BLANCO EN BLANCO

A film by Théo Court

BLANCO EN BLANCO

A film by Théo Court

SYNOPSIS
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.

Status: Completed
Year: 2019
Genre: Historical Drama
Countries: Spain- Chile – France- Germany

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Runtime: 100 min.
Original title: Blanco en Blanco

 

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THÉO COURT 

(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.

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 Blanco en Blanco
2019 Ocaso

CAST
Alfredo Castro
Lars Rudolph
Lola Rubio
Esther Vega

CREW
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

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2019
Venice International Film Festival · Best Director Orizonti · Fipresci Award · Human Rights Award
El Gouna Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Film Fest Gent
Viennale
Venice in Naples
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Minsk IFF Listapad · Special Jury Award
Gijon International Film Festival · Deluxe Award
Filmar en America Latina
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Márgenes Film Festival
IFFI Goa
La Habana Film Festival · Fipresci Award

2020
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Groningen IFFR
Glasgow Film Festival
FICUNAM · Special Jury Mention
Vilnius International Film Festival (online)
CINÉLATINO Film Festival · Grand Prize Official Fiction Section
Istambul Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival · Jury Award
Cinespaña Toulouse
PUPC Lima Film Festival · Best Direction · Special Jury Mention · Best Fiction Film · Special Mention Best Cinematography
SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival · Special Direction Mention
FICCI Cartagena de Indias
Haifa International Film Festival
FICViña Viña del Mar International Film Festival · Best Latin American Fiction Film · Critics’ Award · FEISAL Award
Costa Rica Internacional Film Festival
AFI Latin American Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Festival
Wisconsin Film Festival
Cine Ceará Ibero-American Film Festival · Best Director · Best Original Soundtrack · Best Sound · Best Art Direction
Mostra de Cinema de América Latina – Casa América Latina Portugal
San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Oslo Films From the South Festival

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2021
Uruguay International Film Festival
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF
CINÉLATINO Film Festival online
FICCI Interruptus
Images Hispano-Américaines d’Annecy
Moro Spanish Film Festival

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

With the support of:

Canarias Avanza con Europa
Gobierno de Canarias
Proexca para Canarias
Unión Europea
ICEX - España Exportación e Inversiones