Describe your film in just one sentence.
Yana Sad: REGIME CHANGE is a scream around the tiny house.
Dany Saliba: ROOM16 is the room of truth, where you escape from your reality to another reality.
Isabel Titiro: If I had to describe THE THUNDER in one word, I’d say it’s hypnotic.
If your film were an animal, what animal would it be?
Yana Sad: It would be a baby deer.
Dany Saliba: An owl.
Isabel Titiro: A deer (a South American deer, the corzuela).
What was the best / funniest / worst thing that happened while shooting this movie?
Yana Sad: It was when our car got stuck in a field at night in the rain because the road ended, but we didn’t see it and kept driving.
Dany Saliba: The best thing: I was filming with my friends and people I highly trust, and this is what made the shoot so smooth. The funniest thing: we slept in a historic hotel for 4 days, and I remember that everything was magical in this experience, even peeing in their toilets. The worst thing: one of the crew members was COVID-positive in spite of everybody testing negative, and 7 crew members caught the virus after this movie; I wasn’t one of them.
Isabel Titiro: The funniest / worst thing that happened during the process of making THE THUNDER was having to give instructions to Nacha, our voice actress, via Google Meet while being isolated with COVID-19 and a 40-degree fever. (Not so funny, but it worked out in the end.)
What is your favorite movie quote of all time?
Yana Sad: My favorite movie quote is “Hello! Hello! Can you hear me?”
Dany Saliba: “Sometimes I look at people... and I make myself try and feel them as more than just a random person walking by.” – HER (2013).
Isabel Titiro: I have a lot of movie quotes in my mind all the time, but the one I cite the most is “Coincidence? I think not!” from THE INCREDIBLES (2004).
Which filmmaker would you like to have a beer with?
Yana Sad: I’d like to have a beer with Philip Gröning.
Dany Saliba: Tim Burton.
Isabel Titiro: I’d love to have beer with César González, a young documentary filmmaker from Buenos Aires, just because I think I have a lot to learn from his way of approaching film and racism.
What was the first film you remember seeing at a movie theater?
Yana Sad: It was Junior (1994) starring Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.
Dany Saliba: I don’t remember!
Isabel Titiro: The first film I remember watching in a theater would probably be THE INCREDIBLES (2004), which was dubbed into Argentinian Spanish by great actors (big fan).
What is your favorite party song?
Yana Sad: „Quizás, quizás, quizás“ by Osvaldo Farrés
Dany Saliba: “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas.
Isabel Titiro: My favorite party song is anything Bad Bunny has made.
If you weren’t a filmmaker, you’d be a ...?
Yana Sad: Surgeon.
Dany Saliba: Interior architect.
Isabel Titiro: If I weren’t a filmmaker, I’d surely be a sociologist or someone who works in politics.
Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?
Yana Sad: I’ve been to Munich once. I’d like to watch good movies.
Dany Saliba: It’s my first visit to Munich. I think the festival is awesome and I can’t wait to talk about ROOM 16 in front of everyone and to share our experiences all together. It feels great to be part of this year’s selection.
Isabel Titiro: I’ve been to Germany, but this will be my first visit to Munich. I hope I get to meet other young filmmakers and exchange ideas and views on the future of cinema, as well as touring the Munich art scene.