Chico PEREIRA (1979, Spain) grew up in Almadén and was educated in Film and Media at the Scottish Screen Academy in Edinburgh. After making several short films he had his feature-length debut with his graduation project Pablo’s Winter, about a retired mineworker. The documentary won several prizes at IDFA and Leipzig DOK festival. Donkeyote (2017) is again situated in Pereira’s country of birth, with another wilful elderly man as the main character.
The Way to Macondo (2009, short), Disco (2011, short), Polaris (2012, short doc), Pablo’s Winter (2012, doc), Donkeyote (2017, doc)
Chico Pereira at IFFR
Manolo wants to walk the Trail of Tears, the route used during the forced removal of Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma. But the 73-year-old Andalusian has chronic arthritis, speaks no English and more importantly: how will he get his trusty donkey into the US – and cure its fear of water? An ode to intransigence and friendship. Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.