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Published on Oct 15, 2007
A ballet of construction workers and heavy machinery in motion, sublimely dances Tchaikovsky's Swan lake. Official selection Rainier International Film Festival 2007 and XXI ELJ Visual Arts Biennial 2006.
Short Synopsis: Vals (Waltz) was created under an unusual set of circumstances. During three months, at the same time every morning, video was captured and edited following a strange set of actions and reactions executed in perfect synchronicity by construction workers in the midst of hard labor, often bordering futility and the inexplicable, such as move mud from one place to another. Vals can be dissected into layers, like peeling an onion or an artichoke. Beyond the obvious and hilarious contrast between the exquisite Swan's lake melody and the sweat pouring out from an intensive labor, rests a lesson of life. An accurate snapshot of the rigors demanded by existence in a modern society. Staged in a Caribbean island, far from the sophistication of other latitudes, Vals serves the purpose to remind us, that everyday life break backs and destroy souls.
Director's Biography: Luis Arambilet (born September 16, 1957 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a writer, screen player, film producer and director, editor and graphic artist. Arambilet Won the Dominican National Literary Award in 1994 with the short stories book "Cayenne petals" and again in 2005 with the Alfaguara novel: "Neguri's secret". In 2005 he wrote three screenplays: "Neguri's Secret", "The golden manatee mystery" and "The sword and the cross". Arambilet also produced, directed and edited "Neguri's secret". In 2006 wrote, directed and edited three short films: "Waltz" (Vals), "Sepiazul", and "Luck". Presently he is an associated executive producer of Barlovento CinemArt and 24fps Films Production Society. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2377216/bio http://arambilet.wetpaint.com http://www.geocities.com/fundacion_ba... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arambilet (more) (less)