SEARCHING FOR OSCAR

A film by Octavio Guerra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEARCHING FOR OSCAR

A film by Octavio Guerra

SYNOPSIS
Oscar Peyrou is a famous film critic with a very particular method: for him it’s not necessary to watch the films, it’s sufficient to analyze them through their posters. While he’s open about this unconventional approach to his profession, Searching for Oscar also guards a delicate secret: congenital glaucoma has caused him to lose most of his sight.

 
Status: Completed
Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Spanish
Runtime: 72 min.
Original title: En busca del Óscar

OCTAVIO GUERRA

Octavio Guerra (1976) was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He graduated in Journalism at the University of Valencia, taking the Iberoamerican Masters of Film’s and TV script writting in the FIA-UIMP (Valencia). He continued his training in different workshops in the documentary genre with directors such as Abbas Kiarostami or José Luis Guerin. His short documentary The Russians’ Machine was nominated for the Goya Awards 2015 in the Best Short Documentary category. His first non-fiction feature film Agua Bendita was selected in festivals such as Toulouse or Havana, and his second non-fiction feature film Searching for Oscar had its World Premiere in the Berlin Critics’ Week at the Berlinale 2018.

FILMOGRAPHY

2018 Searching for Oscar
2014 The Russians’ Machine (Short) · Nominated for Best Short Documentary – Goya Awards 2015
2013 Holy Water

CAST
Óscar Peyrou

CREW
Director: Octavio Guerra
Screenplay: Octavio Guerra
Cinematography: Víctor Montoya
Editing: Octavio Guerra, Abián Molina
Sound: Alex H. Capilla
Production: Octavio Guerra, Elisa Torres
Production Company: Calibrando producciones

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2018
Berlin’s Critics Week – Official Selection
BAFICI – Films about Films Section
Gijón International Film Festival – Rellumes

2019
Göteborg International Film Festival – Classics
Raindance Film Festival – Official Selection
OFF Cinema- International Documentary Film Festival
Dumbo Film Festival
Global Dominican Festival – Official Documentary Selection
Uruguay International Film Festival – Ojo con el Cine / Focus España Section
Lanzarote International Film Festival
Film & TV Festival Reino de León · Best Documentary Award
Edmonton International Film Festival
International Documentary Festival – OFF CINEMA
Guangzhou – Golden Kapok Screening

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Guangzhou – Golden Kapok Screening
December
Sat. 07, 23:55h. @ Shuter Life – Overnight Screening
Sat. 14, 15:00h. @ the UA Cinema

“One of the nine diamond in the rough of the Berlinale” 
Indie Wire

“A post-modern version of Orson Welles’ F. For Fake” 
Fotogramas

“It dismantles the idea of authority itself” 
Il Manifesto

“Piercing and poignant” 
Blow Up

 

With the support of:

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