30.09. - 09.10.2021

Embodied Letters Argentina 2015 | 76 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Julián d’Angiolillo

JULIÁN D’ANGIOLILLO (*1976) studied visual and performing arts in Buenos Aires.  His installations have been seen in galleries and museums all over the world.  Embodied Letters is his second full-length feature after Hacerme feriante (2010).  

rated for 0 + years
Eze is learning to write. Each letter has to be one pace wide and one arm high. You have to be able to read the words from the motorway. Like Franky und Narigón, Eze is a graffiti artist. To earn money, he's paid to paint the names of politicians on walls and bridges in Buenos Aires. In huge letters -- elections are approaching. It's illegal, but whole brigades of graffitists spend the night covering every available square foot of wallspace in the city. The rivalry is great and the best talent is headhunted by all sides. The evening before the votes are counted, Eze is working for several rival candidates simultaneously and comes up against the limits of this propaganda battle. With a rawness otherwise only known from documentaries, Embodied Letters dives deep into a world of territorial wars, loyalty and betrayal.
Original title: Cuerpo de Letra
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Julián d’Angiolillo
Screenplay: Julián d’Angiolillo
Cast: Ezequiel Amorelli, Franky, Facu Romero, Narigón, Fredy Marske, Juan Voda, Tute Ayala, Lázaro Flores
Producer: Laura Bruno
Director of Photography: Matiás Iaccarino
Music: Pablo Chimenti
Production Design:
Editor: Lautaro Colace, Julián d’Angiolillo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Obra Cine
Production: Los Andes Cine; El Nuevo Municipio
Contact: Laura Bruno, Los Andes Cine:


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