PUERTO (PORT)

A young Mexican poet, Jose Luis Rico recites his poem, “Port” on a swaying ferry that sails up the East River in New York.

early elephant film presents

A FILM BY Hiroshi Sunairi
Duration: 00:26:27
2016

A POEM, “PORT,” WRITTEN AND RECITED BY José Luis Rico
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY Motomu Ishigaki
MUSIC: BEETHOVEN 33 VARIATION THEMA BY Diane Walsh

About the film:

On a swaying ferry that sails up the East River in New York, Jose Luis Rico recites “Port”, a poem that reflects on the shift in his and his friend Luis Alberto’s life as they came of age in the midst of the drug wars in Mexico.

The film is shot as one long take of the recitation among the moving sceneries. with a sunset, a fluttering flag in the wind, ferry tourists, the iconic New York skyline and a helicopter that takes off into the autumn sky.

This is an introduction short film as well as a 26-minute-trailer for a feature length film (work in progress) shot in Juarez, Mexico.

Special Thanks: EAST RIVER FERRY, NYC

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early elephant film presenta

PUERTO
UNA PELICULA de Hiroshi Sunairi
Duración 00:26:27
2016

UN POEMA, “PUERTO,” ESCRITO Y RECITADO POR José Luis Rico
CAMAROGRAFO Motomu Ishigaki
MUSICA: BEETHOVEN 33 VARIATION THEMA DE Diane Walsh

Sobre la película:

En un ferry navega meciéndose por el East River en Nueva York, José Luis Rico recita ¨Puerto¨, un poema que reflexiona sobre el viraje en su vida y en la de su amigo Luis Alberto causado por el estallido de la guerra contra las drogas en México, durante su adolescencia.

La película consiste en una sola toma de la recitación entre los escenarios en movimiento con un ocaso, una bandera que ondula en el viento, turistas, el icónico paisaje urbano de Nueva York y un helicóptero que despega hacia el cielo otoñal.

Agradecimiento especial: EAST RIVER FERRY, NYC

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Experimental Forum 2017 Honorable Mention Award

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