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Ruta de la Luna

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Awards: 2013 Oaxaca FilmFest (Best Americas Feature), 2013 Icaro Festival de Cine Centroamérica (Best Actor, Best Photography, Best Sound), 2010 FICValdivia’s AustraLab (Best Project)
International Premiere: Montreal World Film Festival (September 2012)
Official Selection: 34th Havana Film Festival, 20th International Film Festival Prague, Sarasota Film Festival, IFFPanama, Cinequest, Cleveland International Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla, Festival La Orquidea Cuenca, etc.
Supported by: The Global Film Initiative, CNCine Ecuador, Fundación Carolina, Ibermedia, Fundación TyPA, Fundacine, Ventana Sur Primer Corte 2011.
Shooting Locations: Ciudad de Panamá and the Province of Chiriquí (Rep. of Panamá)
Genre: Drama
Year of Release: 2012


Being different. This is not an easy task in any society, even less in Panama, where social behavior is confined within a frame, like in a perverse tropical Noh Theatre. And, when the difference is on your skin, and is so visible like albinism, things get harder, even more when your own father is a fierce representative of the mainstream values. This is Tito’s case, an introverted bowling enthusiast who suddenly, and against his will, must travel from his native Panama to San José in Costa Rica, to look after his ill father, with whom Tito has a very distant relationship. Cesar, who is a very tropical character, has lived his life as he pleases, burning bridges, and going from being a boxing trainer at the mythical Barraza gym to sports teacher in the suburbs of San José; but now he has a life threatening disease.

Tito’s only wish is to go back to Panama as soon as possible to be able to participate in a Bowling Tournament, but Cesar has different plans for him. Tito is forced to drive with his father back to Panama in César’s old but still good Lada, which becomes the next fighting ring between father and son.

(Synopsis written by Enrique Castro)

Director: Juan Sebastián Jácome
Producer: Irina Caballero
Producer: Luis Pacheco
Screenplay: Juan Sebastián Jácome, Rocco Melillo
Editor: Víctor Mares
Director of Photography: Magela Crosignani
Music: Xavier Müller y su Combo Bucanero
Production Designer: Olga Madrigal
Co-Production Designer: Christian Bermúdez
Sound Design: Estebanoise Brauer
Wardrobe: Caterin Caballero
Assistant Director: Daniel Llanos
Cast: Yimmi David Suárez, Luis Gotti, Victoria Greco