By Sol CIFUENTES, Maximiliano MONZÓN


Documentary - Post-Production 2016

Old Devil was supposed to be a family road movie. But the film’s shooting turns out a failure. The relationship of its co-directors, Max and Sol, falls apart. In front of the cameras.
Now they must edit the film… Will they be able to make their different viewpoints coexist in one movie?

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FIDBA 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
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    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sol CIFUENTES, Maximiliano MONZÓN
    • Producer(s)
    • Pablo ROBERT, Christoph BEHL
    • Synopsis
    • The story of the failed shooting of the documentary “Old Devil” is told from two perspectives: the different points of view of its directors, Sol an Max, who were a couple at the time.
      “Old Devil” was going to be the story of Sol’s grandfather, returning to his birthplace in Santiago del Estero, for the first time in 70 years.
      Sol and Max would get on the road along with Sol’s father, Néstor; and her grandfather, José; in order to film every detail of the trip.
      The story was supposed to be a family road movie. The trip went well, and though they didn’t found everything they were expecting, her grandfather finally returned to the house where he was born, and lived the experience with real emotion.
      The footage was kept safe, without any editing.
      Two years later, Max and Sol managed to involve a production company in the project. Then, with a little more money, they decided to re-shoot the whole movie, traveling again to Santiago del Estero. But this time, with a better crew, a script, and Sol and Maxi as co-directors.
      This second shooting turns out a failure. The scenes in the script won’t work out. The cast is tired, and what’s worst: the relationship between Max and Sol falls apart. In front of the cameras.
      With this new footage, they must now edit the film… But each one of them makes its own interpretation, telling his/her point of view of the whole process that ended in the break-up.
      “Old Devil” is the challenge of making their different viewpoints coexist in one movie.
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