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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

Melocotones (Mr. Emmett & The Canned Peaches) (2017 Feature Film) Nominee

Héctor M. Valdez | Dominican Republic, UK | 2017 | color | DCP | 80 min | Spanish | e.s.

Retrofuturist fable set in a world full of robots, flying cars and canned peaches. Diego desperately tries to win back his girlfriend. He becomes the first human ever to test a time machine to undo his mistakes.

This deliciously made, romantic, science-fiction comedy takes place in the Caribbean, in a future that never took place. In a desperate, final attempt to save his relationship with the beautiful Laura, Diego whisks her off on a romantic weekend. He has planned everything meticulously, down to the minute: it all has to go exactly the way it did the very first time.

He has also brought some futuristic sex toys with him. When these fail to impress Laura, Diego turns to his last resort. They are the first people ever to travel back in time to undo the mistakes they made. Time may be a great healer, but things are a lot faster with a time machine! Unfortunately, Diego forgot to take his opponents into account. Laura’s macho ex-boyfriend makes an appearance and is determined not to leave without her. But Diego himself proves to be perhaps his own most dogged adversary when Diegos from the past, present and future start getting involved.

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 22:00

Duration: 1:02

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 17:15

Duration: 1:02

Place: CINEMA 5

Date: 9 April 2017

Time: 14:00

Duration: 1:02

Year in Festival
2017
Director
Héctor M. Valdez
Camera
Juan Carlos Gómez
Cast
Peter Vives
María Guinea
Joaquín Ferreira
Frank Perozo
Ramón Langa
Country
Dominican Republic
UK
Editor
Teresa Font
Language
Spanish
Length
80 min
Music
Fran Villalba
Producer
José Ramón Alamá
Production Company
Bou Group
Production Design
Lorelei Sainz
Scenario
Felipe Jiménez Luna
Héctor M. Valdez
José Ramón Alama
based on The Infinite Man by Hugh Sullivan
Sound Design
David Mantecón
Year of Production
2017
Héctor M. Valdez

Héctor M. VALDEZ (1989, Dominican Republic) made his first short film in 2009. After studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, he returned to the Dominican Republic to direct his first feature film. Al sur de la inocencia (2014) was screened at many festivals including Curaçao IFFR. Valdez was also a co-founder of the production company Bou Group.

Filmography

El fallo (2009, short), #729 (2011, short), Canned Peaches (2012, short), Al sur de la inocencia (2014), República del color (2015, doc), Melocotones/Mr. Emmett & The Canned Peaches (2017)