RICARDO BAR is the name of Ricardo Bär (22), a young man who lives with his family in a little farm, in the border of Brazil and Argentina. There’s mainly the jungle and the settlers, descendants of German immigrants. Ricardo doesn’t want to inherit his father’s land; he wants to become a pastor. Problems begin when Ricardo and the community tell the directors to stop shooting and leave. From that moment on Ricardo Bär tells two stories: one about a deal, the directors’ offer to Ricardo in order to be able to shoot the film, and the other about Ricardo’s life at this moment, his reaction to the director’s offer, reenacted for the camera.
- First Film Prize Mention - FID Marseille
- Ricardo Bär
- Inés Bär
- Samuel Bär
- Diego Littmann
- Fabio Fiebke
- Pastor Carlos Zeitler
- Lucas Gaynor
- Felipe Guerrero
- SUBTERRANEA FILMS
- GERARDO NAUMANN
- NELE WOHLATZ
Compellingly multi-layered documentary finds fresh angles on contemporary religious faith.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1974, he studied Communications Sciences at the UBA. He directed several theater plays, including Emily, Una obra útil and La fábrica. He co-directed the short NOVIOS DEL CAMPO (Bafici ‘09) with Wohlatz.
We cannot really know who we are, and therefore I prefer it when actors don’t try and interpret their role as such — I feel cheated sometimes by over-explanation. It’s much more intriguing not to explain everything.
Born in Hannover, Germany, in 1982, Nele Wohlatz studied Set Designing at the HfG Karlsruhe in that country. She directed the short film COUNTRYSIDE LOVERS (2009) and the feature-length film RICARDO BÄR (2013) with Gerardo Naumann. They were followed by THE PERFECT BACKPACK (2014) and THE FUTURE PERFECT (2016), Best First Feature at FF Locarno and New Auteurs Grand Jury Award at the AFI FEST. Recently she has directed THREE SENTENCES FOR ARGENTINA, included in the Argentinian collective work INTERVENED EVENTS (2016).