RAMIREZ Drama Musical Folk - Work in Progress

The film narrates the vicissitudes of the women who accompanied the Entre Ríos leader Francisco "Pancho" Ramírez, determined to recover his head severed in battle.

The film, faithful to Murnau's style of cinema, focuses on the vision of the ghost of General Ramírez murdered and decapitated, attending in the front row the scenes that would lead him to his brutal end, at the age of 35, in 1821 .

Betrayed and mutilated by his own subordinates who had made pacts with Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Córdoba, with the death of General Ramírez comes the end of the Republic of Entre Ríos, and the dreams of Glory and Freedom.

Along with the Entre Ríos hero, other figures from Entre Ríos and little-known Argentine history appear, such as General Mansilla, Brigadier General Anacleto Medina, of the Guaraní ethnic group, who also fought under the command of General Artigas in Uruguay, La Delfina, Coronel, brave wife of General Ramírez.

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

Women are the protagonists of the story: Tadea Jordán, mother of General Ramírez, Delfina, a brave woman and a preponderant historical figure; Norberta Calvento; Margarita, sister of Francisco Ramírez; and Segunda, sister of Norberta and lover of General Justo José de Urquiza.

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

Place of events: Beginning of the second decade of the 19th century. 1821. Entre Ríos.

Inés Ghiggi - Tadea Jordán
Paula Godone - Delfina
Angela Herrera - Norberta Calvento
Raúl Eusebi - Francisco Ramírez
Roberto Trucco - Anacleto Medina
Juan Carlos Gallego - Lucio Mansilla
Alicia Martino - Margarita Ramírez (and the White Death)
Lisandro Riera - Mariano Calvento
Enzo Facendini - Tuerto Pedraza
Santiago Ledesma - Fray Lucas
Virginia Rodríguez - Second Calvento

Figurative Choreutas:
Natacha López Monzón (Benicia) – Juan López Ortíz (Vinicius Portes) – Fiorella Leiva (Dominga Romero) – Eloy Murgado (slave)

Cecilia Frías – Sandra Heimbügner – Adalgisa Squilachi – Alejandra Brun – Guadalupe Frías – Zoe Calvo – Carolina Viola – Marcelo Vargas – Francisco Scotta – Alan Dunand – Federico Manavella – David Goró – Alejandro Däppen – Laureano Bartolomé.

Entre Ríos popular music orchestra:
Natalia Franco – Emanuel Ramos – Andrés Mayer – Delfina Spais – Candelaria Coronel Osuna – Rosario Sartori – Lisandro Méndez Amore – Jenny Ramírez – Leylén Pérez Scrófine – Pico Rubio

Costume design: Elizabeth Vita

Dressmaker: Griselda Cotti

Tailor: Pablo Roldán

Artistic props: Alfredo Godoy Wilson - Juan Carlos Gallego.

Lighting: Ricardo Montiel Dimenza

Photography: Liza Ormaechea

Audio and Video Editing: Lucio V Stoppello

Recorded Live at the Municipal Theater February 3 and May 1 - Paraná and Santa Fe

  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Daniel González Rebolledo
  • Lucio V Stoppello
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    RAMIREZ Drama Musical Folk (Film - Work in Progress)
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 29 minutes 54 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm.
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Audience Choice Finalist First Time Filmmaker
    October 19, 2023
  • Audience Choice Awards
    June 29, 2023
    United Kingdom Premiere - Pinewood Studios
    Best Feature Film / Best Thriller / Best Drama / Best Dramatic Feature Film / Best Historical Film / Best Black & White Film / Best Film / Best Short Film / Best Filmmaker / Director / Best Direction / Best Director Debut / Best First Time Director / First Time Director / Indie Filmmaker / Best Indie Film / Best Actor / Best Actress / Best New Actress / Best Cast / Best Sound / Best Effects / Best Screenplay / Best Music
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Amsterdam Film Festival
    October 17, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
    June 22, 2023
    China Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Korean Film Festival
    Korean Premiere Seoul
    Official Selection
  • India International Film Festival
    January 4, 2024
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lebanese Independent Film Festival - LIFF
    September 3, 2023
    Premiere Beirut Lebanon
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cannes - Short Film - Official Selection 2023
    March 3, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Cannes Marché du Film 2023
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    January 16, 2023
    Cannes, France
    Official Selection
  • GFX 2022 Challenge Grant Program Award ©FUJIFILM
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Independent Film Festival
    San Francisco
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona Indie Awards Festival
    Official Selection
  • Milan Film Festival
    November 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Venezia Film Festival
    September 9, 2023
    Venezia Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Indie Film Festival
    October 21, 2022
    Berlín Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sydney Short Film Festival
    February 17, 2023
    Australia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Melbourne Independent Film Festival
    October 7, 2023
    Melbourne Premiere
    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 more a hundred 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. Cult film.