A film by Théo Court


A film by Théo Court

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a violent and hostile territory, to immortalize the marriage of a powerful landowner.

Fascinated with the bride-to-be’s beauty, he betrays the rules and is left to face a land crawling with violence and marked by the genocide of its indigenous inhabitants.

Status: Completed
Year: 2019
Genre: Historical Drama
Countries: Spain- Chile – France- Germany

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese
Runtime: 100 min.
Original title: Blanco en Blanco


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(Chile, 1980) Born in Ibiza, Spain to Chilean parents, he moved to Chile in 1996 where he began to studying cinema. He studied photography in Madrid and graduated from the film school at San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, specialising in directing. His thesis film El espino was selected for Cinefoundation at Cannes. In 2007 he was awarded the Hubert Bals Fund to develop the script for his firts feature film Ocaso, which premiered in the Bright Future section at the Rotterdam Film Festival. His films have been shown extensively at festivals worldwide. Blanco en Blanco is his second feature film. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in the Horizons section, where it won the Lion award for Best Director as well as the FIPRESCI Critics Prize.


2020 Blanco en Blanco
2019 Ocaso

Alfredo Castro
Lars Rudolph
Lola Rubio
Esther Vega

Director: Théo Court
Screenplay: Théo Court, Samuel M. Delgado
Cinematography: José Alayón
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Art Director: Amparo Baeza
Music: Jonay Armas
Sound: Carlos García
Production: Jose Alayón, Marina Alberti, Giancarlo Nasi, Andreas Banz
Production Companies: El Viaje Films, Quijote Cine, Kundschafter Filmproduktion


Venice International Film Festival – Orizzonti · Best Director · Fipresci Award · Human Rights Award
El Gouna Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Film Fest Gent
Venice in Naples
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Minsk IFF Listapad · Special Jury Award
Gijon International Film Festival · Deluxe Award
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Márgenes Film Festival
La Habana Film Festival · Fipresci Award

International Film Festival Rotterdam
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Groningen IFFR
Glasgow Film Festival
FICUNAM · Special Jury Mention
Vilnius International Film Festival
Istambul Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival · Jury Award
Cinespaña Toulouse
PUPC Lima Film Festival · Best Direction · Special Jury Mention · Best Fiction Film · Special Mention Best Cinematography
SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival · Special Direction Mention
FICCI Cartagena de Indias
Haifa International Film Festival
FICViña Viña del Mar International Film Festival · Best Latin American Fiction Film · Critics’ Award · FEISAL Award
Costa Rica Internacional Film Festival
AFI Latin American Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Festival
Wisconsin Film Festival
Cine Ceará Ibero-American Film Festival · Best Director · Best Original Soundtrack · Best Sound · Best Art Direction
Mostra de Cinema de América Latina – Casa América Latina Portugal
San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Oslo Films From the South Festival


Uruguay International Film Festival
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF
Cine Latino Bergen
FICCI Interruptus
Images Hispano-Américaines d’Annecy
Moro Spanish Film Festival
RIFFA | Regina International Film Festival and Awards
Festival Internacional de Cine de las Alturas · Best Cinematography
La Serena International Film Festival
Festival FILMAR en América Latina

Festival de Cine Global Dominicano
Houston Latino Film Festival

Nuovo Armenia Film Festival

As cold and quiet and witchily mesmerizing as a nighttime snowfall, Spanish-Chilean director Théo Court’s formidable second feature considers a devastating chapter of South America’s colonialist history through the eyes of someone at once a perpetrator and an observer — tacitly asking, at a certain point, what the difference even is.
Guy Lodge, Variety

Distressingly beautiful and subtly provocative, “White on White,” the slow-burn second feature from the Spanish-Chilean director Théo Court, considers the casual violence of image-making against a 19th-century backdrop of flesh-and-bones barbarism.
Beatrice Layza, The New York Times

While Théo Court weighs down every second of Blanco En Blanco with tension and solemnity, its big moments continually hit their marks.
Sarah Ward, Screendaily

In “White on White,” what permeates is a merited sense of dread, by design too starkly impenetrable on emotional grounds, but direct in its fierce thematic intent.
Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times