A La Cantábrica

  • 80'
  • Argentina
  • 2012
They are 12 years old, the four friends from this sensitive debut film set in Buenos Aires in 1997. The enormous economic crisis facing Argentina at that time only plays a role in the background, because director Ezequiel Erriquez specifically chooses the perspective of his young protagonists.
We do, for instance, hear that the father of one of them is going abroad, looking for work. But Lola, Choco, Lija and Zota - like all 12-year-olds - are primarily interested in themselves and each other. Lola has her ballet lessons, Zota helps with the rehearsals for a play, performed by a group of blind actors. One day, the friends decide to go and play at La Cantábrica, a deserted factory that was recently shut.
The precise events of that fateful day are left unseen by the 26-year-old director, just as he also only shows fragments of everyday experiences. The film focuses on what the children experience, and after this day their lives will never be the same again.

Director
Ezequiel Erriquez
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
80'
Medium
HDcam
International title
To La Cantábrica
Language
Spanish
Producers
Guadalupe Gomez Mardaras, Vanina Schwemer
Production Company
Tres Jirafas Cine
Sales
Ezequiel Erriquez
Screenplay
Ezequiel Erriquez
Cinematography
Juan Ignacio Garay
Editor
Ezequiel Erriquez, Ezequiel Galli
Production Design
Guadalupe Gomez Mardaras
Sound Design
Hernán Tórtora
Music
Pablo Subatin
Cast
Matias Baez, Camila Zorzoli
Website
http://www.alacantabrica.blogspot.com