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Alma Mater
Horizontes Selection
Alma Mater
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Pamela is 34 years old, works in a supermarket in Montevideo and has never known a man. She is obsessed with a mysterious divine calling that has chosen her to bring a potential saviour of the next millennium into the world. How can she bear the responsibility for such a mission? An atypical melodrama that alternates between farce and mysterious sequences, it shows the healthy state of current Uruguayan cinema and comes to the Festival after being shown in Films in Progress last year.
BIOGRAPHY
Durazno (Uruguay), 1961. Teacher, journalist and filmmaker, he turned to journalism after graduating in Psychology at the University of the Republic of Uruguay. He has written for several newspapers in Uruguay and Argentina (El País Cultural, M Cine, Film). In 1994 he published the novel Alka-Seltzer. He is a teacher and coordinator of the audiovisual area at the Communications Faculty of the ORT University in Uruguay. He wrote the screenplay for Una forma de bailar (A Way of Dancing), winner of a FONA award in 1996, moreover marking his directorial debut. In 2000 he once again won the FONA award for his project, Alma Mater.
CAST & CREW
Director
Álvaro Buela
Screenplay
Álvaro Buela
Photography
Daniel Rodríguez Maseda
Edition
Simone Macari
Music
Sylvia Meyer
Cast
Roxana Blanco, Nicolás Becerra, Walter Reyno, Werner Schünemann, Beatriz Massons
Running Time
100 m.
Country
Uruguay - Canada
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