An adaptation of Humberto Costantini’s homonymous novel, set in 1977 in Buenos Aires. In the midst of the dictatorship, a man receives information of the whereabouts or two people who are being searched by the military. Now he has the chance to save them, although that means risking his own life.
This is a film about decisions under pressure, an ambient pressure that’s stable, solid, that enters the skin and one’s breathing. A film in which browns and grays are present colors but, above all, states of mind. A story that builds its journey in accordance to the progressive decision-making of its main character, played masterfully by a contained, subtle Diego Velázquez. A bold approach that transmits security, that solves a literary adaptation with cinematic modes carried out with aplomb. An Argentine film that’s set in the ‘70s but isn’t worried about putting glass soda bottles in the foreground. The setting is impeccable, but it’s not the finish line; just one more aspect in a film crafted with seriousness, austerity and precision. JPF
D, G: Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez F: Federico Lastra E: Lorena Moriconi DA: Julieta Dolinsky S: Abel Tortorelli P: Luciana Piantanida, Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez PE: Luciana Piantanida CP: Pensar con las Manos I: Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto, Rafael Federman
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She was born in Buenos Aires in 1987, and studied at ENERC, where she directed several short films. She directed the documentary feature Pibe chorro, to be released this year.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1981. He studied at ENERC, where he directed several short films. He directed the documenatry feature Después de Sarmiento (2014).