BLANCO EN BLANCO
BLANCO EN BLANCO
A film by Théo Court
In the prelude of the twentieth century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a hostile and violent territory, to immortalise the marriage of a powerful landowner.
Fascinated by the beauty of the bride-to-be, he betrays the rules and is left to face the land, crawling with violence and marked by the genocide of the land indigenous.
Available subtitles: English
Runtime: 100 min.
Original title: Blanco en Blanco
(Chile, 1980) Born in Ibiza, Spain to Chilean parents, he moved to Chile in 1996 where he began to studying cinema. He studied photography in Madrid and graduated from the film school at San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, specialising in directing. His thesis film El espino was selected for Cinefoundation at Cannes. In 2007 he was awarded the Hubert Bals Fund to develop the script for his firts feature film Ocaso, which premiered in the Bright Future section at the Rotterdam Film Festival. His films have been shown extensively at festivals worldwide. Blanco en Blanco is his second feature film. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in the Horizons section, where it won the Lion award for Best Director as well as the FIPRESCI Critics Prize.
2020 Blanco en Blanco
Director: Théo Court
Screenplay: Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado
Cinematography: José Alayón
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Art Director: Amparo Baeza
Music: Jonay Armas
Sound: Carlos García
Production: Jose Alayón, Marina Alberti, Giancarlo Nasi, Andreas Banz
Production Companies: El Viaje Films, Quijote Cine, Kundschafter Filmproduktion
Venice International Film Festival · Best Director Orizonti · Fipresci Award
El Gouna Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Film Fest Gent
Venice in Naples
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Minsk IFF Listapad · Special Jury Award
Gijon International Film Festival
Filmar en America Latina
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Márgenes Film Festival
La Habana Film Festival · Fipresci Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Glasgow Film Festival
Vilnius International Film Festival (online)
Cine Latino Film Festival · Grand Prize Official Fiction Section
Shanghai International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival · Jury Award
PUPC Lima Film Festival · Best Direction · Special Jury Mention Best Fiction Film · Special Mention Best Cinematography
SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival · Special Direction Mention
Venice International Film Festival 2019 – Théo Court’s masterful ‘Blanco En Banco’ is a bright point in a largely lacklustre line-up.
Shane Danielsen, The Monthly
While Théo Court weighs down every second of Blanco En Blanco with tension and solemnity, its big moments continually hit their marks.
Sarah Ward, Screendaily
‘Blanc sur Blanc’, sombre et fascinante esquisse de la colonisation argentine”.
Olivier Bachelard, ABUS DE CINÉ