** PRESENCIA DEL DIRECTOR Q&A
JUEVES 23 | CINEMEX CASA DE ARTE-REFORMA – SALA 4 | 17:00 HR. | 1 HR. 36 MIN.
SÁBADO 25 | CINEMEX CASA DE ARTE-REFORMA – SALA 4 | 20:30 HR. | 1 HR. 36 MIN.
|William The New Judo Master
William El Nuevo Maestro del Judo
Mexico | 2016 | Color | DCP | 96min Director: Ricardo Silva, Omar Guzmán
Script: Ricardo Silva, Omar Guzmán
Producer: Paulina Valencia, Geminiano Pineda Moreno
Edited: Omar Guzmán
Cinematography: Adrián Durazo
Sound: Omar Guzmán
Cast: William Clauson, Edward Coward, Arak Bernal , Hoze Meléndez, Pako Houston
Production Company: Specola , Cine Canibal
|Ricardo Silva y Omar Guzmán
Ricardo Silva (1984, Mexico) studied Sociology and has worked as a journalist with an interest in problems of violence. Silva made his first short film, Issbocet, in 2006. His feature film debut came eight years later with Navajazo (2014). Silva’s second feature film, William, the New Judo Master (20017), has its international premiere at IFFR and was made in collaboration with Omar Guzmán.
|Omar Guzmán started his career in film as an editor and is now internationally renowned for his work with a variety of directors. He’s been Ricardo Silva’s mentor for a decade and collaborated with him in Navajazo (2014) as editor and screenwriter. Guzmán’s directorial debut, William, the New Judo Master (2016), is another collaboration between him and Silva.|
William, the New Judo Master portrays the universe of an eternal being that exists within a lifecycle filled with disappointments and hopelessness. It’s the chronicle about the search for love and the fight against oblivion.
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Los Cabos International Film Festival