Archive of films Romántico / Romántico

Mexico / USA
2005, 80 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2005

A melancholic documentary portrait of Carmelo Muñiz and his friend Arturo, two Mexican musicians who roam the bars, restaurants and streets of San Francisco, playing love songs for a few coins from people who merely show contempt for them. A film about desire, disappointment, the high cost of survival, the hardship of being an artist, and the existential quest for happiness in the face of frustrated dreams.


Synopsis

A melancholic documentary portrait of Carmelo Muñiz and his friend Arturo, two Mexican musicians who roam the bars, restaurants and streets of San Francisco, playing love songs for a few coins from people who merely show contempt for them. Carmelo’s stay in San Francisco ends abruptly when he learns that his ailing mother has taken a turn for the worse. Returning to Mexico, Carmelo sees his family for the first time in many years, but almost as soon as he arrives, he realizes that he won’t be able to support them. And so Carmelo picks up his guitar again in an attempt to earn enough to pay for a return trip to the States... A film about hope, disappointment, the high cost of survival, the hardship of being an artist, and the existential quest for happiness in the face of frustrated dreams.

About the director

Mark Becker works as a documentary filmmaker, editor and cinematographer. His award-winning film Jules at Eight has been broadcast on PBS. Becker has edited various films for PBS, the Learning Channel and MTV. He co-edited The Lost Boys of Sudan, which won an Independent Spirit Award, and The Beginning, a feature-length documentary about George Lucas.

Contacts

Meteor Films
241 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2B, 100 14, New York
United States of America
Tel: +1 212 675 3924
E-mail: mark@meteorfilms.org

Films Transit International Inc.
252 Gouin Boulevard East, H3L 1A8, Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Tel: +1 514 844 3358
Fax: +1 514 844 7298
E-mail: info@filmstransit.com
www: www.filmstransit.com

About the film

Color, BETA SP

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Mark Becker
Screenplay: Mark Becker
Dir. of Photography: Mark Becker
Music: Raz Mesinai
Editor: Mark Becker
Producer: Mark Becker
Production: Meteor Films
Cast: Carmelo Muñiz Sánchez, Arturo Arias García
Contact: Meteor Films, Films Transit International Inc.
   
www: www.meteorfilms.org

Guests

Mark Becker

Film Director

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