Lo más importante de la vida es no haber muerto (The Most Important Thing in Life is not Being Dead)

de Olivier Pictet, Pablo Martín Torrado & Marc Recuenco

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Synopsis

Piano tuner Jacobo’s world has come crashing down around him. For years he’s observed how, at night, the hand of God has fixed what he’s had problems doing during the day and now, suffering from insomnia, he fears the miracle will go away. As if that wasn’t enough, a chatty sheep has worked its way into his dreams and he ‘s starting to see and hear strange things. With three-way filming and brimming over with ingeniousness, freshness and artistic sensitivity, the least that can be said about this allegory of contrasting realities in Francoist Spain is that it does honor to Ramón Gómez de la Serna’s refined greguerías (one-liners). A complex, intelligent surreal comedy, with a tremendous Gutiérrez Caba, that becomes pure magic.

Director

Olivier Pictet, Pablo Martín Torrado & Marc Recuenco

Originally from Switzerland (Pictet) and Spain (Martín Torrado and Recuenco), the three are members of Opalma, a filmmaker’s association that began to function at the IDEP film school in 2002. Since then, they have collaborated together on different fictional, documentary, experimental and video-art film projects. Lo más importante de la vida es no haber muerto is their first feature-length fiction movie.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Spanish, Catalan

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