La bala de Sandoval

  • 18'
  • Ecuador
  • 2019
A near-death experience can be a Rorschach test for how much weight we place on coincidence. Two such incidents would make anyone consider the existence of fate. Jean-Jacques Martinod’s camera finds quiet contemplation in a tropical rainforest in Ecuador, while we hear death-defying Isidro Varga (and his brother) recollect the times when a bullet and a broken bottle nearly ended his life. The tone of Martinod's film hovers between carefree nonchalance and pensive caution: as if to say that chance and destiny are unexpected neighbours.
Director
Jean-Jacques Martinod
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Ecuador
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
18'
Medium
DCP
International title
Sandoval's Bullet
Language
Spanish
Producer
Jean-Jacques Martinod
Sales
Jean-Jacques Martinod
Cinematography
Jean-Jacques Martinod
Editor
Jean-Jacques Martinod
Sound Design
Alex Lane, Jean-Jacques Martinod
Website
https://jjmartinod.com