22 Jul

The Creator of Universes

15:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa


Unlike most teenagers, Juan’s idea of fun is creating soap-operas together with his 96-year-old grandmother. Give him a camera and he will turn the living room into the set of “Juan the slave”, a mini soap about a kid being abducted from his mother. As Juan’s sister, Mercedes Dominioni offers us an insider’s look on the character‘s inner world and how the fictions they set up can help quell the anxiety of growing up as well as that of aging.

Director: Mercedes Dominioni / Producer: Gerardo Castelli, Mercedes Dominioni / Production company: Irreal Cine / Executive production: Gerardo Castelli / Cinematography: Gabriel Adda, Mercedes Dominioni / Edition: Mercedes Dominioni / Advisors: Martín Solá and Lorena Moriconi / Sound: Hamid Martín / Music: Alvaro Riet, Juan Eiraldi / Project and Editing Mentor: Marta Andreu

Country: Uruguay / Year: 2017 / Duration: 79' / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

Awards: -Best Feature Documentary en DOXA Documentary Film Festival de Vancouver. Festivals: -IDFA 2017 (Premiere in the category “First Appearance Competition”). -Doxa Documentary Film Festival de Vancouver. The project took part in the DocMontevideo’s Pitching.



You can buy your ticket for this movie for $UY 150 in tickantel or in the box office.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Mercedes Dominioni

Mercedes Dominioni (Uruguay) was born in Montevideo, in 1986. She has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication. In 2013 she completed a Master in Editing at the ESCAC (Catalonia) and in 2014 the Master in Creative Documentary (Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona). There she developped “The Creator of Universes”. She worked as an editor in film, TV and interactive projects. She was a teacher of editing and documentary at ORT University. She’s currently working as an editor (Spain, Uruguay and Italy), while developing her second film.

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