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Film Info
Los ilusos

Film Information

Exhibition Title Los ilusos
English Title The Wishful Thinkers
Director Jonás Trueba
Year 2013
Format DCP
Colour B&W
Duration 93'
  • Francesco Carril, Aura Garrido, Vito Sanz, Mikele Urroz, Isabelle Stoffel
  • G: Jonás Trueba
  • F: Santiago Racaj
  • E: Marta Velasco
  • DA: Miguel Ángel Rebollo
  • S: Víctor Puertas, Eduardo G. Castro
  • M: Abel Hernández “El Hijo”
  • P: Javier Lafuente, Jonás Trueba
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This is the life of naïve filmmaker Leon at the time when he’s between a film shooting and his next project –a sort of limbo with an endless postponing of things, some low-key frustration, love quarrels, conversations, coffees, drunkenness, classes, concerts, and walks... But all those things are in a waiting tone, with the particular tempo days usually have when you simply let them pass and the important things are yet to come.

The Wishful Thinkers is –as we’re told in its first bars– an intermission film. But apart from that, it also works as a treaty about the fine art of wandering around a big city like Madrid (portrayed in a captivating black and white by Santiago Racaj), and about bohemian life, youth, and friendship. Following Every Song Is About Me, Jonás Trueba delivers here a sudden and dazzling mature film, proving he knows the secret for filming the present, with such a powerful nostalgic drive that it can instantly transform it into memories we assume as our own. FG


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