Costa Dulce

  • 75'
  • Paraguay
  • 2013
In a small village in Paraguay, odd-job man David is looking after the house of someone who has gone abroad. When a large, long package is delivered one day, David can’t suppress his curiosity. It turns out that it contains a metal detector. David, who is short of cash, immediately jumps in with both feet.
Like many other Guaraní, David believes in the ‘myth of the hidden gold’. The bloody War of the Triple Alliance (1865-1870) cost the lives of more than half the population of Paraguay. Many are supposed to have buried their jewels and other valuables before they fled or died; fortune hunters are still digging to find them. But David’s quest only leads to insanity and doom.
Rotterdam-based director Enrique Collar again returned to his homeland for his third feature. His background as a painter is obvious in the meticulous compositions; the beautiful camerawork sometimes looks documentary, occasionally lyrical and poetic.
Director
Enrique Collar
Premiere
European premiere
Countries of production
Paraguay, Netherlands
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
75'
Medium
DCP
Language
Guarani
Producers
Enrique Collar, Andre Schreuders
Production Companies
AreachikaCine, AS Film
Sales
Enrique Collar
Screenplay
Enrique Collar, Juan Marin
Cinematography
Christian Núñez
Editor
Andre Schreuders
Production Design
Nelson Silva
Sound Design
Magali Apodaca
Cast
Christian Riveros, Eladia Vázquez
Website
https://costadulce.wordpress.com