Cybersex, drugs and the Apocalypse. Peruvian director Juan Daniel F. Molero takes viewers on a psychedelic trip to Lima’s oldest neighborhood and to the edge of the Internet. A group of technology addicted teens guide us through geek-filled internet cafes and Incan ruins. Main character, Luz, spends a vacation experimenting with drugs and flirting with a stranger online. Meanwhile, Junior decides to realize his dream of producing an amateur porn film. Molero works to convince us the reality of “virtual kids” is worse than the Mayan apocalypse. His feature debut is a bad trip on a pop culture overdose and shares more qualities with video art than intervention cinema. The screen pulses with gifs and memes, the characters drown in pixels and dialogues disappear in a deluge of YouTube visions and sensationalized television news. The world in Videophilia rots from the virus of modernity.
IFF Rotterdam 2015 – Hivos Tiger Award
Peruvian director Juan Daniel F. Molero was born in 1987. He studied film at the University of Buenos Aires and took part in the Trainee Project for Young Film Critics 2010, organized by the Rotterdam IFF. His debut documentary, Reminiscencias, showed at numerous festivals and museums.
2010 Reminiscencias / Reminiscenses (doc.)
2015 Wideofilia / Videofilia (y otros síndromes virales) / Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)