Yatasto

Yatasto

2011 / Argentina / 98min

In the suburbs of Córdoba, young cartoneros, collectors of cardboard and recyclable materials whose skills are passed down from father to son, learn the ropes while dreaming of a better life. From an oft-covered premise in Argentinian cinema — and one that could easily veer into the moralizing and maudlin — filmmaker Hermes Paralluelo achieves a great cinematic work. Opting for fixed shots and remaining constantly anchored on the point of view of its characters, young Ricardo, Bebo and Pata, Paralluelo immerses the spectator in a world that is certainly difficult, but that the film always manages to transcend, thanks to its unerring attention to the words of these resilient beings and the pictorial quality of a mise en scène that recalls Pedro Costa.

Details

  • Original title
    Yatasto
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Hermes Paralluelo
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Hermes Paralluelo, Ezequiel Salinas
  • Editing
    Hermes Paralluelo, Ezequiel Salinas
  • Music
  • Sound
    Federico Disandro
  • Duration
    98 min
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    SPA
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    Cine El Calefón - Juan Carlos Maristany
    25 de Mayo 1698, Barrio General Paz.
    Córdoba
    Argentina
    tel: +54 +351 4511682
    cell: +54 +351 155 112224
  • Distribution
    Cine El Calefón - Juan Carlos Maristany
    25 de Mayo 1698, Barrio General Paz.
    Córdoba
    Argentina
    tel: +54 +351 4511682
    cell: +54 +351 155 112224

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