I STILL BEING
PERU 120 MIN
A film about characters, characters who are part of a country. Although the film talks about music and musicians, it is not strictly a musical but rather a reflection on personal stories apparently very far apart, stories that look for one another in a country also immersed in the struggle to find itself and create its own identity: Peru.
Studied cinema in Peru, then he earned a degree in Image Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid. Javier Corcuera made himself known with his first full-length film “The back of the world” a movie which recollects three stories about violations of human rights in USA, Turkey and Peru. This film won the International Review´s Prize at San Sebastian´s Film Festival (2000) and the OCIC Prize at Havana´s New Latin American Cinema Festival. With his second full-length film “The Guerrilla of Memory” (2002) he jumped back to the past and depict a forgotten part of the Spanish history. The story of a group of men and women who refused to accept defeat once the Civil War was finished and took to the Spanish mountains, where they continued their fight against Franco.
In 2004 he joined forces with another four directors to make his next film, “In the World, Every Time”. Five stories about childhood in five different places of the world. His next full-length film, “Winter in Bagdad” (2005), filmed before and after the north American occupation in Irak, has been awarded the following prizes (among others): Best Documentary Film in the Spanish Cinema Festival of Malaga (2005), Best Documentary Film in the Latin Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005).
With his next film “Invisibles” in which he did “The voice of stones” chapter about the inner war in Colombia, he was awarded the Spanish Cinema Academy´s Goya Prize. Javier Corcuera has done documentaries for the television as “Condemned to the Row”, “ Doñana: Memory of a Disaster” and “Chiapas: The rebels speak”. His last work as director and film writer is the musical documentary “Check Point Rock: Songs from Palestine”: A musical trip through Palestine.
Since 2003, Javier Corcuera is the director of Festival Internacional de Cine del Sahara.
- Festival de San Sebastian, Spain 2013
- Festival de Lima, Perú 2013 — Best documentary
- RDOC, Dominican Republic 2014
- CINELATINO, France 2014
- Chicago Latino Film Festival, USA 2014
- Cine Las Américas, USA 2014
Main Competition 2015