Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine
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    Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine

    Chico Ventana También Quisiera Tener Un Submarino

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    Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines

    2020

    85 min

    • Spanish
    • Filipino

    Fantasy

    Aboard a cruise ship that coasts through Southern Latin America, a young sailor discovers a hallway that mysteriously leads to an apartment in Montevideo. Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres away, near a small rural village in Philippines, a group of peasants find an old abandoned storehouse in the expanse of a valley, assigning it supernatural powers.

    Awards

    • Tagesspiegel Readers' Award - Berlinale Forum

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Daniel Quiroga
    Noli Tobol
    Inés Bortagaray
    Screenplay
    Alex Piperno
    Cinematography
    Manuel Rebella
    Editing
    Karen Akerman
    Alex Piperno
    Alejo Santos

    Director's Statement

    As a Uruguayan living in Argentina, I frequently travel back to my country on a journey by ferry that lasts three hours. It is a passage between two parallel possibilities of worlds; what people know about me in Buenos Aires is unknown in Montevideo and vice versa. This situation made me feel, at least at first, strangely free and powerful at times, by not belonging anywhere. The ship works as an interval between these two possible worlds: the border between two places which never meet, but also the border between countless places that could meet. I had discovered that the ship was actually a mechanism with secret doors leading to several spaces that were both far away and contiguous at the same time. It was a fantastic, indeterminate zone.

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    Production
    LA POBLADORA CINE
    Production
    PELÍCANO CINE
    Production
    DESVIA
    Production
    BALDR FILM

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    Alex Piperno

    Alex Piperno

    Uruguay

    I have an interest in cinema from a poetic point of view, the relationship between materials that are unrelated.

    Alex Piperno was born in Montevideo in 1985 and studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. His short films were shown at festivals such as Cannes Critics’ Week, Bafici, Moscow, Huesca, Sao Paulo and Biarritz among others. WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE (2020) is his first feature film.

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