Los Viejos Heraldos

A Film by Luis Alejandro Yero

Synopsis

THE OLDEN HERALDS
At almost 90 years old, Tatá and Esperanza witness the election of the first Cuban president in more than half a century without the Castro surname. Secluded on an islet of vegetation, they watch on their television the speeches about firmness and the applause of political fervor.

During the elections, a storm shakes the trees and a mysterious furnace appears on the woods. Esperanza cleans the house while the television sounds in the background. Tatá watches the embers cracking inside the oven.

Like two lighthouses from a remote era, they witness the end of a political cycle between the rustle of fire and the blizzards of storms.

Director

  • Picture of Luis Alejandro Yero © Luis Alejandro Yero

    Luis Alejandro Yero

    Cuban filmmaker born in 1989, graduated from the International Film and Television School of Cuba (EICTV) in 2018. His short films have competed in numerous European and Latin American film festivals, including IDFA, Jihlava, FICUNAM, Malaga and Olhar de Cinema, receiving awards at Mar del Plata and Havana.

Awards + Festivals

  • IDFA (Competition for Student Documentary, World Premiere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)November 17, 2018
  • ***BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM***
    HAVANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Documentary Competition, Latin American Premiere, Havana, Cuba) December 11, 2018
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • 3rd SOUTHERN CONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FICCSUR (Official Selection, Valparaiso, Chile)May 23, 2019
  • 3rd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 5th DIVERSIONS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia)June 10, 2019
  • 6th PELOPONNISOS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kalamata, Greece)June 17, 2020
  • 1st BALTIC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mechelinki, Poland)June 29, 2019
  • 8th KO:SH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 2, 2019
  • 42nd ELCHE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Elche, Alicante, Spain)July 19, 2019
  • 8th HOLYWOOD SERBIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boljkovci, Serbia)July 26, 2019
  • 4th "BEYOND BORDERS" INT'L DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IN CASTELLORIZO (Official Selection, Castellorizo, Greece)August 25, 2019
  • 15th FESTIFREAK LA PLATA INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Plata, Argentina)September 5, 2019
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL ALBANIA (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 16, 2019
  • 13th BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)September 24, 2019
  • 28th FESTIVAL BIARRITZ AMÉRIQUE LATINE 2019 (Official Selection, Biarritz, France)September 30, 2019
  • 4th GOLDEN TREE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frankfurt, Germany)October 10, 2019
  • 4th ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 17, 2019
  • 36th TEHRAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)November 10, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Luis Alejandro Yero
Screenplay
Luis Alejandro Yero
Producer
Ana María Pulido
Director of Photography
Natalia Medina Leiva
Sound
Nathan Armstrong
Editor
Kendra Garcia
Sound Design
Nathan Armstrong
Music
Ángel Alonso Sarmiento

Cast

himself
Antonio (Tatá) Cordobé González
herself
Esperanza González Pérez

Details

Running Time
23:00 min
Shooting Format
HDV
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION & FILM SCHOOL

Giselle Cruz,

Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV),
+(53) 47383152,
promocioninternacionaleictv@gmail.com
http://www.eictv.org
https://www.facebook.com/ESCUELAINTERNACIONALDECINEYTV

PRODUCER & SALES

Ana María Pulido
+ (57) 3197020576
anam.pulidogon@gmail.com

DIRECTOR & SALES

Luis Alejandro Yero
+(53) 55800195,
+(52) 1 55 4547 4318
ciudadnuclear@gmail.com,

https://luisyero.com
https://vimeo.com/luisyero
https://www.instagram.com/yero009/