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WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION

BLACKTHORN

Directed by Mateo Gil
FEATURE NARRATIVE 98 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE BLACKTHORN
The final years in the life of legendary bandit Butch Cassidy are shrouded in mystery, from his rumored death in a Bolivian military standoff, to his escape from South America to die quietly on a Nevada ranch the 1930s. In Mateo Gil's intimate and adventurous Western, a reimagined and aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) is living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia 20 years after his disappearance in 1908. Surviving humbly off the land and finding occasional comforts with a local woman, Yana (Magaly Solier, The Milk of Sorrow), he longs to end his personal exile and return to the US to see his family. Reluctantly joining forces with a Spanish mine robber (Eduardo Noriega) who promises him a cut of the loot, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure… and discovers he's not the only one harboring a deep secret.

Mateo Gil makes a solid English-language debut with this sublimely shot and well acted tale set in the remarkable landscapes of Bolivia. Sam Shepard gives a riveting performance as the weathered, mysterious, and unsentimental Blackthorn, gracefully revitalizing the legend of history's favorite outlaw.
Drama
About the Director(s)
MATEO GIL is well known in Spain as a screenwriter. He co-wrote Alejandro Amenábar's Thesis, Open Your Eyes (later remade as Vanilla Sky), The Sea Inside, and Agora, as well as The Method for Marcelo Piñeyro. His first movie as a director was Nobody Knows Anybody in 1999. He also directed the award-winning shorts Housebreaking and Say Me.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    98 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Editor:
    David Gallart
  • Director:
    Mateo Gil
  • Screenwriter:
    Miguel Barros
  • Executive Producer:
    Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana, Paolo Agazzi
  • Primary Cast:
    Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier
  • Director of Photography:
    Juan Ruiz-Anchía, ASC
  • Production Designer:
    Juan Pedro de Gaspar
  • Producer:
    Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana
  • Composer:
    Lucio Godoy

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