A film by Octavio Guerra









A film by Octavio Guerra

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 (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.


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

Óscar Peyrou

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


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

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

Master of Art
Working Title Film Festival · Best Feature Film

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest · Best Foreign Documentary

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

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

“It dismantles the idea of authority itself” 
Il Manifesto

“Piercing and poignant” 
Blow Up