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Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies

Original Title: Cazando Luciérnagas
Directors: Roberto Flores Prieto
Colombia
Spanish with English Subtitles
100 min
New Directors Competition
Cinema of the Americas

Synopsis:
Manrique’s lonely existence watching over an abandoned salt mine in the remote Colombian Caribbean suits him just fine. Content in his isolation, with a dog that spends its nights chasing fireflies as his sole companion, his world is upended when his teenage daughter Valeria shows up as if out of nowhere. As the days pass, Valeria’s determined but cheerful presence forces Manrique out of his routine in this beautiful, understated story about family, love, and the small joys of life.

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Producer: Diana Lowis

Principal Cast: Marlon Moreno/Valentina Abril

Film Format: DCP

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Roberto Flores Prieto

Biography

A graduate from the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños, in Cuba, his recent work as a director includes the feature film Heridas, part of the official selection of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in 2008 and the documentary La hija de la luz, awarded the DocTV Colombia 2009 and nominated to the India Catalina Awards of the Cartagena Film Festival in the category of documentary. He directed Cazando Luciérnagas (2013) as well as Ruido Rosa (2014), both feature films granted the Colombian Film Fund in 2010 and 2009, respectively. As a producer, his filmography includes Cerrando Heridas (2009), a documentary awarded by the Independent Producers Call Mincultura-CNTV and Maquillaje para ciegos (2010), granted the Production Fund from Bogotá’s Cultural Office. In 2011 he produced the short film Para español marque 1 (2010), also granted the Production Fund from Bogotá’s Cultural Office; as well as the two seasons of the documentary series Arte y parte. Currently, he directs the television program for children Waldo y los Numerolocos produced by Señal Colombia Channel and Universidad del Norte Foundation of Barranquilla, and the TV magazine Travelling for Telecaribe.

Screenplay: Carlos Franco

Producer: Diana Lowis

Editor: Andrés Rojas

Principal Cast: Marlon Moreno/Valentina Abril

Production Companies: Kymera Producciones

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