Blanco en Blanco

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    Blanco en Blanco

    Directed by

    Spain, Chile, France, Germany

    2019

    100 min

    • English
    • Spanish

    Drama

    In the prelude to the twentieth century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a violent, unforgiving place, to photograph the wedding of a powerful landowner named Mr. Porter. His future wife, still a child, becomes an obsession for Pedro. In an attempt to capture her beauty he betrays the forces of power that dominate these lands. His betrayal is discovered and he is punished. Unable to escape, Pedro is instead forced to become a complicit participant in a new society being built through the genocide of the Selknam people.

    Awards

    • Orizzonti Award for Best Director, FIPRESCI Award, HRNs Award Special Prize for Human Rights, HFPA Award - Venice IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Alfredo Castro
    Lars Rudolph
    Lola Rubio
    Esther Vega
    Alejandro Goic
    Ignacio Ceruti
    Screenplay
    Théo Court
    Samuel Delgado
    Cinematography
    José Alayón
    Editing
    Manuel Muñoz Ruiz
    Music
    Jonay Armas

    Director's Statement

    When I first saw the photographs of a massacre of the Selknam people perpetrated by Julius Popper in Tierra del Fuego, I was filled with questions: Who took these photographs? Who took part, as an unseen voyeur, in these events? The land was the next thing that caught my attention: an area full of vast, infinite plains, a site marked by barbarism and survival in extreme conditions. Absentee landlords who financed the forceable settlement of colonies, the intrinsic barbarity of an organised and legitimatised ‘modern’ society. Within this universe I attempted to create a way of representing this uncomfortable, contradictory, and disturbing grey area.

    Production
    POMME HURLANTE FILMS
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Théo Court

    Théo Court

    Chile

    Born in Ibiza in 1980 from Chilean parents, Théo Court lived 16 years in Madrid before moving to the Chilean countryside. In 1999 he studied photography at the School of Professional Photography EFTI, in Madrid. In 2000 he moved back to Chile where he began his film studies at the Universidad Arcis in Santiago de Chile. He attended the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, in Cuba from 2002 to 2004. His latest film WHITE ON WHITE (2019) has premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.