zac73dragon | Spain | 2014 | 90 min. | V.O. Spanish and English subtitled in Spanish and English
From the nod in the title to the legendary tale by Borges, 11211 sets out its proposal quite plainly: ensemble, ramification and crossover on the multicultural stage of Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, propitious for a handful of rootless people to meet up and miss each other. In addition to the obvious trace of a certain indie culture, not only cinematic (comic, web...), the credits also acknowledge debts to other references (Cortázar, Auster, Hopper), but they also offer the pleasant surprise of citing Hong Sang-soo, a filmmaker who is much less known in Spain than his work deserves. From him, interesting lines of influence are drawn: a certain dialectic display; a certain anti-spectacularity; a certain interest, at the end, in showing human relationships in all the crudity of their frugality. Nothing is too tragic, that is the drama.
Script: Zac73dragon, Julieta Martín, Sergio Bastani
Cinematography: Javi Lería, Tomás Moreno, Zacarías de la rosa
Sound: Selu González
Cast: Luifer Rodrígez, David Sainz, Alba Cabrera, Patricia Álvarez
Production: Jose Víctor Fuentes, Virginia Park, David Sainz, Teresa Segura