Dark Skull

Viejo Calavera

Showtimes

Total duration with accompanying short is 104 minutes.

Synopsis

Set in the fields and villages of the bleak Bolivian mining capital Huanuni, Dark Skull is a stark yet dreamlike neo-realist film engulfed with an atmosphere unlike any other. Mamami’s life revolves around petty crime, drinks and drugs – a teenager so removed from sobriety spending a life of listless wandering and sleeping. Upon the death of his father, Mamami is taken in by his godfather and finds himself replacing his father’s position in the mine. Soon he finds out a dark secret linking his father’s death to his godfather, a situation that soon explodes during a company outing.

Dark Skull is a film powerfully mounted with the performances of its non-actors. The camera roves between the lines of documentary and fiction, capturing the gravity of the shadowy landscapes and the greasy mechanical movements of the mine to hypnotic effect.

Dark Skull will be screened together with Enterprisse. Total duration is 104 minutes.

Credits

  • web-101-darkskull-director Kiro Russo, born in 1984, is a director, producer and screenwriter based in La Paz Bolivia. He studied Film Directing at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, and is a member of Socavón Cine, a Bolivian film collective. His shorts include Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012), New Life (2015) and Beast (2015). Dark Skull is his first feature.
  • Kiro Russo, Pablo Paniagua, Gilmar Gonzales
  • Kiro Russo, Gilmar Gonzales
  • Julio Cesar Ticona, Narciso Choquecallata, Anastasia Daza Lopez
  • Socavón Cine - info@socavoncine.com

Enterprisse

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Synopsis

A montage of the city shot on Super 8mm. Bringing to mind Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, Enterprisse captures the flow of activity that unfolds in a city, framed with a keen sense of poetry that emerges from the juxtaposition of machinic and human movement.

Credits

  • web-101-darkskull-director Kiro Russo, born in 1984, is a director, producer and screenwriter based in La Paz Bolivia. He studied Film Directing at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, and is a member of Socavón Cine, a Bolivian film collective. His shorts include Enterprisse (2010), Juku (2012), New Life (2015) and Beast (2015). Dark Skull is his first feature.

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