Almamater
ALMAmATER

 Emanuele Giusto  Carlos  Tejeda  2014 10 min Spain Fiction  Terror 


ALMAmATER
Did you ever feel alone?

Fear. Something as inherent in human beings that is apparent in the childhood. As the two children of The Night of the Hunter (Charles... [+]


10

No dialogues



Frames



Drama  Horror  Reality Recorder  Thriller 

Childhood  Death  Other  Loneliness 



ALMAmATER
Did you ever feel alone?

Fear. Something as inherent in human beings that is apparent in the childhood. As the two children of The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) at the disturbing presence of the false preacher whose knuckles of both hands have written separately the words love and hate. A binomial floating in the atmosphere ALMAmATER. A silent scream that seems to be invisible to others but the little girl materializes through gesture, drawing, eyes, as when she contemplates the drop in a glass in a tarkovskian sequence. The girl rebels against the world to imagine and create a new one, for fear of being displaced from its tiny microcosm that for her is the center of the universe, which gives her security.

But there is no intention to give an explanation, although the film is based on a true story and show some facts from the perspective of the documentary. The human being is a complex entity which does not enter the world of logic. Therefore, the camera is limited to only capture what happens in that atmosphere permeated with emotions, watching his protagonist, but also objects, her objects, reflections of his physical existence, as made clear John Huston in “Dubliners” (1987), when the old woman sings a song and he shows while she sings, the goods that have been part of her life, the only visible evidence that defines her biography. These ideas and many more are floating in the images of ALMAmATER, but they are issues that have been left open, for everyone to draw their own conclusions. As Luis Buñuel they said in his book "My Last Sigh", when asked in a press conference that was what the box contained an oriental group of girls brothel: each viewer must interpret in his own way.


Cast & Crew:


Director Emanuele Giusto 
Director Carlos  Tejeda 
Producer Emanuele Giusto Kantfish.com 
Directora de Arte Ana Cecilia Tejeda
Music soundtrack Antonio Lo Riso



10 Prizes & Selections:

Apr 2016 - Festival Parachute Light Zero

Dec 2015 - Tyre International Short Film Festival

Nov 2015 - Certame de Curtametraxes Armadi

Oct 2015 - FESTIVAL ENMUT

Oct 2015 - Los Angeles CineFest (Online)

Apr 2015 - Three City Film Festival New York - Los Angeles - Santo Domingo

Oct 2014 - PETALUMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 2014 - QUEEN CITY FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 2014 - #Voff International Film Festival "Be afraid. Be VERY afraid"

Jun 2014 - Casa Encendida Madrid







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