BAD DAY TO GO FISHING
Director: Alvaro Brechner
Spain, 2009, 110 min
WINNER: Best New Director
Cast:Gary Piquer, Jouko Ahola, Antonella Costa, Cesar Troncoso
Crew:Producer: Alvaro Brechner, Tomas Cimadevilla, Virginia Hinze, Adolfo Blanco - Screenwriter: Alvaro Brechner, Gary Piquer - Editor: Teresa Font - Cinematographer: Alvaro Gutierrez - Original Score: Mikel Salas - Sound: - Production Design: Gustavo Ramirez
Sales:Stefanie Zeitler, Head of Sales - Bavaria Film International, Bavariafilmplatz 7 / Bldg. 71 81931 Geiselgasteig, Germany - T: +49 89 6499 2686 - F: +49 89 6499 3720
The former strongest man on earth and his crafty manager tour small-town South America staging wrestling matches and challenging all comers. Arriving in Santa Maria, they meet with uncommon enthusiasm - and face a major threat to their livelihood and their friendship. This beautifully realized feature represents a major accomplishment for the vibrant, new Uruguayan film scene.
About the director
Born in 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Alvaro Brechner now lives in Spain. He has directed several documentaries for broadcasters like TVE and the History Channel and the 35mm short films The Nine Mile Walk (2003), Sofia (2005), and Segundo Aniversario (2007). These short films have participated in more than 140 international film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, London, Los Angeles, Chicago and Gijon (Spain), capturing several awards. Bad Day to Go Fishing, Brechner's feature film debut, premiered at Cannes 2009, Semaine de la Critique.