In 1991, when he was only ten, Flavio Cabobianco published his book Vengo del sol, which was a best seller in Argentina. Twenty years later, he decides to republish it and accepts the proposal of making a documentary on the history of his family.
Solar portrays a child prodigy from the new age world who published the book I Come from the Sun at ten a visionary of sorts. It also captures a director trying to make a film about this kid, now a grownup, and sticks to a process for years, accepting the accidents or the small everyday catastrophes and renouncing a higher degree of control than the circumstances allow. This way, a mirror of itself, the film spins on its own axis and, instead of failing, it reaffirms itself. The former kid now prefers to do without any middlemen; the director comes to terms with the fact that accepting that is better than resisting, and it is in that relay in which chance and good decisions seem to collude that a unique film unfolds. MA
D, P, PE: Manuel Abramovich G: Manuel Abramovich, Flavio Cabobianco, Fernando Krapp, Javier Zevallos F: Manuel Abramovich, Flavio Cabobianco E: Anita Remón S: Sofía Straface I: Flavio Cabobianco, Marcos Cabobianco, Alba Zuccoli de Cabobianco
Manuel Abramovich T +54 9 11 4779 0053 E firstname.lastname@example.org W cargocollective.com/mabramovich
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1987, and studied cinematography at the ENERC. He also attended Berlin’s Talent Campus and directed the shorts La reina (2013; Bafici ‘14) and Las luces (2014, Bafici ‘15).