Private Project

The return to the countryside - La vuelta al campo

Within a neoliberal context marked by poverty and exclusion, land re-distribution together with food production become part of the return to the countryside.

  • Juan Pablo Lepore
    Director
    Agroecology in Cuba
  • Juan Pablo Lepore
    Writer
    Agroecology in Cuba
  • Juan Pablo Lepore
    Producer
    Agroecology in Cuba
  • Yasmin Davalos
    Executive producer
  • Catriel Marmo
    Director of photography
  • José Albornoz
    Music
  • Omar Neri
    Edition
  • Jessica Gherscovic
    Sound edition
  • José Albornoz
    sound design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Vuelta al Campo
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 31° FicviÑa Festival Internacional De Cine De Viña Del Mar
    Viña del Mar
    Chile
    October 17, 2018
    work in progress
    WIP
  • Santiago Festival Internacional De Cine Sanfic 15
    santiago de chile
    Chile
    October 23, 2019
    SANFIC NET
  • FINCA Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental 2020
    buenos aires
    Argentina
    June 17, 2020
    world premiere
  • Life after Oil
    Cerdeña
    Italy
    September 10, 2020
    Italia Premiere
    Special mention
  • MAFICI 2020 Festival Internacional De Cine De Puerto Madryn
    Puerto Madryn
    Argentina
    September 19, 2020
    official selection
  • V Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador
    Quito
    Ecuador
    October 2, 2020
    Ecuador Premiere
    Best Documentary Winner
  • V PEFF 2020 - Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental de la Patagonia
    puerto madryn
    Argentina
    October 1, 2020
    official selection
  • SUNCINE MX - FICMA Festival Internacional de Cine del Medio Ambiente de México

    Mexico
    November 4, 2020
    Mexico premiere
    official selection
  • 7mo Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos Colombia
    barranquilla
    Colombia
    November 5, 2020
    Colombia premiere
    official selection
  • Festival Socio Ambiental Viviendo Cine
    Huancayo Real
    Peru
    October 26, 2020
    Perú premiere
    official selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Austral
    Córdoba
    Argentina
    December 5, 2020
    official selection
  • Fiorenzo Serra film Festival
    Sassari
    Italy
    November 20, 2020
    Winner
  • Muestra Internacional de Cine Ambiental Independiente
    Ushuaia
    Argentina
    November 27, 2020
    Tierra del Fuego
    Official Selection
  • SANFICI
    Santander
    Colombia
    February 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine Rural Regional
    Corrientes
    Argentina
    November 28, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 9th FriCine - Festival Internacional de Cinema Socioambiental
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    January 20, 2021
    Brazilian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • XII- Mittelamerianische Filmfest
    Viena
    Austria
    November 18, 2020
    Austria Premiere
    Official selection
  • 9no Resistencia Film Festival
    Santiago de Chile
    Chile
    March 29, 2021
    Chile premiere
    Official Selection
  • 7mo Festival Cine con Riesgo
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    December 19, 2020
    Official Selection
  • FINCADH PY - Festival Internacional de Cine ambiental y derechos humanos
    Asunción
    Paraguay
    December 8, 2020
  • Pampa Doc Film Festival
    Santa Rosa
    Argentina
    March 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FICAMS
    Punta Arenas
    Chile
    June 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FILBA
    Santa Rosa
    Argentina
    June 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 4to FINCALI
    Cali
    Colombia
    August 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • II Muestra Latinoamericana de Filmes Etnográficos del Núcleo de Antropología Visual (NAVIS)
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    October 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 6to Festival de cine de Jardín: Campesinos "El corazón de la paz"
    Antioquia
    Colombia
    September 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 4th Multicultural Film Festival Toronto
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 23, 2021
    Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF)
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    October 5, 2021
    Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FICIP | Festival internacional de Cine Político
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • CLIT - Cinema em Locais Inusitados e Temporários
    Setúbal
    Portugal
    October 15, 2021
  • PIFF Parana international film fest
    Parana
    Argentina
    September 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Golden Tree International Documentary Festival
    Frankfurt
    Germany
    October 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Gbeck Future Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • FICSO (International Festival of Social Cinema)
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FICAMS

    Chile
    June 20, 2021
    Selección oficial
  • Universal Film Festival

    India
    June 15, 2021
    Official selection
  • Ecologico International Film Festival

    Italy
    January 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Independent Video Film Festival “Pavlos Paraschakis” Greece

    Greece
    May 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The Paus Premieres Festival

    United States
    June 22, 2022
  • El Cine Suma Paz

    Colombia
    September 10, 2022
    Selección oficial
  • FICNOVA - Festival Internacional de Cine de la No Violencia Activa

    Spain
    October 2, 2022
    Selección oficial
Distribution Information
  • KInoglaz Distribucion
    Distributor
    Country: Argentina
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Juan Pablo Lepore

Juan Pablo Lepore was born in Capital Federal. He studied Image and Sound Design in the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2010 he founds Documentary Collective Seeds together with Nicolás van Caloen, which in short documentaries format, show the filming work carried out in different journeys, getting to know social organizations that propose alternatives to the exclusion and poverty capitalist model. He returns to Argentina in 2013 and associates to DOCA (Documentalistas de Argentina (Argentine Documentary Makers)) with the clear future vision of contributing to local documentary scenery with the recorded experiences. “The Return to the Countryside” is his fifth full length film, “Sin patrón, una revolución permanente” (“No boss, a permanent revolution”) (2014), “La jugada del peón: el agronegocio letal” (The pawn’s move: the deadly agribusiness) (2015), “Olvídalos y volverán por más: megaminería y neoliberalismo” (“Forget about them and they will come for more: mega-mining and neoliberalism”) (2016) and Agroecología en Cuba (Agroecology in Cuba) (2017).

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Director Statement

The return to the countryside is a documentary that makes social collectives visible and accompanies those that day after day confront the injustices of neoliberal economic policies, estrangement, and the advance of the agriculture and livestock frontier, proposing a concrete perspective of food production aimed to provide healthy food to cities and populated centers, without the use of poisons. The Agrarian Reform and Food Sovereignty are concepts that are captured in this work aiming to bring the audience closer and generate empathy with lands redistribution process so as to create an economically fairer world, ecologically sustainable in time.