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INTERNET JUNKIE   

By Alexander Katzowicz 

Awards & Festivals:
North American Premiere @ Chicago Latino FF!
World Premiere @ Festival de Cine Inusual Buenos Aires!
International Premiere @ Hof Film Festival!
Official Selection @ Cine Global Dominicano Film Festival!
Special Screenings @ Haifa and Tel Aviv!  

Genre: Dark Comedy, Erotic

Highlight: From the producer of "Amores Perros". Starring Antonio Birabent (Wild Tango), Angela Molina (That Obscure Object of Desire; The Things of Love) and special appearance of Arturo Ripstein (Director of No One Writes to the Colonel, The Queen of the Night)

Synopsis:
Many stories happen simultaneously through Internet. In the real world, people are lonely, isolated, desperate for finding love, friendship and tenderness. They project themselves as superheroes, with infinity of friends and hypersex. They live asphyxiated in front of their machines, unable to live with the people that surround them, exasperated for finding a pinch of love in the fantasy of the net. Outside the virtual world, they do not exist. 

Cast:
Antonio Birabent: Coronel
Nicolás Baksht: Martín
Ángela Molina: Beatríz
Paula Carreaga: Lorena
Nicolás Mateo: Rodo
 

Director Biography:
Alexander Katzowicz was born in Israel and later on he moved to Madrid. In 2000 he started his professional career working in the post production of the feature 9 QUEENS. From 2001 to 2013, he dedicated his life to cinema and literature. He shot some documentaries in Europe and Latina America and made animation stop motion films and kept working with post production. INTERNET JUNKIE is his first feature. 

Director Statement:
Since the revolution of the Internet and the total submission of people to this new order and its devices, cinema has become a dieing art. Watching films, relating to people, loving and having sex have become an online thing. We certainly cannot live without Internet. With all its advantages, however it’s turning humanity into zombies. Many people cannot notice it and still live in wonderland. 

Cast Biography:
Antonio Birabent started his film career with TANGO FEROZ (1993) by Marcelo Pineyro. His second feature was SMALL MIRACLES by Elisha Subiela. He starred a major protagonist in Canal 9 in a daily show TIME DOES NOT STOP. Since then he has been in several TV Series including the Dutch "Julia's Tango" and Telefe: Cain and Abel.

Angela Molina rose to international prominence after starring in Luis Buñuel's film THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE. She worked with directors as Pedro Almodóvar, Jaime de Armiñán, José Luis Borau and Jaime Chávarri. She already won prizes like: „David di Donatello“, Best Actress at the Donostia-San Sebastian Film Festival and was nominated for the Premio Goya several times.  

Crew:
Director & Scripwriter: Alexander Katzowicz
Editor: Alexander Katzowicz
Post-Producer: Santiago De La Paz Nicolau
Music: Martin Stimming (Dynamic Music)
Executive Producer: Paul Gallinato
Associate Producer: Guido Lerea
Co-Producer: Mónica Lozano Serrano
Co-Production Company: Alebrije Cine y Video
Producer: Alexander Katzowicz
Production Company: K&L Films
 


Technical Information:
Original Title: Internet Junkie / CANON MARK II, 5D / 16:9 / Colour / 92 minutes / sound: 5.1/ Spanish, English and Hebrew with English subtitles / DCP / Argentina, Mexico & Israel 2015  


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