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Rabia (Rage)

A film by Sebastián Cordero

2009, Mexico/Spain/Colombia

Based on the novel by Sergio Bizzio

Produced by Guillermo del Toro

 

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!
Takoba 1411 East 7th Street [Map]

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 …


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…


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

 

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March 6, 8 PM – FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING!

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