Archive of films Light Years / Años Luz

Argentina / Spain / Brazil
2017, 72 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2018

We’re on the set of the period film Zama by director Lucrecia Martel, where actors in Spanish colonisers’ wigs pull on cigarettes and are then, moments later, running away from menacing-looking Indians covered in war paint. Light Years offers a glimpse into the working methods of South America’s most prominent female filmmaker while, instead of the traditional peeks behind the scenes, it serves up a restrained, poetic observational piece.


Synopsis

Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel stares at a monitor, taking bites from a sandwich. We’re on the set of the historical film Zama, where actors in Spanish colonisers’ wigs pull on cigarettes and are then, moments later, running from menacing-looking Indians covered in war paint. Martel is portrayed as an enigmatic figure, like the heroes of her films. Indeed, her trademark cat eye glasses seem to dominate the documentary’s compact details. At another point in the film, instead of director’s instructions, we hear only the ambient sounds of the jungle. Treading circumspectly, this picture offers a glimpse into the working methods of South America’s most prominent female filmmaker while, instead of the traditional peek behind the scenes, it serves up a restrained, poetic observational piece.

Ondřej Pavlík

About the director

Manuel Abramovich (b. 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Filmography: The Queen (La reina, 2013, short doc.), Solar (2016, doc.), Soldier (Soldado, 2017, doc.)

Contacts

Rei Cine
Mendoza 3820, C1430BRL, Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: +54 114 543 5395
E-mail: info@reicine.com.ar

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Manuel Abramovich
Screenplay: Manuel Abramovich
Dir. of Photography: Manuel Abramovich
Editor: Iara Rodríguez Vilardebó, Sofía Straface
Producer: Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli, Matías Roveda, Manuel Abramovich, Lucrecia Martel
Production: Rei Cine
Coproduction: Bananeira Filmes, El Deseo, Patagonik
Sales: Rei Cine

Guests

Benjamín Doménech

Producer, Investor

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