Film Info: QUIERO SER

QUIERO SER

QUIERO SER

Two orphan brothers, 16 and 9 years of age, struggle through life in the streets of Mexico City. For their dream of a better future they put aside every Peso they make. When the older one falls in love and uses their money to take a girl out, the younger one finds out about the betrayal and takes off for good. 25 years later they meet again ...


Florian Gallenberger was born in Munich in 1972. He studied at the renowned University of Television and Film in Munich. With his thesis film QUIERO SER (2000) Gallenberger received the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the Student Academy Awards® and an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film. His debut feature SHADOWS OF TIME (2004) won the Bavarian Film Award for Best New Director. His second feature, JOHN RABE (2009) premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and received two Bavarian Film Awards and four German Film Awards, including Best Film. His third feature film, COLONIA (2015) received the Bavarian Film Award for Best Film and was nominated for five German Film Awards. Gallenberger is also a professor at the University of Television and Film in Munich.
Category Short
Year of Production 1999
Director Florian Gallenberger
Screenplay Florian Gallenberger
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Cast Emilio Perez, Fernando Peña Cuevas, Mario Zaragoza, Luis Escutia, Maricela Olguin
Production Companies Mondragon Films/Berlin, Cine Cam, Munich, Indigo Film/Munich, in co-production with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)/Munich, CCC Mexico City, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 34 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Spanish
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hof 1999, Mexico City 1999 (Festival Internacional de Escuelas de Cine), Poitiers 1999, Brest 1999, Vendome 1999, Goa 2004, and many others
Awards Academy Award 2001® (Best Short Film - Live Action), Honorary Foreign Film Award 2000, Best Direction Award and Award of the Public Poitiers 1999, Best Male Actor Vendome 1999, UNICEF-Award Bilbao 1999, Best European Film Brest 1999, Grand Prix for Best Film Lodz 2000, Best Actor Montecatini Terme, First Steps Award 2000, and many others
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

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