Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

It’s much easier to talk about young people than about old people,” John Cassavetes used to say. Because old age is not characterized by great adventures, but by the boredom caused by a sedentary life, like a waiting room for a dentist that wears a black tunic and holds a scythe. Maite Alberdi pays no attention to the words of the director of Shadows, and with her second film proves that the subject is not as important as the way you approach it. The young filmmaker spent four years documenting the tea meetings of five old women who have been gathering for sixty years. The camera witnesses tense debates in which the different voices punch each other with elegance like in a philosophical action film. Infusions of reproach and criticism that mix with pastry filling transform an ordinary event into an extraordinary one, because the sharp eye of someone who films everything is able to capture a silent whisper of fear or a rolling of the eyes, which provides the documentary with the dramatic parable of a John M. Stahl melodrama. MD

Sections: Panorama Selección oficial - Fuera de competencia
Thursday 16 - 18:10 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 1
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Saturday 18 - 16 h
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Monday 20 - 16:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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English title: Tea Time
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 70
Seconds: 0


D: Maite Alberdi

G: Maite Alberdi, Sebastián Brahm, Juan Eduardo Murillo

F: Pablo Valdés

E: Juan Eduardo Murillo

S: Roberto Espinoza

M: Miranda & Tobar

P: Clara Taricco

PE: Clara Taricco

CP: Micromundo Producciones


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Maite Alberdi Chile

She was born in Santiago de Chile en 1983. She majors in Aesthetics and Social Communication, and is an Audiovisual Director graduate from Chile’s Catholic University. He directed the documentary Los trapecistas, awarded in several film festivals, and El salvavidas (2011; Bafici ‘12). She writes film reviews for the website La fuga.

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