I only shot one film Buenos Aires: that first feature-length film, Invasion, which I wrote with Jorge Luis Borges. 43 years later, I suddenly felt a clear need to plunge immediately into my city and film it again, with a passion. So, I wrote with Mariano Llinás… a fable? a Sufi tale?, or let’s rather say a plot within the pure tradition of the Argentine fantastic short story (far from any “psychology,” and enjoying only the simple magic of storytelling, with a special humor that, although hidden, is always lurking.) It’s a sort of tribute to a certain kind of story unlike any other. But if Invasion, which was darker than a charred log from hell, is a terrifying nightmare just like all my later films, The Sky of the Centaur (with its crystal-clear images and diaphanous sounds) is a kind of celebration, a song of love for Buenos Aires. A little music that –behind a game that’s no game at all– must soak with unique resonances in a territory of strangeness that belongs to us, even if its door –just like in a mill– is always ajar.
D: Hugo Santiago
G: Hugo Santiago, Mariano Llinás
F: Gustavo Biazzi
E: Alejo Moguillansky
DA: Juan José Cambre
S: Francis Wargnier
M: Edgardo Cantón
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CP: La Unión de los Ríos, Tu Vas Voir
I: Malik Zidi, Romina Paula, Carlos Perciavalle, Roly Serrano
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Born in Buenos Aires in 1939, he studied Philosophy and Literature at the UBA, where he met Jorge Luis Borges. In France, he was Robert Bresson’s assistant and disciple. Back in Argentina, he directed the short films Los contrabandistas (1967) and Los taitas (1968), and, with Borges and Bioy Casares, the cult feature-length film Invasió...