That Wasn't Me

Esteban Crespo

24' | 2012 | Spain
VO: French ... | Subt: Spanish ...

Action  |  Drama  |  Human Rights

7.7 public score (7 votes)

SYNOPSIS

"Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done"

CAST

Alejandra Lorente, Gustavo Salmerón, Babou Cham, Mariano Nguema, Alito Rodgers, Jose María Chumo, Alex Ferando, Khalil Diop

TECHNICAL INFO
  • Original Title: Aquel no era yo

    Director: Esteban Crespo

    Sort by Running Time: 24'

    Year of production: 2012

  • Category: Fiction

    Genre/Theme: Action , Drama , Human Rights

    Distribuidora: Agencia Freak

    Nationality: Spain

    Productora: Producciones Africanauan S.L.

  • Language of dialogues: FrenchEnglish

    Subtitle language: SpanishFrench

    Movie Rating: Not recommended for children under the age of twelve

TAGS

Tag: The Oscars, Africa, War, Soldier childs, Human Rights, Childhood

AWARDS

Best Short Film - Oscar 2014 Nominee (Spain)
Best Short Fiction - 27 Premios Goya (Spain)
Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor (Gustavo Salmerón), Audience Award - 15 Festival de Málaga, Cine Español (Spain)
Special Jury Mention, University of Salamanca Jury Mention - 25 Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo (Spain)?Audience Award, Best Breakthrough Performance (Babou Cham) - Festival Internacional de Aguilar de Campoo (Spain)
''Madrid en Corto'' Prize - 25 Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
Audience Award, Best Actress (Alejandra Lorente), Best Actor (Juan Tojaca), Best Photograpgy, Second Best Short - XXV Festival de L’Alfas del Pi (Spain)
First Prize, Best Director - Festival Ibérico de Cine de Badajoz (Spain)
Best Short - II Festival de Cortometrajes El Gallinero (Spain)
Best Short - II Festival de Cortometrajes de Cuenca (Spain)
Best Director - Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna, Islantilla Cinefórum (Spain)
Audience Award - IX Festival de Cine Paradiso de Barrax (Spain)
Best Short - Curtmiratges 2013 (Spain)?Best Short - I Festival de Cortometrajes Sierra Norte de Sevilla (Spain)
Best Short - Festival de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Almendralejo (Spain)
First 35mm Prize, Best Actress (Alejandra Lorente) - Festival Internacional de Torrelavega (Spain)
First 35mm Prize, Best Actress (Alejandra Lorente) - Avilacine, Festival de Cortometrajes de Ávila (Spain)
Best Short, Audience Award - Festival de La Almunia (Spain)
Best Short, Audience Award - Redondela en Curto (Spain)
Social Values - Festival de Cine CreatRivas 2013 (Spain)
Best Short, Best Actress - Festival de Cortometrajes Isaac Albéniz de Málaga (Spain)
La Moraleja Correctional Facility Award - XXII Muestra de Cine Internacional de Palencia (Spain)
Best Actress, Best Screenplay - FECICAM, Festival de Cine de Castilla-La-Mancha (Spain)
Best Short - Sueños en Corto, Actual Impar (Spain)
Audience Award - Festival de Cine y Vino Ciudad de La Solana (Spain)
First Prize - Certamen de Cine de Bujaraloz 2012 (Spain)
First Prize, Special Mention for Best Interpretation (Gustavo Salmerón) - MIDEC, X Premio Internacional de Cortometrajes de la Universidad de La Laguna (Spain)
Audience Award - Enkarzine 2012 (Spain)
Audience Award - II Paracuellos de Jarama Short Film Festival (Spain)
Youth Jury Prize - Festival Internacional de Cine de Soria (Spain)
First Prize - Festival de Curtmetratges dels Pirineus (Spain)
First Prize - Muestra de Cortometraje de Pasaia IKUSKA (Spain)
Youth Audience Prize, Best Director - Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia (Spain)
Best Director - MVD, Maratón de Video Digital (Spain)
Jury Special Mention - II FICEE Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain)
First Prize - FESCIGU, X Festival de Cine Solidario de Guadalajara (Spain)
Solidary Theme Second Short Award - Cine Solidario KO Digital de Sant Sadurní d´Anoia (Spain)
First Prize - Festival de Cortos Villa de La Orotava (Spain)
Best Short, Best Screenplay - I The Curts Festival, Festival de Cortometrajes de Puçol (Spain)
Best Fiction Short, IRJ Youth Jury Award - Festival de Cine de Arnedo Octubre Corto (Spain)
Best Sound (Jesús Espada, Lin Chang, Paco Piquero) - FICBUEU, V Festival Internacional de Bueu (Spain)
Best Short, Not Spanish Speaking Best Short Film Best Direction (Esteban Crespo), Best Actor Gustavo Salmerón), Best Editing (Vanessa Marimbert) - V Festival Europeo de Cortometrajes Villamayor de Cine (Spain)?Best Fiction Short - V Festival de Cortometrajes Basartena (Spain)
Best Fiction Short - IV Festival Nacional de Cortometrajes para la Diversidad “Andoenredando” (Spain)
“Bridging The borderS” Award - Festival de Palm Springs (EEUU)
Best Short Film Category until 40 minutes - Shnit International Film Festival de Berna (Switzerland)
“Confrontations” First Award - INTERFILM, 28th International Short Film Festival (Germany)
Best Short - Tiburon International Film Festival (EEUU)
Grand Prize Martil City - 13 Festival Internacional de Martil (Marruecos)
Best Short - Evolution International Film Festival (EEUU)
Best Foreing Short - TPFF, People´s Film Festival (EEUU)
First Ex-Aequo Award - Resana International Short film festival (Italy)
Best Fiction Short - Euroshorts (Poland)?“Children World” Best Award - San Marino Film Festival (Italy)
Youth Jury Award - Best European Short Film Festival (France)
Best Foreing Short, Best at Sandfly - Sandfly Film Festival (Australia)
Best Foreing Fiction Short - Sardinia Film Festival (Italy)
First Award - European Short Film Competition 2013 (France)
Best Foreing Short, Best Photography -“Golfo dei Poeti Film Festival” (Italy)
Best Medium-length Film - L’Aquila Film Festival (Italy)
Second Audience Award - X Arouca Film Festival (Portugal)
Best Short of Human Rights, Second Mention for International Argumental Short Film - VIII Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto (Colombia)
Best Short of Human Rights - Festival Internacional de Cortrometrajes Salento Finibus Terrae (Italy)
Best International Short, Critics Award - Tolfa Shortfilmfest (Italy)
Human Rights Award - Festival FENACO Lambayeque (Peru)
Best Fiction Short - Festival Internacional de Tirana (Albania)?
Second Award to Best Short - International Film Weekend Wuerzburg (Germany)

 

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Director's Bio and Filmography
Esteban Crespo Spain Screenwriter, Director

He began his career as a filmmaker in the world of documentary, making numerous works for television. He later became a Content Assessor and analyst of children’s programs for TVE. He combined these jobs with the directing of short films: Siempre quise trabajar en una fábrica, Amar, Fin and Lala, nominated Best Short Film at the 2010 Goyas and Nadie tiene la culpa (Jury Prize at the Montreal International Festival, 2011). His last short film Aquel no era yo has won more than 56 International Awards including Best Short Film Goya Awards 2013 and the Academy nomination for the Oscar for the Best Live Action Short Film.

 

 

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