Iván Cortázar

-   Early Work   -

UNA TARDE

DE MI VIDA

(An afternoon in my life)

RTVE2 Cámara Abierta. Reportage

SYNOPSIS

 

With a vague script I recorded my grandfather during one afternoon. I looked for those things that make him special.

 

TECHNICAL SPECS

 

7’ minutes. Documentary/Fiction. Color. Stereo. HDV. Place: Bilbao. Spain.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

My grand father was a banker all his life, but few years before he passed away he started drawing some caricatures copied from news papers. He also has a passion in history and Russian Revolution, so I decided to spend one afternoon and film him drawing one of his idols.

 

I consider this short piece a hybrid between documentary and fiction. It is documentary because most of the footage is a “perfect” portrait of my grandfather, capturing moments of his daily life. At the same time I think it is fiction because I directed him in some actions, trying to shape it into a standard short-film language.