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

Ocho años después

V' 15

Ocho años después

Raúl Perrone
Argentinien, 2005
78min, OmeU

© Viennale © Viennale

Ocho años después

Raúl Perrone
Argentinien, 2005
, 78min, OmeU

Cast: 
Violeta Naón
Gustavo Prone
Screenplay: 
Raúl Perrone
Camera: 
Clodo Luque
Composer: 
Alejandro Seoane

Production: 
Les Envies que je te désire
World Sales: 
Les Envies que je te désire
Format: 
BetaSP
Color

An actor might embody many different characters, but his body remains forever the same. This bodily evidence represents, always, a documentary register. In GRACIADIÓ, Violeta Naón played Pao and Gustavo Prone played Gus, they loved each other and almost had a child together. Eight years later they meet again, only now Violeta is no longer Pao and Gustavo is no longer Gus; though, maybe, those are actually them for real, or perhaps it is them playing themselves. The duplication of fiction into reality and the other way round is presented right from the beginning, when we see a few shots from GRACIADIÓ followed by a Q&A session in which Violeta stands in substitution of Perrone, who is presenting a film in Spain. Then, we have another possible love story between the “actors.” Here conversation is a form of love, a way to find a balance in spite of existing differences, as we witness in a 25-minute shot in a pizza restaurant. The closing of this tale is truly remarkable – all we care, and all that matters, is that which can’t be seen.

In the presence of Pablo Ratto (producer).

Raúl Perrone
Born in 1952 in Ituzaingó, Argentina. The “father” of independent Argentinean cinema makes most of his films in (and on the subject of) this small city fifteen kilometers away from Buenos Aires. In almost 28 years, he directs over 40 films without any external financial support. His first “Barrio” films, closer to a naturalistic style and based on words, have little to do with the experimental, formal sophistication of his later works in which words remain beyond the frame and (facial) expressions reach a hyperbolic dimension. These are tales about neighbors and friends, about love, ominous tales set in an imaginary jungle, or in a castle. The multiplicity of themes is just as evident as the aesthetic drive of a filmmaker who reinvents, film after film, cinema’s language. He lives in Ituzaingó. (Roger Koza)