Sick of the time it takes to make a film and how hard it is to release one, María Victoria decides to leave her job as a film director and starts filming her husband and children. That road will take her to find herself and her passion for cinema again.
Enough with seeking grants, financing, theaters, and impossible showtimes in non-existent seats: making independent movies is an uphill misfortune. María Victoria Menis is exhausted, and can’t seem to find the strength to make her new film. She knows that opening a film is difficult and can prove to not be comforting. Why keep filming? And if she doesn’t find the reason, what is there to do after a life devoted to working behind the scenes? This time, cinema has to seduce her. Her doubts and reproaches force her to question her professional life, but it is in one of the most private corners of her everydayness that the answers start to appear. Menis seeks and bumps into the reflection of her work, which seems to tell her, once and again, that one can lose their way, patience and even hope, but, when it exists, passion can sweep away everything else. SS
D: María Victoria Menis G, PE: María Victoria Menis, Cecilia Menis F: Franca González E: Florencia Efron S: Martín Grignaschi M: Tomás Becú P: Nadia Martínez CP: Todo Cine SA I: María Victoria Menis, Cecilia Menis, Franca González, Saul Cherñajovsky, Rosa Cherñajovsky
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She was born in Argentina and studied film at ENERC. She writes scripts for film, theater, and TV, and works as a teacher at the University of Buenos Aires, ENERC, and the Avellaneda Film School. She directed several films, including Los espíritus patrióticos (1989), Little Sky (2004) and The Camera Obscura (2008).