The story of a working-class husband and wife who are forced to adapt to industrial capitalism in Latin America as they suffer from its social and ecological effects.
Three Questions for the Director
1. The short film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it about the short film format that fascinates you?
Carlos Gomez Salamanca: The short film format and especially the animated short film is a format of emancipation, it is a space to experiment, and it is precisely the freedom of action that attracts me.
2. The program for which your film has been selected is called "Mementos of Late Capitalism": What relationship do you see between your film and that title?
Carlos Gomez Salamanca: The relationship for me is clear: YUGO tells the story of a couple of industrial workers who migrate from the countryside to the city seeking to integrate into the economic dynamics of large Latin American cities. Through the particular story of these characters, the short film shows the harmful effects of capitalism in Latin America, where this system has been imposed in an unequal and uneven way.
3. What film has most inspired you to make films and what part of it do you see in your own work?
Carlos Gomez Salamanca: Many films and artists, but I will mention several German examples: the wonderful documentary work of Harun Farocki, and the pictorial work of Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.
Animation: Carlos Gómez Salamanca, Anna Vincensini
Screenplay: Carlos Gómez Salamanca
Director of Photography: Damien Buquen, Nadine Buss
Score: Olivier Mellano
Producer: Nidia Santiago, Jean-François Bigot, Edwina Liard, Camille Raulo, Nidia Santiago, Juan Pablo Gómez Salamanca
Director: Carlos Gómez Salamanca
Sales Agent: Emmanuel RENAUD
Editor: Jean-Marie Le Rest
Sound Design: Pierre Caillet
Sound Mixing: Matthieu Langlet
Art Design: Hugues Brière, Anna Vincensini, Jean-Marc Ogier, Fabienne Collet
Sound Editing: Pierre Caillet