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Killing Stranders

dir. Jacob Schulsinger, Nicolás Pereda

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Documental, 63 min.
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Sinopsis

Through a series of castings and improvisations, Killing Strangers tells the story of three young men trying to join the 1910 revolutionary movement. They are unable to do so, and they get lost in the desert. During their journey, they will have to face their fears, illusions, stereotypes and myths of gloriusly revolutinary past. The beauty of abstraction is here and absolute and an investigation method. The discourses take possetion of the actors and every action constitutes a hypothesis seeking for revolutionary meaning.

Director / Jacob Schulsinger, Nicolás Pereda. Production / Sandra Gómez, Maximiliano Cruz, Jacob Secher Schulsinger, Nicolás Pereda. Screenplay / Nicolás Pereda, Jacob Secher Schulsinger. Cinematography / Miguel Tovar. Editing / Nicolás Pereda, Jacob Secher Schulsinger. Sound / Reda El-Kheloufi, Martin Dirkov, Nicolás Pereda. Cast / Gabino Rodríguez, Esthel Vogrig, Tenoch Huerta, Harold Torres, Carlos Barragán, Manuel Jiménez Frayre, Josué Cabrera, Iván Reyes Mundo, Alfredo H. de León, Mario D. Huerta, Arturo Adriano, José Luis Huerta, Miguel Papantla, Amaury Cobos, Adam Castillo, Ricardo Soto, Israel Ríos, Hugo Núñez.

Nicolás Pereda

Mexico City, 1982. Pereda did his masters degree in film directing at York University. He has filmed six feature films and one short hilm that have awarded him many prized at different festivals worldwide. He has made several films and vidios for interdisciplinary montages, operas and dance pieces that have been presented in Mexico, Asia and Europe. Gabino Rodríguez and Teresa Sánchez are his main stars, but he has considered working with other actors an to hire Gabino as his asistant. He lives between Canada and Mexico, and is married to Andrea Bussmann. They have two children. Pereda's films have been shown at many film festivals, such as: Cannes, Venecia, Rotterdam, FIDMarseille, Viena y Edinburgo, and has won several prizes at their competitions. His first film retrospecctivos took place at Cine de las Américas in Austin, Texas, in 2010. This one was followed by others: in Jeonju, Anthology Film Archives, Paris Cinema, Cartagena IFF, UCLA, Valdivia FF and Harvard Film Archive, among many others in Madris, Seattle, San Francisco, Belo Horizonte and the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Jacon Schulsinger

Copenhagen, 1979. Director and film editor. He is best known for his work as an editor for Tourist/Force Majeure (2014), Nymphomaniac : Vol II, Play (2011), and Eldfjall (2011). His second feature fil, Killing Strangers, co-directed with Nicolas Pereda, was premiered at Berlinale, 2013.

Filmografia

Nicolás Pereda
  • 2016 — Historias de dos que soñaron (co-dirección con Andrea Bussmann )
  • 2015 — Minotauro
  • 2014 — Los ausentes
  • 2013 — El palacio
  • 2013 — Matar extraños  (co-dirección con Jacob Schulsinger)
  • 2010 — Verano de Goliat
  • 2010 — Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba
  • 2009 — Perpetuum Mobile
  • 2009 — Entrevista con la tierra
  • 2009 — Juntos
  • 2007 —¿Dónde están sus historias?


Festivales y Premios

  • 2013 BERLINALE
  • 2013 FICUNAM
  • 2013 Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara
  • 2013 Festival de Cine Documental de Marsella
  • 2014 Festival Alucine Latin Film+Media Arts
  • 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine de Jeonju

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“Matar extraños plantea una concepción moderna de la Historia y la Revolución Mexicana a partir de una representación histórica, con una puesta en escena teatral y política donde los personajes, interpretados en su mayoría por actores no profesionales, proyectan sus fantasías personales y colectivas en un universo incierto, plagado de hipótesis”.
Héctor Cruz Pérez: Chilango

“Pereda y Schulsinger realizan aquí un filme experimental, imaginativo, que reflexiona acerca del momento en el que la Historia se convierte en mito y el mito se convierte en una verdad. Un western revolucionario posmoderno con una temática universal que profundiza en el modo en que las naciones han creado, reproducido y legitimado sus mitos gloriosos a partir de la imaginación de sus habitantes a lo largo del tiempo. Una deconstrucción del discurso del Estado y sus elementos fundacionales”.
– Irving Torres Yllán: CineNT

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