Hombre Eléctrico / Electric Man
Álvaro Muñoz / Chile / Fiction / 2016 / 17 min
In a little desertic town, where mirages seem to come alive, Gaston and his mother Fresia, live. Lonely characters within a community that looks like it’s out of time, liable to the memories of a forgotten past, where voices, sounds and gestures reveal the magic of a nostalgic world, that opens at the turn of a bicycle’s wheels.
En un pequeño pueblo desértico donde los espejismos parecieran cobrar vida, viven Gastón y su madre Fresia. Personajes solitarios dentro de una comunidad que pareciera existir fuera del tiempo, están sujetos a la memoria de un pasado olvidado donde las voces, sonidos y gestos revelan la magia de un nostálgico mundo, que se abre al girar las ruedas de una bicicleta.
Festivals / Awards: 2016 The Americas Film Festival NY – Best Fiction Short 2016; 2016 Short of the Year Winter – Mención Especial; 2016 Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Caldera (FESCICAL) – Ganador categoría Talento Atacama.
Álvaro Muñoz Rodríguez began to study Arts at University of Chile in 1999. The same year he left his studies in order to study at Arcos Arts and Communication Professional Institute. After 5 years he graduated as filmmaker. His final work was a short film called “Forbidden Birds” In 2008 his short film “Dos Icebergs en Tokio” (Two Icebergs in Tokyo) won the prize for best short film, Stop Global Warming category in the ShortShorts Film Festival in Japan. It is important to mention that “Dos Icebergs en Tokio” was recognized in France, Spain, The United States and Chile. Time later, he created new short films in animation and film. Through these works he intends to explore in stories that evokes surrealism and the human nature in its language and paradigms. Nowadays he is working in adapting his first feature film named Ars Culinaria. He lives in NYC.