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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Salamandra

Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 1h31

Synopsis

Alba has come to pick up Inti. He is six, she is 30. Temperamental, talkative and naive, Alba hitchhikes with Inti to a valley in Patagonia: El Bolson (non-nuclear zone), a haven for renegades from all over the world. At the home of the late Dr. Schulz, day and night are one in a non-stop party, among the insect collections and multitude of animals. At the foot of the mountains, peasant children have fun destroying a school and attacking the houses of new residents. Between these two impossible worlds, Alba and Inti try to build a normal life as mother and son, Alba clinging to her daydreams, Inti to his survival kit.

Director

Pablo Agüero

Pablo Agüero was born in 1977 and makes all of his films in El Bolsón, the Patagonian village where he grew up. At the age of 15, he directed Más allá de las puertas (First Prize, Patagonian Art Biennale), Lejos del Sol (Best Short, Buenos Aires Bafici Festival 2005) and Primera Nieve (Jury Prize, Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2006 and First Prize, Gijón Film Festival, 2006). « Salamandra » is his first feature film.

Dolores Fonzi
Joaquin Aguila
John Cale

Screenplay
Pablo Agüero

Image
Hélène Louvart AFC

Sound
Daniel Iribarren, Federico Billordo, Jean-Guy Véran

Editing
Jacques Comets

Set decoration
María Eva Duarte

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