Alvaro Mutis: the elements of disaster
- Duration: 52 min
- Director: Mauricio Martinez-Cavard Yves Billon
- Release date: 2000
- Producers: Yves Billon
- Co-production: ABCiné France 3 Les Films du Village Ministère de la Culture Colombie
- Sound: Sibylle Hayem
- Editing: Lysiane Le Mercier Nicole Agostini
- Languages: English français
- Participation: Canal 22 CNC Direction du Livre Discovery Latin America People and Arts
- Broadcast format: Digital Betacam Fichier Numérique SD
- Distribution: Zaradoc
Alvaro Mutis is the ” second ” internationally renowned Colombian writer after Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Though they are friends, they have almost nothing in common: tastes, sources of inspiration, style and political opinions.
The film will portray this exceptional man who has surprisingly so much of a European. It will analyse the mysteries of his passion for history. It will try to follow Maqroll the Gabier- Mutis puzzling and unlikely double- in the complex world of his nightmarish and raving everyday life.