2007 Padre Nuestro
He was born in Kisumu, Kenya. He spent much of his youth overseas and worked for nine summers as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska’s Bering Sea. He received his MFA with honors in Directing from Columbia University’s graduate Film Program, where he served as a teaching assistant and the faculty awarded him a full research assistant fellowship for merit as a top student. Prior to Padre Nuestro, he wrote Marching Powder for Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. He is fluent in Spanish and lives in New York City.
Out of competition
Padre Nuestro / Christopher Zalla
Juan and Pedro meet in the back of a tractor-trailer filled with illegal Mexican immigrants headed for New York City. Pedro shows Juan a sealed letter that his mother, now dead, has given him – an introduction to the father he never knew.When they arrive in Brooklyn, Pedro wakes to find himself alone and his belongings, including the letter with his father’s address, stolen. He wanders the streets and – unable to speak the language – lost in an unknown city. On its surface, Padre Nuestro is a suspenseful drama about loss of identity. But on a much deeper level it’s a film about family relationships and the ambiguous nature of morality.
|Editing:|| Aaron Yanes|
|Music:||Brian Cullman, Art Direction: Tommaso Ortino|
|Costumes:||Taphat Ta Wil|
|With:||Jesús Ochoa (Diego), Armando Hernández (Juan), Eugenio Derbez (Anibal), Jorge Adrián Espíndola (Pedro), Paola Mendoza (Magda)|
|Producer:||Benjamin Odell, Per Melita|
|Co-production:||Two Lane Pictures, Cinergy Pictures,True True Stories (USA)|
|Format:||HD Cam, Color|
|STAVROS TORNES:||Friday, November 23, 2007 - 1:00|
|FRIDA LIAPPA:||Friday, November 23, 2007 - 17:00|