Marvelous Movie Mondays: Escenario

EPFC | September 23rd, 2019


guest curator: Florrie James

This week for Marvelous Movie Mondays, I will show Escenario by José María Avilés. In line with the theme for the month Day Job, Night Shift, Soul Work, Escenario documents a group of workers rapidly deconstruct a stage in a public square after demonstrations for Labour Day in Buenos Aires.

José María Avilés was born in Ecuador. He is currently studding a Masters in Film-making at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, San Sebastian, Spain. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Directing from Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires, in 2012. In 2015 he obtained the CIA scholarship from the Centro de Experimentaciones Artísticas, Buenos Aires.

Recent films from José María Avilés include La muerte del maestro (Rotterdam, 2018); La enorme presencia de los muertos (San Sebastián Film Festival, 2019),Speed Paradise (BAFICI, 2015), Conversaciones en el jardín (BAFICI, 2014. Grand Jury Prize, Cippolleti) and Ricchieri, (Ciudades reveladas, 2013). José María is currently developing El tesoro de Atahualpa, a screenplay that was selected by the TYPA Foundation and 3Puertos Cine, as well as received the Development Fund from Ecuador’s Film Institute, ICCA. He is also developing the feature film La vida es nuestra.