On a cruise ship off the Patagonian coasts, a crewman discovers a magical portal leading into a woman’s apartment. Simultaneously, villagers happen upon a frightening concrete hut near their settlement in the Philippines. Two stories are woven into a cinematographic labyrinth where people overlap and lose themselves. Somewhere between dark engine rooms and middle-class living rooms, between the sea and the jungle, individuals observe one another with curiosity, scepticism and anxiety.

Berlinale 2020 | New Films/New Directors Filmfestival 2020 | Tagesspiele Jury Award Best Film Forum Berlinale 2020

Cast And Credits

Director : Alex Piperno
Producer : Alex Piperno, Esteban Lucangioli, Araquén Rodríguez, Rachel Ellis, Frank Hoeve, Armi Rae Cacanindin
Screenplay : Alex Piperno
DOP : Manuel Rebella
Editor : Alejo Santos, Karen Akerman, Alex Piperno
Cast : Daniel Quiroga, Inés Bortagaray, Noli Tobol


Alex Piperno

Alex Piperno was born in Montevideo in 1985 and studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires. His short films were shown at festivals such as Cannes Critics’ Week, Bafici, Moscow, Huesca, Sao Paulo and Biarritz among others. Window boy would also like to have a submarine is his first feature film.