Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

A young couple is about to move from the apartment they rent to the one they plan to buy on the day that begins. Everything is already packed: the place is deserted. That place is no longer home, and the next one is still not available. They have to buy an apartment, move a large sum of cash –a practice that is typical of the economical absurdity we’ve naturalized in Argentina, just like so many other aberrations. Something is not quite organized. There are nerves, problems, and tensions: physical blows, emotional wounds, and objects breaking. Everything is at risk. Everything can collapse. In only a few hours, what looked like the beginning of a future together becomes a nightmare in which the indoors and outdoors interact in a lacerating way. Juan Schnitman’s first solo fiction film is a surprising thriller about love and hate with extraordinary tension, precise filmmaking, and a micro-perspective that depicts social logics in such terminal state that we no longer recognize them as such. 

Section: Competencia Oficial Internacional
Sunday 19 - 22:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
Tickets sold out

Monday 20 - 17:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
Tickets sold out

Thursday 23 - 16:30 h
Village Caballito Room: 4
Tickets sold out

English title: The Fire
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 95
Seconds: 0


D: Juan Schnitman  

G: Agustina Liendo  

F: Soledad Rodríguez  

E: Andrés P. Estrada  

DA: Julieta Dolinsky  

S: Santiago Fumagalli, Federico Esquerro  

P: Bárbara Francisco, Fernando Brom, Diego Dubcovsky  

PE: Bárbara Francisco, Fernando Brom  

CP: Pasto, BD Cine  



I: Pilar Gamboa, Juan Barberini


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Juan Schnitman Argentina

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1980 and trained as a director at Universidad del Cine (FUC). He directed El amor (primera parte) (Bafici ‘04 and ‘13; together with Alejandro Fadel, Santiago Mitre and Martín Mauregui) and Grande para la ciudad (2007; with Andrés P. Estrada). The Fire is his first solo fiction film.

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