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Panamá I 2019 I 1h15 m I Drama

EFFNY2020 I NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE I IN COMPETITION

Spanish with English subtitles

Two Ecuadorian twenty-seven-year-olds, former high school classmates, run into each other by coincidence in Panama City in 1985. They haven’t seen each other since their graduation and, although quite close at that time, have followed opposite paths: Esteban works as a banker in Ecuador and is there for business, not always legitimate. Jose Luis presents himself as a journalist, but is really a member of guerrilla group Alfaro Vive Carajo, living in
clandestinity while preparing a new action in Ecuador: the kidnapping of a banker. Inspired on a true story.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Javier Izquierdo

 

Javier Izquierdo is screenwriter and director of the documentary
AUGUSTO SAN MIGUEL DIED YESTERDAY and the feature films A SECRET IN THE BOX (Best Latin American director and FIPRESCI prize in BAFICI 2017) and PANAMÁ. He is currently finishing the found-footage documentary BARAJAS (Nuevo Mariano Aguilera Prize 2017) and developing the feature film VOYAGE TO THE JUNGLE. He has taught screenwriting in the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona (UAB) and worked as investigator in the National
Cinematheque in Ecuador. For his film work, he has been invited
to participate in the Bolaño Professorship in Chile and the Oslo Art Biennalen in Norway.

Javier Izquierdo es el guionista y dirctor del documental AUGUSTO SAN MIGUEL HA MUERTO AYER y de la película UN SECRETO EN LA CAJA (Premio FIPRESCI a Mejor Director en el BAFICI 2017) y Panamá. Actualmente se encuentra terminando el documental Barajas (Premio Nuevo Mariano Aguilera 2017) y en el desarrollo de la película VIAJE A LA SELVA. Ha enseñado guión en la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) y ha trabajado como investigator en la Cinemateca Nacional del Ecuador. Por su primer trabajo fue invitado a participar en el profesorado Bolaño en Chile y el Oslo Art Biennalen en Noruega. 

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