History of new filmmakers

JUAN DAPENA

JUAN DAPENA

Short film
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Title:
Café Babel
Year:
1997
Duration:
19´
Format:
35mm
Gender:
Drama
Director:
Juan Dapena
Producer:

Anatomy Productions y Gambler Films

Script:

Juan Dapena

Photography:

Clayton J. Liotta

Sound:

George A. Lara

Art:

Mercedes Alfonsín

Interpretation:

Michael Buscemi, Elisa Donovan, Rudolph Martin, Jeff Robins

Editing:

Jennifer A. Davidoff

Synopsis:

In 1926, we enter a small Parisian café with lies hidden in a cul-de-sac down in Montparnasse. As we glide behind the door, we glance voyeuristically at the eccentric life of its regulars. Through the eyes of the establishment´s barman —a chronic kleptomaniac— we witness the dreams, aspirations, and disillusionments of the Parisian avant-garde. Behind the curtains of smoke passion, tenderness and hate perform every night at Café Babel —the place where one escapes to forget… or to be forgotten.

Awards and/or festivals:

Alcalá de Henares, Premio Mejor Bandas Sonora (Chus Naves); Premio Eastman Kodak Award Mejor Fotograía, First time Directors on Panavision Award (Juan Dapena), Festival Internacional de Cine de Sao Paulo

Filmography
Title Year Duration Format Gender subgender
Shock Treatment 1992 10´ 16mm Drama
Anatomy Of Claire's Departure 1993 12´ 16mm Drama
Café Babel 1997 19´ 35mm Drama