CARTA A BORIS
International name: Letter to Boris
Formato: HD b/n y color · Duración: 8 min · 2015
SINOPSIS / SYNOPSIS
Escribir tarde se va haciendo costumbre, siempre estamos atrasados. Boris era mi otro yo o yo era el otro yo de él. Ahora que ya no está, me puedo sincerar.
Writing late becomes usual, we are always too late. Boris was my alter ego and I was his alter ego. Now that he is no longer here, I can be honest.
NOTA DE INTENCIÓN / STATEMENT
El primer cortometraje ligado a mi historia personal, nació tras el suicidio de una de mis amistades de la juventud. Un golpe que nos tomó por sorpresa a todos, pero que en verdad, nos extrañaba el que no lo hubiera hecho antes. Reutilizando un antiguo video de una fiesta, junto a imágenes de espacios donde compartimos y una reunión de amigos luego del funeral, Carta a Boris intenta ser una carta de despedida, una carta de ajustes, una carta que nunca obtendrá respuesta.
The first short film linked to my personal story, was born after the suicide of one of my friends of the youth. A blow that took us by surprise, but in truth, we were surprised that he had not done it before. Reusing an old video of a party, together with images of spaces where we shared and a meeting of friends after the funeral, Carta a Boris tries to be a farewell letter, a letter of adjustments, a letter that will never get an answer.
Reparto: Boris, Diego, Sergio, David, Felipe, Alejandro, César, Pablo, Gabriel, Nicolás, Manuel, Sebastián
Realización: Pablo Molina Guerrero
Revisión Texto Español: Daniela Fuentes Posada
Traducción al Inglés: Viviana Albarrán
"Carta a Boris is Pablo Molina Guerrero’s moving eight minute portrait of a childhood friend, apparently a suicide. During the film we read a letter, presented in subtitles, expressing thoughts Guerrero never managed to say to his friend. The footage is made of fragments of home videos, from a jumble of camera formats used over the last 15 years. Poignantly, the footage is frequently interrupted by a black frame with an error message such as a film editor might see on his computer: “Footage Missing.”
At first, the boy Boris seems very tightly integrated into a gang of artistic-minded friends who hang out together in high school and continue to be close as grown young men. There are hints that he suffers from depression and that he continually distances himself from the others, but his friends don’t pick up on the signals. Guerrero regrets that he wasn’t able to overtly express feelings of love for his friend, but how many young men are able to say such things to their male friends? With a thoughtful use of montage, and direct, heartfelt writing, Guerrero creates a powerful sense of the regret we can feel when we only realize our friends are in trouble when it is too late."