Francisco trains to swim across the Paraná River. The feat is almost as big as finishing the documentary he has been making for the past eight years about a group of former political prisoners that paints murals honoring the desaparecidos.
Murals taps into a certainly painful subject with a disconcerting spirit, closer to the not-very-diligent investigation on the way a film is built than to the ghosts that populate Argentina’s memory and recent past. The director looks into the disappearance of a relative during the last dictatorship, but, at the same time, seeks a tone, a form, discernible features in order to tell that which one doesn’t know how to tell. The film finds some luminous moments, navigates through hazes of light humor, the discouragement caused by a case that seems destined to remain unsolved and the uncertainty of moving through elusive ground, with black holes and laconic survivors. In the end, the film’s lack of certainties, its inorganic setup, ends up being its most distinctive and secretly moving feature. DO
D, G, E: Francisco Matiozzi Molinas F: Francisco Matiozzi Molinas, Mauro Barreca DA: Luciana Lacorazza S: Gabriela Rivas Feoli, Francisco Matiozzi Molinas M: Iván Tarabelli P, PE: Luciana Lacorazza, Francisco Matiozzi Molinas CP: Avi Films I: Francisco Matiozzi Molinas, Haydée Molinas, Horacio Dalmonego, Luis Megías, Hugo Papalardo
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He was born in Rosario in 1978, and majored in Audiovisual Communication. He also works as an editor and teacher. He debuted in filmmaking with his short film Pochormiga (2004).