FIGURAS

by Eugenio Canevari
FIGURES

Informations

Nation: Spain, Argentina

Year: 2018

Length: 82'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Barcelona, Spain. The last moments in the life an ALS patient. Stella is Argentinian and does not have papers. Since she has been diagnosed with ALS, her partner Paco helps her to move, eat, and communicate. Valeria, Stella´s daughter, accompanies them in her spare time, but the anguish caused by witnessing the deterioration of her mother, leads her to lose herself by going out to party. While they wait for an answer to their application for subsidized housing, Stella, Paco, and Valeria try to survive day to day with the resources that they have left.

Director

Eugenio Canevari

Eugenio Canevari

Eugenio Canevari (Argentina) studied image and sound at the Buenos Aires University, photography and camera at the INRACI in Brussels, and film directing at the Bande à part film school in Barcelona. His short film Gorila Baila won in 2013 an award at the Sitges Festival. Paula, his first documentary feature, which denounced the situation of abortion in Argentina, was premiered at the San Sebastian Festival in 2015, and then at BFI London, Mar del Plata Film Festival, and Habana Film Festival. Figuras is his second feature film.

Filmography:
Gorila Baila (doc., cm, 2013), Paula (doc., 2015), Figuras (doc., 2018)

Cast and Credits


regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Eugenio Canevari
fotografia/cinematography
Michele Falci, Enrique Rico
montaggio/film editing
Didac Palou
suono/sound
Mercedes Tennina
interpreti/cast
Stella Maris Santo, Valeria Ballerini, Francisco Dominguez
produttori/producers
Eugenio Canevari, Felipe Yaryura, Melina Pereyra, Renata Daoud
produzione/production
Faneca Films, Mamá Húngara

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contatti/contacts
The Open Reel
Cosimo Santoro
[email protected]

www.theopenreel.com

Director statement

“During an acting course, which I led together with Melina Pereyra, I met Stella, the mother of one of our students. The objective of our course was to make a film with our students as protagonists. However, after meeting Stella and seeing her condition, I felt compelled to suggest that we make a film centered on her, with the group covering secondary roles. As a consequence, we would not only give visibility to a deplorable reality, but we could also accompany Stella: sharing in moments of laughter and tenderness within a grim context of adversity and powerlessness.”


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Barcelona, Spain. The last moments in the life an ALS patient. Stella is Argentinian and does not have papers. Since she has been diagnosed with ALS, her partner Paco helps her to move, eat, and communicate. Valeria, Stella´s daughter, accompanies them in her spare time, but the anguish caused by witnessing the deterioration of her mother, leads her to lose herself by going out to party. While they wait for an answer to their application for subsidized housing, Stella, Paco, and Valeria try to survive day to day with the resources that they have left.

Director All about direction

Eugenio Canevari

Eugenio Canevari

Eugenio Canevari (Argentina) studied image and sound at the Buenos Aires University, photography and camera at the INRACI in Brussels, and film directing at the Bande à part film school in Barcelona. His short film Gorila Baila won in 2013 an award at the Sitges Festival. Paula, his first documentary feature, which denounced the situation of abortion in Argentina, was premiered at the San Sebastian Festival in 2015, and then at BFI London, Mar del Plata Film Festival, and Habana Film Festival. Figuras is his second feature film.

Filmography:
Gorila Baila (doc., cm, 2013), Paula (doc., 2015), Figuras (doc., 2018)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film


regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Eugenio Canevari
fotografia/cinematography
Michele Falci, Enrique Rico
montaggio/film editing
Didac Palou
suono/sound
Mercedes Tennina
interpreti/cast
Stella Maris Santo, Valeria Ballerini, Francisco Dominguez
produttori/producers
Eugenio Canevari, Felipe Yaryura, Melina Pereyra, Renata Daoud
produzione/production
Faneca Films, Mamá Húngara

**
contatti/contacts
The Open Reel
Cosimo Santoro
[email protected]

www.theopenreel.com

Director statement Read more

“During an acting course, which I led together with Melina Pereyra, I met Stella, the mother of one of our students. The objective of our course was to make a film with our students as protagonists. However, after meeting Stella and seeing her condition, I felt compelled to suggest that we make a film centered on her, with the group covering secondary roles. As a consequence, we would not only give visibility to a deplorable reality, but we could also accompany Stella: sharing in moments of laughter and tenderness within a grim context of adversity and powerlessness.”