In his debut short film, Kiro Russo reflects upon urbanization and modernization in an exercise of filming city scenes in 16mm, made during his graduation course in cinema in Buenos Aires. Following the journey of a worker to a modest amusement park, the filmmaker conducts a first rehearsal of the city’s symphony, devoting his attention to the emerging movement of machines, geometry, and shapes, as well as the faces and simple gestures of the people on camera, in a game of rhythm and haste. (G. B.)
Born in La Paz, Kiro Russo has a degree in film direction from the University of Film Studies in Buenos Aires. He directed 4 short films and his debut feature, "Dark Skull" (2016), shot in 16mm, has been selected in over 80 festivals and won 23 awards, including the Special Jury Mention at the Locarno Film Festival in 2016 and the Jury Award at the Valdivia FF. His second feature film, "The Great Movement", won the special jury award at the Venice International Film Festival (2022) and has been screened in several festivals around the world.