Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Young Peruvian Alejandro Small depicts the world of teenagers with a loving and intimate eye. Five teenagers wander around town while conversing and listening to music. Moving through the city is also moving through adolescence: the bridges, the merry-go-rounds, the childhood games, and the streets are also protagonists. These young people’s current situation is the one of Lima, with its wandering and passage of time. Shot without a previously written script, Microbus distills a natural feel in its dialogues, in the way bodies displace through the city, and in the spontaneity of an occasional fight. The constantly moving hand-held camera accompanies these constantly moving bodies –these bodies are young, desirous and desirable, talkative, contentious, and always have headphones on, an unequivocal sign of contemporary adolescence. The sound design is exceptional: the voices doesn’t match the pictures, the faces speak off-frame. And the final sequence glitters, as does the film’s score and the bodies of those kids, who climb on that imaginary and personal microbus. MG

Section: Panorama
Thursday 16 - 17:25 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 2
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Saturday 18 - 14 h
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Wendsday 22 - 20 h
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English title: Public Transport
Year: 2014
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 44
Seconds: 0


D, E, DA: Alejandro Small  

G: Alejandro Small, Jorge Ossio Seminario, Paulo Pereyra  

F: César Fe  

S: Tomás Gistau Soldi  

M: Turbopótamos

P: Cynthia Castillo  

PE: Alejandro Small  

CP: Gallinazos Cine  


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Alejandro Small Perú

Born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1991, he studied Communication Sciences at the University of Lima. His short films Lisandro y el amor (2011), Microbús (2013) and SOPLA! (2014) were awarded at Peru’s National Short Film Contest. He’s currently developing the script for his first feature-length film.

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