"…takes the themes of youth, love and disenchantment and asks us to see them in an almost unsentimental way…"

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Sin otoño sin Primavera

Director: Iván Mora Manzano Country: Ecuador
Colombia
France
Year: 2012
Cast: Enzo Macchiavello
Andres Troya Holst
Paola Baldion
Run Time: 115 mins Festival Miami Film Festival 2013
Warsaw International Film Festival 2013
Sao Paolo Film Festival 2012
Cartagena International Film Festival 2013
Cario Film Festival 2013
 

Synopsis

Many new directors have discovered ample inspiration in the existential crises that torment their own generations. This time we find ourselves in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with nine young middle-class men and women who can’t seem to find their place in the world. Each of the characters has a function in the film, but it is Lucas, a law student who has come up with his own ideology ─“the anarchy of the imagination” ─, who grabs the spotlight. His attempts to challenge authority, incarnated by a professor and political groups at the school he attends, fail miserably, putting him on a path of self-destruction. Unable to find an outlet for his energies, he becomes addicted to sleeping pills. As the film progresses, it becomes clear the common thread of these non-linear stories is social oppression and alienation.

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