Man on the Plain

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    Man on the Plain

    Hombre en la llanura

    Directed by

    Spain, Argentina

    2018

    76 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    A man moves slowly about his rundown house. He looks like the last man on earth. There are no traces of other human beings around him. As far as the eye can reach, there is not a sign of organized life around or near him. Everything seems to have barely survived a major catastrophe. But the man is completely unfazed. Even though he is completely alone, he keeps himself relentlessly busy. He does not look like desperate or even slightly worried. He keeps stoically about his business. Day after day. His only companions are his dogs who faithfully follow him around when he walks or does his daily chores. Sometimes he checks something on notebooks consumed by time. There are hints of a story buried deep in his distant gaze. But he will never give up his story or the reasons behind him living like a hermit on a plain. An existential philosophical thriller. Or maybe a documentary take on the post-atomic genre. Our nameless man is like an existential Mad Max. A film that displays an uncanny cinematic prowess of the finest kind.

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    Patricio Suarez

    Patricio Suarez

    Argentina

    Patricio Suárez was born in San Nicolás, province of Buenos Aires, the 14th of February of 1976. He studied cinematography in Cievyc (center of investigation in video and cinema) of Buenos Aires, and also film directing in the CECC (Catalunya Cinematographics Studies Center) in Spain. He developed his director career by making cultural documentaries, tv series and web docs. His most remarkable works for tv include LEITURAS (2015), a portrait of the most influential writers in Angola, and MAMA MUXIMA (2014), long feature documentary about the Virgin in the town of Muxima.