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Donkeyote

Part of the Documentaries Strand

Chico Pereira

  • U

  • 85 mins

  • 2017

  • Germany, UK, Spain

  • Spanish

Cast Paca Molera Pereira, Mamen Gómez Heredia, Manuel Molera Aparicio

  • Director of Photography: Julian Schwanitz

  • Editor: Nick Gibbon

  • Produced by: Sonja Henrici, Ingmar Trost

  • Screenplay by: Gabriel Molera, Chico Pereira, Manuel Pereira

  • Sound Production: René Peltsch

  • Audio Described: Yes

Director Bio

Chico Pereira

Director Bio

After several award-winning short fiction films, Chico Pereira (b. 1979 in Spain) moved towards documentary by devising minimalist narratives inspired by real-life characters and performed by them. As part of his research for the MFA Advanced Film Practice at Edinburgh Napier University, Chico started combining fiction and documentary film techniques. Donkeyote is his sophomore film.

Body

Spanish-born Chico Pereira constructs a contemplative study of his uncle whose wonderful spirit of adventure belies all of his 73 years. Manolo likes to wander the countryside with his donkey and dog by his side, but what happens when, against all advice, he decides to tackle one last, mighty trek? Fascinated by the space between documentary and fiction, Pereira constructs the bones of a narrative around which Manolo’s story unfolds, but as the journey progresses, family bonds reignite, providing a means of catharsis for both men.

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