Love in Concrete / Amor en concreto
Franco de Pena
A night in Caracas, in a corner of the Latin world, driving on one or the avenues filled with concrete: there is Carlos, a taxi driver, who thinks he knows the ultimate secrets about love, although in reality he has a crush on Carmen, a wraitress, but does not how to approach her in the last 20 years; by the same avenue, there is Claudia, a responsible Doctor, who ecists trapped in a life full of husband, though she is thinking about leaving him after 20 years; on a 500cc Yamaha, Hector accompanied by his girlfriend Yamila, accelerates at full speed, promising her that they’re gonna get out of this shit hole of life.
There is also Tony, a young man forever in conflict with his father, and Clemencia a travestite.
That night on the Libertador Avenue, six characters have decided to change their life in that city…
• Best original script in Huelva (Spain)
• Prima de qualidad in Caracas : Best first movie, Best performance by an actress and an actor in a leading role, Best picture and Best male supporting role
• Selected in Cannes Film Festival – World Cinema 2005, Sao Paulo, Toulouse, Cartagena, Miami, Mar del Plata, Istanbul, Calcutta, Cairo.
A co-production with Cameo Film (Germany), Zyga Films (Venezuela) and ZDF/ARTE.
With the support of Nordrhein Westfalen Fund and Fonds Sud Cinéma.
Carlos : Carlos Miranda
Carmen : Carmen Landata
Tony : Alejandro Chaban
Le père de Tony : Alejo Felipe
Clemencia : Eric Wilpret
Claudia : Beatriz Valdez
Alvaro : Aroldo Berancourt
Hector : Gregorio Milano
Yamila : Maria Alejandra Espero
Scriptwriters : Franco de Pena, Thomas Kempski, Antoine Vivas and Adres Schaffer
Cinematography : Antoine Vivas and Markus Stein
Sound Operator : Joanna Napieralska
Editor : Jean-Robert Thomann
Music composer : Nikos Kypourgos
• Broadcast format : 35 mm
• Original version with French / English subtitles