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Paralelo 28

Country: France
Year: 2020
Duration: 24'
Direction: Santiago Bonilla
Cinematographer: Santiago Bonilla
Editor: Santiago Bonilla
Sound: Emiliano Mendoza


Paralelo 28 portrays the workers’ conditions at the world’s biggest salt mine, in the north of México, and tells the story of a one-eyed dog/welder who steals the workers’ lunch. It’s a film interested in the paradox of representation of raw material, vision, landscape, machines, workspaces. This paradox, that we can synthesize as the impossibility of showing a body’s three dimensions through two-dimensional images, maybe points out at raw material and work —at this moment of history where there’s no more distinction between the objects’ presence and images’ representation— as the only proof of the world’s volume and weight.

Santiago Bonilla

Santiago Bonilla studied Hispanic language and literature, and wrote a thesis on memory. He studied Filmmaking at the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC-UNAM) where he directed several short films. She was awarded the Jóvenes Creadores - FONCA grant with Ximena Cuevas as her tutor. He won the script award at the XV Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and since then he has worked as an assistant director and cinematographer. His work focuses on memory and landscape.

- Filmography:
Paralelo 28 (2020), Cascajo (2019)

Spanish premiere 

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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