Short 9 of Drama Musical Folk

This film narrates the vicissitudes of the women who accompanied the Entre Ríos caudillo Francisco "Pancho" Ramírez, determined to recover their head severed in battle.

The film, faithful to the style of Murnau's cinema in the early days, focuses on the vision that the ghost of General Ramírez himself, assassinated and beheaded, has from the afterlife, attending in the front row the behind-the-scenes that would lead him to his death. brutal end, at the age of 35, in 1821.

Betrayed and mutilated by his own subordinates in command, who had agreed with Buenos Aires, Santa Fé and Córdoba, the end of the Republic of Entre Ríos, a dream of Glory and Freedom that came to an end with the death of Francisco Ramírez, a figure real, historical, hero from Entre Ríos and from the nascent Argentine Nation. Next to him appear other historical figures from Entre Ríos and little-known Argentine history such as General Mansilla, Brigadier General Anacleto Medina, of the Guarani ethnic group, a soldier who fought under the command of General Artigas in Uruguay, La Delfina Coronel, a brave women and love of Gral. Ramírez.

The work shows the courage, determination and bravery of a group of women from the environment of Francisco Ramírez, the Supreme Entre Ríos.

The women protagonists and pillars of the work are: Tadea Jordán, mother of the Gral and other figures in the history of Entre Ríos; Delfina, Portuguese, a brave woman, a true horsewoman of the time and a leading historical figure; Norberta Calvento; Margarita, sister of Francisco Ramírez; and Segunda, sister of Norberta and lover of Gral. Justo José de Urquiza.

Six actors complete the cast of male characters, a choral formation of forty voices and a live orchestra, complement the comprehensiveness of the staging.

Place of the events: Villa del Arroyo de la China, at the beginning of the second decade of the 19th century. 1821. Conception of Uruguay, Entre Ríos.

  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Daniel González Rebolledo
  • Eduardo Retamar
  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Corto 9 de RAMIREZ Drama Musical Folk
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    35,375 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm.
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - INT
  • Audience Choice Awards
    June 29, 2023
    Best Short Film / Best Film / Best Filmmaker / Best Direction / Best Actor / Best Actress / Best New Actress / Best Cast / Best Sound / Best Effects / Best Screenplay / Best Music
  • First Filmmakers Sessions
    United Kingdom Premiere - Pinewood Studios
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cannes - Cannes Short Film 2023
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Sessions Film Festival London 2023
    June 16, 2023
    Official Selection
  • GFX 2022 Challenge Grant Program Award ©FUJIFILM
    Official Selection
  • Sony World Photography Awards 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lucio V Stoppello

Filmmaker. Producer. Content creator for Cinema, Radio, TV. Photographer. Plastic artist. Author, writer, musician and composer. Director, Designer, Sound Engineer. He competed at the 76th Cannes Film Festival with a film and as a composer in Spot The Composer organized by SACEM and the Marché du Film 2023.

His debut film has achieved 14 Awards and 31 Official Selections in International Festivals since 2022 and Audience Choice Awards, International Audience Award. London. Jun. 2023 in addition to participating and competing in a hundred countries in International Festivals of the 7 Continents, highlighting:
TIFF Filmmakers Lab (Toronto, Canada) 2023
76th Cannes Film Festival. Shorts. Official Section. Spot The Composer MDF Cannes 2023.
EFM Berlin.
Lift-Off Sessions Film Festival 2023.
Nikon Film Festival. Japan.
Sony World Photography Awards 2023.
GFX Challenge 2022-2023 FUJIFILM, Tokyo, Japan.

“RAMÍREZ, Folk Musical Drama”, feature film, shorts from the play, miniseries and a Series scripted by Daniel González Rebolledo, original music and choir and orchestra direction by Eduardo Retamar and a cast of 41 Argentine artists.

It will be available in 2024 for cinema, TV, new media and streaming platforms. It is multiplatform transmedia content for all types of devices.

Lucio Stoppello is a sound, audio and video engineer with 30 years of experience recording content for radio, television and advertising.

Lucio V creates soundscapes, SFX, foley effects, soundtracks, trailers and music for advertising, series and films. Arrangements of soundtracks for the series WestWorld and Bridgerton, with pieces recorded at Spitfire Studios, with its Symphony Orchestra and BBC London Symphony Orchestra. Records with the best composers and performers in the world, at Air Studios, Abbey Road or SA Recordings.

Member of the Association of Sound Engineers. Since 2012 he mixes with the masters Michael Brauer, Eddie Kramer, Tony Maserati, Joe Chiccarelli, Hans Zimmer, Ed Cherney, Sylvia Massy, Steve Albini, Manny Marroquin, Jack Joseph Puig, Greg Wells, Timbaland, Larry Klein, John Powell, Jack Antonoff, Bob ClearMountain, Rafa Sardina, Finneas O'Connell, John Greenham, Al Schmitt, Andrew Scheps, Chris Lord-Alge, Andy Wallace, Alan Parsons and Alan Meyerson.

His most recent intervention in the content of Warner Pictures' “Black Adam” (2022) with Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan and a stellar cast. He previously participated in pieces such as “The Dark Tower” (2017) with a soundtrack by Junkie XL. OST and SFX arrangements for Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers "Destiny's Door" (2012).

He attended the international film festivals of Berlin, CANNES, Biennale Cinema di Venezia, San Sebastian, the Golden Globes ceremony and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Since 2020 he has attended and participated, online and streaming, in these and other events. .

In film and production he has received master classes from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Judd Apatow, Jodie Foster and several master classes with Werner Herzog. At Cannes 2017 he attended a masterclass with Clint Eastwood. The same year he met the legendary maestro Ennio Morricone at the 59th Grammy Awards, and the great Alessandro Alessandroni, the great maestro who composed more than 40 movie soundtracks and countless works.

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Director Statement

This film is a piece of art staged, filmed in two Theaters in 1850, with an audience in the seats. Sound engineers, technicians and the orchestra in the foreground as in numerous films from the 1930s.

Script, book and music are original. It is a dramatic, markedly narrative work, in which all the cinematographic elements are subordinated to the narrative.

The obviousness of the relationships between the fragments is given by a logic that decisively privileges causality, centered on the characters. Between each of the fragments (11 shorts, series), as well as between them and the whole, there are obvious relationships, very close ties. This flexibility is due to a great script and all the composition.

The chosen colorimetry: in ranges of gray with blue tints directly affects the sensations, feelings and contexts that the director wants to express to the audience. It brings drama and darkness to the plot.

Film photography: has a treatment to age the color, and another to convert each frame to black and white. A sepia version and an experimental one were made with colored photography.

In a single take, it was filmed with a front camera. This production has trick, Gaussian blur, bokeh and saccades. “It's like spreading a translucent material like a veil over the image, which softens everything.”

Causality, consequence, clear psychological motivations, desire to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives, in this case, recovering the severed and embalmed head of Francisco Ramírez are the driving forces of the characters in this classic film, with a notable majority and preponderance of female roles. .

La Delfina is the femme fatale, brave, determined, military, an outstanding Colonel of 1820.

Tadea Florentina Jordán Vértiz y López, is the grandniece of the Viceroy Don Juan José Vertiz y Salcedo. She was the mother of General Francisco Ramírez, the Supreme Entre Ríos known to the people, the Supreme Chief of the Republic of Entre Ríos.

This production evokes the Golden Age of cinema. It is a piece of classic cinema. It is not a recreation. It is a new classic work for film, theater, TV and new media, adaptable to multiple formats.

More than 40 artists worked with great professionalism on this original theatrical film production.

This is a piece of “film noir”, where the stories used to revolve around mystery, crimes and corruption. In these films, the character of the “femme fatale” is common, a type of female character who uses her sexuality to confuse the protagonist.

It is our contribution to the Centennial of the Golden Decade (30 - 40). A glorious era, which, like today, was born from a great crisis. Historical drama is also important at this time and was responsible for the creation of several original productions.