The Flicker

Directed by
Gabriel Szollosy
Nyika Jancsó
Fernando Epstein
Max Richter


Horacio is a 45 year-old Uruguayan soldier, the grandson of slaves. For his good service at the Naval Forces, he received the duty of lighthouse keeper on a tiny island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Horacio is poor, suffers from ill health and will soon retire. Meanwhile he sits amongst the 250 thousand sea lions who keep him company, he dreams of building a sewing machine repair shop in his backyard and giving a future to his daughter. But Horacio has to go to war to save up sufficient money. He will soon part to the DR Congo as a member of Uruguay’s peace keeping force. What starts as a journey motivated by economic ends, soon becomes a passage to Horacio’s own past.

In co-production with Chello Multicanal/AMC Networks Iberia

Supported by: MEDIA, IDFA Bertha Fund, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual, FONA, DocBsAs


Visions du Réel – Official competition, feature documentaries

BAFICI – Latin-American Showcase

É Tudo Verdade / It’s All True

Rhode Island International Film Festival

International Film Festival of Uruguay