The Project of the Century
The Project of the Century

The Project of the Century

Director Carlos M. Quintela

Production year 2015

Length 100min.

Country Argentina/Cuba/Germany/Switzerland


There is a plague of some sort. Mosquitos, maybe? Two fumigators from the public campaign against dengue fever get ready to sanitise one of the many apartments in a tower block situated in the ENC. The Electro-Nuclear City was once part of the grand Soviet-Cuban project to build the first nuclear power plant of the Caribbean. Now, the scant remains of this world weigh down on the backs of three solitary men who, unlike their pet fish Benjamin, have yet to learn how to breathe underwater.


Carlos M. Quintela
Carlos M. Quintela



Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi, Pablo Chernov


Abel Arcos, Carlos M. Quintela

Director of Photography

Marcos B. Bohórquez

Music by

Vincente Rojas


Ezequiel Saralegui


Yan Vega


Mario Balmaseda, Mario Guerra, Leonardo Gascón

Production company(ies)

Rizoma Films Argentina, Buenos Aires Tel.: +54 11 4556-1519 / +54 11 4556- 0704

Carlos M. Quintela

Carlos studied Film and Communications at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA, FAMCA) and Script Writing at the International School of Cinema & TV of San Antonio de los Baсos (EICTV). During his student years he wrote and directed several short films that competed and obtained awards in numerous film festivals. His debut feature film The Swimming Pool premiered at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale in the Panorama section. Since then it has competed in more than twenty international film festivals obtaining many awards and critical recognition. The Project of the Century is his second feature film.


The Swimming Pool (2012), The Project of the Century (2015).

FILMS 2015