Jairo

Premier Mundial

  • DOCUMINDS

/ 2019 / Colombia / México / 84

  • Director 

    Simón Hernández

  • Producer: 

    Ivette Liang, Simón Hernández, Nicolás Ordóñez

  •  

    Simón Hernández, Elisa Puerto

  • Photography: 

    Nicolás Ordóñez

  • Cast: 

    Jairo Pinilla Téllez, Valentina Gómez

SCREENINGS

  • Mar 7 - 15:15 TAM

  • Mar 9 - 16:00 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 6

  • Mar 11 - 18:45 Cine Colombia (Paseo de la Castellana) 3

SYNOPSIS

Jairo José Pinilla Téllez (Cali, Colombia, 1944) is the pioneer of suspense and science fiction in Colombian film. He has directed films such as 27 horas con la muerte or Funeral Siniestro, which were iconic films and blockbuster hits in the seventies and eighties. Pinilla was the first to use special effects in Colombian film and now, at over age 70, he is working to finish his last film: his first non-animated 3D film to be titled El espíritu de la muerte. He does all of these effects himself from his own home, often using his own handcrafted techniques in the editing process. Through interviews and film clips, this endearing documentary follows Jairo’s footsteps through Colombian film, a leader whose work is well worthy of the tribute this film pays to him.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

Ivette Liang: titaive@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Simón Hernández

Simón Hernández

He is a director, producer and editor. He has worked in Europe and Latin America for the past decade in documentary projects for BBC, CNN, TVE, TVC, Caracol, RTVC, Discovery and Redbull. His awarded first feature film, Pizarro (2016), received support from the Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund.

DOCUMINDS