World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016


Rincon de Darwin 1

Diego Fernández Pujol wrote and directed his feature film debut, which continues the Uruguayan film tradition of telling minimalist stories full of deadpan humour, à la Pablo Stoll & Juan Pablo Rebella (25 Watts) and Adriàn Biniez (Gigante). Pujol chose the form of a true road movie.

33-year-old Gáston is still reeling from the break-up with his girlfriend when he hears that he has inherited an old house in Rincón de Darwin, in a remote corner of Uruguay. He decides to visit the place to assess the property. On his journey, he is accompanied by the family's 66-year-old conservative notary Américo, who is depressed because he realizes that he too has become an old man. Because of a mix-up the rather shady Beto also comes along. The threesome travels in Beto's decrepit pick-up. Of course, the trip takes far longer than expected.

Charles Darwin was at Rincón de Darwin (Darwin's Corner) in 1833 and here he picked up information that later contributed to the development of his evolution theory. The road trip is punctuated by excerpts from diaries Darwin wrote during his passage through Uruguay. His observations turn out to be surprisinly applicable to the three men. The question is whether they will actually evolve too.

Venue: Rialto
FRI 22 AUG – 17.30 get your tickets (with an introduction by Ruby Sanders, journalist at conSentido - Latijns-Amerika magazine)
SAT 23 AUG – 19.00 get your tickets