LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2022
ORIGINAL TITLE: El hincha
ENGLISH TITLE: Prodigal Son
DIRECTOR: Renzo Cozza
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Esquimal Cine
PRODUCER: Cecilia Pisano
RUNNING TIME: 72'
GENRE: Fiction/Documentary, Drama/Comedy/Social
STATUS OF THE PROJECET: Post-Production (Final stages)
Goals at Lovers Goes Industry: Funds, Sales Agents
2022 – “El Hincha” – 72’- Post-Production (final stages) /Best Film CATAPULTA CINE 2021 Wip, 36° MDPIFF Wip
2018 – “Las flores” – 16’ / Best Short Film at 20° Bafici.
2015 – “Paseo” – 13’ / Best Short Film at 17° Bafici.
Renzo’s family is a fan of River Plate FC and the men in his family have held high-ranking positions in the club. Renzo decided to devote to art, and his family became a stranger to him, so he drew a bridge from fiction to wander between his two dissimilar worlds.
Renzo is thirty years old and his family is a fan of the River Plate FC. In addition, some men in the family held high-ranking positions in the club. Renzo works of what he likes when he can and when he can’t he works as his brother’s assistant and gofer. Renzo decided to devote himself to art and his family became a stranger to him. He starts to review his story while he tries to learn to drive, establish a romantic relationship and write himself into that distant world. This is how Renzo draws a bridge from fiction to wander between his two dissimilar worlds.
My family identity is crossed by the feeling of belonging to the River Plate FC. I have always lived that mandate from a place of rejection. What happens to the men who do not stand in this world where they now all seem to float without a firm ground? How do I personify this body in my own way? Growing up in a foreign world reinforced my intrigue. In the last time I asked myself about that inheritance that I did not accept. A simple question came to me: how much am I that universe that I rejected. That rejection is also denial. That universe defined who I am. I am also what I did not want to be.
Renzo Cozza was born in 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is a film and theater director, actor, writer and acting teacher.
He directed the short films "Paseo" (Best Short Film 17th BAFICI) and "Las flores" (Best Short Film 20th BAFICI).
"El Hincha" is his first feature film as director.
Cecilia Pisano was born in 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She produced the feature films “What Will Summer Bring” by Ignacio Ceroi (71° Berlinale Forum); “Album for the Youth” by Malena Solarz (36° Mar del Plata International Film Festival); “Primaveras atrás” by Mauricio Escobar Duran, (2021); “A Simple Adventure” by Ignacio Ceroi (19° Bafici)
She is currently working on the final stages of post-production for “Prodigal Son” by Renzo Cozza.
Esquimal Cine is an independent film company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, founded by Cecilia Pisano and Ignacio Ceroi.
As of 2022 they have produced and released: “What Will Summer Bring” by Ignacio Ceroi (71° Berlinale Forum, Best Argentinian Film 22° Bafici, 22° Jeonju IFF, Best Documentary 30° Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine, 21° Viennale, Best Documentary 12° Luxembourg City Film Festival, among others); “Album for the Youth” by Malena Solarz (36° Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 51° New Directors/New Films, 23º Jeonju IFF, 12º D'A FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA); “Primaveras atrás” by Mauricio Escobar Duran, (2021) “Again I dreamt of you last night” by Mauricio Escobar Duran (2021 OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival); “A Simple Adventure” by Ignacio Ceroi (19° Bafici).