by Mariano Llinás
Country: Argentina
Year: 2022
Duration: 100'

“This film… is it or is it not about Clorindo Testa? And if it isn’t, then what is it about? Is it about the director’s life, about his father’s life, about his country’s life? Or could it be just one of those biopics that proliferate in film festivals, in which the narrator keeps telling old family stories and pulling old pictures from within a box. It is between these threats -and some even worse- that this tiny, microscopic adventure navigates, a film that could be subtitled, stealing from the Savoyard Xavier de Maistre, as ‘Voyage autour de mon père.’”


film director

Mariano Llinás

(Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1975), screenwriter and director, received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Universidad del cine. After making many short films, in 2002 he made his first feature film, Balnearios, that was screened at Rotterdam. In 2004 he directed the medium-length La más bella niña, followed in 2006 by El humor (pequeña enciclopedia ilustrada), which was co-directed with Ignacio Masllorens. With his production company El Pampero Cine, together with Laura Citarella, Alejo Moguillansky and Agustín Mendilaharzu, he produced all his works. Among them Historias Extraordinarias, which won Best Screenplay at the Argentinean Academy Awards and was selected at the Torino Film Festival. In 2018 he completed the monumental project La flor (2018), more than fourteen hours long, with which he won the Hubert Bals Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, participated in competition at Bafici and Locarno and in the Onde section of Torino Film Festival. In 2022 his film Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel was selected in doc competition at the Festival.


Derecho viejo (cm, 1998), Balnearios (2002), La más bella niña (mm, 2004), El humor (pequeña enciclopedia ilustrada) (coregia/codirector Ignacio Masllorens, 2006), Historias Extraordinarias (2008), La flor (2018), Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel (doc, 2022), Clorindo Testa (doc, 2022).


& Credits

DIRECTION: Mariano Llinás. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Agustín Mendilaharzu, Miguel de Zuviría, Tomás Guiñazú. EDITING: Miguel de Zuviría. SOUND: Leonardo Cardemil, Valeria Fernández, Gabriel Real. MUSIC: Gabriel Chwojnik. CAST: Marta López Beltrán, Miguel de Zuviría, Ana Livingston, Laura Paredes, Verónica Llinás, Agustín Mendilaharzu, Gabriela Siracusano, Pedro Clorindo Llinás Paredes. PRODUCTION: Laura Citarella.

CONTACT: El Pampero Cine (Laura Citarella) lauracitarella@elpamperocine.com.ar