Inaugurated by Lanusse’s military government and built under the motto “The neighborhood of the future”, Lugano I and II is today a place filled with signs and paths their promoters left for good. The film moves among the ghosts of the past and life in the present.
The Lanusse speech the film opens with is from 1973, during the grand opening of a construction phase of Lugano I and II, the already mythical housing complex that persists as one of the most emblematic places in the city of Buenos Aires, for different reasons. Following that opening, the film interweaves the old shots of the complex with new ones, and chooses to make an everyday depiction of life there today: teenagers rapping, sport competitions, artistic activities, children playing and telling stories, these are all pieces in the portrait of a place that is often demonized or misunderstood. It’s a city within a city, with its contradictions and difficulties, but also a sample of something that may be defined as a huge human capital, with no irony at all. DL
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Fermín Acosta (Olavarría, 1990), Lucía Salas (Trelew, 1990) and Sol Bolloqui (Buenos Aires, 1988) founded La Siberia Cine while majoring in Image and Sound Design at the UBA. Together they directed Implantación (2011), Siberia (2011) and Los exploradores (2016).