Las poetas visitan a Juana Bignozzi
Argentina | 2019 | DCP | Color | 90 min | Laura Citarella & Mercedes Halfon
FRIDAY 2 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE | 19:30 HRS. | 90 MIN
MONDAY 5 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 90 MIN
Directors: Laura Citarella & Mercedes Halfon
Producer: Ingrid Pokropek
Cinematography: Inés Duacastella & Agustín Mendilaharzu
Editing: Miguel de Zuviría & Alejo Moguillansky
Sound: Valeria Fernández & Marcos Canosa
Music: Gabriel Chwojnik
Production Companies: El Pampero Cine – Mercedes Halfon
Cast: Martin Rodríguez, Marcelina Jarma, Martín Gambarotta, Graciela Goldchluk, Ana Porrúa
A poet dies, and another one, younger, feels an obligation to promote her work. She is joined by a team of women filmmakers. The film begins with this unusual triangle but, interestingly, it grows into something more complex and subtle than a traditional research project. Predictably, questions arise, but so do revelations and almost clandestine moments of beauty and lucidity, along with a persistent sense of uncertainty that ends up becoming a goal in its own right. Thanks to this unexpected approach, Juana Bignozzi appears in this film in all her glory, invincible and very much alive: the film triumphs.
Laura Citarella is a film director and producer and part of El Pampero Cine group. She directed the films Ostende and Dog Lady (the latter co-directed with Verónica Llinás).
Mercedes Halfon is a writer, cultural journalist and performing arts curator. She is author of the book El trabajo de los ojos (Entropia 2017, Argentina. Las afueras, 2018, España. Lecturas ediciones, 2018 Chile).
Festival de Mar del Plata: Mejor director argentino – Premio Martínez Suárez