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Documentary - Completed 2015

Tomas Astudillo followed the Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa during the 42 days of campaigning that preceded his re-election as head of the country for the third consecutive time. The “mise en scène” with a political agenda is the real story of this film, which is also a meditation via direct cinema on a collective neurosis: the tenacious belief in the right man.

& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
Video Library
Visions du Réel 2015
Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages
DocMontevideo 2015
Semana del Documental
EDOC 2015
Semana de Encuentros del Otro Cine
Muestra de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala 2015
Muestra de Derechos Humanos de Guatemala
1001 International Documentary Film 2015
Selección Oficial
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomás ASTUDILLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Javier IZQUIERDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomas ASTUDILLO (Ostinato Cine)
    • Synopsis
    • 17th February 2013, Rafael Correa wins the elections and becomes President of Ecuador for the 3rd time. 42 days prior, he sails on an epic campaign of echoing songs, speeches and interviews for weeks on end as he tours the country with his team, always saying yes to a handshake or a picture when surfing a crowd of future voters.

      The camera achieves to set itself behind-the-scene when he travels and at rally frenzy time-outs, searching to capture that odd inhibited instant where nothing is under control any more. Once caught, it unveils the duality of being a public figure, emerging through a display of actions, gestures, words and looks that, while hidden, always remain in sight for those who search.

      In a campaign-distant black & white, the film takes a step back from the power's vain representation and disengages from the sarcastic ways of the media. Apart from being a historical document, it invites us to reflect on the country's contemporary way of doing politics and its "mise-en-scene".