January 31st: BARACOA is an excursion into the world of a childhood friendship in a Cuban village, where Leonel contemplates change as his older friend Antuán moves to the city. The first feature-length film of Pablo Briones, co-directed with The Moving Picture Boys, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Generation Kplus of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and is nominated for the overall sections Glashütte Original Documentary Award. The prize will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. BARACOA is one of 17 documentaries that have been nominated for the Award.
WORLD PREMIERE: Sunday, February 10th, 04.15 pm, Zoopalast 2
Monday, February 11st, 9.30 am, Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Thursday, February 14th, 10 am, HKW
Sunday, February 17th, 02 pm, CinemaxX 1
Director: Pablo Briones and The Moving Picture Boys
Switzerland / USA / Spain, 2018, 90 Min.
Original language / subtitles: Spanish (Cuba)/ English
A C-Side Productions (Switzerland)
in coproduction with The Moving Picture Boys (USA) & Playlab Films (Spain)
During summer break, Leonel and Antuán intimately explore their universe far from adults in the countryside of a small Cuban town. With a considerable difference in age, their unique friendship is torn between games and fights, conversations about everyday life, existentialist questions, simple pleasures and boredom.
As his older friend is drawn to the busy life of the city, Leonel is forced to examine his life and place in the world. While Cuban society is going through a transitional period, the two friends also come to a crossroad.
Pablo Briones is a film director, film editor and cinematographer based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2016 he took part in the workshop ‘Filming in Cuba’ with Abbas Kiarostami, where he directed PEZCAL (Best Workshop Film) screened at Locarno FF, La Habana FF and Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen among many others. BARACOA is his first feature film.
The Moving Picture Boys Jace Freeman and Sean Clark are award-winning directors creating narrative nonfiction documentaries in the American South. They are currently finishing the forthcoming Saint Cloud Hill (2019), a new cinéma vérité feature shot exclusively in a narrative observational style
You can find the trailer and more information about the film on its official website: www.baracoa.film