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Party People

Lara is about to start her first year of college and she has been the first one to arrive on campus. In those few days inside the solitary residence she rehearse how to be a millennial, hoping to be part of the 'Party People' generation.

  • Cristina García Zarzosa
  • Cristina García Zarzosa
  • Cristina García Zarzosa
  • Miriam González
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Music
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12 EUR
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    HDV, 2K
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  • Student Project:
  • AFC Global Fest
  • Atlantis Film Awards
  • Zlatý Voči - Film Theory Film Festival
  • Soo Film Festival
Director Biography - Cristina García Zarzosa

-Director and producer of the short film “You Mean, Us", awarded at the Sundance Festival Channel Shorts with the Audience Award (march 2016).
-Director, producer and writer of other short films like "Menhir" (2017), "In and Out" (2017) and "Party People" (2017).
-Production assistant on the TV movie "22 Ángeles" (Miguel Bardem; 2016), co-produced by RTVE (spanish national television) and Four Luck Banana (march- april 2016).
-Assistant director in the videoclip “Sushi en Tribunal” by “Verano”, co-produced by Walterhaus and Paul Back Music (june 2016).
-Internship in the art department for the series "La Sonata del Silencio" (RTVE; October - november 2015).
-Internship in the production company Apaches (march 2014).

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Director Statement

Lara is a somewhat strange, particular girl, who recognizes herself as weird and eccentric. His personality has never matched well with the mentality of his generation, the millennials. She has always been apart, her whole life, and she hoped for the university experience to be different. She wanted to surround herself with people more suited to her tastes, but Lara soon realizes that the universities are naturally filled by the same people of high school.
She's a person who surrenders, who only wants to be integrated no matter what, and for it, she will study the tastes of millennials. For example, she will memorized the song "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, the definition of the "party people". This "hit" is a concentrated synopsis of what it means to be young at the beginning of the 21st century. At least for the mayority.

Lara makes physical the ridiculous attempt to be "like the others", to mingle...but alone. It ends up being a teen faced with the stereotype of her generation. She actually reformulates those general tastes, passing them through "her way", her own interest. It sometimes seems like she's going crazy, because that's what a person looks like when the're trying to be another one.
It's her first year of college, and those three days before the real start will be her preparation for what's to come: to be a normal girl. Or that's what she thinks.

The end, although it may be bloody, seems to me necessary. It's an hallucination, because of her first trial with drugs. The end is like a slap, which Lara needed to stop playing the fool, a scare that will make her rethink all her farce and finally accept herself. This is summed up in the last shot, where we see her run across the campus. No one who attemptes to carry out this "self-betrayal" will have an epic end.