A story for the modlins

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After appearing in the film ROSEMARY’S BABY by Roman Polanski, Elmer Modlin ran away with his family to a distant land where they lock themselves inside a dark apartment for thirty years.

26 min

Sarajevo Short Film Nominee 2013

Director: Sergio Oksman
Screenwriter: Carlos Muguiro, Emilio Tomé, Sergio Oksman
Producer: Sergio Oksman
Director of Photography: Migue Amoedo
Editor: Fernando Franco, Sergio Oksman
Sound Design: Iñaki Sánchez

About Sergio Oksman 


Madrid-based filmmaker Sergio Oksman was born in São Paulo in 1970. He studied journalism in São Paulo and film in New York. He is a film teacher in Madrid and heads up Dok Films productions. His filmography as director includes THE BEAUTICIAN (2004), GOODBYE, AMERICA (2007) and NOTES ON THE OTHER (2009).


Q&A with the director

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?

It took us more than three years to put the pieces of the puzzle together. We received http://medicine20.org/ a very limited grant from the Ministry of Culture of Spain and from the Madrid Government.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?

Specifically for people like me who work in Spain with non-commercial films it seems the only alternative to keep going. For my new project I will try to be associated with people from different European countries.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?

EMAK BAKIA BAITA by Oskar Alegria. A brilliant first film by a Spanish director.

What is your next project?

I found many hours of archive footage from my own family from the 50s and 60s. Through these images I want to understand why at some point (according to what women told me) all men in my family abandoned their wifes and kids and ran away.


Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2013 / Won Best Short Film – Avant Garde and Genre

Elche International Independent Film Festival 2013 / Won Festival Prize

European Film Awards 2013 / Nominated Best Short Film Award

Goya Awards 2013 / Won Goya

On the web

. European Film Adwards

. IMDb


Film contacts:

Sergio Oksman
Dok Films
C/ Rodríguez San Pedro 72 –
5º izda. A
28015 Madrid
tel: +34 606 582 84 3





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