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Sinfonía de un mar triste

Symphony of a Sad Sea

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A wide, narrow shot shows Hugo standing by the sea, eyes fixed on the horizon: an image both tight and vast. There is an oppressiveness to Hugo’s day-to-day life in Mexico, and in his overlaid voice, which shares the narrative of his move from Guerrero in the south, to the coast near the US border. At the same time, the wide aspect ratio captures the expanse of the ocean, on the other side of which, Hugo believes, his father lives.

Carlos Morales

Mexico 2017


Documentary form
13’ · Colour


Carlos Morales
J. Daniel Zúñiga
Mar Jardiel
Omar Juárez
Sound Design
Production Design
Tanya Herández
Assistant Director
Miranda García
Production Management
Claudia Vicke
Executive Producers
Gerardo Escobio, Claudia Vicke
Claudia Vicke


Carlos Morales

Born in Chiapas, Mexico in 1981, his love of storytelling prompted him to study screenwriting at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City. He has written screenplays for films and television and worked in film production. He has also ventured into the medium of print by publishing his first book, ‘The Electrocuted Fish’.


2017 Sinfonía de un mar triste (Symphony of a Sad Sea); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

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