime studied for four years acting and directing. Left Sogecine in 2005 to continue his writing and directing career.
Nationality:
Spain
Activities:
Contracuerpo (2005) is his first 35mm short film.
Screening / Award history:
- Mostra Internacional de Cine de Venecia. Secci・n Oficial Cortometrajes. Septiembre 2005. - Festival Internacional de Gij・n. Noviembre 2005 - Festival Internacional de Miami. Marzo 2006 - Palencia. Marzo 2006. - Festival de Cine Espa・ol de Mlaga. Marzo 2006. - Muestra de Cortos de Cajamadrid. Abril 2006. PREMIO AL MEJOR DIRECTOR. - Medina del Campo. Abril 2006. PREMIO A LA MEJOR M・SICA: PASCAL GAIGNE - Muestra de Cortos de Manlleu, Barcelona. Mayo 2006. PREMIO AL MEJOR CORTOMETRAJE. SELECCIONADO POR EL MUSEO REINA SOFIA PARA LA MUESTRA “LOCURAS CONTEMPORANEAS” (mayo 2006) RECLAMADO POR EL CINEMAJOVE PARA SU EDICI・N 2006 (seleccionado) RECLAMADO POR L’ETRANGE FESTIVAL, PARS (septiembre 2006) RECLAMADO POR LA MUESTRA DE CINE ESPA・OL DE TOULOUSE (octubre 2006)

8 people voted

bienvenuti
2007-05-15 00:58:54

omar
2007-04-25 22:41:23

撮影がとても美しいです。  主人公の不安な感情を反映するかのようなダークな色調と街の風景との対比や昼と夜の対比等もうまい、と思います。  前半だけでも十分に短編になりそうなのに、後半の展開が更に深みを増していて、普通の短編と一線を画しているのではないでしょうか。

monocronics
2007-04-25 12:38:53

もう素晴らしい長編を何本も撮っているかのようなスタッフと役者の力量を感じた。秀作。

daddykins
2007-04-10 12:35:41

Man, what controlled cinematography. Tedious storyline but superb craftsmanship.

giza
2007-04-10 02:38:32

ハチ
2007-03-30 14:35:38

マネキンの中にはいっちゃって目だけ動くっていう発想がなんか、女だなあって思いました。

Guillermo
2007-03-25 02:28:51

はあと
2007-03-22 14:16:52

素晴らしい女優ですね。この作品は女の子に見て欲しいと思います。高速道路の看板など、ちょっとしたとこに見られるこだわりが◎