ABOUT the INITIATIVE | NEWS | DOWNLOAD | FAQ | CONTACT | HOME
GFI PROGRAMS Menu DividerGRANTING APPLICATIONS & GUIDELINES Menu Divider FILM CATALOGUE Menu Divider EDUCATION Menu Divider FILM CALENDAR Menu Divider DONATE
hr rule
 
Leo's Room

Click here to download press materials for this film


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

 
 

Leo's Room (El Cuarto De Leo)
A film by Enrique Buchichio

Spanish, with subtitles in English
Uruguay, 2009 (92 minutes)

Synopsis
In the heart of Montevideo, the affable but secretly troubled Leo wraps himself in the comfort of his small rented room, unmotivated to finish his college thesis or find a job, and content with infrequent visits from his girlfriend. After their six-month relationship ends, Leo begins to break out of his shell by cruising the Internet for a new companion, enlisting the aid of a sympathetic therapist along the way. However, it isn’t until he has a chance reunion with a classmate that he is forced to consider the true meaning of his reclusive lifestyle, and a future outside the metaphoric safety of his room. Featuring an affecting soundtrack and an equally endearing cast of characters, director Enrique Buchichio’s affirming drama is a unique vision of isolation and coming-of-age set against a modern tale of romance and friendship.

About the Director
Enrique Buchichio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1973. In 2005, he was selected for the Talent Campus Buenos Aires competition, organized by the Universidad del Cine in cooperation with the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007 he released the short Noche Fría. Leo’s Room is his first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Leo
Caro
Seba
Madre de Leo
Juan
Eduardo

Martín Rodríguez
Cecilia Cósero
Gerardo Begérez
Mirella Pascual
Arturo Goetz
César Troncoso

Crew

 

Director
Writer
Executive Producers
Producer
Director of Photography
Editors
Sound
Music

 

Enrique Buchichio
Enrique Buchichio
Natacha López, Jorge Rocca
Natacha López
Pedro Luque
Guillermo Casanova, Julián Goyoaga
Fabian Oliver
Sebastián Kramer

 
hr rule