Archive of films Pink Noise / Ruido Rosa
2014, 100 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
An elderly man, who’s a bit of a grouch, pastes various ads offering his services as an electrical appliance repairman. A radio belonging to an affable, abandoned receptionist at a remote hotel gives up the ghost. A leisurely, melancholic and sensitive film which serves as a reminder that age shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to fulfilling one’s dreams.
Pounded with tropical rain, the streets of the Colombian town of Barranquilla are deserted. Behind the flickering lights emanating from inconspicuous buildings, Luis and Carmen make their individual homes. Luis is an old curmudgeon who earns a living fixing electrical appliances – but customers are few and far between, so the man walks about town posting ads offering his services. Carmen is a reclusive woman who works the reception desk in a remote three-star hotel – and one day her radio goes on the blink. A sensitive movie unfolding in a singularly atmospheric rain-soaked town presents two lonely people, one of whom is succumbing to desolation while the other holds on to a healthy enthusiasm and lust for life. Their coming together isn’t easy, but such things in life never are. Imbued with intimacy, the movie forgoes the usual barrage of dramatic events, preferring to part the haze of melancholy in order to show, by degrees, the cheerless day-to-day of protagonists whose age does not invalidate their right to love and to fulfill their dreams.
About the director
Roberto Flores Prieto (b. 1971, Barranquilla, Colombia) graduated in 1999 from Cuba’s International School of Film and Television at San Antonio de los Baños. His feature debut Wounds (Heridas, 2008) and the documentary Daughter of the Light (La hija de la luz, 2009) were warmly received at festivals in Latin America and Europe. His next feature Chasing Fireflies (Cazando luciérnagas, 2013) played festivals around the world, winning numerous awards. At present he directs a children’s animated series for television, as well as a specialized program about filmmaking entitled "Traveling.” He is concurrently also working on other projects. Pink Noise, for which he also served as producer and writer, is his third feature.
About the film
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Director:||Roberto Flores Prieto|
|Screenplay:||Carlos Franco Esguerra, Roberto Flores Prieto|
|Dir. of Photography:||Juan Camilo Olmos|
|Music:||Jose Carlos María, Oliver Camargo May|
|Editor:||Andrés Rojas Flores|
|Producer:||Roberto Flores Prieto, Diana Lowis|
|Cast:||Mabel Pizarro, Roosevel González|
Roberto Flores Prieto
Film Director, Film Director