DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival


Renate Costa
Spain 2010 91 min.

CpRodolfo was the only among the director’s uncles who didn’t want to be a blacksmith like his grandfather, he wanted to be a dancer. This is the search of the traces of his life and the discovery that in the Paraguay of the eighties, under Stroessner dictatorship, he was included in one of the «108 homosexual lists», arrested and tortured. Rodolfo’s story reveals a part of the hidden and silenced history of his country. In Cuchillo de Palo two generations get confronted to understand the place each one of us occupies in the world.

Editing: Núria Esquerra, Carlos García
Photography: Carlos Vásquez
Sound: Amanda Villavieja
Production companies: Estudi Playtime
Production: Marta Andreu, Susana Benito
Distributor: Umedia (international), Estudi Playtime (Spanish)

BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Best Human Rights Film) – Argentina, 2010.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara (Feisal Price for Best Documentary and Special Mention of the Jury) - Mexico, 2010.
Festival de cine de Málaga (Biznaga de Plata for Best Documentary Film) – Spain, 2010.
Festival Internacional de Lima (Best Documentary Film) – Peru, 2010.
Krakov Film Festival (Special Mention Jury) - Poland, 2010.
DOCLISBOA Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival (Best Documentary Film section Investigations) – Portugal, 2010.
Festival dei Popoli (Best Documentary Film) – Italy, 2010.


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