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Second Time Around

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Belgium
  • Norway
Duration
94min
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Dora García intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance into Second Time Around. This staged documentary orbits the figure of Oscar Masotta, a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s, whilst it is important to keep in mind that it is not a biopic about the theorist. Masotta’s ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and changed the cultural landscape of that 1960s Buenos Aires. The title Second Time Around is taken from a story by Julio Cortázar, a contemporary of Masotta, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.

In Second Time Around, García weaves together a sequences of seemingly disparate scenes that are bound by the figure of Masotta and the trauma of Argentinian dictatorships. These become manifest in the most innocuous of incidents, shots of posters plastered along a wall advertise their own transmission, to the more extreme, a person tied up in white cloth and ropes and is carried and left in a forest. The film works at revealing hidden connections with history and the present, the threat of return, perhaps, perpetually looming.

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Details

  • Original title
    Segunda Vez
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dora García
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Vincent Pinckaers
  • Editing
    Simon Arazi
  • Music
    Jan Mech & “Unexpected Places” by Alton and Hortense Ellis performed by Anna Gratacós (Madamme Mustash)
  • Sound
    Laszlo Umbreit
  • Duration
    94 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Belgium
    • Norway
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • CRIC - festival for critical culture Skopje, (MK) 2019
    • Olhar de Cinema Curitiba, (BR) 2019
    • Numax Santiago de Compostela, (ES) 2019
    • International Film Festival Jeonju, (KR) 2019
    • Doc A Tunis Tunis, (TN) 2019
    • EMAF Osnabrück, (DE) 2019
    • Essay Film Festival London, (GB) 2019
    • Frontera-Sur Film Festival Chillán, (CL) 2019
    • CPH:DOX Copenhagen, (DK) 2019
    • Rencontres Internationales Paris, (FR) 2019
    • Ficunam Mexico, (MX) 2019
    • True/False Film Fest Columbia, Missouri, (US) 2019
    • Film Festival Torino, (IT) 2018
    • Frontera-Sur, International Non-Fiction Film Festival Concepción, (CL) 2018
    • RIDM - International Documentary Festival Montreal, (CA) 2018
    • ZINEBI- International Film Festival Bilbao, (ES) 2018
    • Viennale Vienna, (AT) 2018
    • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente Festi-Freak La Plata, (AR) 2018
    • DocBuenosAires Buenos Aires, (AR) 2018
    • Film Festival London, (GB) 2018
    • Film Festival New York, (US) 2018
    • Festival Cinema Espagnol Annecy, (FR) 2018
    • FID Marseille, (FR) 2018
  • Awards
    • Grand Prix of the International Competition at FIDMarseille 2018
    • EMAF award, Osnabrück, 2019

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