YO FUI ANDERSSEN / I WAS ANDERSSEN
My father taught me to play chess, shortly before leaving home forever. I was a child. Forty years have passed, he has just died, and I have decided to complete the ritual that began on the day that I managed to beat him.
Raúl Riebenbauer (Valencia, Spain, 1969) is a documentary filmmaker, writer and journalist. During the last years he has directed several short films and a midlength, all documentaries. Vencejos (Swifts) is the second part of the trilogy Raíz (Root) about his family origins, that began last year with Yo fui Anderssen (I was Anderssen) winner of an honorable mention in Family Film Project 2019. He will continue and close it with the short film Carbón (Coal), now in preproduction.