Ecuador’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, A Son of Man follows Pipe, a teenager from Minneapolis, as he joins his father on a treasure hunt for lost Inca gold in the beautiful, but treacherous, Amazonian rainforest. The trans-generational drama fuses the heightened aesthetic possibilities of narrative film with the naked truth of documentary. Director Fernandez-Salvador (known as Jamaicanoproblem) is the son of the renowned explorer Andrés Fernández-Salvador y Zaldumbide.
His film, 10 years in the making, reveals his lifetime’s ambition to be a good son to this larger-than-life man, and to immortalise him in an immersive cinematic experience. Unscripted and shot on locations across the Ecuadorian jungle, using only drone cameras, this stunning and surreal film highlights the preciousness of our Earth, the Amazon, and the ancient tribes who live within it.c
Co-Directed by Pablo Agüero
Pighouse Flicks are proud to be part of Byron Bay Film Festival 2019, and welcome punters this weekend to see an array of amazing films.
Since 1995 the Pighouse Flicks has been providing the Byron Shire with a venue for international, blockbusters, arthouse films, and film festivals. For your comfort and pleasure they are proud to bring you the ultimate in cinema technology and locally designed, created and installed custom seating.