Niñato
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    Niñato

    Directed by

    Spain

    2017

    72 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    Jobless and with no prospects, "Niñato" (Kid) lives with his parents and makes hip-hop music. He lives life on the outskirts. But he is 34 years old and has 3 children to bring up. Time goes by, the kids are growing up and "Niñato" carries on, making music and looking after the children, without worrying too much about his future. Oro, the smallest one, not too motivated at school, will demand more attention and drive "Niñato" to face his own conflicts.

    Awards

    • Most Innovative First Film - Visions du Réel
    • Best Film - BAFICI
    • New Waves Best Film Award - Seville EFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Adrián Orr
    Cinematography
    Adrián Orr
    Editing
    Ana Pfaff

    Director's Statement

    David aka “Niñato” is one of my best friends. We used to play in the same hip- hop band when we were teenagers. I always admired how he kept intact his passion to make music year after year, even when he became a father. The same passion that he has when he ´s with the kids. I have filmed the dichotomy between these two passions of Niñato: being a father and intending to continue living his adolescent self.

    I witnessed a long process of teaching and learning between David and the children, mostly “Oro”(the young one). I filmed how small gestures, few words in the past, acquire relevance in the present and are projected into the future. And I show it in a continuous line of time. I´ve positioned the viewer as a witness in real time of how David is learning to teach, is learning to motivate the children to keep working and have dreams even when his have not come true.

    Production
    PC & NEW FOLDER STUDIOS SPAIN

    Press

    An intimate and compassionate documentary.

    Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

    Adrián Orr

    Adrián Orr

    Spain

    Adrián ORR (1981, Spain) holds a MFA in Media Communication and studied at the Lisbon Cinema School. He was assistant director for feature films and makes short films that have been shown worldwide. His short film GENTLEMEN (2011) was nominated for Best European Film at the International Short Film Festival Nijmegen. His short film GOOD MORNING RESISTANCE won numerous awards in festivals around the world.

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