Image of movie Cuatreros
Image of movie Cuatreros


Albertina Carri
Argentina 2016
OV w/ EN subtitles

Carri deals with a figure to which her sociologist father – abducted by the Argentine military in the 1970s – dedicated the book Prerevolutionary Forms of Violence in 1968: Isidro Velázquez. The clever way of citing it at the beginning bridges two distances: the time of the book to our times, and the political position of the father to that of the daughter, which differs completely. In the jargon of that time, this is a dialectical (and affective) synthesis. The controversial and mythical figure of this cuatrero (cattle rustler) was an icon of the popular rebellion. A film about this figure disappeared along with its director (LOS VELÁZQUEZ, by Pablo Szir), and many others also wanted to make that film about this enigmatic character. Carri proposes to do this. She travels to the Chaco, investigates, consults and reads her father’s book. CUATREROS is the “negative” or offcamera result of something impossible, though sufficient and satisfactory. In the end, Carri’s reasons are well understood. And Velázquez has served as a stimulus she has inherited that is resurrected symbolically while at the same time becoming contemporary. (RK)

In the presence of Roger Koza (curator).

All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.

  • Tamara Ajzensztat
  • Federico Bracken
  • Bruno Constancio
  • Alejo Maglio
  • Lautaro Colace
Thu 28 Oct
OV w/ EN subtitles
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