Latinbeat 2012

Fatherland

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Fatherland
Tierra de los Padres | Nicolas Prividera, 2011
Argentina | Format: Digital | 100 minutes

In his second feature, director Prividera confronts icons of Argentine history with each other at the foot of their tombs in the Recoleta Cemetery of Buenos Aires, where friends and foes lie together side by side. This provocative "dialogue amongst the dead," in which renowned cultural personalities read the texts of national heroes, disturbingly echoes the divisive discussions shaking Argentine politics today. The film's unusual staging highlights the crucial role of editing in both history and film. As it reconstructs Argentine history through the rigorously selected excerpts, it suggests a different reading of it. A First Run Features release.

En su segundo largo, Prividera enfrenta entre sí a los íconos de la historia argentina en el Cementerio Recoleta de Buenos Aires, donde amigos y enemigos descansan uno al lado del otro. Este provocador “diálogo entre muertos” cobra vida al hacerse eco de las discusiones políticas que sacuden a la Argentina de hoy. El formato inusual del film resalta el papel crucial del montaje tanto en la historia como en el cine. Al reconstruir la historia argentina a través de fragmentos literarios rigurosamente escogidos, sugiere una lectura diferente de ésta. Distribuido por First Run Features.

Series: Latinbeat 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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