DEAD SLOW AHEAD
A freighter crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailors’ gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of the 21st century neo-capitalism. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.
MAURO HERCE, born in Barcelona in 1976, is a Spanish artist and documentary filmmaker. He studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños and the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris. Herce started his career as a director of photography and screenwriter. Dead Slow Ahead, his first feature film as a director, premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it also won the Special Jury Prize. At the Jihlava International Film Festival, it received the Best World Documentary Award.
Spain / France 2015
DCP / color
- Manuel Muñoz R., Mauro Herce
- Mauro Herce
- Manuel Muñoz R.
- Daniel Fernández, Alejandro Castillo, Manuel Muñoz R., Carlos E. García
- José M. Berenguer
- Ventura Durall (Nanouk Films, ES), José Alayón (El Viaje Films, ES), Jasmina Sijerči, Mauro Herce (Bocalupo Films, FR)
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status