Scene from the film The Smelting of Time
Scene from the film The Smelting of Time
Scene from the film The Smelting of Time

The Smelting of Time

  • Uruguay
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An encounter between a girl and a tree doctor in Nagasaki´s forest. A horse tamer searches for a wild animal across a timeless wasteland.
This essay observes (and imagines) the relationship between humanity and bestiality, horror and resistance. The laws of nature and redemption construct this spectral universe that is at the same time as definite as the hands that plant, tame, pacify and relieve.


  • Original title
    La fundición del tiempo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Juan Alvarez Neme
  • Cast
    Masayuki Ebinuma, Keimi Yamada, Pierre Gil Venzal
  • DOP
    Juan Alvarez Neme
  • Music
    Daniel Yafalián
  • Sound
    Daniel Yafalián
  • Duration
    98 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Uruguay
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FIDOCS, 2019
    • SANFICI 2020
    • BAFICI 2019
    • Beldocs 2019
  • Awards
    • BAFICI 2019 - Best film in Latin-American Competition
    • Beldocs 2019 - Special Jury Mention International Competition is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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