How may we turn to archival images to revisit a trauma without thereby reproducing that same trauma? We find a cinematographic gesture in this Argentine film as it meticulously addresses the possibilities of imagining these archives, of recounting what they cannot by themselves. From excerpts from a VHS tape, the narration of a fabled happy ending, the possibilities for “creating moments of eternity” within a scenario of deaths amidst a pandemic which, in the 1980s and 90s, took away so many people who fell victim to the HIV virus. (C. A)
Agustina Comedi (1986) Córdoba, Argentina. Screenwriter and Filmmaker. She studied Modern Literature. In 2017 her first film Silence is a Falling Body was premiered at IDFA. The film was multi-awarded and selected in more than 50 international festivals. Nowadays she's writing her second feature.
Mar del Plata International Film Festival