Many Pieces Of Something (Muchos pedazos de algo)

2015 | 104 mins | fiction | black & white | Spanish 

Producer: David Yáñez

Director / Scriptwriter: David Yáñez

Photography: Carlos González

Sound: Daniel Gracia 

Editing: Ivan Castell  

Sound mix: Victor Garrido & Nacho Moya

VFX / Color: David Yáñez

Music: (VV.AA - Adapted music)

 

Cast:

Saúl Blasco, Victor Vázquez, Laura Contreras, Alba gallego, Macarena Buera,

Javier Zapater, Isabel Pérez, Alina Nastase, Roberto Millán & Fee Reega.

 

Synopsis:

In between hangovers, as they have nothing better to do in times like these, when finding a job seems almost impossible, a group of recently graduated friends, all with artistic careers (writers, film-makers, musicians…), try to survive themselves in a frenzy of desire, existential angst and rock’n’roll. Lost girls, fragile boys and a summer festival.

 

About the film:

Many Pieces of Something is a story about being forced into youth, about the inability to live your own life. In Spain, with youth unemployment reaching over 60% in times of crisis, it becomes really difficult to become an adult. Economic and personal independence becomes a horizon that you can never reach no matter how far you walk. This situation turns adolescence into a kind of degenerative illness. A purgatory in which you always seem to be at the same point no matter how much you run.
This film tries to capture through a choral portrait this kind of purgatory, in which the tireless pursuit of happiness seems to be the only antidote to emptiness.

 

Festivals:

Málaga Spanish Film Festival (Zonazine section), Spain

Novelísimo International Debut film festival  (Audience Award), Spain

Spanisches FilmFest Berlin, Germany

Zaragoza Film Festival (out of competition), Spain

Artists and Aliens, Finland

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