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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

LA DEFENSA DEL DRAGÓN

Fortnight 2017, Feature film, 1h20

Synopsis

Samuel, Joaquín and Marcos, are three old friends living their lives in downtown Bogotá. They spend their days between Lasker – the legendary chess club, The Caribbean Casino, and La Normanda – a traditional coffee shop. Samuel, 53, is a professional chess player that lives of betting on small matches he knows he will win. His best friend is Joaquín, 65, an accomplished watch-maker who’s about to loose the workshop he inherited from his father. And then there’s Marcos, 72, a Spanish homeopath devoted to finding a formula to win poker matches. These three men have found shelter in the safety of their routines, avoiding to facing up to their failures. But a time comes when they are confronted by reality and causes them to stagger.

Director

Natalia Santa

Gonzalo de Sagarminaga
Hernan Mendez
Manuel Navarro

Screenplay
Natalia Santa

Image
Nicolas Ordoñez, Ivan Herrera

Sound
Juanma Lopez

Editing
Juan Soto

Music
Gonzalo de Sagarminaga

Set decoration
Marcela Gomez

Title in Original Version : The Dragon’s Defense

Press release

Sensitive, good-humoured losers’ view of life / ScreenDaily

une atmosphère, une précision dans le montage et un scénario subtil d’une sage humilité / Mediapart