Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021

El hacedor de muebles (The Furniture Maker)

by David Avilés
Cuba  ·  2018  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  17'  ·  o.v. Spanish

Available 10–16 | 2 | 2021

In an attempt to get closer to his father, Leonardo starts filming him in his everyday life. As days go by, Esteban notices the camera and uses it as a means of communicating with his son.

In a messy home-workshop, we observe the routine of an old man, furniture maker, as he watches TV, eats lunch and works the wooden pieces. Suddenly, in an unexpected act of apparent disobedience, he will reveal to us the presence of another subject, and the absence of a third one. A new film will arise on the boundaries between fiction and documentary. Each camera movement will work as a revelation, and will bring us further into the emotional intimacy of these two men.


David Avilés

Sabrina Zimmermann

Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión - EICTV

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