Ocaso

  • 80'
  • Chile
  • 2010
A butler in the mansion on a large estate tries to maintain the old days of glory by clinging to his daily routine. Earth, fire, water and air are the elements with which the old Rafael fills his life. He tends the earth, fills the water bottle, collects firewood and breathes life into the fire.
No single action is emphasised or more important than any other. In the meantime, building workers have appeared in the house; they talk softly in the background about the painting they have to do. Little by little, building materials are dragged into the house, heralding the approaching end of Rafael’s old life. Memory is all that remains in this empty space.
With calm, occasionally literally misty images, the Chilean director Théo Court, who grew up in Spain, shows how this man becomes a shadow in his own house and is forced to move. At the end of his life, he faces the start of an uncertain journey.

Director
Théo Court
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Chile, Dominican Republic
Production Year
2010
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
80'
Medium
HDcam
International title
Decline
Language
Spanish
Producers
Laura Amelia Guzmán Conde, Israel Cárdenas Ramírez, Oscar Bustamante
Production Companies
Aurora Dominicana, Bustamante Producciones
Sales
Aurora Dominicana
Screenplay
Théo Court
Cinematography
Mauro Herce
Editor
Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Production Design
Oscar Bustamante
Sound Design
Carlos Garcia
Cast
Rafael Vázquez
Local Distributor
Hubert Bals Fund
Website
https://www.auroradominicana.com/ocaso