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'Everness' is the story of a love lost in the deliria of memory and time.
One night, an old man hears a Chopin’ Nocturne on an antique record player as he prepares to go out. He wears his best suit and carries some yellow flowers. In a distant room, patient and serene, her lover awaits his arrival. She is young, beautiful and delicate. She walks around the room with a graceful swing of a capricious Venus, sensuously combing her hair. Meanwhile, the old gentleman passes through the old streets of the city. He arrives at the train station where he rides a wagon with his sad expression and yellow flowers as sole companions. When he finally reaches its destination, he is confronted with the crude but inevitable reality: his young maiden’s appearance is no more. It disappeared long time ago. All is left now are the remains of a love that many years ago was lost in the deliria of memory and time.

  • Esteban Espino
  • Esteban Espino
  • Alberto Luis Espino
  • Lane Lubell
  • Esteban Espino
  • Raúl Ambriz
  • Cristina Almeida
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  • Alfredo Vázquez
    Key Cast
  • Sagrario Silva
    Key Cast
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    Narrative Fiction
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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Director Biography - Esteban Espino

Esteban Espino began his film career as a first assistant director on the production of the Mexican film "The Sacred Flame . " From an early age he was surrounded by the working environment of the television media due to the work of his father, musician , writer and director Alberto Espino. Despite his young age, Esteban has worked on a wide variety of both corporate and independent art projects . Currently he resides in the United States, where he studies media and cinematography in Northwestern University in the city of Evanston, Illinois.

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Director Statement

Is it possible to transform a sonnet into a film?

This experimental work is an attempt to do exactly that: to convert fourteen verses and four stanzas into three minutes of moving images at 24 frames per second.

The aim is to convey the immediacy and intensity of one feeling only: the longing for yesteryear and the way we were.
The poem in question is by the always fascinating Jorge Luis Borges, the music by the quintaesencial composer of nostalgic music: Frédéric Chopin.
Borges’ poem Everness has always stroked a profound fiber in me. The awareness of our own finitude contrasts in our souls with that of an unlimited universe.

I honestly do not believe that in the human nature rests the ability to truly understand –or accept for that matter—the decay that time imposes on every one of us. We merely accept it as inevitable.