Searching for Oscar

A film by Octavio Guerra


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 2018- Official Selection
  • BAFICI 2018- Films about Films Section
  • Gijón International Film Festival 2018- Rellumes
  • Göteborg International Film Festival 2019- Classics
  • Global Dominican Festival 2019- Official Documentary Selection
  • Uruguay International Film Festival 2019- Ojo con el Cine / Focus España Section
  • Lanzarote International Film Festival 2019
  • Las Palmas International Film Festival 2019- Special Mention of the Jury
  • Film & TV Festival Reino de León 2019- Best Documentary Award
  • Raindance Film Festival 2019- Official Selection
  • Edmonton International Film Festival 2019
  • OFF Cinema- International Documentary Film Festival 2019
  • Dumbo Film Festival 2019
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2019- Official Selection

Original title

En busca del Óscar




Octavio Guerra


Óscar Peyrou


Spain / Spanish / 2018 / 72 min



Production company

Calibrando producciones

Executive producers

Octavio Guerra, Elisa Torres


Octavio Guerra


Víctor Montoya


Alex H. Capilla


Octavio Guerra, Abián Molina

Art direction

Elisa Torres

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