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FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (Gordo, Calvo Y Bajito)

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FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (Gordo, Calvo Y Bajito)

Director: Carlos Osuna
Colombia   |   2011   |   91 minutes
Spanish, with subtitles in English
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FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis Lonesome, middle-aged virgin Antonio Farfán is picked on and ridiculed as a matter of course, whether by coworkers or his bullying mooch of a brother (who only calls when he needs money). An employee of a notary’s office, his status improves a bit when his new boss—and strangely affable doppelganger—takes an interest in him. But Farfán’s deep-seated shyness and insecurity are only partly assuaged. And when he joins a self-improvement group, he slowly confirms what the undulating lines of this sly, involving rotoscope story suggest: everything is in motion, and change is inevitable. The question becomes what use one makes of it. 


About the Director Carlos Osuna was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1980. He received a Masters in Visual Arts from Javeriana University and shortly after graduation was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2004 for his short film, Analogue Loop. He was awarded a grant in 2009 from the Francisco Javier Fund for Social Projects for his documentary Giving Life to Life and in 2002, his short video, Watch TV, won the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle award from the Bogotá Film Festival. Fat, Bald, Short Man is his first feature film.


 


Available Screening Formats DVD. Digibeta.


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Featured in the Global Lens 2012 film series.



CAST

Antonio Farfán - Álvaro Bayona
Mr. Enriquez - Fernando Arévalo
Bernardo - Jairo Camargo
Pedro - Julio Medina
Gonzalez - Ernesto Benjumea

CREW

Director - Carlos Osuna
Writers - Juan Mauricio Ruiz, Carlos Osun
Executive Producers - Francisco de Castro, Dean English, Juan Mauricio Ruiz, Carlos Osuna
Producers - Juan Mauricio Ruiz, Carlos Osuna
Co-Producer - Thierry Lenouvel
Director of Photography - Yomayra Puentes, Gullermo Santos
Editor - Carlos Osuna
Sound - Diego Castillo, Jean-Guy Veran
Music - Alejandro Quintero, Leonardo Bohórquez




REVIEWS

“A distinctive animation style and an undeniably heart-warming story make Fat, Bald, Short Man a surefire crowd-pleaser.” – Chicago International Film Festival

“Osuna creates a slow-paced story seen from one single subjective angle, placing his drawings in the service of greater intimacy. The pic's limited-animation artistry and oversimplistic storyline complement each other to reinvent the familiar.” – Variety

“A small, modest film, largely distinguished by its striking animation.” – j.b.spins

“An animated version of this tale means the mind is freed up to project, to get in touch with the Jungian Archetype, the fat, bald short man in each of us. … This is a dazzling rotoscoped animation that feels mischievous, sad and triumphant.” – Gozamos


FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Winner, Colombian Cinematographic Film Development Fund
Audience Award, Festivalissimo
Winner of the Columbian Cinematographic Film Development Fund
Best Feature Film Project, V Producer’s Meeting, Cartegna Film Festival
Free Spirit Competition, Warsaw Film Festival
Official Selection, Chicago International Film Festival
Winner of the Fonds Sub Cinema Fund for post-production
Fix Comunicatión Prize, Guadalajara Construye 5
Art Digital Prize, Guadalajara Construye 5
Official Competitor, Amiens Film Festival
Animation, India International Film Festival
Festival Biarritz Amerique Latine/ Biarritz Film Festival
Best Latin American Project, Cartegena Film Festival
Producer’s Network, Cannes Film Festival
Annecy Film Festival

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