23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
If we look up the word expectante in a Spanish-English dictionary, we learn it is an adjective which can be translated as “expecting” or “biding one's time”. It is no accident this single-word title belongs to an disconcerting Peruvian film which takes its audience to a darkened city where a group of friends is spending an evening of leisure. Even though the neighborhood they live in is a relatively safe one, their locked doors and gates provide no more than an illusion of safety, which is a thought applicable world wide. The distant black-and-white camera through which the audience observes the plot seems to be biding its time for a chance to attack.
"I think cinema is about creating sensations and reaching out to a personal language as a way to manifest our vision as individuals." F. Rodriguez Rivero
Farid Rodriguez Rivero (1993) is an independent Peruvian filmmaker who studied cinematography at the Charles Chaplin Institute in Peru from 2010 to 2013. Five years after his feature debut entitled Una semana con pocas muertes (A Week with Few Deaths, 2013), he's introducing his latest film Expectante (2018) to the Czech audience and at film festivals in Peru and Portugal.
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|hrají:||Jean Pierre Seminario, Fiama Silva Portugal, Emily Patazca, Jesús Santa Cruz, Luis Ciudad|
|producer:||Farid Rodriguez Rivero, Yhan Chávez, André Gil Mata|
|photography:||Cesar Fe, Farid Rodriguez Rivero|
|editing:||Farid Rodriguez Rivero|
|sound:||Diego Dávila, Tomas Gistau Soldi|