Horse Wrangler

Horse Wrangler
Caballerango

México | 2018 | DCP | Color | 61min | Juan Pablo González 

FRIDAY 4 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 17:30 HRS | 61 MIN (Q&A with Director)
TUESDAY 8 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 61 MIN (Q&A with Director) 

 

Director: Juan Pablo González
Screenplay: Juan Pablo González
Producer: Jamie Gonçalves, Makena Buchanan y Ilana Coleman
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Synopsis
In the Mexican village of Milpillas, a family remembers the last day they saw their youngest child, Nando, a lifelong horse wrangler. Exploring a rural community's daily rituals, Caballerango evokes the presence of those who have parted.

Biography
Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2015, Juan Pablo González is a Mexican filmmaker whose work has screened at Cannes, Rotterdam, IDFA, the Lincoln Center of New York, Habana, Ambulante, among others. He’s received support from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts, the Sundance Institute, the Venice Biennale and the Austin Film Society. He currently teaches in the Film Directing Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Juan Pablo's practice spans between fiction and non-fiction cinema.
His work is primarily set in Atotonilco el Alto, the town where he grew up in rural Mexico. Juan Pablo is concerned with representations of the rural, drug violence, immigration and the intersection between urban and country life in different communities around the Jalisco
Highlands. His work reflects deeply on the mutability of memory and its trace across the spaces we inhabit.

Festivals
Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) –Winner Best Film Produced in Jalisco– 2019, Mexico
Dallas International Film Festival – Especial Jury Price 2019, USA
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – 2018, Netherlands
Ambulante, 2019, Mexico
Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM), 2018, Mexico
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2019, USA
Documenta Madrid, 2019, Spain
Latin American Studies Association (LASA), 2019, USA
Open City Documentary Festival, 2019, United Kingdom