Scene from the film Sandoval's Bullet
Scene from the film Sandoval's Bullet
Scene from the film Sandoval's Bullet

Sandoval's Bullet

  • Ecuador
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A bullet and a broken bottle place a man past death. Jean-Jacques Martinod's film experiments in an unknown existential void, one that is still living, throbbing, abyssal. By recounting the events of his direct encounters with death, Isidro Vargas and his brother maneuver down ambiguous traces of gaseous fate. Sensorial inquiries hover between carefree nonchalance and pensive caution: as if to say that chance and destiny are unexpected neighbors.


  • Original title
    La Bala de Sandoval
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jean-Jacques Martinod
  • DOP
    Jean-Jacques Martinod
  • Editing
    Jean-Jacques Martinod
  • Music
    Roberto Calero Piedrahita
  • Sound
    Jean-Jacques Martinod, Alex Lane
  • Duration
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ecuador
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • DocumentaMadrid
    • Mar del Plata International Film Festival
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • Festival dei Popoli
    • Camden International Film Festival
    • Festival Transcinema
    • Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM)
    • Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
    • MIDBO Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá
    • Chicago International Film Festival
    • Uppsala International Short Film Festival
    • Tacoma Film Festival
    • Antofacine
    • VIS Vienna Shorts
    • Indielisboa
    • Engauge Experimental Film Festival
    • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Jury Prize| DocumentaMadrid
    • Jury Prize| Alternative Film and Video Festival of Belgrade
    • Special Mention | Curtocircuito 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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