SIDE B

RICARDO YEBRA

SYNOPSIS

Jacquelín and Eduardo live in a small metal house with a man called Aliaga, a fisherman from Patagonia and Jacquelin’s partner. Beyond becoming a pure environment, the island has become a city without law where all kinds of vices and illicit relationships take place. Little by little we discover how none of our protagonists is safe from that side B.

1 prize 6 nominations

Title: Side B

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 75′ mn

Countries: Spain-Chile

Year of release: 2018

Spoken language: Spanish

Color: Color

Shooting format: HD

Aspect ratio: 1:77.1

Written and directed by: Ricardo Yebra

Production: Ricardo Yebra, Ricardo Bocanegra

Edition: Clara Martínez Malagelada, Alejandro Lázaro and Vanina Milione

Color: Antonio Sanz Jiménez

Sound: La Bocina

Poster: Martín Lehmann

Jaquelin: Housewife. She prepares the fish that her partner catches so that they can later be sold.

Eduardo: He is Jacquelin’s son, he has the childhood that apparently every child would like to have: he plays with total freedom on the island, in a world without access to new technologies or the internet. The innocence that marks his life, coexists directly with the memory of his mother’s childhood, a past that at times becomes unbearable.

Aliaga: He is a fisherman from Puerto Montt. He lives in Puerto Gala with Jacquelín and Eduardo. Spends more time fishing in the sea than at home.

1 prize 6 nominations

Title: Side B

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 75′ mn

Countries: Spain-Chile

Year of release: 2018

Spoken language: Spanish

Color: Color

Shooting format: HD

Aspect ratio: 1:77.1

Written and directed by: Ricardo Yebra

Production: Ricardo Yebra, Ricardo Bocanegra

Edition: Clara Martínez Malagelada, Alejandro Lázaro and Vanina Milione

Color: Antonio Sanz Jiménez

Sound: La Bocina

Poster: Martín Lehmann

Jaquelin: Housewife. She prepares the fish that her partner catches so that they can later be sold.

Eduardo: He is Jacquelin’s son, he has the childhood that apparently every child would like to have: he plays with total freedom on the island, in a world without access to new technologies or the internet. The innocence that marks his life, coexists directly with the memory of his mother’s childhood, a past that at times becomes unbearable.

Aliaga: He is a fisherman from Puerto Montt. He lives in Puerto Gala with Jacquelín and Eduardo. Spends more time fishing in the sea than at home.

The documentary Side B tells the story of Jacquelin, a forty-year-old single mother who decides to leave Santiago (Chile), leaving everything behind for fear of falling into the world of drugs where all of her surroundings have fallen. With a thousand pesos in her pockets, a baby in her arms and baking bread, she decides to travel to Patagonia in order to live a life away from all kinds of pollution. After trying their luck on several islands, Jacquelin and his son end up settling in Puerto Gala, an island of two hundred inhabitants, without electricity, drinking water, internet or telephone signal. On the island, the only communication is through the walkie talkie signal they share with the marina.

“My goal as the director of this documentary has been to dive into the intimacies of these characters starting from a strong base of complicity, in order to observe them and later make a deconstruction of them. I had the opportunity to live for a month with the main characters in a space of 20 square meters that was also part of the shooting set. At that time and with that closeness, the masks gradually began to dilute, and those fictions that we often created as support of reality come to light. After so many days of living together, there comes a time when you blend in with the environment and its inhabitants, the distances are shortened to the point of ceasing to exist. In this way the gaze of ‘the other / the alien’ is inevitably abandoned and we approach a narrative that goes inside the characters; bringing out their fears, their secrets and their loneliness. The idea in Side B is to construct a story that comes out of something familiar, something which I have made mine, something that I love. ”

Ricardo Yebra

The documentary Side B tells the story of Jacquelin, a forty-year-old single mother who decides to leave Santiago (Chile), leaving everything behind for fear of falling into the world of drugs where all of her surroundings have fallen. With a thousand pesos in her pockets, a baby in her arms and baking bread, she decides to travel to Patagonia in order to live a life away from all kinds of pollution. After trying their luck on several islands, Jacquelin and his son end up settling in Puerto Gala, an island of two hundred inhabitants, without electricity, drinking water, internet or telephone signal. On the island, the only communication is through the walkie talkie signal they share with the marina.

“My goal as the director of this documentary has been to dive into the intimacies of these characters starting from a strong base of complicity, in order to observe them and later make a deconstruction of them. I had the opportunity to live for a month with the main characters in a space of 20 square meters that was also part of the shooting set. At that time and with that closeness, the masks gradually began to dilute, and those fictions that we often created as support of reality come to light. After so many days of living together, there comes a time when you blend in with the environment and its inhabitants, the distances are shortened to the point of ceasing to exist. In this way the gaze of ‘the other / the alien’ is inevitably abandoned and we approach a narrative that goes inside the characters; bringing out their fears, their secrets and their loneliness. The idea in Side B is to construct a story that comes out of something familiar, something which I have made mine, something that I love. ”

Ricardo Yebra