JUANICAS

By Karina GARCIA CASANOVA

EYESTEELFILM - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, CANADA / PROD

Family - Completed 2015

Filmed across a span of over ten years, JUANICAS evokes the difficult relationships between the filmmaker and her mother and brother, both of whom suffer from bipolar disorder.

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& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH-CANADIAN, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karina GARCIA CASANOVA
    • Writer(s)
    • Karina GARCIA CASANOVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Bob MOORE (EYESTEELFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • This autobiographical first film is a heartbreaking chronicle of a family struggling with rootlessness and mental illness. When she learns that her brother Juan has returned to Quebec after spending some time in their birthplace, Mexico, Karina Garcia Casanova decides to film him. Her purpose is clear from the start: she is not interested in home movies, she is going to make a real film. And her project quickly takes a dramatic turn when Juan suffers a relapse into a desperate bout of depression and paranoia. It is not unusual for a first film to come out of a very personal journey; but rare are those that demonstrate such mature introspection. Here, cinema is nothing less than an essential tool for reconstructing the self. (Bruno Dequen, RIDM)
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