Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »
19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.
Juan Diego Botto,
Rosalía is a cashier at a supermarket. She lives alone, loves reading fairy tales and hides in a magic fantasy world in order to survive living in the real one. She thinks she is a fairy ... See full summary »
A fictional documentary about three young student filmmakers as they make a movie about an alleged film director living obscurely in a Buenos Aires mental hospital. In their visits to the ... See full summary »
Juan Manuel López Baio,
Mr. Subiela thought his third film would be a hit. It came right after Hombre's success and it received just about every international film award. He invested all the profits he made with Hombre and lost them. Still, the film is one of his personal fave. The public however, didn't care much for it. He concluded that audiences felt depressed after watching it. It's hard to make money that way. In late 1980s Argentina was a changing country. It had just survived a bloody military dictatorship and a stupid war with England. Deaths and "desaparecidos" weigh on the national consciousness. All the promises of El Peronismo were lost along the way. But instead of looking at the country with the proverbial Argentine cynicism and wicked sense of humor, Subiela takes a poetic look at it and comes up with a delightfully weird production that depicts the existential emptiness of a smart but tragic nation. The film could've been shorter; it could've been funnier. Whatever he was drinking/smoking during the scriptwriting process didn't help his commercial ambitions. But it served his poetic ones. He made it. Bravo! One only needs to check out the work that came afterward to understand that he learned his lesson, namely, be brave, be daring, keep the tone and the attitude but please, don't get me down. LB
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