Archive Cinema City 2012.

Dress Rehearsal for Utopia

Ensayo Final Para Utopia

Genre: Documentary
Country: Spain
Year: 2012
Duration: 75 min

Director: Andrés Duque
Scenario: Andrés Duque

Programme selection: Educons Hungry Days

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The film starts as a trip from the film director to Mozambique where he is been searching for old films made there. However, strange premonitions make him sad. When it becomes apparent that his old father is seriously ill, he returns to his homeland Venezuela straight away. The film flows from the personal to a more overt interest in politics, representations of groups, political actions, collective, yet vintage and faded ideas of Utopia, back to the subject and the unchangeable fact of the finality of one’s life.


International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival Internacional de Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, La Casa Encendida Madrid, D’A Festival Internacional de Cinema d’autor de Barcelona


Born in Caracas, Duque studied journalism. In 2000, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he joined the Master of Creative Documentary at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He currently works as a filmmaker, programmer and teacher. In 2011, his film COLOR RUNAWAY DOG was shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival.


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