Por Los Camiones Del Sur

A Film by Sven Kirschlager
and Sirio Magnabosco (Co-Director)

Synopsis

In the documentary “Por los Camiones del Sur” the stories of six musicians meander along curvy federal roads through the breathtaking scenery of southern Mexico. The protagonists do not perform in the spotlight of big stages but earn their living with guitars and accordions in the narrow aisles of beaten country buses. Dripping with sweat, they drown out geriatric motors while slipping through the tightening net of inspectors and controls. Beyond the roadside ditches, they philosophise about the qualities of fighting cocks, tout nutritional supplements or dress up inside filthy backstage rooms of Acapulco nightclubs while dreaming of their leap to stardom.

Director

  • Picture of Sven Kirschlager © Börries Nehe

    Sven Kirschlager

    Sven Kirschlager was born in Detmold in 1981 and studied Latin American Studies and Ethnomusicology at Freie Universität Berlin. He wrote his PhD thesis about travelling musicians on board rural Mexican buses and conducted four extended field studies in southern Mexico, meeting and accompanying the later protagonists of his documentary during work and everyday life. POR LOS CAMIONES DEL SUR is his first film.

  • Picture of Sirio Magnabosco (Co-Director) © Sirio Magnabosco

    Sirio Magnabosco (Co-Director)

    Sirio Magnabosco (37), born in Verona - Italy, studied photography in Milan and attended film school in Ferrara before moving to Berlin. His photographic work has been exhibited in Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Spain, New York, Tokyo and published on magazines like The NY Times, Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ. Since 2013 he has been shooting both independent and commercial short films and in 2017 co-directed his first feature documentary: POR LOS CAMIONES DEL SUR.

Awards + Festivals

  • 41st MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Documentaries of the World Section, Canada)August 24, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)December 13, 2017
  • 5th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • *Big Imp for Best Feature Film*
    3rd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 17, 2018
  • ETHONGRAFILM PARIS (Official Selection, Paris, France)April 3, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Sven Kirschlager
Producer
Studio Kalliope, Maria Kling
Director
Sven Kirschlager
Co-Director
Sirio Magnabosco
Director of Photography
Sirio Magnabosco
Sound
Bernat Fortiana
Editor
Dalia Castel
Animation
Xaver Xylophon
Sound Design
Julian Cropp
Music
Hexiquio Hernández Muñoz
Music
Salvador Hernández Muñoz
Music
Jesús García Cruz
Music
Julio García Galeana
Music
Lorenzo Villanueva Nicacio
Music
Gabriel Villanueva Noyola

Details

Running Time
93 mins
Shooting Format
Digital HD Color 23,98 fps
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), Digital HD Color 23,98 fps
Aspect Ratio
2,44:1
Sound
5.1 & Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Studio Kalliope
Maria Kling
Friedrich-Engels-Str. 22
14473 Potsdam, Germany

+ 49 (0) 171 7834650

kontakt@studio-kalliope.de

DIRECTOR

Sven Kirschlager

+49 (0) 157 71789586

sven@kirschlager.de