EL LIMONERO REAL

CREDITS

Original Title: EL LIMONERO REAL
Year: 2016
Country: Argentina
Running time: 75′
Director: Gustavo Fontán
Screenwriter: Gustavo Fontán
Cast: Germán Da Silva, Patricia Sánchez, Rosendo Ruiz, Eva Bianco, Gastón Ceballos
Cinematographer: Diego Poleri
Editor: Mario Bocchicchio
Producer: Guillermo Pineles
Distributor: OBRA CINE
Web: http://www.ellimoneroreal.com.ar/
Contact: Paulina Portela  paulina@obracine.com

EL LIMONERO REAL

THE ROYAL LEMON TREE
02.11 | 20:00 | AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL DE OURENSE
03.11 | 17:30 | CINES OURENSE PONTEVELLA, GALICINE

A remarkable adaptation of the novel by Juan José Saer, El limonero real is a family melodrama turned into sinister pastoral, the adventures of a man who goes into the river to celebrate New Year’s Eve with his family and ends up turning that path into a hallucinated mind journey towards I don’t not really know where. Beyond the story, powerful and absorbing, what matters to filmmaker Gustavo Fontán is the environment: the reflections of light on the water and the leaves of trees, the camera lingering on a few gestures and then getting lost in the jungle … and above all, a constant sense of menace, as if nature kept all the secrets of those silent and impassive characters.


Carlos Losilla, writer and film critic