D/B Movie Feature: Alamar by Pedro González-Rubio

The old man and the sea. The young man and his son. Mexican director Pedro González-Rubio’s film is about both of these relationships, but it is also about the harmony that exists between those involved: between people and nature, and father and son.

Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome.

Alamar | Trailer

Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman’s life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea. Beautiful & heartwarming. Digital in Berlin Recommended!

Interview with the Director Pedro González-Rubio.
This interview was recorded at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010.
Director & Writer: Pedro González-Rubio
Country: Mexico | Filming Locations: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Language: Spanish and Italian w/ English Subtitles
Release Date: 14 July 2010