Tormentero

a film by Rubén Imaz

Romero, a retired fisherman and a forgotten hero by the community, lives isolated in his home, surrounded by ghosts of the life he couldn’t have, spirits that materialize before him as his real family. Alcoholic and schizophrenic, surviving on a daily basis. But deep down he feels the time has come to regain what he lost several decades ago, when he brought the oil curse to his own island, the lush Ciudad del Carmen.

 

At the same time at the mysterious Estero Pargo, the goddess Ixchel has been reborn and seeks to mate with humans in order to continue the cycle of life. 

Festivals

International Competition FICUNAM

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival

South by Southwest Film Festival

2K Colour, 80 mins.

2017

Genre: Drama

Producers: Oscar Ruiz Navia, Julio Bárcenas Sanchez, Rubén Imaz, Gerilde Polanco Uribe, Laura Amelia Guzmán, & Israel Cárdenas

Associate Producers: Yulene Olaizola, Matías Meyer

Production Companies: Contravía Films (Colombia), Axolote Cine (Mexico) & Aurora Dominicana (Dominican Republic)

 

With the support of: Hubert Bals Development Fund, Rivera Lab, Ibermedia,  Foprocine, FDC Colombia