Dirección: Nora Salgado
Edición: Iván Mora Manzano
Producción: José Bruzzone (TTN Titan, VerdePerrroVerde)
Sonido: Esteban Brauer
Fotografía: Favio Paúl Gallegos Naranjo
Música: Iván Mora Manzano
Torero (Bullfighter) I 2018 I 1 h 20 m I Documentary
EFFNY2018 I NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE I BEST FILM AUDIENCE AWARD I HONORABLE JURY MENTION
Spanish with English subtitles
Mariano Cruz Ordóñez is an Ecuadorian bullfighter who is in mid-life and at the end of his artistic career. He was a renowned bullfighter in Ecuador, performing at major venues worldwide and living a life of fame and glory.
The years have passed and new restrictions against bullfighting have taken place. Mariano’s triumphs are a thing of the past and today he must face new adverse circumstances: he has three daughters who are the all consuming concern of his life, but he is forced to separate from them in search of a new path to move forward in his life.
This is the story of a hero who struggles to achieve his dreams and the story of a child who doesn’t want to grow up. In this documentary we take another look at the world of bullfighting, in which we feel the struggle between dreams and awareness, between light and shadow, between life and death; we experience the world of an artist.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Nora Salgado is a graphic designer who has won two Condor Awards and other graphic design awards. She has taught at the Universidad Casa Grande in Guayaquil, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She has worked in production, editing, and design of various books, has produced some fifty TV commercials, and was the producer of the feature film, Tierra de Serpientes.