Mexico | 2019 | DCP | Color | 13 min | Roque Azcuaga
WEDNESDAY 2 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 20:00 HRS | 126 min
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 19:00 HRS | 126 min
Director: Roque Azcuaga
Screenplay: Roque Azcuaga
Producer: Roque Azcuaga
Cinematography: Roque Azcuaga
Editing: Roque Azcuaga
Sound: Joseph Saint-Remy
Music: Joseph Saint-Remy
Production Company: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
Escafandra is an experimental documentary that narrates the search for the tomb of an artist whom I admire at the famous Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris. It is also a personal reflection about the myth of the labyrinth and cinema.
Roque Azcuaga, Mexico City, Mexico, 1973, studied Cinematography at the University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC- UNAM), Mexico City. His work has screened in over ten festivals around the world; most notably in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), in the 3rd International Horror Film Festival of Mexico City Macabro (Macabro FICH) –with his fiction short Stardust (2002); the 22nd International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG) and in the 5th International Contemporary Film Festival of Mexico City (FICCO), with his short Panorama Project (2006). His documentary feature film Cárcel de carne (2009) won Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at Mexico City’s 4th International Documentary Film Festival DocsDF and the Best Documentary Award at Cancun-Riviera Maya’s 3rd International Film Festival. His film Just the person to be portrayed (2009) screened at the 8th FICM and the Short Film Corner of the 64th Cannes Film Festival; it won an Ariel for Best Documentary Short Film, and the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 4th DocsDF. He was accepted at the Morelia LAB Production Workshop within the 10th FICM to develop the script Night in the Day.