An exiled fugitive film director, named H, returns to the industrial city he fled long ago, in a time and place unknown. GLORIA, the working-class woman he left behind and whom he loved, struggles to survive monotony. But H, unable to conform, convinces her to escape beyond civilisation, a place no one remembers.
Jorge Acebo Canedo was born in 1974 in Linselles-Nord (France) and currently lives in Spain. He studied film direction at the Centre d´Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya. “Occidente” is his first feature film, a love story between defeat and dystopia, a radical essay about the evils of western culture.
As film director, he has developed before several short projects, among them “On relations (De las relaciones)”, which gets the Jury Special Mention in the 55 ed., of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Cinema Academies).
After this award, the movie continues its journey by numerous national and international festivals, including The Cannes Festival (short film corner), Premiers Plans de Angers, Cinema Jove de Valencia -where it wins the award to the best sound-, Fresh film Fest of Karlovy Vary, Sitges International Film Festival, Latin Media Festival and Planet in Focus in Toronto, Ambulart in Hamburg, International Film festival in Bradford, Saint Petersburg International Film Festival, Mecal in Barcelona or the Sala Marsillach Festival in Madrid, where he obtains the first place. On the whole, the list has more than 60 festivals.
He has completed in 2016 “Habitar oralmente el mundo”, a documentary about the Barcelona poet, died in 2008, José Luis Giménez-Frontín, with the participation of famous poets and writers from Spain.
He has worked as TV director for Endora Productions and Mogambo (2008/09), in several programs broadcasted by Canal 9 TVV.Jorge Acebo CanedoDirector
Jorge Acebo Canedo Writer
Maria José García Producer Transeúntes, Paula
Jorge Acebo Canedo Producer
Francesc Garrido Key Cast“H”Alatriste, Mar adentro, Smookin Room, La película de nuestra vida, Emergo
Paula Bertolín Key Cast“Gloria”
Mario Gas Key Cast“Chatarrero”Amic/Amat, Adela, Los días del cometa, Bilbao
Gonzalo Cunill Key Cast“Andrei”Altamira, Stella cadente, Héroes, La carta esférica
Isak Férriz Key CastLas distancias, Knightfall, El cónsul de Sodoma
Carlos Villaoslada Cinematographer
Uriel Wisnia Executive Producer
Nerea Ferrero Art director
Manu de la Reina Editing
Álvaro Cruz Sound
Laura Folch Costume designerProject Title (Original Language):Occidente
Project Type: Experimental, Feature
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Completion Date: March 20, 2019
Country of Origin: Spain
Country of Filming: Spain
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: Yes