Drown among the dead

MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 20:30 HRS. | 61 MIN.

SÁBADO 25 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 18:00 HRS. | 61 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTOR Q&A

Drown among the dead
Piérdete entre los muertos

Mexico | 2018 | DCP | Color | 62 min | Ruben Gutierrez

Director: Ruben Gutierrez
Script: Ruben Gutierrez
Producer: Artemio Narro, Ruben Gutierrez, Alexandro Aldrete, Matías Barberis.
Cinematography: Julio E. Valdes
Sound: Matias Barberis
Music: Rogelio Sosa and Esteban Aldrete
Edition: Ruben Gutierrez, Israel Cardenas, Pablo Chea
Cast: Horacio Salinas, Anajose Aldrete, Victoria Velarde, Jhonny Rouw, Selma Oxor, Globito
Production Company: Instant Cult Films

Synopsis
Without us knowing how or for how long he has been there, an old comedian lies buried up to his neck in the middle of a dessert. A strange woman bearing a nail-bat finds him and intends to kill him. To save himself, the prisoner lures her with mysterious words, distracting her with stories of a mythical threshold that holds the absolute truth. She is trapped by the words as she struggles with her own existential conflicts in a world where the boundaries between truth, lies, reality, and imagination are blurry. This bizarre situation detonates a monologue about solitude, emptiness, love, absurdity, fear of death and the fragility of human passions.

Ruben Gutierrez
Visual artist and filmmaker. Lives and works in Mexico City. Since 1993 has shown his work as visual artist in Mexico and abroad. He has participated in artist in residence programs in many countries. In 2006 he obtained the grant for emerging artists of IFO Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA. He is a fellowship holder of FONCA, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico). His work is represented in private and public collections in Mexico. He has represented Mexico in several art biennials around the world. Since 2013 he has been dedicated to film production, his first short film is Sickness of the present (Short Film Corner, Cannes, 2014).

Festivals
International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR