Director & Writer: Martin Farina
Producer: Martín Farina, Marco Berger
Cast: Vilmar Paiva, Franco Heiler
Argentina, 2021, 65 min, Spanish with Hebrew and English subtitles
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2021
In association with the Embassy of Argentina
“El fulgor”, the lyrical and unique film of Argentinian director Martin Farina, takes us on an unconventional journey through the landscapes of rural Argentina. The wild nature blends into the city that is getting ready for the upcoming festival and we are witnessing the “meat cleaning” ceremony that is performed by the Gauchos. They are sharpening their knives, the smell of alcohol is in the air and the city is filling up with feathers, facemasks, skimpy clothes and half-naked men.
Farina, who is also responsible for the cinematography and editing of this film, describes with documentary, fictional, and sometimes completely surreal shots the story of the local community, its rituals and its spirit.
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