Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant

  • Argentina
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Everything that is forgotten in an instant (Todo lo que se olvida en un instante) is a documentary essay on the construction of identity, and in particular the American identity. Woven from black and white 16mm images that the filmmaker filmed over the past 16 years after moving to Buenos Aires – workers rebuilding a sandbox in a plaza, marches and protests, the city seen from the window of a bus, family life –, and interviews that he recorded with his father in Hi8 video in the Lower East Side of New York, where he grew up during the Great Depression, the documentary aims to construct a bridge between the filmmaker’s two worlds: Argentine and the United States, Buenos Aires and New York.


  • Original title
    Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Richard Shpuntoff
  • Cast
    Guillermo Saavedra, Miranda Svirsky, Jenny Goldstein, Don Bodie, Harry Tzvi Shpuntoff, Sara Shpuntoff Llobet, Rachel Shpuntoff Llobet, Valeria Llobet
  • DOP
    Richard Shpuntoff
  • Editing
    Richard Shpuntoff
  • Sound
    Luciana Foglio
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • DOK Leipzig
    • MoMA Doc Fortnight
    • Black Canvas
    • The Latino and Iberian Film Festival
    • International Festival of Independent Cinema of Cosquin
    • International Festival of Human Rights Cinema
  • Awards
    • Honorable Mention, Youth Canvas, Black Canvas
    • Honorable Mention, LIFFY
    • Honorable Mention, Cosquin

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