TOPO Y WERA

by Jean-Charles Hue
TOPO AND WERA

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2018

Length: 48'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A young loved up couple of deported Mexicans just about getting by in Tijuana, between resourcefulness and petty theft. The little that they earn goes into drugs and slot machines. She, Wera, was raised in Los Angeles and he, Topo, is a Cholo, who has spent his life in gangs. Leaving him with a bullet wound in the head, which sometimes affects his memory. But all the wounds, the drugs and the gambling cannot help them forget that, at one time, they were a real family with a child that they loved tenderly, until the day that the Tijuana authorities took their child away. Time goes by and flies by and soon Wera’s love for Topo becomes nothing but a bitter memory that accompanies her in her descent to hell.

Director

Jean-Charles Hue

Jean-Charles Hue

Jean-Charles Hue (France, 1968) started off as a glass designer and stylist. After going to the Cergy Art Academy, he started making short films, features, and art documentaries. His works have been presented in many important contemporary art museums and galleries, as well as film festivals. He shot his first feature-length film Carne viva in Mexico in 2009, which premiered at Torino Film Festival 2009 and it was followed in 2010 by La BM du Seigneur. In 2014 Mange tes morts, selected at the Directors’ Fortnight, won then Torino Film Festival. In 2015 he presented at Frac Bretagne in Rennes a first work shot like Topo y Wera in Tijuana, Crystal Bullet, followed in 2017 by the short Tijuana Tales. 

Filmography:
Pitbull Carnaval (doc., 2006), L’oile de Fred (doc., 2007), Y’a plus d’os (doc., 2008), Carne viva (2009), La BM du Seigneur (2010), Mange tes morts (2014), Crystal Bullet (2015), Tijuana Tales (cm, doc., 2017), Topo y Wera (mm, doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, suono/director, cinematography, sound
Jean-Charles Hue
interpreti/cast
Topo, Wera
produttore/producer
Olivier Marboeuf
produzione/production
Spectre Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Fnagp, Khiasma, Région Bretagne, Région Île de France, Procirep-Angoa


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contatti/contacts
La Fabrique Phantom
Mariana Paquin
diff@lafabrique-phantom.org

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A young loved up couple of deported Mexicans just about getting by in Tijuana, between resourcefulness and petty theft. The little that they earn goes into drugs and slot machines. She, Wera, was raised in Los Angeles and he, Topo, is a Cholo, who has spent his life in gangs. Leaving him with a bullet wound in the head, which sometimes affects his memory. But all the wounds, the drugs and the gambling cannot help them forget that, at one time, they were a real family with a child that they loved tenderly, until the day that the Tijuana authorities took their child away. Time goes by and flies by and soon Wera’s love for Topo becomes nothing but a bitter memory that accompanies her in her descent to hell.

Director All about direction

Jean-Charles Hue

Jean-Charles Hue

Jean-Charles Hue (France, 1968) started off as a glass designer and stylist. After going to the Cergy Art Academy, he started making short films, features, and art documentaries. His works have been presented in many important contemporary art museums and galleries, as well as film festivals. He shot his first feature-length film Carne viva in Mexico in 2009, which premiered at Torino Film Festival 2009 and it was followed in 2010 by La BM du Seigneur. In 2014 Mange tes morts, selected at the Directors’ Fortnight, won then Torino Film Festival. In 2015 he presented at Frac Bretagne in Rennes a first work shot like Topo y Wera in Tijuana, Crystal Bullet, followed in 2017 by the short Tijuana Tales. 

Filmography:
Pitbull Carnaval (doc., 2006), L’oile de Fred (doc., 2007), Y’a plus d’os (doc., 2008), Carne viva (2009), La BM du Seigneur (2010), Mange tes morts (2014), Crystal Bullet (2015), Tijuana Tales (cm, doc., 2017), Topo y Wera (mm, doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, suono/director, cinematography, sound
Jean-Charles Hue
interpreti/cast
Topo, Wera
produttore/producer
Olivier Marboeuf
produzione/production
Spectre Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Fnagp, Khiasma, Région Bretagne, Région Île de France, Procirep-Angoa


**
contatti/contacts
La Fabrique Phantom
Mariana Paquin
diff@lafabrique-phantom.org