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Paraguayan Hammock

Paraguayan Hammock

A Feature film by Paz Encina

Produced by Slot Machine

Release in France : 15/11/2006

    Synopsis

    June 14, 1934. It’s autumn, but the heat lingers and shows no signs of abating. In an isolated region in Paraguay, Candida and Ramon, an elderly farming couple, wait for their son to return from the frontlines of the Chaco war. They’re also waiting for rain (that is imminent but never arrives), wind (that doesn’t blow), for the heat to subside (but it continues although it’s not the right season), for the dog to stop barking (it doesn’t); in short, they’re waiting for better times. Between what was and what will happen next there is this moment of eternal waiting. Each deals with the situation differently: Ramon, the father, faces the wait with optimism; Candida is convinced that her son is dead and that this waiting is useless. The roles are reversed while the couple waits: each receives a signal from their son that will make them change their attitude and position.

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    Actors (2)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Slot Machine

    Foreign production companies :

    Fortuna Films, Lita Stantic Productions, Illuminations Films, CMW Films, Wanda Vision

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    ID Distribution

    About

    This project has been selected by: L'Atelier du Festival, Cannes Film Festival 2005; FONDEC, Paraguay; Fundacion Carolina, Spain; Cinemart, International Film Festival Rotterdam; Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Holland.

    Full credits (9)

    Foreign producers :

    Lita Stantic, Ilse Hughan

    Line Producers :

    Simon Field, Keith Griffiths

    Director of Photography :

    Willi Behnisch

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Vanessa Jerrom

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Guarani

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Argentina, The Netherlands, Paraguay

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Argentina, The Netherlands, Paraguay)

    Production year :

    2006

    French release :

    15/11/2006

    Runtime :

    1 h 18 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    113.315

    Visa issue date :

    16/10/2006

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2006

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2006)

    Selection

    Un certain regard

    Presskit