Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Reflejo Narcisa

With the beautiful colors of a few days in autumn, this film joins Narcisa Hirsch, fundamental guiding light for Argentine experimental film, in her activities and meditations, without clearly determining where ones end and others begin. By revisiting photos and letters from the filmmaker’s mother’s youth, the film presents a tale of Don Juans, happy, distant men that adopt a mysterious, mythical essence. Almost like the recurring reference to the desert, that place place that used to attract the mystics and draw them closer to god. Narcisa observes, quoting Sloterdijk, the metaphysical abandon of our times and a certain need to recover those deserts. That’s why she continues searching, inventing and offering them in every screening of her films like small possibilities of contemplation that are timeless, emphatic and playful all at once. Silvina Szperling allows the images in this documentary to appear with spontaneity, as part of a fascinated listen. This way, different reflections combine and give way to dialogue, with words and images as fleeting as they are eternal. ES 

English title: Narcisa Reflection
Year: 2015
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 75
Seconds: 0

D, G, E: Silvina Szperling  

F: Natalia de la Vega  

S: Julia Castro  

M: Claudio Peña

P: Fernando Domínguez, Silvina Szperling  

PE: Fernando Domínguez  

CP: La Pata de Juana  


Narcisa Hirsch, Ana Laura Ossés, Claudio Peña


La Pata de Juana. Silvina Szperling
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Friday 17 - 18 h
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Silvina Szperling Argentina

She was born in Buenos Aires in 1960. She trained in contemporary dance and worked in video-dance, and directed several awarded short films, including Temblor (Best Editing in the country’s Secretary of Culture) and Chámame (La Mujer y el Cine award and IMZ/Cinedans, Amsterdam). Reflejo Narcisa is her first feature-length film.

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