Study for human face

The human being. The camera. The body. The machine. The face. The register. The expression. The exploration.

  • Alberto Lobelle
    Director
  • Alberto Lobelle
    Writer
  • Alberto Lobelle
    Producer
  • Andrea Casal Rodríguez
    Key Cast
    “Herself”
  • Purificación Piñeiro Casal
    Key Cast
    “Herself ”
  • Patricia Pérez Piñeiro
    Key Cast
    “Herself”
  • Tatiana Rivas Pérez
    Key Cast
    “Herself”
  • Sophia Blanco Rivas
    Key Cast
    “Herself”
  • Alberto Lobelle
    Key Cast
    “Himself”
  • Oskar Lopez
    Key Cast
    “Himself”
  • Oskar Lopez
    Sound
  • Alberto Lobelle
    Cinematography
  • Alberto Lobelle
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Estudo para rostro humano
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Galician, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alberto Lobelle

Born in Galicia (Spain) in 1976, Alberto Lobelle works on television series, documentaries, short films, commercials and films as assistant director, script supervisor and director. As a filmmaker he directed and produced “Matisse is spelt with two S’s” (2011), screened at Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Documenta Madrid and other film festivals. “Den Pobedy: Victory Day” (2015), a found-footage documentary about history, war and family was screened at FID Marseille. "Landscapes of A Capelada" (2017) had its premiere at Documenta Madrid, where it was awarded with the Best Cinematography Prize. “Study for human face” (2018) is his most recent work.

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Director Statement

The main idea was the passage of time and how life shapes us, both inside and out.  I wanted to film different generations of the same family (Could it work a human face as it ages?). It was really important to show the subtle changes and the small face details; that is why we shoot the close-ups in slow motion.  We also wanted to show the shooting set to point out the interference in the surroundings when we shoot and how the message is influenced by the people behind the camera.
In conclusion, this short film tries to express how the cinema can reveal the intangible, the imperceptible.