26.9. - 5.10.2019

Papirosen Argentina 2011 | 74 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Gastón Solnicki

Gastón Solnicki (*1978) was born in Argentina and studied at the International Center of Photography and the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His second film Papirosen premiered in 2011 at Locarno and in Buenos Aires won the main prize at the BAFICI independent film festival.

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Fashioning nearly 200 hours of footage shot over a decade into a family portrait at once epic and intimate, the young Argentinian filmmaker Solnicki (whose previous film was the music documentary Süden) elevates the home movie to an art. Four generations of his Buenos Aires clan are captured on vacations and at family gatherings, as well as in small everyday moments. Digging into the family archives (vintage 8mm footage, a video recording of a bar mitzvah) and incorporating the musings ofhis grandmother, Pola, a Holocaust survivor, Solnicki crafts a deeply affecting meditation on the meaning of family and the weight of history. Dennis Lim, Museum of the Moving Image.

Orig. Title: Papirosen
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Director: Gastón Solnicki
Screenplay: Gastón Solnicki
Producer: Pablo Chernov
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: Gastón Solnicki
Set Designer:
Cutter: Andrea Kleinman
Format: HDCam
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Production: Filmy Wiktora


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