The film “Ruta de la luna” directed by Juan Sebastián Jácome, a road movie from Panama to San José in Costa Rica about bowling, will be projected in Milano – in “Italian premiere” – on Tuesday May 7 (at 9.30 p.m.) at the “Spazio Oberdan” (Viale Vittorio Veneto, 2) and on Friday 7 May (at 9.15) at the Auditorium San Fedele” (via Hoepli, 3) in the framework of the 23 African Film Festival that will be held in Milano from 4 to 10 May.
The whole programme is available on http://www.festivalcinemaafricano.org/pdf/programma_2013.pdf
Tito, thirty-two years old, decides to cover one hundred kilometres through Central America to compete in a bowling tournament and his father, a former boxing trainer and who has never been a great supporter of what his son does, insists on going with him. The journey will let them discover the reasons why they have been apart for so many years. It is also a journey between a gruff and “macho” father and a “different” and solitary son who know practically nothing about each other and together once again find friendship and the meaning of life.
Juan Sebastián Jácome holds a Filmmaking BFA degree from the Florida State University Film School and complemented his directing studies with Judith Weston in Los Angeles. His short film Camión de carga won the Audience Award at the Cero Latitud Film Festival 2007 and was officially selected in dozens of film festivals worldwide, including the Festival de Cine Valdivia and the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. His feature screenplays have received different awards, including Zoe Trope Screenplay Contest, judged by Francis Ford Coppola. Ruta de da luna is his debut feature film as director. He is currently developing his second feature film as writer/director.