Yatasto

Direction
Year
2011
Country
  • Argentina
Duration
98min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

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
  • Sound
    Federico Disandro
  • Duration
    98 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • 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
  • Festivals
    • Bafici (Argentina, April 2011)
    • Fid Marseille (France, July 2011)
    • Hamburg filmfest (September-October 2011)
    • Río Negro Proyecta (Argentina, September 2011)
    • 16th Busan International Film Festival (South Korea, October 2011)
    • 55th BFI London Film Festival (United Kingdom, October 2011)
    • FIC Valdivia (Chile, October 2011)
    • Festival Tucuman Cine (Argentina, 2011)
    • Cineuropa (Santiago de Compostela, 2011)
    • Viennale (Austria, October 2011)
    • Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal (Canada, November 2011)
    • Cineuropa Santiago de Compostela (Spain, December 2011)
    • Festival International du Documentaire Étudiant (Saint-Ouen, France, November 2011)
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (Colombia, 2011)
    • Ficunam (México, February 2012)
    • Blackmovie (Geneve, February 2012)
    • 4th UFO International Digital Film Festival (India, February-March 2012)
    • Play-Doc (Spain, March 2012)
    • Dok.fest München (Germany, May 2012)
    • Lima Independiente (Perú, May 2012)
    • Festival cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay (Uruguay, April 2012)
    • Festival de Cine de Málaga (Spain, April 2012)
    • Cuernavaca cinema planeta, (México, April 2012)
    • Festival du Cinema Latino-Americain de Montreal (Canada, 2012)
    • Edoc, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental (Ecuador, 2012)
    • Miradasdoc (Guía de Isora, Tenerife, 2012)
    • IFF Bratislava (Slovakia, 2012)
    • Festival Internaciional de Cine Fenavid (Bolivia, October 2012)
    • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín (Argentina, November 2012)
    • Festival International Filmer Le Travail (Poitiers, 2013)
  • Awards
    • Bafici 2011(Best Argentinian Film, Unicef award, FEISAL award)
    • Fid Marseille 2011(Special mention of the Jury - Internatonal Competition, Special mention of the Jury - First Film Competition)
    • Viennale 2011 (FIPRESCI award)
    • Ânûû-rû âboro Peoples film Festival (Special mention of the Jury, Young Jury Award). FICUNAM 2012 (Best Film award)
    • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín (Special mention of the Jury) Digital film festival 2012 (Second best documentary)
    • Argentares Award 2011(Best documentary script)
    • Winner of the Metropolitan Found of Arts and Sciences 2010 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Winner of the First Documentary Contest 4x4 Made in Córdoba 2010,
    • Culture Ministry of Córdoba (Córdoba, Argentina)
    • Development Award of the Feature Film Federal Contest “Raymundo Gleyzer”, INCAA (National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts)

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