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AUSTIN, TEXAS, February 25, 2011.


Cine Las Americas presents:


Rabia (Rage)

Dir. Sebastián Cordero


2009, Mexico/Spain/Colombia, Drama

89 min. 35mm, Color

Starring Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Martina García, Concha Velasco,  Xavier Elorriaga, Alex Brendemühl, Iciar Bollain


Based on the novel by Sergio Bizzio

Produced by Guillermo del Toro


In Spanish with English subtitles


March 6, 8 PM – FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING!

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Cordero’s subtlety as both a screenwriter (“Rage” is adapted from a book by Argentine crime novelist Sergio Bizzio) and a director will certainly serve him well in his future endeavors – Lita Robinson, SCREEN COMMENT


RABIA is the story of an impossible love, starting up as a melodrama but moving through darker and more tragic tones to become an unsettling romantic thriller with the theme of immigration in the background.  – Julio Rodriguez Chico, LA BUTACA

 

José María (Gustavo Sánchez Parra) is a construction worker, and Rosa (Martina García) is a live-in maid. They are South American immigrants living in Spain, and have recently fallen in love. Rosa’s employers leave on vacation, and she invites José María to spend time in their house, where they fantasize about a shared life. Soon after, José María’s volatile personality turns an argument with his foreman into a violent confrontation that results in a deadly accident. José María does not what to do, so he hides in the house where Rosa works without telling anyone, not even her …

 

EN ESPAÑOL:

José María es albañil y Rosa empleada doméstica interna. Son inmigrantes sudamericanos, trabajan en España y desde hace pocas semanas son pareja. Unas vacaciones de los jefes de Rosa permite a José María pasar unos días con ella dentro de la casa y fantasear acerca de lo que sería una vida compartida. Poco después, la volatil personalidad de José María torna una discusión con su capataz en un violento enfrentamiento que culmina en un accidente mortal. José María no sabe qué hacer, y se refugia en la mansión donde trabaja Rosa sin contar nada a nadie, ni siquiera a ella…

 

PHOTOS: http://cinelasamericas.org/press-room/14th/456-stills-rabia-rage

 

ABOUT SEBASTIAN CORDERO:


Sebastián Cordero was born in Quito, Ecuador on May 23rd 1972. At the age of nine, he moved with his family to France, where he lived for six years. He discovered cinema during this time.


From 1990 to 1994, Cordero studied Scriptwriting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


In 1995 he returned to Ecuador with the intention of directing a feature film in a country where filmmaking is practically unknown.  He began making short films and music videos for local bands as a director, cinematographer and editor. Meanwhile, he wrote RATAS, RATONES, RATEROS, his first film, which he directed in 1998.


RATAS premiered at the Venice Film Festival (1999), going on to screen at more than 50 festivals worldwide, and received more than a dozen international awards: amongst them, Best Film and Best First Film at the Trieste Latin American Film Festival, and Best Actor and Best First Film at the Huelva Ibero American Film Festival. RATAS… became a social and cultural phenomenon in Ecuador, where it played theatrically for six months.


In 2002, his project CRONICAS won the Sundance/ NHK International Filmmakers’ Award. The film (a Mexican Ecuadorian co-production) was produced in 2003, and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (in Un Certain Regard) in 2004, before screening at numerous international festivals (Toronto, San Sebastian, Sundance, Rotterdam, amongst others). CRONICAS won 7 international awards: Best Ibero-American Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Guadalajara Film Festival; Best Actor at the Miami, Lima and Cartagena Film Festivals; and a special jury mention for Damian Alcazar’s performance at the San Sebastian Film Festival. CRONICAS has been released theatrically worldwide to great acclaim.


During 2008, Cordero wrote and directed RABIA in Spain. An adaptation of the novel of the same name by the Argentinean Sergio Bizzio, the film is a Spanish-Colombian co-production.

 

CREW:


Directed by SEBASTIÁN CORDERO

Screenplay by SEBASTIÁN CORDERO

Original Story by SERGIO BIZZIO

Produced by GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Line Producer KOLDO ZUAZUA

Executive Producers ANDRÉS CALDERÓN, CRISTIAN CONTI,

MICHEL RUBEN, ELENA MANRIQUE,  GUADALUPE BALAGUER,

MANUEL SÁNCHEZ BALLESTEROS, JAIME ORTIZ DE ARTIÑANO

Producers ALVARO AUGUSTÍN, RODRIGO GUERRERO, ENEKO LIZARRAGA, BERTHA NAVARRO, GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Assistant Director SARA MAZKIARÁN

Original Music by LUCIO GODOY

Sound Recordist ÁLVARO LÓPEZ

Sound Designer ORIOL TARRAGÓ

Make-Up LOLA LÓPEZ

Hair ITZÍAR ARRIETA

Costume Designer EVA ARRETXE

Production Designer EUGENIO CABALLERO

Production Manager KOLDO ZUAZUA

Edited by DAVID GALLART

Director of Photography ENRIQUE CHEDIAK

Production TELECINCO CINEMA, DYNAMO, THINK STUDIO

 

CAST:


GUSTAVO SÁNCHEZ PARRA – José María

MARTINA GARCÍA – Rosa

CONCHA VELASCO – Mrs. Elena Torres

XAVIER ELORRIAGA – Mr. Edmundo Torres

ALEX BRENDEMÜHL – Alvaro Torres

ICIAR BOLLAIN – Marimar Torres

 

Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Austin Texas. The mission of Cine Las Americas is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

 

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