The Dreamer / El Sonador
Dir : Adrian Saba / Peru, France / 80 mins
Sebastián is a melancholy dreamer, who prefers escaping to imaginary worlds to dealing with the real one. His fantasies offset the burden of his existence as a lock breaker in a gang of thieves. When he falls in love with the sister of the leader, a conflict with serious consequences ensues. As the conflict escalates, Sebastián gets into serious trouble, from which he can’t simply run away. His parallel reality can no longer protect him. He must face reality. The film’s experimental aesthetic and narrative structure whisk us away in a successful play of reality and truth – much like the protagonist.