WIP – Forward-looking – Second part
section Work in Progress awards the most promising national cinema projects. It
is a bet to continue de development of quality films and different contemporary
17 are the
films included in the section WIP of this year. Its directors describe their
projects this way.
El árbol negro
is directed by Máximo Ciambella and Damián
Colucci. "In a Qom cemetery,
in Formosa, we found Martín, a man sitting along the tomb of this father”,
declare both. "Martín told us about the soya and the fence wires. He told us
about stories of another world, of people who sent messages through birds and
could talk with the beasts and listen to the spirit of the trees. Among these
stories there was one in particular that kept reverberating in our minds, the
one of the black tree”.
Farina and Marco Berger are the directors of El fulgor, a project that
tells the journey of El Toro and Vilmar around the world of troupes, in the
company of his friends, sunbathing before going to the club.
"My desire as filmmaker is to tell
stories, my desire as human being is enriching me and the others with lived
experiences”, tells Natural Arpajou about Extraño, her first feature. The project was born in the cinema
workshops the director gives in Villa 21. "I wanted to join cinema and shanty
town together in a bigger project than the workshop; tell a mainline story and
also the little things of everyday life in the shanty town, what is rarely
seen, what does not appear on television”.
noche, by Luz Rapoport
and Sofía Bordenave tells the story of Juan Carmona, and old sea and land lion,
funny and charming and with an incredible capacity of improvising and lying.
"He is an illuminated lumpen” say the directors. "Carmona’s is one of those
stories that make us a little less stupid than usual”.
was put a bomb in his house, another one in his studio, and, in addition, his
car was shot. The Tarajki ran away from Lebanon to Alberti, Buenos Aires. While
the children wander the town, Amani is expecting a baby”. This is de departure
point of Los Tarakji, by Constanza Carbonell, Lautaro Villa and Fernando
Mariano Luque director of Los árboles, also departs from a
personal experience. "I was raised in a house built by Macias, my landscaper
grandfather, but I never had any link with him. Stone walls, enormous trees, a
green garden, and in addition, a numerous and complicated family. In his
farewell ceremony I met his smallest children, and eventually, I was
discovering many traits in common. I suggested film them in El Silencio, a landscape
forested by Macias, where they were raised. Finally, I could get close to an outstanding
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