Window Boy Would also Like to Have a Submarine


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Film Info
Original Title:Chico ventana también quisiera tener un submarino
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Release Year:2020
Runtime:84 min
The Netherlands
Festivals & Awards:Berlinale International Film Festival 2020 - Tagesspiegel Jury Award
Biarritz Amérique Latine Festival 2020 - Feature Film Competition Won: Prix du Syndicat Français de
Black Canvas Festival for Contemporary Cinema 2020 - New Horizon International Competition Won: Best
Istanbul Film Festival 2020 - International Competition Won: Special Jury Prize
Print Source:Square Eyes
Director:Alex Piperno
Producer:Alex Piperno
Esteban Lucangioli
Araquén Rodríguez
Rachel Ellis
Frank Hoeve
Armi Rae Cacanindin
Cinematographer:Manuel Rebella
Screenwriter:Alex Piperno
Editor:Alejo Santos
Karen Akerman
Alex Piperno
Principal Cast:Daniel Quiroga
Inés Bortagaray
Noli Tobol


From acclaimed Uruguayan poet and filmmaker Alex Piperno, comes this quiet, sly and meditative surrealist film about loneliness. In two seemingly disparate tales, a sailor on a cruise ship discovers a portal that takes him to a woman’s apartment in Montevideo, and a shack in rural Philippines contains an evil portent.

The young sailor washes windows on a cruise ship off the coast of Patagonia, feeling ever isolated by both his colleagues and the wealthy passengers, when he stumbles on a door he doesn’t recognize. Inside, he finds himself on dry land, in the apartment of an equally lonely soul, a woman living in Montevideo. Then, Piperno takes us to a remote Filipino countryside, where the villagers find a small hut, quaking in a strange way. With non-professional actors, labyrinthian proceedings, but a profound emotional gravitas, Piperno’s film defies explanation, and is utterly compelling.

Director Biography

Alex Piperno

Alex Piperno was born in Montevideo in 1985 and is a filmmaker and poet who was educated at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. He is the director of the short films “La inviolabilidad del domicilio se basa en el hombre que aparece empuñando un hacha” (2011), “Lloren la locura perdida de estos campos” (2019) and the documentary short ¡Hola a los fiordos! (2016).