Clara Cullen
Argentine Panorama
Duration: 71 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: Español
Year: 2022
Thursday 10th, 19:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Friday 11th, 20:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)
Saturday 12nd, 20:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)

An immigrant in the US, Manuela finds a job as a babysitter for a mother who tends to be absent during long period of time for work-related reasons. As she takes care of little Alma, Manuela builds, little by little, a bond of affection with her, which seems to take the place of the one she is not able to have with her own daughter. Thanks to a panopticon of webcams, Alma's mother tries not to lose touch with her daughter while traveling, but devices can't do much against the physical complicity between alma and her babysitter, who, in turn, cannot get in touch with her own daughter due to incompatible time zones. Through its small scenes of surrogate everydayness, Manuela is a story of estrangement that, with sensitivity and without moralizing, tackles the grief of broken families, forever torn apart for inhabiting a brutally unequal world.

Clara Cullen

Clara Cullen

Clara Cullen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied film at the Universidad del cine and documentary at Parsons School of Design. She started her career working with Spike Lee and under the tutelage of Werner Herzog. Her documentary mid-length feature Lost and Found screened at many festivals.

Data Sheet:

G: Clara Cullen
F: Gillian Garcia
E: Valeria Racciopi, Lauren Cabanas
S: Lena Esquenazi, Nicolás Cecinini
M: Aska Matsumiya
P: Helena Martel Seward, Julia Solomonoff
CP: Internacional Argentina
I: Bárbara Lombardo, Alma Farago, Sophie Buhai


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