Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
Todo lo que se olvida en un instante
Argentina | 2020 | DCP | Color & B&W | 71 min | Richard Shpuntoff
TUESDAY 6 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 61 MIN.
FRIDAY 9 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE | 17:00 HRS. | 61 MIN.
Director: Richard Shpuntoff
Screenplay: Richard Shpuntoff
Producer: Nadia Jacky
Cinematography: Richard Shpuntoff
Editing: Richard Shpuntoff
Sound: Luciana Foglio
Production Company: Tostaki
Cast: Guillermo Saavedra, Jenny Goldstein, Don Bodie, Miru Svirsky, Harry Shpuntoff, Sara Shpuntoff Llobet, Rachel Shpuntoff Llobet
Todo lo que se olvida en un instante is a documentary essay on the construction of identity, and in particular the American identity. Woven from black and white 16mm images that he filmed over the past 16 years after moving to Buenos Aires – workers rebuilding a sandbox in a plaza, marches and protests, the city seen from the window of a bus, family life –, and interviews that he recorded with his father in video in New York’s Lower East Side, where he grew up during the Great Depression, the documentary aims to construct a bridge between his two worlds: Buenos Aires and New York.
Born in New York and living in Buenos Aires since 2002, Richard Shpuntoff began his career as a visual artist in the field of documentary photography. His works as a photographer include God, Gold and Glory: Syracuse (1990 – 92) and Parade, a 20 year series of photographs and 16 mm footage of the Queens Pride Parade in New York. As a filmmaker he has made more than a dozen short films that have participated in more than 30 festivals internationally including Oberhausen, Black Maria, Torino LGBT, Mix NYC and Sans Soucci. Todo lo que se olvida en un instante, his second feature length film, had its world premiere in 2020 at FID Marseille.
FID Marseille –Competencia Internacional– 2020, France
Sheffield Doc /Fest –“Ghosts and Apparitions”– 2020, England