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Nocturno: Ghosts of the Sea in Port (Nocturno: Fantasmas de Mar en Puerto)

Part of the Documentaries Strand

Álvaro F. Pulpeiro

  • 15

  • 72 mins

  • 2017

  • Spain, Colombia

  • Spanish, Galician, Wolof

Mauro Recchi, Marina Moreira, Carmela Fernández, Iria Acevedo

  • Director of Photography: Mauricio Reyes Serrano

  • Editor: Gael Carballo, Rafa P. Fidalgo

  • Produced by: Laura Solano Ramírez, Víctor Paz Morandeira, Álvaro F. Pulpeiro

  • Music: Louis Dodd

  • Sound Production: Thomas Blazukas

Director Bio

Álvaro F. Pulpeiro

Álvaro F. Pulpeiro is a filmmaker based in Bogotá, Colombia. He wrote and directed Sol mihi semper Lucet (2015), a short documentary-poem. His first feature length film, Nocturno: Ghosts of the Sea in Port (2017), premiered at the FICX in Gijó. He is currently developing a project set in and around the Inuit communities of the Canadian Artic region of Baffin Island.

Body

The Spanish vessel ‘Ilha Brava’ arrives from the deep seas of the south Atlantic. 55 days at sea are interrupted by only five days docked in the port of Montevideo. The city exists as a hologram for the sailors, standing like a shadow behind the vessel that gives shelter. Men of diverse nationalities and religions, yet all share the same broken gaze, in which a dream of home absorbed through a screen is a haunting and entertaining presence during the long dead hours of waiting. 



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