Holiday

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    Holiday

    Feriado

    Directed by

    Ecuador, Argentina

    2014

    82 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    In 1999, Ecuador’s banking system collapsed in the wake of a corruption scandal. These events provide the historical context for sixteen-year-old Juan Pablo’s enforced sojourn with his rich uncle and his family. Pensive Juan has absolutely no use for either this corrupt banker who has withdrawn to his refuge in the Andes, or his ignorant sons. One night he observes his uncle’s cronies brutally mishandling a man they discover tampering with their cars. After Juan Pablo helps one of the victim’s companions to escape, the pair soon discovers they have more in common than this incident. The young man, Juano, comes from the pueblo nearby, rides an old motorbike and earns a living repairing tyres. He also likes listening to heavy metal. Juan Pablo finds the courage to pursue his hitherto unknown feelings for this attractive boy, even though he has no idea if his feelings are reciprocated. Weeks go by. These are turbulent times – and not just for the country, for Juan Pablo himself things are beginning to falter.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Juan Manuel Arregui
    Diego Andrés Paredes
    Screenplay
    Diego Araujo
    Cinematography
    Magela Crosignani
    Editing
    Julián Giulianelli
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    LUNAFILMS AUDIOVISUAL

    Press

    Diego Araujo does show great promise as a writer and director.

    Mark Saldana, True View Reviews

    Diego Araujo

    Diego Araujo

    Ecuador

    Born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1975. In 1998 he got a scholarship to study a Master in Screenwriting at the University of Bergen, Norway, and afterwards he went to Florida to get an MFA in Film Production at Florida State University. He worked as an editor for several years in New York while he developed the script for FERIADO. In 2012 he won the Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Voces award and the same year he returned to Ecuador to start making FERIADO, his debut feature. FERIADO had its world premiere in 2014 in Berlinale.