EL PEPE, A SUPREME LIFE
Kusturica’s film about Uruguay’s last president, examines what makes José “Pepe” Mujica’s story like no other: a humble man who became his country’s president by sticking true to his beliefs and at the same time embracing change. It is the story of a political activist and a former guerrilla fighter from the Latin American left. He is proud of his past but far from resting on his laurels, he is a man who also dares to dream of a better future.
In a series of interviews, Kusturica delves into Mujica’s legacy. The film explores this particular relationship that forms between Kusturica and El Pepe, as two kindred spirits that come together to discuss the meaning of life from a political, philosophical, aesthetic and poetic perspective.
|international title:||El Pepe, a Supreme Life|
|original title:||El Pepe, una vida suprema|
|country:||Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia|
|sales agent:||Film Factory Entertainment|
|directed by:||Emir Kusturica|
|cinematography by:||Leo Hermo|
|film editing:||Svetolik Mica Zajc|
|producer:||Hugo Sigman, Matías Mosteirín, Leticia Cristi, Andres Copelmayer, Julian Kanarek, Marcelo Carrasco|
|production:||Rasta Films, K&S Films (AR), Moe (UY)|