Tesoros (excerpt), 2013
My grandparents have been married for 60 years. Tesoros is a documentary of their real life relationship, juxtaposed with a fictional story about platonic love, starring them as actors. 1 fiction + 1 documentary = 2 love stories. Tesoros is a mixture between a modern fairytale and the bittersweet reality of love.
Iván Cortázar, a 2012 NYFA Fellow, was born in Bilbao, Spain. His short film Una Historia de Invierno won the 2005 Black Maria Film Festival Citation Award and has been screened internationally in numerous festivals. His 2009 Artium Museum Fellowship project, They Sleep Beneath the Water, won first prize for video at that year’s Pancho Cossío Art Competition, and his latest film, Desastre(s), has been screened in more than 75 international film festivals, winning 12 awards. He is currently writing his first feature film and developing an interactive children’s book.