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Dead Slow Ahead

Director Mauro HERCE
Info
  • Spain, France│
  • 2015│
  • 74min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Fiction

Overview

A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
352 2016. 05. 01 20:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 HEK15GV
516 2016. 05. 03 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 HEK15GV
706 2016. 05. 05 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 7 HEK15GV

Review

Mauro Herce is a cinematographer for the film Coast of Death which won Best Picture Award in 2014 JIFF. In this debut feature, Herce shows very creative approach to narrative and image. The film describes the interior of a freighter, the coexistence of machine and human, and a small universe created by collisions. It questions how the competition with machine changes human labor. When a sea route disappears, where will the voyage lead to? Slow-moving heavy freighter and machines are described as a monster which devours humans. The film is based on the negative prospect that modern technology and machine only make social evils worse, not better. Huge machine seems to overpower mere human. Roaring machines and spaces may give you the feel of horror films. The film proves that the most inhumane approach is required to deliver the most humane message. Herce received the Special Jury Prize in 2015 Locarno Film Festival. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Mauro HERCE
Screenplay Manuel MUNOZ, Mauro HERCE
Producer Jose ALAYON, Ventura DURALL
Cinematography Mauro HERCE
Editor Manuel MUNOZ
Music Jose Manuel BERENGUER
Sound Daniel FERNANDEZ, Alejandro CASTILLO

Director

Mauro HERCE

Born in 1976, Barcelona, Spain. HERCE studied Engineering at Polytechnics University of Catalonia and Fine Arts at University of Barcelona, before he enrolled at the San Antonio de los Banos and Louis Lumiere Film Schools. Since then, he has been working as a Cinematographer and screenwriter in more than twenty feature films including Ocaso(2010), Arraianos(2012), The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser(2013), and Slimane(2013) Dead Slow Ahead is his first feature film as a director.

Trailer

(Dead Slow Ahead) DIR. Mauro HERCE

A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers.