En medio del laberinto

  • 65'
  • Peru
  • 2019

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.

Director
Salomón Pérez
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Peru
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
65'
Medium
DCP
International title
In the Middle of the Labyrinth
Language
Spanish
Producers
Salomón Pérez, Gilberths Martín Rebaza Ponce de León, Silvia Arellano
Sales
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