This Film Is About Me

    • Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
    • Spain
    • 2019
    • 61 min
    • Dutch Premiere
    • Paradocs, Focus: The Villain
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    Renata sees it clearly: this film is about her. It’s about her personality, her charisma, her poetry and her unpredictability. It’s very much not about her crime or punishment—Renata is in jail for a brutal murder she committed many years ago.

    Immediately upon meeting her, director Alexis Delgado Búrdalo knew that Renata had to be the protagonist in his debut film. For him, it’s the same as what a painter once said to Renata: “Every time I think I've caught you, I discover something new in you.” His contagious fascination for the woman is evident in every image—her magnetic face often fills the screen completely.

    Búrdalo wants to film Renata, and she in turn enjoys being his protagonist. As the film unfolds, the director also becomes a player. While he’s making an intimate portrait about Renata, he also shows how it all came about. The interplay between filmmaker and subject are exposed as an intriguing negotiation.

    Credits

    • 61 min
    • color / black and white
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English, German, Spanish
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
    Production
    Jose A. Alayón for El Viaje Films, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo for ADBfilm, Irene M. Borrego for 59 en Conserva, Luis Renart / Canary Islands Connection
    Executive producer
    Jose A. Alayón, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Irene M. Borrego, Luis Renart
    Cinematography
    Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
    Editing
    Manuel Muñoz Rivas
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    IDFA history

    2019
    Dutch Premiere
    Paradocs
    Focus: The Villain

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