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Cinemafest
Life and Nothing More
Director_ Antonio MENDEZ ESPARZA
Spain, USA 2017 113min DCP color feature Fiction
Review

''Life and Nothing More'', the second film by Antonio Mendez Esparza from Spain, tells the story of an African-American family who has to fight to live together. A mother and a child under trial, it is a mystery why they should stand trial. The film, following the trouble of Regina, the African-American single mother and his 14-year-old son, Andrew, presents a combination of family melodrama and social criticism. “But at the end of the day, are you free, dead, or in jail.” A black teacher in Andrew´s class summarizes Andrew´s situation neatly. ''Life and Nothing More ''pursues the theme of institutionalized racism. Bringing directly the neo-realist method of casting nonprofessional actors, Esparza creates excellent improvised scenes for quiet and intense everyday life. Especially the improvisation of Regina and her partner is impressive. [JANG Byungwon]

CREDIT
  • DirectorAntonio MENDEZ ESPARZA
  • ScreenplayAntonio MENDEZ ESPARZA
  • ProducerPedro HERNANDEZ SANTOS
  • CinematographyBarbu BALASOIU
  • Art DirectorClaudia GONZALEZ CARBONELL
  • EditorSantiago OVIEDO
  • SoundLuis ARGUELLES
  • MusicN/A
CastAndrew BLEECHINGTON, Regina WILLIAMS, Robert WILLIAMS, Ry’nesia CHAMBER
DIRECTOR
Antonio MENDEZ ESPARZA
Born in Madrid in 1976. He is a graduate of the Colombia University with a filmmaking master's degree. His latest short film, ''Time and Again''(2009), which went on to win numerous awards, including the Best Short Award at the LA Film Festival, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His first feature film ''Here and There''(2012) premiered at Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, where it was awarded the Grand Prix.
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Seoul Office

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Jeonju Cine Complex

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T. (063)231-3377