NACIMIENTO

by Martin Mejia Rugeles
DELIVERY

Informations

Nation: Colombia

Year: 2015

Length: 82'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

When the rainy season begins Helena’s baby shall be born. Her adoptive mother and brother collect food and wood in the jungle preparing for the coming weeks of rain and maternity. Other people fish and harvest, and in the midst of these ordinary actions emerge stories of pain and solitude, and also dreams from long-gone times. They all live imprisoned in the course of a beautiful and heartless nature. In the day of rest they all accompany the birth. The rain begins. Life continues.

Director

Martín Mejía Rugeles

Martín   Mejía Rugeles

Martín Mejía Rugeles (Colombia) studied filmmaking and film theory in Colombia and Canada, and did a Masters of Fine Arts in photography at the University of Gothenburg. In 2004, he was awarded the first prize at Oberhausen Film Festival, with his graduation film Od-El Camino. He took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2006. 

Filmography:
Od-El Camino (cm, 2003), Common Words (2007), A Story of Johan (2007), Nacimiento (2015). 

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Martín Mejía Rugeles
fotografia/cinematography
Nicolas Canniccioni, David Gallego
montaggio/film editing
Carlos Cordero, Felipe Guerrero
scenografia/production design
Marcela Gómez
musica/music
Daniel Velasco
suono/sound
Juan Mauricio Piñeros, Daniel Garcés
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Yuliana Ríos (Helena), Floresmira Restrepo (Sara), Víctor Vergara (Juan), Sebastián Vásquez (Ramiro), María Moyano (Ana), Hernando Naranjo (Daniel), Juan Daniel Gil (Otoniel)
produttore/producer
Cesar Patiño
produzione/production
Martín Mejía Rugeles & Yoreinaré Producciones
coproduzione/coproduction
Hangar Films


contatti/contacts
Martín Mejía Rugeles
martinmejiar@yahoo.com

Director statement

“Nacimiento for me waves around the idea of creation of life as the result of clashing forces. There’s the birth of a baby in a family with no genetic bonds, in a fictional isolated community where all persons go through solitude and pain. We are in a small society without patriarchs, where innocent people try to go on with their lives that they cannot influence. The arrival of the new-born without a father talks essentially about the inevitability of life. But it also gives a small light for redemption and hope.” 

Synopsis Learn more

When the rainy season begins Helena’s baby shall be born. Her adoptive mother and brother collect food and wood in the jungle preparing for the coming weeks of rain and maternity. Other people fish and harvest, and in the midst of these ordinary actions emerge stories of pain and solitude, and also dreams from long-gone times. They all live imprisoned in the course of a beautiful and heartless nature. In the day of rest they all accompany the birth. The rain begins. Life continues.

Director All about direction

Martín Mejía Rugeles

Martín   Mejía Rugeles

Martín Mejía Rugeles (Colombia) studied filmmaking and film theory in Colombia and Canada, and did a Masters of Fine Arts in photography at the University of Gothenburg. In 2004, he was awarded the first prize at Oberhausen Film Festival, with his graduation film Od-El Camino. He took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2006. 

Filmography:
Od-El Camino (cm, 2003), Common Words (2007), A Story of Johan (2007), Nacimiento (2015). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Martín Mejía Rugeles
fotografia/cinematography
Nicolas Canniccioni, David Gallego
montaggio/film editing
Carlos Cordero, Felipe Guerrero
scenografia/production design
Marcela Gómez
musica/music
Daniel Velasco
suono/sound
Juan Mauricio Piñeros, Daniel Garcés
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Yuliana Ríos (Helena), Floresmira Restrepo (Sara), Víctor Vergara (Juan), Sebastián Vásquez (Ramiro), María Moyano (Ana), Hernando Naranjo (Daniel), Juan Daniel Gil (Otoniel)
produttore/producer
Cesar Patiño
produzione/production
Martín Mejía Rugeles & Yoreinaré Producciones
coproduzione/coproduction
Hangar Films


contatti/contacts
Martín Mejía Rugeles
martinmejiar@yahoo.com

Director statement Read more

“Nacimiento for me waves around the idea of creation of life as the result of clashing forces. There’s the birth of a baby in a family with no genetic bonds, in a fictional isolated community where all persons go through solitude and pain. We are in a small society without patriarchs, where innocent people try to go on with their lives that they cannot influence. The arrival of the new-born without a father talks essentially about the inevitability of life. But it also gives a small light for redemption and hope.”