Festival Filmmaker Spotlight: Arturo Pons

Director: Arturo Pons

Festival Entry: The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man

Narrative Competition

A young man and a dead man journey north through a subtly surreal desert landscape, picking up a wagonful of odd characters as they go in this darkly humorous satire of contemporary Mexico.

Directed By: Arturo Pons

Producer: Ozcar Ramírez González

Screenwriter: Arturo Pons

Cinematographer: Luis David Sansans

Editors: Artuto Pons, Paloma Lopez

Music: Edgar Barroso

Cast: Gael Sanchez Valle, Pedro Gamez, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Eligio Melendez, Luis Bayardo, Marco Perez

We asked director Arturo Pons about his filmmaking inspirations and the challenges in making The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man. Here’s what he had to say:

Who are you and what do you do?

I just quit my job as a waiter in Barcelona last Saturday. This week I am moving back to Mexico, where I am from and I will

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