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Diamante Eléctrico 'Solo Tú, Dueles' by Juan Pablo Rodríguez & Jonathan Specktor

Rob Ulitski - 19th Dec 2019

A tribute to the narrative and visual aesthetics of typical Midnight Movies, Juan Pablo Rodríguez and Jonathan Specktor's video for Solo Tú, Dueles explores what it feels like to be trapped in a toxic relationship.

Hauntingly raw, the line between love and hate is explored through conceptual shots of the pair doing everyday things - driving to the beach, dancing around a campfire - but in a strained and surreal way. The girl can't get the guy to open up, there are fights, tears, reconciliation and then fights again, stuck in a Groundhog Day-style loop of emotional torture. 

Camilo Monsalve's cinematography is a standout aspect of the project, the use of sickly yellow and pink lighting reflects the damaging and unhealthy relationship the pair are caught in, and is utilised throughout the most dramatic scenes to keep viewers on edge. Lead actors Alejandro Gonzalez and Florian Eribe give great performances as the lovesick couple, switching between moments of utter contempt and butterflies-in-your-stomach style love, and when the twist ending hits at the climax, it raises questions that will encourage viewers to repeat and watch it through a new lens. 

Rob Ulitski - 19th Dec 2019

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  • Narrative
  • Surreal
  • Alt Rock

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Juan Pablo Rodríguez
Director
Amp; Jonathan Specktor
Producer
Jose Ignacio Morales Vitola
Production Company
Plan(9)media
1st AD
Andrés Barrientos

Camera

Director of Photography
Camilo Monsalve

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Diego Pamplona

Art

Art Director
Rodrigo Quintero

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
La Bonita
Hair
Alex Duarte

Casting

Lead actor
Alejandro Gonzalez
Lead actor
Florian Eribe

Editorial

Editor
Juan Pablo Rodríguez

Grading

Colourist
Simon Bourne
Grading company
Framestore

VFX

Post production company
Cobra
Post Producer
Camilo De Crispe

Commission

Label
Criteria Entertainment

Rob Ulitski - 19th Dec 2019

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