EL AUGE DEL HUMANO

Eduardo Williams

Argentina, Brazil, Portugal 97 min min Documentary

Synopsis

Buenos Aires. Exe, 25 years old, has just lost his job and is not looking for another one. His neighbors and friends seem as odd to him as they always do. Online, he meets Alf, a boy from Mozambique who is also bored with his job and who is about to follow Archie, another boy who has run away into the jungle. Through the dense vegetation of the forest, Archie tracks ants back to their nest. One of them wanders off course and comes across Canh, a Filipino, sitting on top of a giant heap of earth and who is about to go back to his strange, beautiful home town, where he too has a miserable job. *Catalan première

Festivals and Awards
Best First Feature – Special Mention in Locarno | Golden Leopard – Filmmakers of the Present in Locarno | Special Jury Award in Mar del Plata

 

Director

Eduardo Williams

Eduardo Williams (b. 1987, Argentina) is a Paris-based filmmaker. He studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, before joining Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in France. His first short films were set in his home country of Argentina but his more recent works, shot in various locations across the globe, have come to include the uncertainty of travelling and the spontaneous connections made in unfamiliar contexts as a central part of his filmmaking process. Williams’ shorts films Could See a Puma (2011) and That I’m Falling? (2013) premiered at Cannes Film Festival and his first feature, The Human Surge (2016), won the Filmmakers of the Present prize at the 69th Locarno Film Festival.

Filmography: El auge del humano (2016), Que je tombe tout le temps? (curt, 2013), El ruido de las estrellas me aturde (curt, 2012), Pude ver un puma (curt, 2011)

Eduardo Williams

Film information

Int. title: The Human Surge
Director: Eduardo Williams
Script: Eduardo Williams
Contact: Ruda cine
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Portugal
Year: 2016
Format: Digital
Length: 97 min min
Language: Spanish, Cebuano, Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2017