On a cruise ship off the Patagonian coasts, a crewman discovers a magical portal leading into a woman's apartment. Simultaneously, villagers happen upon a frightening concrete hut near their settlement in the Philippines. Two stories are woven into a cinematographic labyrinth where people overlap and lose themselves. Somewhere between dark engine rooms and middle-class living rooms, between the sea and the jungle, individuals observe one another with curiosity, skepticism and anxiety. Talents alumnus Alex Piperno has a taste for the threshold moment before an encounter and cinema that is by nature transitory.
Alex Piperno, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines, 2020, 80 min. + Q&A
Alex Piperno studied film directing at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. In 2012 and 2013, he participated in Berlinale Talents. Following several short films, he completed WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE, his first feature film.