Le vrai film est ailleurs

  • Director: Mark John Ostrowski
  • Origin: Spain
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Colour: black-and-white
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitle: English

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About this film

The idea was neither to imitate art nor life. I wanted to make the kind of film I enjoy watching. I wanted the camera to be invisible. An unobtrusive witness to what was happening to Pablo, Javi and Sofia (the three main characters).

I do not believe in genres. I believe in life. In celebrating it. On the screen (sometimes). And, yes, if the film does what it is meant to do, at some point the screen should disappear.

The film is minimalist insofar as it doesn’t rely on an extraneous elements in order for the story to unfold. It is a character-driven film and the raw chemistry they exude on screen is something worth beholding.

The Real Film Is Elsewhere. But where? you ask. The answer slowly emerges as the screen disappears.

I have always thought that it is very difficult for there to be real communication between people. It is a recurring theme in my life and in all my films.

Suffering doesn’t make films; filmmakers do. This is my only credo.

Mark John Ostrowski (Director)