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Alamar -- Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea.

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Writer:
Pedro González-Rubio (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 July 2010 (USA) See more »
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Before their inevitable farewell, a young man of Mayan roots and Natan, his half Italian son, embark on an epic journey into the open sea. | Add synopsis »
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A breath of beauty See more (24 total) »

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Directed by
Pedro González-Rubio 
 
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Pedro González-Rubio  screenplay

Produced by
Pedro González-Rubio .... producer
Jaime Romandia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Diego Benlliure 
 
Cinematography by
Pedro González-Rubio 
 
Film Editing by
Pedro González-Rubio 
 
Production Design by
Pedro González-Rubio 
 
Production Management
Øyvind Stiauren .... post-production supervisor
Joakim Ziegler .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Manuel Carranza .... sound recordist
Paulina Márquez .... sound producer
Adrián Reynoso .... sound editor
Emmanuel Romero .... sound designer
Rodolfo Romero .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Raul Luna .... visual effects artist
Rodrigo Santoyo .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Torres Castilla .... underwater photographer
Alexis Zabe .... underwater photographer
 
Editorial Department
Edna Beatriz Cruz Miranda .... post-production assistant
Alan Durán Alatorre .... post-production assistant
Raul Luna .... color grading
 
Music Department
Uriel Esquenazi .... composer: theme music
 

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Also Known As:
"To the Sea" - Canada (English title) (festival title), International (English title) (informal literal title)
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73 min
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This is practically a completely true-to-life documentary, since all the actors are playing themselves in a real situation and are all related just as shown in the movie, although 'Nestor Marin' is actually a life-long father figure to Machado, not his biological father.See more »
Quotes:
Jorge:Me neither, I drink my coffee every night before going to bed
Matraca:Me too, when I'm with my buddies we always have coffee. But we drink it during daytime
Jorge:With the old guys
Matraca:With my buddies, the young guys
Jorge:What do you mean by young guys. Are they your age. If they are your age than that's not young anymore. You have lived many spring times, you're not that young any more
Matraca:Well, I'm still young at heart. I don't feel old...
Jorge:One thing is to feel and another is to be old
Matraca:- like some guys who feel old. Not me. The only thing that's old are the roads... and we're still on them
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A breath of beauty, 25 April 2011
Author: sl-pierce from United States

This short film is a beautiful breath of fresh air amidst the current popular cinema. Pedro González-Rubio reveals the daily life of a young Italian boy, Natan, who has gone to visit his father and grandfather in Mexico, where they live at sea as fishermen. The film is more of a documentary, not following any intense plot, but rather, reflecting on the beauty of nature and the loving relationship between father and son. The cinematography is breathtaking, and I found myself wishing I could live at sea along the Banco Chinchorro as well. The absence of any music or soundtrack throughout the film is both interesting and compelling, because it forces the viewer to focus on the natural sounds of water, wildlife, and simple human interaction and conversation. There is a deep tranquility to this film, a sensation that washes over the audience as well, and one that I particularly enjoyed.

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