The Objects' Statement

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    The Objects' Statement

    La declaración de los objetos

    Directed by

    Chile, Spain

    2015

    95 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Everything changes the day Sofía decides to admit her relationship with Paloma. Behind her parent’s supposed acceptance lies a plan to guide her daughter back to heterosexuality. And behind the couple’s caring and supportive facade lies the abuse and instability that will take them to the limit.

    Credits

    Cast
    Xoana Baz
    Aroa Berjón
    Mayka Arias
    Alfredo Rodríguez
    Tony Salgado
    Soraya Paradela
    María Salgueiro
    Olga González Vilas
    Screenplay
    Cristóbal Arteaga Rozas
    Cinematography
    Pablo Kaufmann
    Editing
    Julián Maguna

    Director's Statement

    This is a film that condemns abuse. It has been built on the concepts of invisible privacy and legal vacuums. Outside the privacy of our home, we all wear a mask, a social identity meticulously designed for the occasion, whatever you may call it: to please, intimidate or surprise others, to be accepted by other people, etc. We can “wear” it for long periods of time. It is versatile, subtly modifiable and even interchangeable. It is a mechanism derived from our own humanity that comes from our “social” and “adaptive” element. But, what happens when we are behind closed doors, inside our space? It is exactly here where our true identity appears; in the whole sense of the word, with all its virtues and vices, with all its greatness and smallness. The most sublime and the lowest things. That is what this films is about.

    Production
    NINOS GRANDES
    Cristóbal  Arteaga Rozas

    Cristóbal Arteaga Rozas

    Chile

    Cristobal Arteaga Rozas worked for several years as an advertising copywriter in different Chilean and Spanish companies. Seven years ago, he studied screenwriting at the Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile). Since then, he has written several feature films. In 2008 and 2009, he obtained the Chilean script development fund with the feature films: MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES PARA OLVIDAR (INSTRUCTION MANUAL TO FORGET) and TE INVITO A MI FUNERAL (I INVITE YOU TO MY FUNERAL), both of them co-written with Álvaro Becker and advised by Julio Rojas and Coral Cruz. In 2010, he wrote the feature films: DIEZ ANOS Y UN DIA (TEN YEARS AND ONE DAY) and CONSTRUCCION DE UN SONIDO (CONSTRUCTION OF A SOUND). In 2011 he moved to Madrid, where he studied film direction and screenwriting at the Instituto del Cine de Madrid (Cinema Institute of Madrid). There, he made several shorts and wrote and filmed FARO SIN ISLA (LIGHTHOUSE WITHOUT ISLAND), his first feature film, 100% independent, which traveled around different festivals worldwide. EL TRISTE OLOR DE LA CARNE (THE SAD SMELL OF FLESH) was his second feature film. In 2015 he wrote, directed and produced his third film AVE Y NADA. THE OBJECT'S STATEMENTS is his fourth full-length film, of which he is the screenwriter, director and executive producer.

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