Ricardo Bär
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    Ricardo Bär

    Directed by

    Argentina

    2013

    92 min

    • Spanish
    • German
    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    BAFICI

    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.

    Awards

    • First Film Prize Mention - FID Marseille

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ricardo Bär
    Inés Bär
    Samuel Bär
    Diego Littmann
    Fabio Fiebke
    Pastor Carlos Zeitler
    Cinematography
    Lucas Gaynor
    Editing
    Felipe Guerrero
    Production
    SUBTERRANEA FILMS
    Production
    GERARDO NAUMANN
    Production
    NELE WOHLATZ

    Press

    Compellingly multi-layered documentary finds fresh angles on contemporary religious faith.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Gerardo Naumann

    Gerardo Naumann

    Argentina

    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.

    Selected Filmography

    Nele  Wohlatz

    Nele Wohlatz

    Germany

    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).

    Selected Filmography