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Jorge Cuchí – 50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach #SIC35

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A film inspired by the infamous Blue Whale Game.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Jorge Cuchí, director of the film 50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach.

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An interview with Jorge Cuchí, director of 50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach, presented within the program of the International Critics’ Week section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival. The story of the film draws inspiration from the Blue Whale trend on social media from not too long ago. Here, the director talks about what drew him to this story, including its psychological connotations, as well as his views on the positives and negatives of social media and some thoughts about the style of the movie.

50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach: Félix, a 17-year-old boy, receives an invitation on WhatsApp: do you want to play the Blue Whale Game? The one with the 50 challenges? The one where you have to kill yourself at the end? Félix accepts. That is how he meets Elisa. They start completing the challenges together. 50 is a story of love between two suicidal teens who decide to play together till death do them part. Which is six days away.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Jorge Cuchí
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach
  • Festival section
    Critics' Week
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