My son Carlos has just been born. He is the sweetest of babies, but his grandmother is very sorry that he was born with dark skin. Grandfather Sergey Mikhailovich wants to drink to the health of his grandson and celebrate this event, but grandmother doesn’t allow him to drink. Grandfather wants Carlos to know that he was born in the Great Russian Empire. This is Carlos’s first New Year’s Day, and I made a movie so that he would remember it, and to talk about the hilarious and painful things happening in my new family.
Renato Borrayo Serrano was born in 1992 in Guatemala. Since 2012 he has lived and worked in Russia. In 2017 he graduated as a film director specialising in documentary films from the Gerasimov All-Russian State University of Cinematography. He took courses at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre. He is currently based in Moscow. Since 2014 his works have been shown at international film festivals. His film Film for Carlos was awarded an Honorary Mention by the Jury of Short Documentary and Animated Film International Competition at the 2017 DOK Leipzig.
Selected: Film for Carlos (2017)