Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Jun 2014
'Alamar feels like a sun-kissed dream drift. It’s a haze of a film, tremulous with emotion, bursting with poignancy’.
- Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
‘A gorgeous docudrama…. a powerful portrait of prelapsarian bliss… sweetly moving.’
- Kevin Maher, The Times
Documentary filmmaker Pedro González-Rubio’s award-winning narrative feature debut caused something of a stir on the international film festival circuit when it was released in 2009. Set in a remote fishing village on the Mexican coast, Alamar is a somber family drama played out against the uncompromising backdrop of the open ocean.
Blending documentary with fiction, González-Rubio uses non-actors to portray the intimate and fragile bonds of family with great authenticity. Five-year-old Natan joins his father, Jorge, and grandfather, Nestór, for one last summer trip before relocating to Italy. His holiday on the idyllic coral-laced shores will ultimately be tainted by the inevitable farewell separating him from his family.
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Alamar, dir. Pedro González-Rubio, Mexico 2009. 73 mins. Spanish and Italian with English subtitles.
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