PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

A School in Cerro Hueso

Local title
Kool Cerro Huesos
Title in Russian
Школа в Серро Уэсо
Original title
Una Escuela en Cerro Hueso
Director
Betania Cappato
Country
Argentina
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Children's Rights Programme
Genre
drama
Subject
autism, belonging, support, educational system, friendship

There is a delicateness and fragility to her, as if she were made of glass. Now, at age six, Ema has to start school – yet most schools are unwilling to accept a pupil diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The only ones prepared to teach her are the staff of a small rural school on the Paraná River. For Ema‘s family, this means leaving the city behind to start a new life in the country. Being close to nature and spending time with a mare called Estrellita help Ema take some small but important steps. Thanks to the unprejudiced local community and above all the gentle friendship of her classmate Irena, she becomes increasingly able to participate in the world around her, in her very own way. Based on the director‘s own family history, Betania Cappato‘s film astutely and tenderly chronicles its young protagonist‘s inner journey.

The film is suitable for over 10 year olds.

Director
Betania Cappato
Screenwriter
Betania Cappato, Iván Fund
Cast
Mara Bestelli, Pablo Seijo, Clementina Folmer
Producer
Betania Cappato, Iván Fund
DoP
Iván Fund
Editor
Iván Fund, Mariano Luque
Music
Mauro Mourelos
Production
Iván Fund
Distributor
1844 Entertainment
World sales
1844 Entertainment
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, Russian, Estonian
Director
Betania Cappato

Betania Cappato sündis Argentinas Santa Fe provintsis Colastinés 1984. aastal. Ta on fotograaf ja filmitegija. Ta õppis Santa Fe kino- ja audiovisuaalkunsti instituudis. Ta on osalenud erinevates filmides ja telesaadetes stsenaristi, produtsendi, režissööri assistendi ja kunstilise juhina. Fotograafia alal on ta oma töö kõrvalt osalenud hariduslikes ja ühiskonda ümberkujundavates projektides. Tema dokumentaalfilm "Frankie" esilinastus DOCBSAS-il 2018. aastal. "Kool Cerro Huesos" ("Una escuela en Cerro Hueso") on tema esimene fiktsionaalne mängufilm. Praegu tegeleb ta oma järgmise filmi "The Ant Woman" tootmise kallal, mille kaasrežissöör on Adrián Suárez.

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening071301 / Kool Cerro Huesos
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening141302 / Kool Cerro Huesos
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center
Screening172103 / Kool Cerro Huesos
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian, Russian
Screening duration
Trailer