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by Emir Kusturica


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
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Emir Kusturica
film run: 74'
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)
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