Avalanche

A Film by Javier Loarte

Synopsis

A subversive art performance, the attack by an Arab, two former lovers and a world, where no one is what they seem to be. The self confident artist Ben creates a provocative installation, in which a man eats another man‘s heart. It is dedicated to his one true love, the eco anarchist Anne, whom he hasn‘t seen in four years. She comes crashing back into his life with the force of an avalanche. But with Anne, there are always strings attached …

Director

  • Picture of Javier Loarte © Javier Loarte

    Javier Loarte

    Javier Loarte received a BFA in Psychology from UAM and was working as a therapist at a rehab center when he saw Amarcord by Federico Fellini and made the jump into filmmaking. After graduating in Film Directing at ECAM and participating in the Berlinale Talent Campus, Javier Loarte was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Columbia University, where he graduated with his MFA in May 2015. Since then, his films have screened in more than 100 film festivals and Contemporary Art Museums. His last two films,
    Amateurs and Nadie Baila, have screened in Spanish National TV and Canal Plus. He is currently developing his debut feature film, Before Elvis.

Awards + Festivals

  • REALITY BYTES INDEPENDENT STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)April 11, 2017
  • 4th FLIMMERFEST 2017 (Official Selection, Hamburg, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017

Crew

Director
Javier Loarte
Screenplay
Javier Loarte
Producer
Thomas Siegle, John Pistauer, Traumwelt - Film Media Service
Director of Photography
Stefanie Reinhard
Production Design
Pamina Brandes, Lisa Mayer, Marta Trela
Costume Design
Liz Adami, Lina Mayer
Sound
Christian Wiechers, Andreas Mühlschlegel
Editor
Alberto Froufe
Sound Design
Andreas Hoppe, Z-ACHSE
Music / Composer
Francis Rodriguez

Details

Running Time
15 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

DISTRIBUTION / FILM AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany

Lodz Film School

Targowa 61/63,
90-323 Łódź, Poland

Columbia University

MFA Film Program
513 Dodge Hall, Mail Code 1805
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA

Director

Javier Loarte

thisisjavierloarte@gmail.com
http://www.javierloarte.com/
http://www.avalanche-shortfilm.com/