Searching for Oscar

A film by Octavio Guerra

Synopsis

Oscar Peyrou is a famous film critic with a very particular method: for him it’s not necessary to watch the films, it’s sufficient to analyze them through their posters. While he’s open about this unconventional approach to his profession, Oscar also guards a delicate secret: congenital glaucoma has caused him to lose most of his sight.

Press reviews

“One of the nine diamond in the rough of the Berlinale” (IndieWire).

“A post-modern version of Orson Welles’ F. For Fake” (Fotogramas).

“It dismantles the idea of authority itself” (Il Manifesto).

“Piercing and poignant” (Blow Up).

Director’s Bio

Octavio Guerra was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He graduated in Journalism at the University of Valencia, taking the Iberoamerican Masters of Film’s and TV script writting in the FIA-UIMP (Valencia).He continued his training in different workshops in the documentary genre with directors such as Abbas Kiarostami or José Luis Guerin. His short documentary The Russians’ Machine was nominated for the Goya Awards 2015 in the Best Short Documentary category. His first non-fiction feature film Agua Bendita was selected in festivals such as Toulouse or Havana, and his second non-fiction feature film Searching for Oscar had its World Premiere in the Berlin Critics’ Week at the Berlinale 2018.

Festivals and awards

 

 

  • Berlin’s Critics Week- Official Selection
  • Göteborg International Film Festival- Classics
  • BAFICI- Films about films Section
  • Gijón International Film Festival
  • Global Dominican Festival- Official Documentary Selection
  • Uruguay International Film Festival- Ojo con el Cine / Focus España Section
  • Lanzarote International Film Festival

Original title

En busca del Óscar

Genre

Documentary

Director

Octavio Guerra

Starring

Óscar Peyrou

Specifications

Spain / Spanish / 2018 / 72 min

Subtitles

English

Production company

Calibrando producciones

Executive producers

Octavio Guerra, Elisa Torres

Screenwriter

Octavio Guerra

Cinematographer

Víctor Montoya

Sound

Alex H. Capilla

Editor

Octavio Guerra, Abián Molina

Art direction

Elisa Torres

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