Niccolò Bruna, filmmaker with a cause | PEQUEÑAS MENTIRAS PIADOSAS (THE TRAVEL AGENT) 2015
Niccolò Bruna, filmmaker with a cause, daydreamer and indie producer
"Niccolò Bruna", filmmaker, filmaker, director, "video production", documentary, documental, regista, video, Barcelona, "Ready.Barcelona"
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Category
documentary, Feature, Social
Tags
CUBA, LGBT, LOURDES, MIGRATION, PMP, PORTRAIT, VISA, WOMAN
About This Project

PEQUEÑAS MENTIRAS PIADOSAS

THE TRAVEL AGENT

CUBA, SPAIN, ITALY / 2015 / 56  and 87 MIN

 

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“I quench the thirst of others every day, yet there is not a drop of water for me”

 

With Lourdes Gonzales Rosabal, Enit Abreu Gomez, Mercedes

 

From her tiny office overlooking the U.S. Interests Section, 58-year old Lourdes counsels thousands of Cubans seeking a U.S. travel visa. She coaches them on answering tricky questions, fine-tuning their stories so they have a better chance of succeeding. They come from every walk of life and from all over Cuba to unveil their own life stories at the “Oficina del amor” (Office of Love), as she’s baptized it.

Despite helping others to travel, she has never been able to visit her own mother, son, brothers, grandsons, and nephews in Florida. After a long wait, Lourdes’ time has finally come: her interview is set. Her dream to visit her dying mother, who emigrated during the sixties, has never been so close. Will she be able to travel and finally overturn her destiny of forced separation.

 

Direction
Niccolò Bruna

 

Produced by Progetto Cataclisma (Italy) and 15-L. Films (Spain)
Adrià Lahuerta, Carlota Coloma, Paola Ciocca

 

Cinematographer
Niccolò Bruna, Erik Delgado Ordoqui

 

Editing
Adrià Lahuerta, Enrico Giovannone, Alexis Yero

 

Soundtrack
Plus

 

Web
pragda.com/film/the-travel-agent

 

Contact
internacional@agenciafreak.com

 

Available in Spanish O.V., subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian and French.

WHATCH IT ONLINE:

Spain and Portugal, VOD streaming on Filmin

US or Canada on the platformAmazon-Prime
Italy and rest of the world on  Feelmakers

Listen to the OST by Plus on  spotify

 

International Awards:
Unicredit Pavilion Students’ Jury Prize at Visioni dal Mondo – International documentary film festival of Milan, 2015 Italy
Special Jury Mention at the Festival l’Amérique latine par l’image, Lyon, France 2016
Special Jury Mention at Miradasdoc, Tenerife – Canarias, Spain 2017

Honorable Mention at Muestra de Cine Latinoamericano en Punta Arenas – Chile 2017
Special Jury Mention to the protagonist Lourdes at Muestra de cine Polo Sur Latinoamericano, Punta Arenas, Chile 2017