World premiere

Me & the Beasts

Local title
Mina ja koletised
Title in Russian
Я и чудовища
Original title
Yo y Las Bestias
Director
Nico Manzano
Country
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Year
2021
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition
Genre
comedy, psychological drama, music film, fantasy film

After begrudgingly separating from his band due to personal and political internal tensions, a Venezuelan musician tries to start his solo project from scratch, while balancing his daily life as a third-world country millennial, the emotional turmoil of accepting a new creative phase, and the symptoms of a nation-wide crisis that is beyond his sphere of control.

Debutant Nico Manzano (who is also the DOP), with a great experience in music videos, defines with a very personal touch the musical creative process and how an artist could focus on his own job (world).

Accompanying the young musician, the director creates a visually stunning and enigmatically fascinating tale that could work both as a diagnosis for contemporary loneliness of the current generation or a socio-political parable about the extreme situation in the country. An unpredictable ride, atmospheric and with a freestyle of tempos, which will bring the audience to meet new, unexpected, friends.

Javier Garcia Puerto

Director
Nico Manzano
Screenwriter
Nico Manzano
Cast
Jesus Nunes, Gabriel Agüero, Estefania Quijada, Irving Coronel
Producer
Alan Ohep, Ricardo Espinoza, Nico Manzano
DoP
Nico Manzano
Editor
Alan Ohep
Music
Nika Elia, Nico Manzano, Christan Mijares
Production
Linterna Studio
World sales
Bendita Film Sales
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English
Director
Nico Manzano

Nico Manzano (snd 1986)

Yo y Las Bestias (Me & the Beasts, 2021)

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100401 / Mina ja koletised
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsRicardo Espinoza - Producer, Jesús Nunes - lead Actor
Q&A duration
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4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100303 / Mina ja koletised
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsRicardo Espinoza - Producer, Jesús Nunes - Actor
Q&A duration
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6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130402 / Mina ja koletised
SubtitlesEnglish
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