SAMSON

SANSÓN

By Pável QUEVEDO ULLAURI

ALQUIMIA AUDIOVISUAL - as PROD / FIN

Drama - Pre-Production 2017

IBERMEDIA COPRODUCTION FUND/ CNCINE development fund. Produire au Sud Workshop.

Released from prison, a former boxer discovers he has a son, but his fear facing the past prevent him from approaching the boy. The idea of fatherhood and a canteen-singer’s love slowly give him hope to rebuild his life

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pável QUEVEDO ULLAURI
    • Writer(s)
    • Pável QUEVEDO ULLAURI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lucía ROMERO (ALQUIMIA AUDIOVISUAL)
    • Synopsis
    • Baldomero, a former boxer who was sent to prison because he accidentally killed his oponent in a street fight, is released after eight years. He is in a fragile emotional state and drags with him a heavy sense of guilt.

      Between his fear of looking into his past and assumming his new freedom, he wanders through the narrow streets of a city he has trouble recognizing. Without a destination, he arrives at the house of his ex-wife, Rebecca, who left him after he was locked up.

      He watches her from afar and sees her with a small child. He is filled with resentment and a confusing feeling between hate and love. He watches the child and concludes that he is his son.

      Shocked by the idea of being a father, he continues to roam the streets. Exhausted, arrives at an old tavern called "El Quita Penas" where he meets Amelia, a strong willed and sensual singer that emulates the style of movie stars of the early 50's.

      They are attracted to each other and try out a relationship, but the emotional state of Baldomero comes between them. Baldomero survives as an assistant welder and as the star of illegal fights organized at "El Quita Penas". The fighting flusters him and causes him fear of killing again or injuring his opponents.

      He constantly and discreetly spies on Rebecca and the child, without finding the strength to approach them, which causes him frustration and pain. He drinks permanently out of his distress.

      Baldomero, led by despair and the longing to rebuild his life, makes the naive and
      abrupt decision to take his son and start a new life together. Approaching the child
      becomes a painful and confusing scene that causes an awakening and a catharsis
      in his innermost self.
    • Partners & financing
    • Financing in place: 54%

      Recognitions:

      IBERMEDIA COPRODUCTION FUND 2016

      IBERMEDIA DEVELOPMENT FUND 2015

      CNCINE DEVELOPMENT FUND (Ecuadorian National Film Board) 2015.

      Pre-selection for the Screenplay Development Fund, Amiens Film Festival, France 2013

      Production and project development workshop Produire au Sud, Nantes, France, 2014

      Iberoamerican script-workshop “The Andean Hero’s Journey” organized by IBERMEDIA, Bolivia 2015.

      Proyect Development Workshop for Andean Producers organiced by Cinelatino Rencontres de Toulouse and FILMAR, Venezuela 2015.

    • Production schedule
    • August- September 2017: PREPRODUCTION

      October 2017: SHOOTING

      January 2018: FIRST CUT

      February 2017 - April 2018: POSTPRODUCTION

      May 2017: FINAL DCP MASTER
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 05, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 06, 2017
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