An old movie made by a young man. This Argentine movie deals with a twenty something man returning to his hometown of Chacabuco, where he wishes to make a film about a story from Haroldo Conti, a writer also from Chacabuco, who was murdered by the military dictatorship in 1976. In the process, he meets people who knew Conti as well as local acquaintances of him he hasn't met in a while, since he left for the big city. Shot on black and white, this film is leisurely paced (that is, it is pretty boring), and has the look of a film made decades ago. This doesn't mean that a sort of retro program is in the director's intentions (in the way of someone like Guy Maddin). It is just his view of the world. Look, I understand if a 50 or 60-something director makes this sort of movie, but it seems amazing to me that with so many things happening and facing the youth of Argentina today that a young man would make such a boring, dated, aimless movie.
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