“Beautiful boy” is a black comedy about the importance of our legacy, the footprint we will leave in the world. Sometimes consumerism contaminates our intentions and we erroneously consider that "we are what we have".

Andrés is one of those people. He dedicates his life to collecting things routinely. Everything changes when he discovers that his latest collection is completed with his death.

  • Fran X. Rodríguez
  • Marcos Nine
  • Fran X. Rodríguez
  • Martín Vázquez
  • Fran X. Rodríguez
  • Denis Gómez
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  • Covadonga Berdiñas
    Key Cast
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    Black comedy, crisis, work
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    13 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2019
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    Country: Spain
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Fran X. Rodríguez

Fran X. Rodríguez (Rianxo, 1980) is Director and Producer in the fields of Fiction, Documentary and Experimental Cinema, as well as in the Advertising sector.

As director of short films, he has gained national and international recognition in recent years. His latest work, "Ladrones de Tiempo", received 12 national and international awards, covering 50 of the most prestigious festivals in the world and screened in 15 countries: USA, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Bolivia, Italy, United Kingdom , Scotland, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Portugal and throughout the national territory.

In 2016, "Ladrones de Tiempo" became the first piece in the history of the "Curtas de Cans Festival" (O Porriño - Pontevedra - Galicia) winning 3 awards: Best Short Film Award, Audience Award and Best Award Script. Nominated for the "Mestre Mateo" Awards of the "Academia Galega do Audiovisual", "Latrones de tiempo” (Thieves of Time) also won the 1st Award of the III Edition of the Gin & Gin Film Festival of Mombasa, the festival with the highest economic award in the state. "Original and ambitious formulation", "impeccable technical invoice and a powerful message", "originality and complex anchoring of all the elements of the script" or "works like a clock" were some of the criticisms that the short film received in the media.

This year, Fran X. Rodríguez made news again after receiving the Mestre Mateo Award for Best Video for "Restos de un Naufragio", from the IGLOO Band, and repeating with another "Can de Pedra" in the "Fourteenth Edition of the Festival of Curtas de Cans ".
In the Advertising sector, the director worked with agencies such as BAP Conde, Shackleton or Bululú Creativos, making commercial films for companies such as GADIS, ABanca, LARSA, CARAMELO, ETIEM, EURO PROSEM, COREN or HUB; as well as announcements for A XUNTA DE GALICIA or for the CONSELLO DA CULTURA GALEGA.

Likewise, he is known for his work as a graphic designer and his original pieces of animation for television and internet.

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O Cerco - 2007 (7´) * Ficción
Meticulosidade - 2009 (3´) * VideoCreación
Nimbos - 2015 (3´) * VideoCreación
Ladrones de Tiempo - 2015 (8´) * Ficción
La reina ourensana - 2015 (4') * Videoclip
Restos de un náufragio - 2016 (5') * Videoclip
Adiós Soidá - 2016 (4´) * VideoCreación
Gigante - 2017 (4') * Videoclip
Beautiful Boy - 2018 (14´) * Ficción