Shot on Staten Island, which is described in the film as a socially and aesthetically marginalized neighborhood of NYC, Third Week follows the struggle of Alvin, a young man just out from prison, after serving a two years sentence, looking to find himself again.
Alvin’s tense relationship with his absent and troubled mother weighs on him and forces him to reconnect with the world that brought him to prison and that he has desperately been trying to avoid in order to remake his life.
Thesp Aaron Poon, known for “Sofa King” and “My Sister’s Wedding,” stars as Alvin. Further main characters in the film are played by Lucinda Carr (“Happy Ending,” “Zero Issue”), Richard Vetere (“The Great American Heist”), Aiysha Flowers (“Foster Sin”), Edu Díaz, Ron Barba (“Bobby Mortal”) and Chang Liu.
“I wanted to make a film about second chances and the challenges they bring. These challenges appear at different stages in the story and are interwoven with its multiple narratives,” Jordi Torrent explained.
The film was lensed in black and white with a RED camera with a monochrome sensor by veteran DoP James Callanan (“The Americans,” ‘The GetDown,” “Flight of the Conchords”).
The film is an independent co-production between Spain and the United States that has been selected to be part of the Spanish Screenings Tour 2023 that took place at the MIA market at the Rome festival. Its premiere is scheduled for 2024.
- DIRECTOR: JORDI TORRENT
- GUIÓN: JORDI TORRENT
- DIRECCIÓN DE FOTOGRAFÍA: JAMES CALLANAN
- MÚSICA: MARC DURANDEAU
- REPARTO: AARON POON, LUCINDA CARR, RICHARD VETERE, AIYSHA FLOWERS, EDU DÍAZ, RON BARBA, CHANG LIU.
- PRODUCTORES: JORDI TORRENT, RANDY SIMON, TONI ESPINOSA, MARIA ÀNGELS AMORÓS
- ESTRENO: 2024
- CATEGORÍA: FICCIÓN
- Spanish Screenings Tour 2023 – MIA Market Roma