ARPÓN

by Tom Espinoza
HARPOON

Informations

Nation: Argentina, Venezuela

Year: 2017

Length: 82'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Arguello is the principal of a school just outside Buenos Aires; every day he searches his students’ backpacks because he is afraid they might be hiding something dangerous. Cata is a fourteen-year-old student who is injured in an accident near a lake. While she waits for her parents to arrive, Arguello spends a few hours with her. Which will change their lives forever. 

Director

Tom Espinoza

Tom Espinoza

Tom Espinoza (Caracas, Venezuela, 1981) has been living and working in Argentina since 2004. He studied media and film at the Centro de investigación cinematográfica in Buenos Aires. In tandem with his career as a publicity and TV director, he began to shoot his first shorts, including La fiesta del zapallo (2007) and Cuentos excepcionales de un equipo juvenil feminine. Capítulo I: Las Arácnidas (2015), which was presented at the Festival international du court métrage at Clermont-Ferrand and which received awards worldwide. Harpoon (2017), his first feature film, will be followed by No crecerás, presently in production. 

Filmography:
La fiesta del zapallo (cm, 2007), Cuentos excepcionales de un equipo juvenil feminino. Capítulo I: Las Arácnidas (cm, 2015), Arpón (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Tom Espinoza
fotografia/cinematography
Manuel Rubella
montaggio/film editing
Leandro Aste
costumi/costume design
Gabriela Varela Laciar
musica/music
Nascuy Linares
suono/sound
Francisco Toro
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Germán de Silva (Arguello), Nina Suárez Bléfari (Cata), Ana Celentano (Sonia), Laura López Moyano (Mica), Marcelo Melingo (Rubén), Luciana Grasso (Cami)
produttori/producers
Martín Aliaga, Roxana Ramos, Daniel Ruiz Hueck, Juan Fermín, Silvia Lamas
produzione/production
Aramos Cine, Bajolamanga, La Caja Azul


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contatti/contacts
Figa Film
Sandro Fiorin
contact@figafilms.com
www.figafilms.com

Director statement

“The process of adaptation to the world is a perverted journey. Harpoon is a film about two people, from two different generations and worlds, who try to adapt to each other while at the same time adapting to the world – one through power, the other through beauty. The film process was long and winding. During those years I changed and so the story changed with me. Both the story and I tried to adapt to each other through a rough process of writing, producing, shooting and editing. Harpoon is a film about adaptation and the inevitable learning achieved during the journey.”

Synopsis Learn more

Arguello is the principal of a school just outside Buenos Aires; every day he searches his students’ backpacks because he is afraid they might be hiding something dangerous. Cata is a fourteen-year-old student who is injured in an accident near a lake. While she waits for her parents to arrive, Arguello spends a few hours with her. Which will change their lives forever. 

Director All about direction

Tom Espinoza

Tom Espinoza

Tom Espinoza (Caracas, Venezuela, 1981) has been living and working in Argentina since 2004. He studied media and film at the Centro de investigación cinematográfica in Buenos Aires. In tandem with his career as a publicity and TV director, he began to shoot his first shorts, including La fiesta del zapallo (2007) and Cuentos excepcionales de un equipo juvenil feminine. Capítulo I: Las Arácnidas (2015), which was presented at the Festival international du court métrage at Clermont-Ferrand and which received awards worldwide. Harpoon (2017), his first feature film, will be followed by No crecerás, presently in production. 

Filmography:
La fiesta del zapallo (cm, 2007), Cuentos excepcionales de un equipo juvenil feminino. Capítulo I: Las Arácnidas (cm, 2015), Arpón (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Tom Espinoza
fotografia/cinematography
Manuel Rubella
montaggio/film editing
Leandro Aste
costumi/costume design
Gabriela Varela Laciar
musica/music
Nascuy Linares
suono/sound
Francisco Toro
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Germán de Silva (Arguello), Nina Suárez Bléfari (Cata), Ana Celentano (Sonia), Laura López Moyano (Mica), Marcelo Melingo (Rubén), Luciana Grasso (Cami)
produttori/producers
Martín Aliaga, Roxana Ramos, Daniel Ruiz Hueck, Juan Fermín, Silvia Lamas
produzione/production
Aramos Cine, Bajolamanga, La Caja Azul


**
contatti/contacts
Figa Film
Sandro Fiorin
contact@figafilms.com
www.figafilms.com

Director statement Read more

“The process of adaptation to the world is a perverted journey. Harpoon is a film about two people, from two different generations and worlds, who try to adapt to each other while at the same time adapting to the world – one through power, the other through beauty. The film process was long and winding. During those years I changed and so the story changed with me. Both the story and I tried to adapt to each other through a rough process of writing, producing, shooting and editing. Harpoon is a film about adaptation and the inevitable learning achieved during the journey.”