What Are We

An old woman reencounters her first love in a pool, and in her remembrance, lives innocence once again.

  • Marcos Bermúdez
  • Marcos Bermúdez
  • Evelyn Dyer
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    900 USD
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  • Nizhny Novgorod International Short Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    September 4, 2021
    Best Editor
  • FIAfest
    Chia, Cundinamarca
    October 24, 2022
    Best Latinamerican Experimental Shortfilm
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Estudiantil de Naranjal
    Alvorada, Rio Grande do Sul
    November 28, 2022
    Best Film
  • Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival
    Szeged, Csongrád
    September 21, 2021
  • Festival Pichincha Cine
    June 8, 2023
    Experimental Special Mention Festival Pichincha Cine 2023.
Director Biography - Marcos Bermúdez

Marcos Bermúdez. Born in Quito, Ecuador-1997. Scholarship recipient to study filmmaking at Universidad de las Américas. Director and editor of People Talk Because They Can (2017), an experimental short film of a rebellious portrait of our immediacy society. Director of photography and editor in Clara (2018), a representation about the processes of senility and the forgetfulness of loved ones. Best Ecuadorian short film, Ficq 2018. Director, cinematographer and editor in To Welcome is Love (2019), an awareness campaign documentary to deal with strong xenophobia in Ecuadorian territory, especially towards Venezuelan people. Winner of the FERA Lucero Award and SIMN del Plural Award + Youth Video Festival of the United Nations Organization - UN. Director, producer, editor, sound and music designer in What Are We (2020), a split-screen story about the relationship we have with time and our memories. Winner of Best Editor of the NNISFF 2021, Best Latin American Experimental Short Film at FiaFest 8, Best Film at FECEA 2022 and still on the festival route, having passed through Hungary, Turkey, Russia, England, United States and México.

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Director Statement

Inspired by my grandmother and how we all can remember our memories, not only the foward way, but also backwards, or both at the same time. Because time is just a thought.