Agujero negro (Black Hole) I 2017 I 1 h 42 m I Narrative
EFFNY2018 I NEW YORK PREMIERE I BEST FILM JURY AWARD
Spanish with English subtitles
Between the temptation of the new and the familiarity of the old, Victor must make a decision.
The life of 30-year-old Víctor takes an unexpected turn when his live-in girlfriend Marcela announces her pregnancy. Instead of taking responsibility and assuming his role as a soon-to-be-father, Víctor spirals into a second adolescence when he meets Valentina, the bright but defiant 16-year-old girl who lives next door. As Marcela’s belly grows, the distance between her and Víctor increases, and Víctor seems to be digging himself into a black hole.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Diego Araujo was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1975. In 1998 he received a scholarship to study for a Masters Degree in Screenwriting at the University of Bergen, Norway, and later got an MFA in Film Production at Florida State University. He worked as an editor for several years in New York while developing the script for Feriado. In 2012 he won the Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Voces award, and the same year returned to Ecuador to start production of Feriado, his debut feature.