La Mémoire Courte
« Eichmann is not the only one. » He was not the only one in 1944. He was not the only one in 1962. And he is not the only one today, in 1979. The fiflthy beast is here. What happens when a character with no history, like the Judith Mesnil of film, is confrotned to History ? And what happens when a director born in Argentina, which has been the refuge of opportunists and fascist executionners, is confronted to their return and their reinsertion in Europe when he thought he had run from them forever ? This is it. This is « The Short Memory ». Eduardo DE GREGORIO
Born in Argentina, De Gregorio is a teacher at la Nouvelle Sorbonne and la FEMIS (Paris). After studying philosophy and literature, he settled down in Paris. He started working as a screenwriter for Bertolucci and Rivette. In 1976, he started as a director and wrote the screenplay Serail, then La Mémoire courte starring Nathalie Baye and Philppe Léotard. His first two movies participated in festivals in New York, Lodon, Edimbourg and Cannes. In the 80’s, Corps perdus won 6 awards at the Argentinian Cinema festival of Santa Fe. After 12 years absence, he came back in 2001 with a story of dream and tango: Tangos volés.
Eduardo de Gregorio, Edgardo Cozarinsky
Production : UNITÉ TROIS – PARADISE FILMS, Paris