The New Waves


David Pantaleón | Spain, France | 2021 | 80 min
O.V in Spanish subtitled in English
Rendir las machos

David Pantaleón's long-awaited feature film debut revisits the interests and forms of his fertile short film career: a biting sense of humour, a particular vision of the landscape and the ancestral roots of the people, together with an unmistakable cinematographic eye. Thus is configured this mixture of contemporary western and road movie, in which the two sons of an important Fuerteventura cattle rancher (at odds with each other) are forced to overcome a disconcerting challenge in order to collect their inheritance on the death of their father: to take the cattle to the southern tip of the island and give them to Don Oswaldo, their greatest adversary. A journey full of twists and turns and fascinating stops, among the thousand corners, oases and dangers of the rugged landscape: not just that of the island, but also that of the interior of the brothers.

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Nominated for the AC/E First Prize for Best Director of a Spanish Film

Direction : David Pantaleón
Script: David Pantaleón, Amos Milbor
Cinematography: Cristina Noda
Editing: Darío García
Music: Pedro Perles
Sound: Joaquín Pachón
Production Design: Leonor Díaz
Cast: Alejandro Benito, Julio César, José Mentado, Lili Quintana, Lucifer Rodríguez, Lionel Cepa, Aurelio Carnero Hernández, Emilia Cazorla, Luis Monzón
Production: Sebastián Álvarez, Elena Álvarez, Jérôme Vidal
Production Company: Volcano Films, Noodles Production

David Pantaleón

Born in 1978 in Gran Canaria, Pantaleón is one of the most outstanding voices in Spanish cinema today. A graduate of Drama from the School of Actors of the Canary Islands, he made his film debut in 2006, carving out a prolific career in short film with award-winning works that have been seen at festivals such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen (Signis Award for The Passion Of Judas), Vila do Conde, Rio de Janeiro, L'Alternativa, Las Palmas (best international short film with El becerro pintado), Lima Independiente, Málaga, Alcances, Filmadrid and ALCINE, among many others. ??? is his first feature film, set to open the New Waves section in Seville.