Tribute: Raúl Perrone

Las pibas

Raúl Perrone
Argentinien 2012
65 min

Intimacy and repetition; these are the two conceptual axes over which this beautiful camera film evolves. Fixed open shots are the main resources used to follow a love relationship and the many moments when this liaison between two women – 22 and 24 years old – is recomposed. In particular, we get to see the mental adjustments of one of them, the one who survived a failed suicide attempt and who has to go to work in a factory every day. The reiterative lateral tracking shots used to follow this character, played by Fiorella Aito, on her way to the factory are the only camera movements used in the whole film. This is so because Perrone chooses a still form for registering the experience of labor and affection, two areas dominated by reiteration. And even though in one very accurate sequence gender-related violence appears off-screen, this is a film without sordidness. Rather, tenderness is the dominating tone which can be seen, specially, in the closing shots; only then, when the couple conjures up repetition, we get to see a close-up of these lovers’ faces. 

In the presence of Pablo Ratto (producer).

With SEM.

  • Nestor Gianotti
  • Fiorella Yamina Aito
  • Yuliana Nerina Bustos
  • Santiago Deandreis
  • Amiliano Rios
  • Raúl Perrone
  • Raúl Perrone
  • Mariano Pattini
  • Raúl Perrone
  • Mariano Pattini
  • Florencia Rúiz
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