Argentina / 2019 / 80’
16:9 / 5.1 / DCP 2K / Color
From the mythical town of Curuzú Cuatiá, in the rural heart of Northeast Argentina, emerge the outlandish Síquicos Litoraleños, pioneers of psychedelic chamamé. From the confinement of the periphery they have achieved a sound of unusual authenticity and are revered by fans around the planet, who hail them as “The Pink Floyd of the Poor”. “Encandilan luces, psychotropic trip with the Síquicos Litoraleños” plunges into their first tour of their native Corrientes, portraying the avant-garde music scene that they started, and from which they decide to stay outside, thus raising a cultural debate full of chamamé, UFOs and cucumelos.
Alejandro Gallo Bermúdez
Screenwriter and director graduated from the Image and Sound Design Career (UBA). He has worked for international channels such as the Discovery Channel, HBO, the History Channel and AXN. He directed numerous award-winning short films at different film festivals, including: “Taking off your socks with your big toe” (2008), “Awhenaj” (2012) and “Los Dos Cines de Yody Jarsún” (2017). “Encandilan Luces, a psychotropic journey with Los Síquicos Litoraleños” (2018) is his debut feature.
Los Síquicos Litoraleños / Dick El Demasiado / Alan Courtis / Humphrey Inzillo / Jorge Fernández.
Director: Alejandro Gallo Bermúdez.
Producer: Juan Pablo Di Bitonto.
Screenplay: Alejandro Gallo Bermúdez y Santiago Van Dam.
Cinematography: Hernán Luna.
Editing: Federico Casoni.
Sound Director : José E. Caldararo.
Music : Los Síquicos Litoraleños.
Produced by : Carbono Films.
Awards and Festivals
“Encandilan Luces” was premiered in competition at the 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
23rd Lima Film Festival (Peru).
52nd Viña del Mar International Film Festival (Chile).
7th Rizoma Festival (Spain).
11th Santander International Film Festival (Colombia).
Best Film at the II Entre Ríos International Film Festival.
Special Mention at the 14th Tucumán Film Festival.
Special Mention at the 8th Leonardo Favio National Film Festival,
Bolivar, Province of Buenos Aires.
Nominated for the Silver Condor Award for Best Documentary 2019.