The Open Reel acquires international sales and festivals booking rights for the second long feature film directed by Roberto Castón (Ander, Berlinale 2009).
The film is entitled The Silly Ones and The Stupid Ones, featuring, among others, Josean Bengoetxea, Cuca Escribano, Nausicaa Bonnín, Aitor Beltrán and Vicky Peña.
THE SILLY ONES AND THE STUPID ONES. A group of movie professionals go into a studio to, over a single day, read / test/ count / live the story of “The Silly Ones and The Stupid Ones”.
Sitting around a table and following the directions of the director, the actors show us the evolution of the creating process and how the characters through the trials, indications, lighting or props, that at first were just a story captured on a script becomes a film, in cinema, the great optical illusion, the visual lies that allows us to enjoy the stories we see on the screen. Mario, Paula, Miguel and Lourdes pretend, represent, appear, hide their flaws and shortcomings. So, for everything to change but to be the same in the end.
ROBERTO CASTON. Born in A Coruña in Galicia on 26.11.1973, he studied Philology and Spanish at Santiago de Compostela University and then Film directing at Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràficas in Catalunya. He taught Spanish as a foreign language in Lisbon and published various teaching materials.
In 2004 he became director of the gay and lesbian film festival “Zinegaok” in Bilbao. He has directed several short films between 2001 and 2008, including En el nombre de Dios, La pasión segun un ateo, Maricón and Los requisitos de Nati. In 2009 he directed Ander, his first long feature film, telling the love story between two men in the Valley of Arratia (Basque Country).