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WHISKY

Director: Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll
Uruguay   |   2004   |   94 minutes
Spanish, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Uruguay’s official submission to the 2004 Academy Awards

Synopsis An inspired and beautifully assured tragic-comedy about Jacobo, a sixty-year-old owner of a small, outdated sock factory, is illuminated with deadpan, repetitive, and monotonous detail. When his successful younger brother is expected for a visit, Jacobo asks Marta, his humble, loyal assistant, to pose as his wife. The brother, lively, inquisitive, and open, spontaneously suggests a seaside trip during which the three characters begin to reveal themselves in situations where farce, jealousy and betrayal lead to places of no return. Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll have created a sophisticated, quiet film that tells a story through understatement and modest gestures.


About the Director Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll were born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and began working together while studying at La Universidad Catolica del Uruguay. Their feature debut, 25 Watts (2001), won multiple awards, including the VPRO Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Whisky is their second feature, winning the Prix du Regard Original at the 2004 Festival de Cannes.


Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request


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Featured in the Global Lens 2005 film series.



CAST

Jacobo Koller - Andres Pazos
Marta Acuna - Mirella Pascual
Herman Koller - Jorge Bolani
Young Married Couple - Ana Kaz, Daniel Hendler

CREW

Directors - Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll
Production Company - Control-Z Films/ Fernando Epstein Productions
Producers - Fernando Epstein
Screenwriter - Juan Pablo, Pablo Stoll, Gonzalo Delgado Galiana
Cinematographer - Barbara Alvarez
Art Director - Delgado Galiana
Music - Pequena Orquestra Reincidentes
REVIEWS

"A pocket-size hit!" - Entertainment Weekly

"Global cinema at its best. A truly great film!" - Film Threat

"Profound, deadpan comedy... a pleasure!" - New York Times

"Masterfully understated comic performances. Will leave you with a vicious grin!"- BBC

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2004
Special Jury Award, BROTHERS MANAKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FIPRESCI Prize; Regard Original Award, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Award, Latin Film Competition; Golden Kikito Award, Best Film; Best Actress, GRAMADO FILM FESTIVAL
Mayahuel Award, Best Actress, GUADALAJARA MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Coral, First Prize, HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Golden Colon Award; Silver Colon Award, Best Director, HUELVA LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress; Best Screenplay, LIMA LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress; Best Screenplay, THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress Award, Tokyo Grand Prix, TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
UFCA Award, Best Latin American Film, URUGUAYAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

2005
Transilvania Trophy, TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Mayahuel Award, Best Actress, GUADALAJARA MEXICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Goya, Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, GOYA AWARDS

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