Pendance Film Festival 2021

Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine

Expired March 27, 2021 8:00 PM
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Aboard a cruise ship out at sea, a young sailor discovers a door mysteriously leading to an apartment in Montevideo. Meanwhile, a group of Asian farmers find an abandoned shed in the valley, attributing it supernatural powers.


Director Biography - Alex Piperno


Alex Piperno was born in Montevideo in 1985 and studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. His short films were shown at festivals such as Cannes Critics’ Week, Bafici, Moscow, Huesca, Sao Paulo and Biarritz among others. Window boy would also like to have a submarine is his first feature film.


Director Statement

“As a Uruguayan living in Argentina, I frequently travel back to my country on a journey by ferry that lasts three hours. It is a passage between two parallel possibilities of worlds; what people know about me in Buenos Aires is unknown in Montevideo and vice versa.


This situation made me feel, at least at first, strangely free and powerful at times, by not belonging anywhere. The ship works as an interval between these two possible worlds: the border between two places which never meet, but also the border between countless places that could meet. I had discovered that the ship was actually a mechanism with secret doors leading to several spaces that were both far away and contiguous at the same time. It was a fantastic, indeterminate zone.”

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, Filiipino
  • Country
    Uruguay
  • Director
    ALEX PIPERNO
  • Screenwriter
    Alex Piperno
  • Cast
    : Noli Tobol, Daniel Quiroga, Inés Bortagaray