Pornomelancolia

Fiction, 95′, 2022

Director: Manuel Abramovich

Production: Gema Films (Argentina)
Coproduction: Dublin Films (France), Desvia Productions (Brazil) and Mart Films (Mexico)
International Sales : Luxbox
French Distribution :  Epicentre Film

Synopsis:
Lalo is a sex influencer: he posts photos of his nude body and homemade porn videos for his thousands of followers on social media. He controls his own life, but in private, when out of character, he seems to live in constant melancholy. Following an advertisement, he passed a casting to play Emiliano Zapata in a porn film about the Mexican revolution. Pornomelancholia approaches pornography as a starting point to reflect on the border between the intimate and the public, the real and the virtual, the desire and the need for affection, in a hyperconnected world.

Shooting: October 2019- April 2020 (Mexico)

International sales : Luxbox

Supported by:
l’INCAA, ANCINE, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine (production), IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, Mecenazgo Cultural – Ciudad de Buenos Aires et Ikusmira Berriak / Tabakalera – Festival de San Sebastián.

Development:
Pitching du Réel – Visions du Réel 2019 – Prix Visions Sud Est et Doc & Film International
Los Cabos – TFI Award
WIP Latam – Festival International du Film de San Sebastián 2021

Festivals:

World Premiere, Festival international de San Sebastián –Official Competition 2022 (San Sebastian, Spain) – Best Cinematography
Zurich Film Festival – Window : San Sebastian Selection (Zurich, Suisse)
Rekjavik International Film festival – New Visions Selection (Rekjavik, Iceland)
BIFF – Official Selection Clases de Lucha (Bogota, Colombia)
FIFIB – Feature Official Competition (Bordeaux, France) – Grand Prix International Feature Competition
IDFA – Best of Fests Selection (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Chéris-Chéries – Fiction Competition (Paris, France)
Thessaloniki Film Festival – Round Midnight Selection (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Taipei Golden Horse Festival – Another View Selection (Taipei, Taiwan)
This Human World – Official selection Out of competition (Vienna, Austria)