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For Rodolfo, life at home feels empty and cold, as if he doesn’t belong there. Meanwhile, his first wife Graciela and their teenage daughter, Ana, are going through defining moments in their lives. Subtly, Rodolfo will try to slip back into the place he once had next to them and walked away from ten years ago.

3 is a comedy about three people condemned to the same, absurd fate: being a family.

Pablo Stoll Ward was born in 1974 in Montevideo/Uruguay. Together with Juan Pablo Rebella he scripted and directed 25 WATTS (2001) and WHISKY (2004). Both films received several international awards and were commercially released worldwide. During 2006 and 2007, Stoll was scriptwriter, director and occasional actor in the news satire show LOS INFORMANTES, which aired for two seasons on Montevideo’s Channel 4. He has also directed several video clips and short documentaries for television. He is a founding partner at Control Z Films, the production company for his own films and where he has also produced LA PERRERA (2006), ACNÉ (2008) and GIGANTE (2009). In 2009 he directed HIROSHIMA, his first solo feature film, which was chosen for Toronto, Rotterdam, Jeonju, Mar del Plata and Jerusalem, among other international film festivals.
Genre Comedy, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Pablo Stoll Ward
Screenplay Pablo Stoll Ward
Cinematography Barbara Alvarez
Cast Humberto de Vargas, Sara Bessio, Anaclara Ferreyra Palfy
Producers Fernando Epstein, Agustina Chiarino
Co-Producers Christoph Friedel, Hernan Musaluppi
Production Company Control Z Films/Montevideo, in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion, Rizoma Films/Buenos Aires
Length 115 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German, French
Festivals Cannes 2012 (Directors' Fortnight), Toronto 2012, BFI London 2012, Busan 2012
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA, ARTE/ZDF, Programa Ibermedia, ICAU, MVD Socio Audiovisual, FONA, W.I.P. Punta del Este, INCAA, World Cinema Fund

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