Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Delfina: a married woman with a husband and a teenage daughter, a solid financial status, and a maid. A friend introduces her to Kamil, an older man who plays in the big finances but above all plays the role of manipulating and sophisticated shark. It’s not so much that Kamil is pretending as the fact that everything in Martyrdom and Pleasure is crossed by a masquerade game, because of Campusano’s peculiar notions about the acting and dialogues, which consistently carry artifice and charge the story with particular electricity. In a new incursion for his cinema, as it approaches something the likes of upper or upper-middle class, Campusano delivers a melodrama about ennui, submission, and sex in which secondary characters –the demanding maid, who is both intense and deadpan– occasionally create comedy steps as uncomfortable as unusual. Under the singular verisimilitude contract you can establish with it, Martyrdom and Pleasure boils up a story of rarely seen intensity in Argentine cinema, with an extraordinary narrative pace and the vitality and appeal of those who aren’t afraid to fail, thus building a cinema whose rough edges allow it to widen its spectrum –or its specters. JPF

Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Tuesday 21 - 22:20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
Tickets sold out

Wendsday 22 - 18:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
Tickets sold out

Friday 24 - 22:15 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 1
Tickets sold out

English title: Martyrdom and Pleasure
Year: 2015
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 100
Seconds: 0


D, G, P: José Celestino Campusano 

F: Eric Elizondo, Nicolás Pittaluga

E: Martín Basterretche 

S: Daniel Ibarrart 

M: Claudio Miño

PE: Leonardo Padín, Mónica Amarilla 

CP: Cinebruto 



Natacha Mendez, Rodolfo Ávalos, Paula Napolitano, Aldana Carretino, Myrian Agüero


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José Celestino Campusano Argentina

Born in Quilmes in 1964, he studied part of the filmmaking program at the Avellaneda Film Institute. He directed short, medium-length, and feature-length films, including Legión, tribus urbanas motorizadas (2006), Vil romance (2008), Vikingo (2009), Fango (2012) and Fantasmas de la ruta (Bafici 14).

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