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El Father Plays Himself

Mo Scarpelli / VE, GB, US, IT, 2020 / 105 min.

Documentary maker Mo Scarpelli followed a father and his director son on a shoot deep in the Venezuelan jungle. Scarpelli explores the father-son dynamics, shifting from explosive to enviably intimate and back again, with a sharp eye for detail and emotion.

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“Riveting intensity... a tantalizing house of mirrors. (Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter)

“A deeply human portrayal (Emiliano Granada, Variety)

“An extreme “making-of” in the tradition of Les Blank”s Burden of Dreams… a richly textured experience (Jonathan Romney, Screen International)

Details

Director

Mo Scarpelli

Production year

2020

Country

VE, GB, US, IT

Original title

El Father Plays Himself

Length

105 min.

Language

Spanish

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