William, the New Judo Master portrays the universe of an eternal being that exists within a lifecycle filled with disappointments and hopelessness. It’s the chronicle about the search for love and the fight against oblivion.
Ricardo Silva (1984, Mexico) studied Sociology and has worked as a journalist with an interest in problems of violence. Silva made his firs t short film, Issbocet, in 2 006. His feature film debut came eight years later with Navajazo (2014). Silva’s second feature film, William, the New Judo Master (2017), has its international premiere at IFFR and was made in collaboration with Omar Guzmán.
Omar Guzmán started his career in film as an editor and is now internationally renowned for his work with a variety of directors. He’s been Ricardo Silva’s mentor for a decade and collaborated with him in Navajazo (2014) as editor and screenwriter. Guzmán’s directorial debut, William, the New Judo Master (2017), is another collaboration between him and Silva.