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6th edition: 5 April - 9 April 2017

El hombre que cuida (The Watchman) (2017 Feature Film) Nominee

Alejandro Andújar | Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil | 2017 | color | DCP | 85 min | Spanish | e.s.

Major tensions hide beneath the otherwise placid surface of this sunny island drama. Taciturn Juan tries to forget a lost love while his daily rhythm as the watchman at one of the villas along the coast is disrupted by the arrival of the owner’s son.

The Dominican Republic’s modern-day colonizers don’t come from overseas, but from the city. These people own the villas along the coast and obstruct access to the most beautiful places on the island all year long even though they only spend a couple of weekends a year there. Taciturn Juan is the watchman at one of these villas.
The tranquility is shattered when the owner’s son and a friend turn up. Which is unfortunate, as Juan needed that quiet to think about his wife who recently left him and is already carrying another man’s child. This pain confronts him daily on the small island when he encounters his ex and her new beau. But there’s no time to mourn. Like a latter-day serf, Juan has to be on call 24 hours a day for the two teens and their girlfriends until the situation spirals completely out of control.

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 20:15

Duration: 1:05

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 15:00

Duration: 1:05

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 9 April 2017

Time: 11:30

Duration: 1:05

Year in Festival
2017
Director
Alejandro Andújar
Camera
Gabriel Valencia
Cast
Héctor Aníbal
Julietta Rodríguez
Yasser Michelén
Héctor Medina
Paula Ferry
Eyra Agüero Joubert
Archie López
Country
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Brazil
Editor
Juanjo Cid
Eduardo Resing
Language
Spanish
Length
85 min
Music
Omar Silva
Producer
Alejandro Andújar
Amelia del Mar Hernández
Production Company
El Balcón Producciones
S.R.L.
Production Design
Elena Fernández
Sales
Habanero Film Sales
Scenario
Alejandro Andújar
Amelia del Mar Hernández
Sound Design
Romina Núñez
Year of Production
2017
Alejandro Andújar

Alejandro ANDÚJAR was born in 1980 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He initially studied social communication and journalism, then subsequently moved to Cuba where he graduated in 2004 from the Film School of San Antonio de los Banos. In 2014 he became the founder and artistic director of RDOC, the Caribbean’s first documentary film festival.

Filmography

A Day at the Market (2008, short doc), El hombre que cuida/The Watchman (2017)