Barrio modelo

Model Neighborhood

Mara Pescio
Argentine Competition
Duration: 64 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: Español, Italiano, Ruso
Year: 2022
Wednesday 9th, 10:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Wednesday 9th, 19:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Thursday 10th, 16:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Sunday 13rd, 16:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)

Silvia visits Moscow in the late ‘60s, with the Soviet regime in all its splendor. There, she becomes acquainted with the complexes of structuralist design that were built in order to house working-class families. Upon her return to Buenos Aires, she discovers that the buildings erected by the El Hogar Obrero cooperative have the same collectivist spirit. Embracing the ideal of socialism, Silvia leaves everything behind, even her husband and children, in order to move to one of these apartments and write a novel in which she plans to depict its more than 200 homeowners. Shortly after, she travels to Italy and her track becomes lost forever. Half a century later, her niece finds her manuscripts and decides to fulfill, through film, what remained unfinished in literature. Combining archive footage with scenes from its local inhabitants, Model Neighborhood shapes a log in which the familiar and the political merge in a hypnotic period piece.

Mara Pescio

Mara Pescio

Mara Pescio was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. She wrote many TV fictions. He co-wrote films with Diego Lerman, Paula Hernández, Pablo Fendrik, Lucía Cedrón and Juan Minujín. Her directorial debut, That Weekend (2021), premiered at the New Directors section of the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival.

Data Sheet:

G: Mara Pescio
F: Inés Duacastella, Armin Marchesini Weihmüller
E, M: Andrés Pepe Estrada, Florencia Gómez García, Miguel De Zuviría
S: Andrés Perugini
P: Martín Rodríguez Redondo
I: Jorge Sánchez, Ana De Bello, Margarita Beatriz Carballal, Margarita Orrequia, Silvia Villazur


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