The Submarine

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The aptly named Juan Mariné is a film restorer and technician at the Film School of Madrid. The university’s basement film lab, dubbed The Submarine, is home to the immense and imposing machine he maintains and operates to clean and restore celluloid prints that are only slightly older than his own 95 years. Working on both ends of film’s technological spectrum to breathe new life into lost light and broken shadows, the human subject and his mechanical contraption are rendered in crystalline black and white, recalling a bygone era and enhancing the lyrical (and literal) onscreen immersion.  TM

Director

Wenceslao Scyzoryk

Producers

Wenceslao Scyzoryk, Olga Barba

Editor

Wenceslao Scyzoryk

Cinematographer

Wenceslao Scyzoryk

Original Title

El Submarine

Release Year

2016

Festival Year

2017

Country

Spain

Run Time

21 minutes

Subtitled

Yes