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Mauro herce
Dead Slow Ahead
Documentary | 4k, hdv | color | 74'0'' | Spain / France | 2015
A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailors’ gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of the 21st century. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.
Born in Barcelona in 1976, Mauro Herce graduated in engineering and fine arts before enrolling in film school at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris. He started his career as a director of photography and screenwriter on such films as Ocaso (2010), Arraianos (2012), A puerta fria (2012), El quinto evangelio de Gaspar Hauser (2013) and Slimane (2013). Dead Slow Ahead (2015) is his first feature film as a director.