Playback Ensayo de una despedida
Argentina | 2019 | DCP | Color | 14 min | Agustina Comedi
SATURDAY 3 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 15:45 HRS. | 72 MIN.
Director: Agustina Comedi
Screenplay: Agustina Comedi
Producer: Magalí Mérida
Cinematography: Magalí Mérida
Editing: Valeria Racioppi
Sound: Guido Deniro
Cast: Marcos García, La Delpi, Martín Shanly
In Córdoba, far away from Argentina’s capital city, the end of a military regime promises a spring that doesn’t last long. “La Delpi” is the only survivor from a group of transgender women and drag queens, who began to die of AIDS in the late 80’s. In a catholic and conservative city, the Kalas Group made their weapons and trenches out of improvised dresses and playbacks.
Today the images of a unique and unknown footage are not only a farewell letter, but also a friendship manifesto.
Agustina Comedi (1986) Córdoba, Argentina. Screenwriter and Filmmaker. She studied Modern Literature. In 2017 her first film “Silence is a Falling Body” premiered at IDFA. The film was multi-awarded and selected in more than 50 international festivals. Nowadays she’s writing her second feature.
Best Short Film Award
Mar del Plata IFF 2019
Teddy Award for Best Short Film
Berlinale IFF 2020