El acuarelista
The Watercolorist

Daniel Rodríguez

Peru, Dramedy, 2008
88 min, Super 16mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


T is an office clerk who wishes to fulfill his grand dream of painting a watercolor but his dream is thwarted by his neighbors, who think it is a sublime trifle, something impractical, even immoral, and who of course have a much better idea of how T must spend his time. Funny, absurd and beautifully shot, El acuarelista is a disquieting metaphor on the ease with which we elude the defense of our most intimate essence and yield the control of our life to others.


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Daniel Rodríguez (Daniel Ró), has a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri. In 2000, he was awarded a scholarship to complete his MFA in film at New York University. Rodríguez’s short films have been awarded prizes at the Montreal World Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Cartagena, and many others in Peru. With themes of love and social reality, his films manage to capture the irony of human nature in a fantastic and timeless manner. In 2008 he produced Altiplano, a Belgian-German-Netherlands co-production that premiered last year at Cannes.


Producer: Daniel Rodríguez
Production Companies: Cinecorp
Screenwriter: Daniel Rodríguez, Alvaro Velarde, Eduardo Mendoza
Cinematographer: Tanon Sattarujawong
Editor: Gianfranco Annchini, Jonatan Relayze
Sound Design: Rosa María Oliart
Music: Omar Garay Cochea, Aníbal Núñez
Cast: Miguel Iza, Salvador del Solar, Patricia Pereyra, Sol Alba


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