DCP - HD - 2014 - Uruguay & Argentina - 98 & 52 - Color


Avant (original title)

A film by Juan Alvarez Neme

After retiring as a professional dancer, Julio Bocca, one of the most famous ballet dancer ever, accepts the challenge to direct a forgotten national ballet in its unfinished theatre. Avant explores the contrast between Bocca ´s quest for excellence and the daily life of this company, set in a changing scenery that frames the lives of dancers, workers, cleaners and technicians.

Juan Alvarez Neme


Born in 1972 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He start shooting documentaries for institutions until he directed “Standing at the foot of a white tree” {2007, 64 min}, documentary for tv {price for best uruguayan documentary ATLANTIDOC 2007}.
In 2012 he release his opera prima documentary “The cultivation of the invisible flower”, {2012, 84 min} a project about the memories of mothers of dissappeared in Uruguay. The film had domestic cinema distribution and was selected at BAFICI 2012 and It’s All True Film Festival.

Juan Alvarez Neme

Original language: Spanish
Produced by: Tarkio Film
In coproduction with: Trivial Media / ITVS International
With the participation of: ITVS International / Programa Ibermedia / FONA / ICAU-BROU / Montevideo Socio Audiovisual / INCAA