Experiencing Interruptions?


a documentary by llano

Violent explosions and dull outcomes have characterized social processes in Latin America. A kind of spiral where the temporal advance is divided with images and stories that seem to repeat themselves.

Vortex is the reconstruction of the emotional and visual memory of the first two months of the Chilean social revolt in the spring of 2019, marked by the light and the political re-encounter of a self-exiled filmmaker.

It is the incessant search for a balance between the political deconstruction of a country and the reorganization of the experiences recorded during demonstrations and long walks through a circuit of streets and avenues that seem to have no way out.
Meanwhile, the story of Lepe, a homeless, tries to save us from drowning through his way of seeing freedom.

Vortex is the encounter and re encounter with the Latin American magic and state violence.

  • llano .
  • llano .
    do.Corpo, Ruínas
  • Jorge Campos
  • Light Plus Life
    Sound Design
    Vaga lumes, do.C.orpo
  • Daniela Guimarães
    Executive Producer
  • llano
    Executive Producer
  • Llano .
    do.C.orpo, Ruinas,
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Portuguese, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sinédoque Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    September 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Salón Internacional de la Luz
    August 12, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - llano .

Llano is a Latin American cinematographer, filmmaker and visual artist, based in Brazil.
With more than 20 years of experience as a cinematographer, he has collaborated in numerous fiction and documentary film projects, as well as visual arts.
Vortex is his first work as a director.

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Director Statement

Living in different worlds – getting and sharing experiences – is what makes me a nomad, traveling into artistic spaces that brings the possibility to blend magic moments into a single imagery”.
Currently based in Brazil, Llano is a Latin American cinematographer, filmmaker and visual artist which dedicates much of his free time to a long-term projects examining light throughout his worldwide journey, keeping an dedicated photochemical still photography practice to compliment his work in film.