The disappearance of Juan is an excuse to tell the story of each member of a group of friends. With a slight, everyday comedic tone, this drama tries to reflect the collective unconscious of a generation youngsters from the city of Puerto Madryn.
Set in Puerto Madryn and far from whale watches, this first feature presents a carefree generation of locals living the day-to-day, without many projects ahead of them. With a cast that combines professional and non-professional actors, the film, which stands out for the way it’s directed, tells of the different interpersonal relationships among a group of friends: their romances, jealousy, competitiveness, courtships, fights and disappointments, articulating great moments of humor –built from some memorable dialogue– with others of a sharp tone, in which a critical point of view appears to reflect on serious generational and contextual issues. Consistent with the perspective brought forward throughout its narrative, and as the title foreshadows, Juan, the young protagonist, will face a dramatic outcome. VB
D, G: Felipe Bergaño F: Nicolás Vallejo E: Daniela Benedetti DA: Estefania Riosa, Victoria Luro S: Gonzalo Komel P: Alexan Sarikamichian CP: Universidad del Cine, Magenta Films, Viento a Favor I: Benjamín Coelho, Sofía Brito, Federico Mosquera, Luci Bogado, Pilar Firdman
Magenta Films. Juan Diego Puentes, Nicolás Vallejo T +54 11 3666 2681 E firstname.lastname@example.org W facebook.com/juanmeisenhamuerto
He was born in Buga Valle del Cauca, Colombia, in 1990. He finished his studies at the Universidad del Cine as professor in filmmaking. Juan Meisen Is Dead is his first feature as a director.