The Mute | El Mudo

[button color=”green” size=”medium” align=”left” link=”–Slaff”]Buy Tickets[/button]Friday 5th September | 9pm
Event Cinemas George St Sydney
Feature | Daniel Vega & Diego Vega | Peru / France / Mexico | 2013 | 86 min 
Constantino is a stern and strict judge who has a passion for justice, law and order.
At the end of a hard day’s being moral, he finds his car window broken and is convinced that it was smashed by one of the criminals he (rightly) indicted. His bad luck continues when he receives a demotion to a less glamorous city district. Then, and by far the worst of luck, Constantino is shot through his shattered car window whilst driving home. The bullet hits him in the neck, destroying his vocal chords and his capacity to speak.
It seems Constantino’s quest for morality leads to nothing but bad luck.

Spanish with English subtitles
Persons under the age of 15 can be allowed to the screenings only if in the company of an adult or parent or guardian

Bonus short film screeningApocryphal, Mexico, Dir. Ernesto Fundora
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Daniel and Diego Vega (Lima, Peru) received with their first feature film, Octubre (2010), the Jury Prize in the Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, at the Cannes Film Festival. It was released in cinemas in Peru, Germany, Switzerland, France, USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela. Their second feature, El Mudo (2013), is a co-production between France, Mexico and Peru.

Diego Vega graduated as an economist and then studied film at the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. He teaches at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Daniel Vega currently works as director of commercials in Lima. He holds a degree in Communications from the European University of Madrid and took a Masters in Business Studies.

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Winner: 2014 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival – Best Director & Best Actor
Winner: 2013 Locarno Film Festival – Best Actor
Winner: 2013 La Habana International Film Festival – Coral Award for Best Original Music