Alejandro

Release Information
March 27, 1994
Toulouse
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Budget: $100,000
Distributors

Production Details

Executive Producer
Mary Ellen Davis
Producer
Guillermo Escalon
Guillermo Escalon
Guillermo Escalon
Director
Guillermo Escalon
Mary Ellen Davis
Mary Ellen Davis
Guillermo Escalon
Guillermo Escalon
Director of Photography
Guillermo Escalon
Guillermo Escalon
Guillermo Escalon
Roberto Cameros
Writer
Mary Ellen Davis
Mary Ellen Davis
Alejandro Cotto
Editor
Marc Delassaussé
Mary Ellen Davis
1991

Alejandro Cotto has just turned 63. In his village of Suchitoto, El Salvador, young people are barely awakening from the nightmare of civil war, but they have all come out to celebrate the birthday of this strange man. Even though he has made only a small number of films in his life, Alejandro Cotto is convinced of his talent as a filmmaker. He speaks on behalf of a number of Third-World artists who, faced with the impossibility of creating, invent an imaginary world to keep depression and sadness at bay. He tells not only of the greatness and misery of his career, but also of the horror of war, the fate of his village and the path of his dreams. After all, it takes a big dreamer like him to envision making "great cinema" in the depths of a Central American village.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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