Scene from the film The Faculties
Scene from the film The Faculties

The Faculties

  • Argentina
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Selected by Antonia Girardi, Festival Director of FIDOCS, for Recommended By...Festivals, a partnership with 11 film festivals from across both North and South America. With this collaboration we chart a course all along the map of the Americas as well as through the contemporary documentary scene.

"Between the observation of silent study scenes and the pleasure of the word recited aloud, Las facultades (Eloísa Solaas, 2019, Argentina) immerses us in the mental circuits of a series of students, from different disciplines, who are preparing to face their end-of-year exams. Winner of our Latin American First Court competition in 2017, selected as the official selection of the 2019 Fidocs International Competition, the film by Eloísa Solaas invites us to rethink education as a passion that is both subversive and liberating, which transforms language and bodies." - Antonia Girardi

Students of different careers prepare to take final exams. Botany, anatomy, sociology, medieval philosophy, criminal law, morphology, theoretical physics and piano. Each one uses their own abilities to cope with the situation of oral exposure, the most common evaluative practice in the National Universities of Argentina. Throughout the waiting moments in the halls, between the drama and the absurdity of each exam, the subjects begin to find unexpected relationships.

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  • Original title
    Las facultades
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Esteban Clausse
  • Editing
    Pablo Mazzolo, Eloísa Solaas, Francisco Lezama
  • Sound
    Nahuel Palenque
  • Duration
    78 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • BAFICI
    • Festifreak
    • VECINE
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Lima
    • Novos Cinemas Festival Internacional de Cinema de Pontevedra
    • FIDOCS
    • Festival de Cine de Tandil
    • FICUNAM - Marzo 2020
    • Festival de Cine de Lima 2019
    • TRUE/FLASE Film Festival
    • CRFIC Costa Rica International Film Festival
    • FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine Cartagena de Indias
  • Awards
    • Best Direction, Selección Oficial BAFICI, 2019
    • Best Film, ZINEBI; 2019
    • Special Award from the Critics, Novos Cinemas FF, 2019
    • Mejor Documental, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 2019
    • Special Mention of the Jury, FestiFreak, 2019
    • Special Mention to the Editing SAE / EDA to the assembly. BAFICI, 2019
    • Best FIrst Cut Film FIDOCS; 2017
    • Premio ASA (Asociación Sonidistas Argentinos) Best Sound - BAFICI, 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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