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Dead Slow Ahead

Directed by Mauro Herce
Spain, France, 2015
  • Tagalog
  • English


The hypnotic rhythm of a freighter’s pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.

Our take

The cinematographer of stunning films such as Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas, Mauro Herce took home Locarno’s Jury Prize with his directorial debut. A work of eerie beauty and apocalyptic grandeur, this meditative, sensory sci-fi journey across the sea seems to simultaneously expand and suspend time.

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Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Special Jury Prize - Filmmakers of the Present

Jeonju International Film Festival

2016 | Special Mention: International Competition

Doclisboa International Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best First Feature Film (FCSH Award)

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