Awards & Festivals:
Official Selection at Mar del Plata, Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva and Cine Global Dominicano!
US Premiere at Cinequest IFF!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Highlight: Music by Carlos Gardel and Francisco Fattoruso
Clara, divorced with two children, wants to secure her relationship with Fausto, an immature, pretentious and grumpy intellectual. Paula, a spoiled young woman, wants to have a baby with Martin, who works in advertising but also has artistic aspirations. These two couples are facing the disjunctive of choosing between fatherhood, professional achievement and sexual freedom. The Moderns treats these issues from a critical perspective, questioning how the values of contemporary world are governed.
Both studied in the School of Cinema of Uruguay (ECU in Spanish) and have worked in independent productions together in the past 12 years. Matta works as a producer and director in Tevé Ciudad, a public TV Channel of Montevideo, since 2002. The second edition of her poetry book, Muñeca, has just been published. Sarser is also an actor, an editor and a musician. In 2011 they wrote the script, produced and edited the film “3 Million” directed by Jaime Roos and Yamandú Roos.
Los Modernos is the first feature film they wrote and directed.
The Moderns talks about conflicts that are very close to us, but set as a fable with a place for humor and fantasy.
The film deals with issues we believe are very deep, like fatherhood, commitment or sexual freedom, in an entertaining and engaging way.
Structure wise, we wanted to make a classic film, using a universal code. Our wish was to make a film that we wanted to see.
At the same time it is a story that speaks of our city and our little place in the world.
"Paint your village and you will paint the whole world."
Written, directed and edited by: Mauro Sarser and Marcela Matta
Cinematography: Germán Luongo
Producer: Leticia Barreiro
Assistant director: Nefeli Forni
Sound: Gabriel Guerrero and Maximiliano Martinez
Costume: Valeria Piriz
Original Title: Los Modernos / Canon C300, MXF / 16:9 / Black and white / 134 min / Spanish with English subtitles / Uruguay 2016