El Pepe, a Supreme Life

El Pepe, Una Vida Suprema

Director
Emir Kusturica
Cast
Pepe Mújica
Genre
Documentary
Duration
73 min.
Nationality
Argentina, Uruguay
Year
2018
Language
Spanish, English
Production Companies
K&S Films

In his latest film, selected out of competition at Venice, two-time Palme d’Or winning-director Emir Kusturica masterfully conjures a gorgeous recreation of the life journey of Uruguay’s former president Pepe Mújica. The film explores the singular relationship that forms between himself and Mújica, one of two kindred spirits that come together to discuss the meaning of life from a political, philosophical, aesthetic and poetic perspective.

The doc goes back to different moments in the life of Mújica, a humble man who became Uruguay’s president by sticking true to his beliefs and at the same time embracing change. Even though he’s still proud of his past as a political activist and a guerrilla fighter, this iconoclastic global leader is a man who also dares to dream of a better future.

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