Of Men and Beasts

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    Of Men and Beasts

    De hombres y bestias

    Directed by

    Mexico

    2014

    30 min

    • Spanish

    Drama, Short

    Ramon is a young man with slight mental retardation. He works and lives at a place that breeds pigs and also helps to watch over grazing cows in the countryside. But today is different. Ramon's mother has died. He will try to keep this a secret at any cost while he decides what to do with the body.

    Awards

    • Studio 5 de Mayo Special Award - Morelia IFF
    • Special Mention (International Short Film) - Geneva IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ramon Veloz Rodea
    Luis Angel Pallares
    Roberto Uribe
    Cesar Arellano
    Marco Flores
    Alejandra Luna Basurto
    Alfredo Villalobos
    Augusto Luna Basturo
    Leticia Limon
    Screenplay
    Uribe Nares Irving
    Cinematography
    Eva Villaseñor
    Editing
    Berenice Álvarez
    Irving Uribe Nares
    Music
    Hugo Soriano
    Javier Ortiz
    Production
    ACTIVA CINEMA
    Irving Uribe Nares

    Irving Uribe Nares

    Mexico

    Born January 1988 in Mexico City, Irving currently resides in the municipality of Ecatepec, State of Mexico, which he defines as "the inspiring source of everything, the multiplicity of feelings in every corner". He participated in the editing of the short film by Amat Escalante, EL CURA NICOLAS COLGADO, which was part of the collaborative work REVOLUCION (2010), presented at the 8th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and selected for the 49th Critics’ Week at Cannes. The film won the Abrazo award for Best Feature Film and the French Union of Film Critics Award at the 19th Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema and Cultures, France. He competed as director at the 8th FICM with this short fiction film GAZA (2010), which was also part of the Official Selection at the Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF), Iraq; of the 13th Irish Latin American Film Festival (ILAFF), Ireland; and the 13th International Film Festival of Santa Fe de Antioquía, Colombia. He participated with his short fiction film UN LUGAR EN EL OCEANO (2012) in the 18th San Giò Verona Video Festival, Italy; the 8th International Film Festival of Pasto (FICPA), Bogotá, Colombia; and the Short Film Market at the 27th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, among others. He also worked in the art department of HELL (2013), by Amat Escalante, which was presented at the 11th FICM and won the Best Director award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, France. His short fiction film DE HOMBRES Y BESTIAS / OF MEN AND BEASTS (2014) won the Studio 5 de Mayo Special Award at the 12th FICM.