Silvestre Pantaleón
실베스트레 판텔레온
  • 중남미 환경영화특별전
Synopsis The story of an elderly man from the Nahuatl-speaking village of San Agustin Oapan, Guerrero, Mexico. Silvestre Pantaleón follows the protagonist as he struggles to pay for a curing ceremony and provide for his family. He dedicates himself to the only remunerative activities he knows: handcrafting rope for religious ceremonies and building seldom-used household objects that he alone still has the skills to produce. As he saves money for the curing ceremony, the method of hand-woven rope and hats is closely described. Also shown is Mexican people’s folk belief and religious ritual. Selvestre’s sickness feels as pitiful as the last scene of the traditional craft skill. Silvestre Pantaleón is a simple though universal tale of aging, told with a lyrical combination of lingering imagery and quotidian´s life detail.
Roberto OLIVARES, Jonathan AMITH 로베르토 올리바레스, 조너선 아미트
Roberto OLIVARES has dedicated more than fifteen years to television and documentary production, especially in Indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has been selected in various national and international festivals and have received 15 recognitions and awards. Jonathan AMITH is an anthropologist, linguist, ethnobiologist, and historian. He has dedicated himself to documenting several endangered Mexican languages.
Director Roberto OLIVARES, Jonathan AMITH
Country Mexico
Year 2011
Running Time 65min
Genre Documentary
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