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Kékszakállú

Gastón Solnicki

  • Spanish (with English, Italian subtitles); 72 min
A lot of endearingly dry comedy… bold and sometimes theatrical compositions, stark pageantry… tumble of alluring, enigmatic images.
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FIPRESCI Prize - Venice IFF

Orizzonti Competition - World Premiere
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Kékszakállú - Gastón Solnicki

Argentina, 2016, 72 min
  • Starring: Laila Maltz, Katia Szechtman, Lara Tarlowski, Natali Maltz, Maria Soldi, Pedro Trocca, Denise Groesman
  • Production: Filmy Wiktora / Frutacine

KEKSZAKALLU is an unconventional portrayal of several young women witnessed in immersive yet indeterminate states: within their bodies, among their friends and lovers, and ultimately in a culture of economic and spiritual recession. The torpor of boredom and privilege is undercut by the vicissitudes of Argentina’s economic malaise, forcing the offspring of a vanishing upper class to extricate themselves from the props of familial privilege. The film presents a documentary-like exposure of the quotidian while extending possibilities for redemption among this brood of the weary. Obliquely inspired by Bela Bartok’s sole opera, KEKSZAKALLU radically transposes the portent of Bluebeard’s Castle into something far less recognizable: a tale of generational inertia, situated between the alternating and precisely rendered tableaux of work and repose in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.