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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

Duel Alejandro Alonso

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Duel is a powerfully poetic film set on Cuba’s Sierra Maestra mountains. A young man is disturbed by a spirit that might be his father’s tormented soul. The filmmaker embraces his own personal experience (his grandmother was a Santeria priestess) to create a visually breathtaking film that works as a minimalistic mental odyssey. As he fights his inner demons, the character crosses the rainforest carrying a large white cross. This seems to open an access to another dimension in time and space. From this point, the film inhabits a purely sensory world and reveals to be an invitation to an extraordinary cinematic experience amongst the dead and the living. (GB)

Duel

  • Country : Cuba
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : sotho
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 12 MIN
  • Cinematography : Alejandro Alonso
  • Editing : Alejandro Alonso
  • Production : Alejandro Alonso
  • Sound Design : Jesús Bermúdez
Filmography of Alejandro Alonso :

Close your Eyes (2013)
Candles (2014)
The Farewell (2014)
The Project (2017)
The Son of the Dream (2017)

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