VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Como me da la Gana II

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Como me da la Gana II

This Is the Way I Like It 2

Ignacio Agüero
Chile, 2016
Documentaries, 86min, OmeU

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Como me da la Gana II

Ignacio Agüero
Chile, 2016
Documentaries, 86min, OmeU

Actors: 
Pablo Larrain
Cristian Jimenez
Alicia Scherson
Marialy Rivas
Christopher Murray
Niels Attalah
Roya Eshraghi
José Luis Torres Leiva
Andrés Racs
Francisco Vargas
Screenplay: 
Ignacio Agüero
Sound: 
Andrea Lopez
Camera: 
David Bravo
Arnaldo Rodriguez
Gabriel Diaz
Ignacio Agüero
Editor: 
Sophie França

Production: 
Agüero & Asociado Ltd
World Sales: 
Amalric de Pontcharra
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

In COMO ME DA LA GANA – shot during Pinochet’s dictatorship – Agüero asked his colleagues about what they were filming and whom they made their work for. Thirty years later, now with Chile under a democratic rule, the question has changed to “What is the essence of cinema?” This time, young Chilean filmmakers (and a young female director from Iran) are the ones who answer Agüero’s question – somewhat inexactly, which is quite expected since they are in the middle of their own shootings; and even Agüero himself gets around their answers in a playful way. Here comes a first clue: the ontology of cinema is at the mercy of time. The quoted analogic images extracted from no olvidar are not quite the same as those couple of shots taken in tape video by the director in Leningrad – and are even further away from those which appear in this digital film. The movie ends with a joke – a characteristic in this director – which is also an indirect quote from the great Raul Ruiz’s Cofralandes. “The cinematic element is what I’m thinking.” This paradoxical answer perpetuates the enigma and places it off screen. However, we don’t need to use telepathy to read the answer that dwells inside Agüero’s mind. (Roger Koza)