CHAU PELADO

By Miguel PRESNO

WELTFILM GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

The journey of author Miguel, searching for the puzzle pieces of his father’s life – and of his own identity as a son of exiled uruguayan parents.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Family
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, URUGUAY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, CATALAN
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Miguel PRESNO
    • Writer(s)
    • Miguel PRESNO
    • Producer(s)
    • Kristina KONRAD (weltfilm GmbH), Natacha LÓPEZ (Lavorágine films)
    • Synopsis
    • Author Miguel inherits a box containing some objects: photos, drawings, newspapers, a pistol… documents that tell of the life and the hidden feelings of the father he barely knew. This will be the trigger to begin this film.
      Luis Presno, el Pelado, belonged to a generation having put their lives on the line for their ideals and values during the South American dictatorships of the 70’s. This dreamer, who lived for his anarchist ideas was unable to care for his five children who were raised by different mothers. So Miguel’s quest leads him to Sweden, where he reunites with his siblings. The search for his father's life becomes more and more a search for his own identity.
      The film combines archival footage, meetings, and different places(Montevideo, Barcelona, Stockholm, Berlin) with an inner monologue and thus becomes an exceptional testimony of a young man grew up in exile who is finally confronted with his homeland and his parent’s generation.
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