The Murga, a Pop Opera, an extraordinary musical journey to the roots of the Carnival and one of its most captivating, complex symbols: the murgas, bands of strolling working-class poets and musicians in clown-like painted faces, whose lyrics act as a tool of social criticism targeting allegedly corrupt politicians with a festive mix of artistic and political expression.
David Baute was born in Garachico, Tenerife, Spain. He studied at the State Institute of Spanish Radio and Television and he specialized as a film editor at TAI Film School, Madrid. He continued studying film direction at the International Film School of Havana, Cuba.
Festivals and awards
- Mar de Plata International Film Festival
- Tarapacá International Film Festival
- Trieste Latin American Film Festival
- Cineseptiembre Festival
- Madurai Film Festival
- Festival de la Memoria del Documental Iberoamericano
- Muestra Alcances
- Festival de Cine de Ocejón
- Festival Internacional de Cine Porcuna
La Murga: ópera popular
Spain, Uruguay / Spanish / 2014 / 72′, 60′ and 53′ versions available
HD / Dolby SR / 1:1.85 / Color
Tinglado Film, Guazú Media, Oliva Producciones
Patricia Estevez, Cecilia Easton, Sheila López y Dina Yael.
Director of photography