Hanging out at the skatepark, studying videos of the trick he wants to learn (frontside tailslide), a punk show now and then: taciturn teen Renzo’s life is uneventful until he meets Zoe, a girl who hangs about just as vacantly in the streets of Trujillo, Peru and loves drawing antennas.

Salomón Pérez’s En medio del laberinto is an energetic coming-of-age film set in a Peru generally unseen. The debuting director returned to his home town after studying film in Switzerland and based the script on his own teen experiences. His film is a slice of life. The disarming lead is shot as if in a documentary, in 4:3 format, which lends it something nostalgic, dreamy. While Renzo gingerly reaches out, Pérez depicts the surroundings more and more through Zoe's eyes. The increasingly noticeable antennas open up a new world for Renzo.

Screenings

  • Mon 27 Jan Cinerama 2
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  • Tue 28 Jan Pathé 6
    With Q&A
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  • Wed 29 Jan LantarenVenster 2
    Prelude: Oú en êtes-vous, Teresa Villaverde? + With Q&A
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  • Thu 30 Jan Cinerama 6
    Prelude: Oú en êtes-vous, Teresa Villaverde? + With Q&A
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  • Fri 31 Jan Pathé 2
    Prelude: Oú en êtes-vous, Teresa Villaverde? + With Q&A
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International title
In the Middle of the Labyrinth
Filmmaker
Salomón Pérez
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Peru
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
65’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Salomón Pérez, Gilberths Martín Rebaza Ponce de León, Silvia Arellano
Sales
Salomón Pérez
Writer
Salomón Pérez
Cinematography
Gilberths Martín Rebaza Ponce de León
Editor
Salomón Pérez
Production Design
Salomón Pérez
Music
Salomón Pérez
Cast
Renzo Mada, Astrid Casos Portocarrero, Pablo Ramirez, Junny Ynoquio, Fernando Bacilio