Clorindo Testa

Mariano Llinás

Argentina 100 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

This film… is it or is it not about Clorindo Testa? And if it isn’t, then what is it about? Is it about the director’s life, about his father’s life, about his country’s life? Or could it be just one of those biopics that proliferate in film festivals, in which the narrator keeps telling old family stories and pulling old pictures from within a box. It is between these threats —and some even worse— that this tiny, microscopic adventure navigates, a film that could be subtitled, stealing from the Savoyard Xavier de Maistre, as “Voyage autour de mon père”.

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Filmmaker

Mariano Llinás

He is a film director. Together with Laura Citarella, Alejo Moguillansky and Agustín Mendilaharzu, he founded in 2003 the independent organization El Pampero Cine, responsible for more than twenty features to date. He has also learned the craft of the professional screenwriter, which enables him to sustain his increasingly demanding lifestyle. He lives and works in the neighbourhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires.

Filmography: Clorindo Testa (2022, D'A 2023), Corsini Sings Blomberg & Maciel (2021), Concierto para la Batalla de El Tala (2021), Lejano interior (mid-length film, 2020), La flor (2018), Tres fábulas de Villa Ocampo (mid-length film, 2011), Extraordinary Stories (2008), La más bella niña (mid-length film, 2004), Balnearios (2002), Derecho viejo (short film, 1998)

Mariano Llinás

Film information

Director: Mariano Llinás
Script: Mariano Llinás
Contact: El Pampero Cine
With: Julio Llinás, Clorindo Testa
Country: Argentina
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 100 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2023

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Clorindo Testa