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Becloud

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GLOBAL LENS 2010

ADRIFT Bui Thac Chuyen, Vietnam, 2009

BECLOUD
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2009

GODS
Josué Méndez, Peru, 2008

LEO'S ROOM
Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay, 2009

MASQUERADES (EDU)
Lyes Salem, Algeria, 2008

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (EDU)
Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (EDU)
Rajesh Shera, India, 2008

ORDINARY PEOPLE
Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009

THE SHAFT
Zhang Chi, China, 2008

SHIRLEY ADAMS (EDU)
Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

 
 

Becloud (Vaho)
A film by Alejandro Gerber Bicecci

Spanish, with subtitles in English
Mexico, 2009 (117 minutes)

Synopsis
On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy at the dry breast of its dead mother. Years later the trucker operates an ice factory in a poor urban district with his son, José, who dreams of one day striking out on his own. Neighbor Felipe, meanwhile, works at an Internet café and another neighbor, Andrés, lives with his alcoholic father but spends his free time studying Mexico’s pre-Columbian golden age. All three share a defining incident from their childhood, linking the destinies of their entire neighborhood to the lakebed and baby from years earlier. In this shrewd and well-acted story, director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci turns a tangled neighborhood tale into an enthralling mix of history, memory and atonement, creating an unexpected parable of modern Mexico itself.

About the Director
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1977. He graduated cum laude from the Film Training Center CCC (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica) and has received numerous grants and fellowships for filmmaking and screenwriting. He is a prolific producer of documentaries and shorts, and his second documentary, Morada, won the Golden Mikeldi at the Bilbao International Film Festival and screened worldwide. Becloud is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Ándres
Ándres Nino
Felipe
Felipe Nino
José
José Nino
Romualdo
Abigail
Emilia
Yolanda
Efrén Jóven

Roberto Mares
Luis Manuel Ontiveros
Aldo Estuardo
Óscar Leví Villarruel
Francisco Godínez
Joel Figueroa
Fermín Martínez
Vania Yael Santiago
Teresa Rábago
Sandra Carbonell
Tomihuatzi Xelhuantzi

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Producers
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Editors
Sound
Music

 

Alejandro Gerber Bicecci
Alejandro Gerber Bicecci
Abril Schmucler, Alejandro Gerber Bicecci
Abril Schmucler
Alberto Anaya
Rodrigo Rios, Juan Manuel Figueroa
Nerio Barberis
Rodrigo Garibay, Matias Berberis

 
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