Los mejores temas

22 October, 2016 - 19:00

In the presence of Nicolás Pereda.


A collaboration by Cinematek, Courtisane, Embassy of Mexico in Belgium, VDFC, Universiteit Antwerpen and Nederlandse Filmacademie Amsterdam School of the arts supported by Instituto Cervantes Brussels.

Los mejores temas (Greatest hits)

Nicolás Pereda

Drifting from fiction to documentary, Greatest hits tells the story of Emilio, a man in his fifties who shows up at the family home after fifteen years of absence. His wife and his twenty-eight year old son receive him with bitterness and confusion. After a couple of days they decide to kick him out, only to find out that he has left on his own accord. The son ends up tracking down Emilio and spends a couple of days hanging out with him in his apartment.

"After making several films with the same actors playing similar roles I decided to make a film about the process of representation. This opened a world of new possibilities including rehearsals, repetitions and interactions between fictional characters and the actors playing those characters. I continued this search by replacing one of the actors with my uncle half way into the shooting. My uncle enters the film as a documentary subject who has to relate to fictional characters that act as if he was one of them." N.P.