Archive of films Silvia Prieto / Silvia Prieto

1999, 92 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2001


Silvia Prieto is the story of a woman who is obsessed by the idea that another woman has the same name. On her 27th birthday she decides to change her life. She takes a job as a waitress, buys a canary, cuts four chickens into 48 pieces for the refrigerator and meets a girl who advertises washing powder on the streets. Then she spends a weekend with her canary in Mar del Plata where she meets an Italian who lends her his Armani jacket. Through him she finds out that there is a second Silvia Prieto. Her fragile world becomes unstuck. The search for this Silvia soon turns into a confusing game of subtle riddles, moving between comedy, parody and profundity.

About the director

Martín Rejtman (b. 1961, Buenos Aires) studied film at New York University. He wrote and published four books: Rapado (1992), Treinta y cuatro historias (1993), Un libro sobre Kuitca (1993), Velcro y yo (1999), and directed a number of short films. In 1992 he directed a feature Rapado. Silvia Prieto was shot in 1998.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
Director: Martín Rejtman
Screenplay: Martín Rejtman
Dir. of Photography: Paula Grandío
Music: Gabriel Fernández Capello
Editor: Gustavo Codella
Producer: Martín Rejtman
Production: Martín Rejtman
Cast: Rosario Bléfari, Gabriel Fernández Capello, Mirtha Busnelli, Valeria Bertucelli, Marcelo Zanelli, Susana Pampín, Luis Mancini

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